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Footprints (views: 9642)

Online (Online) - Wed, 20 Apr 2011
Ms Gotcha 79

Ok. So a friend of mine has been offered a job overseas and spent most of his time dealing directly with the people in the country he has decided to go to rather than with footprints (who put in the initial contact with the country). I'm interested because I am "looking" to go to Georgia. He told me he received a waiver and release of liability agreement that he was quite happy to sign. Is this standard practice? If so, isn't it a bit negligib....

Re: Footprints (views: 9165)

Europe (Online) - Wed, 20 Apr 2011
Posted by Admin

I would not worry overly much because Footprints Recruiting is a very established recruiting company with a good reputation, similar to Teach Away. They are professional and thorough. Regarding going around a recruiter, I believe some of the places (such as the Republic of Georgia Education Ministry) sign agreement with recruiters because they don't want to be involved (or don't have the expertise/staff to recruit directly). Regarding the wa....

Re: Re: Footprints (views: 8135)

Online (Online) - Tue, 31 May 2011
Posted by CKS

But if you are a woman teaching in Georgia; beware- there are many dangers. I will start a new thread discussing life in Georgia as a single woman. And for anyone wanting to do this program; remember this- you are stuck in whatever village they throw you in; you have no choice. And if you are a man- you will have a different experience than a woman. Footprints might be reputable, but this program in Georgia is relatively new and very flawed. East....

Cambridge DELTA Course Recommended Reading List (views: 10125)

Online (Online) - Fri, 15 Apr 2011

Cambridge DELTA Course Recommended Reading List Grammar Batstone, R. Grammar Bygate, M., Tonkyn, A. & Grammar and the Language Teacher Carter, R., Hughes, R., McCarthy, M. Exploring Grammar in Context Leech, G. Meaning and the English Verb Leech, G., Ivanic, R. & Cruickshank, B. An A to Z of English Grammar and Usage Lewis, M The English Verb Parrott, M. Grammar for English Language Teachers Swan, M. Practical English Usage Swan, M. & W....


Europe (Online) - Mon, 11 Apr 2011
Lionel Lebron


Elaborate Scam or Dream Job? (views: 9943)

Online (Online) - Sun, 03 Apr 2011

Asking for user input/help in investigating. As admin, I usually try to screen jobs as best as possible using two simple criteria. Firstly, does the offer sound "too good to be true". If yes, then secondly I check the email address to see if it is from a legitimate source. This job has left me confused so asking for help: http://www.tesall.com/esl-tesol-jobs?id=57096 It offers almost 5,000 GBPs a month which sets off alarm bells for scam but....

Re: Elaborate Scam or Dream Job? (views: 8922)

Europe (Online) - Sun, 17 Apr 2011
Posted by Admin

Victoria: Thanks for the heads up and help. Yes, it is definitely a scam. Dead give aways: A UK Government agency have an email with .kt (workpermit@ukhomeofficegov.tk)? No interview...just send your passport? Naturally, the biggest scam indicator was the salary offered on the original posting. I just can't believe that scammers are actually using top tier domain names to do their scamming! Usually those domain names are outside of the s....

Re: Elaborate Scam or Dream Job? (views: 9283)

Online (Online) - Sun, 17 Apr 2011
Posted by victoria

I have contacted the job and their reply supplies no email address with only a mobile contact information and email, and their address redirects to school of accounting. We appreciate to notify you that your application has pass our screening process and your employment has been approved with MIDDLE LEARNERS located at 173 Uxbridge Road,London W7 3TH England. However,your Contract will last for 1 year starting from your first workday and it is s....

TESOL qualification needed? (views: 8463)

Asia (Online) - Thu, 17 Feb 2011

Hi, my name is Karen. I am planning to teach overseas and would like to know whether it is essential to have a TESOL qualification. I have been teaching for 20 years in Australia. My degree is a BA (Education) Would it be necessary to do this course? Regards, Karen ....

Re: TESOL qualification needed? (views: 8850)

Asia (Online) - Thu, 17 Feb 2011
Posted by Admin

Hello Karen: Most countries make it part of their work permit/employment status that you must have a TEFL/TESOL to be able to teach in their country. That being said, most countries wave this requirement if your degree is in education and/or you have a valid teacher license from your native country. Thanks! Admin ....

Do you have something to say? Need a forum to express yourself? (views: 9593)

Online (Online) - Sat, 12 Feb 2011
Do you have something to say?  Need a forum to express yourself?

We are looking for a "Star Blogger" - professional, articulate yet fun individuals looking for a personlized site-sponsored blog to express themselves and share their experiences/knowledge. You will receive your own personalized blog hosted for free on the ESL TEFL TESOL site of your choice and listed/linked in our menu to immediately start to share with our visitors. If you feel like you have something to share, contact me with the websi....

CELTA- Is my commute too long for the work load? (views: 8844)

Online (Online) - Tue, 25 Jan 2011
Ro Laren

I was recently accepted into a CELTA course, but I would have to drive to it each day. Considering the traffic on most days it will probably take 1 1/2 hrs to get to the area of the class and then 30 minutes to park my car in the parking garage and walk to class. It will take about the same amount of time to walk get home. Perhaps on some days I will be really lucky and if there are no accidents on the road I could get take 10 or 15 minutes of....

Re: CELTA- Is my commute too long for the work load? (views: 8840)

Southeast Asia (Thailand) - Sat, 29 Jan 2011
Posted by Michael

I have taken a CELTA class before in Thailand and I found it very helpful when starting out my career. Also, it was intensive so be ready. Regarding the commute. What can you do? Though I started my career in Korea, I took my CELTA in Thailand because of the lower cost of living. Regardless, I would have to commute but sometimes there is no choice. Maybe search out a CELTA course abroad that is locate in an inexpensive country like Thailand....

ESL job scams (views: 7920)

Online (Online) - Wed, 24 Nov 2010

I wonder if other ESL teachers have had 'too good to be true' job offers sent to their email box? I refer particularly to one Aberdeen job. I was sucked in. Only when I saw a similar worded ad on another ESL site did the penny drop. The trouble is they then have your address, qualifications, etc. I wondered why I never heard again from similar type 'jobs.' Does anyone know what the border agency has to do with this? ....

Re: ESL job scams (views: 8033)

Online (Online) - Thu, 25 Nov 2010
Posted by Admin

Maggie: Unfortunately, ESL job scams (and all types of job scams) are multiplying like flies across the internet. Regardless, they always take certain formats:1. "Tutor my kids...": They are recently transferred to a new country or working with a multi-national and are looking for someone to be a nanny/tutor for their kids. They collect all the information and then ask for money to book the ticket (refundable) or some such excuse to get money.2. ....

Re: ESL job scams (views: 8860)

Online (Online) - Tue, 30 Nov 2010
Posted by ICAL Pete

I think the golden rule is, never send money to anyone to get a job. Not to an agent for finding you work, not to a school to process your papers, just don't send a penny.If there are expenses and the school is genuine then they will pay them up front and they will be deducted from your first month's wages and you'll know about this in advance.....

Teaching in Europe (views: 7551)

Europe (Online) - Wed, 17 Nov 2010

I'm hoping there are so true veterans out there who really know the lay of land concerning teaching English overseas, particularly in Europe. I'm a not-yet-certified ESL/ English teacher in the U.S. who wants badly to teach in Europe. What are my chances these days. As I understand it, it's become really tough for an American to teach in Europe since the advent of the European Union and Euro. Is this true?Wayne....

Re: Teaching in Europe (views: 8473)

Europe (Online) - Fri, 19 Nov 2010
Posted by Admin

Wayne, you are correct that it is not easy for Americans to work in Europe but I would not say it is impossible. A great resource for Teaching in Europe information is Transitions Abroad. Check out:http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/work/esl/europe.shtml....

Re: Teaching in Europe (views: 7900)

Europe (Online) - Fri, 19 Nov 2010
Posted by Wayne

Looks like an excellent site. Thanks so much for the suggestion. - Wayne....

Yaki Escuela Infantil - Madrid (views: 8285)

Europe (Online) - Tue, 16 Nov 2010
Matthew Gill

I've been offered a job at this school, but find it curious since I'm an American and the visa procedure seems to take longer than I've got before the job starts. Does anyone know about this school, or if it is possible to process a work visa for Spain in a month?....

Re: Yaki Escuela Infantil - Madrid (views: 8245)

Europe (Online) - Fri, 19 Nov 2010
Posted by Matthew Gill

It's a total scam, confirmed. I posted on another forum (Dave's ESL café) and a fellow teacher emailed her correspondence that included a demand for a money order for money for a flight for a "travel agency" associated with the "school" in order to have her supposed visa processed. See http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=85494....

Re: Yaki Escuela Infantil - Madrid (views: 7965)

Europe (Online) - Wed, 17 Nov 2010
Posted by Admin

Remember to research the position and the school. I did a quick Google search for "Yaki Escuela Infantil" but found no website or information. Only numerous job postings. Maybe ask to speak to current teachers employed there.....

Dilko Balikesir (Balıkesir) Turkey (views: 9299)

Middle East (Online) - Tue, 16 Nov 2010
Matthew Gill

A colleague and I have been disappointed working here and have left five weeks into our jobs here. Be sure to get a contract before you go, and be aware that the owner, while complying with it, might say uninformed and/or untrue things to make it seem better than it is. Get anything you deem important in writing. The pay is low, the city dull and polluted, the flat a 25-min. walk from school, and the owner stingy and incompetent at running a seri....

Re: Dilko Balikesir (Balıkesir) Turkey (views: 8138)

Online (Online) - Wed, 07 Sep 2011
Posted by Omer Bilgic

I am the director of that company and it is a must for me to answer Mathew Gill.I think he is dissapointed of being fired kindly and because of this he is trying to take revenge from us.I only want to say one thing,he worked for a short time because when he had lessons the students started not joining his class,they told me they don't want to have lessons with him,he was not enough and couldn't manage to teach here,that is all and the other teach....

Possible Thailand recruitment fraud (views: 8609)

Southeast Asia (Thailand) - Sun, 31 Oct 2010
Randolph Duke

Hello all,I would like to alert you about the Asia Recruitment Agency. They claim that they have several Thailand teaching positions.My main concern with them is that they want a large deposit when teachers accept jobs. They say that they need this money to protect themselves. However, I am not going to send any money.Has anyone done any business with them?Thank you.....

Re: Possible Thailand recruitment fraud (views: 9322)

Southeast Asia (Thailand) - Fri, 17 Dec 2010
Posted by Sophia

Thanks a million Randolph for the warning. I was almost convinced, especially since ARA has a website and their ads were linked to the TEFL website. I could find no company reg number on the ARA website.If this company really does not exist legally, isnt it possible to warn more people?....

Re: Possible Thailand recruitment fraud (views: 8087)

Online (Online) - Tue, 14 Dec 2010
Posted by David

We also believe this is a scam. We applied for two jobs in Thailand, had some email contact with Christian Philips and everything seemed alright. When we almost transfered the money, we decided to google ARA and found this message. We got a bit suspicious and emailed Christian with some difficult questions like:-Could you please tell us the name, address, email and telephone number of the school we will be working for? We would like to contact th....

Re: Recruitment fraud-Asia Recruitment Agency Thai (views: 8066)

Online (Online) - Sun, 21 Nov 2010
Posted by Admin

I have now had confirmation that this is definitely a fraud. Following are the details sent to me by one of our visitors/users about Asia Recruitment Agency (ARA):The person advertising calls himself Christian Philips. This so called agency is a scam and asks prospective teachers to deposit 20,000THB returnable deposit for visa etc. The scam is very good and very convincing and contact is maintained even after you have sent them the money. Howeve....

Re: Possible Thailand recruitment fraud (views: 8648)

Southeast Asia (Thailand) - Mon, 01 Nov 2010
Posted by ICAL Pete

A very basic rule is that Agents get paid by the schools to provide teachers. You should NEVER send an agent a single penny to help find you work. There are plenty more jobs and agents out there so look elsewhere.....

Re: ARA Recruitment Agency in Thailand (views: 9673)

Online (Online) - Sun, 14 Nov 2010
Posted by Admin

While I agree with Randolph and Pete that teachers should never send money for the promise of employment because schools generally pay all fees to a recruitment company, I would have to say the word "scam" or "fraud" may be too strong at this point until someone comes forward to say they have been cheated/scammed/defrauded. If a recruitment agency asks for a refundable deposit up-front from a teacher, this is not a scam or fraud per se...it is ju....

Teaching in Mongolia - Santis Bayangol in Mongolia (views: 8976)

Asia (Online) - Thu, 28 Oct 2010

Hi, I am just wondering in you have any information on Santis Bayangol in Mongolia. I have received an email from them in reponse to a job application, but I keep reading things on the internet which seem to suggest that they aren’t quite what they make out.Any information you could provide would be good.Thanks,....

Re: Teaching in Mongolia - Santis Bayangol in Mongolia (views: 9815)

Asia (Online) - Thu, 28 Oct 2010
Posted by Admin

Though I am not personally familar with this school nor have I had contact with them, I did find some interesting information/posts on the internet. Most seem to be 2-3 years old so not sure of the situation now. Maybe someone has a more recent experience.http://www.aacircle.com.au/forums/f2/santis-mongolia-avoid-16220/#post20236http://www.aacircle.com.au/forums/f2/real-life-nightmare-santis-orgilmaa-stay-away-6971/http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/v....


Asia (China) - Sat, 16 Oct 2010
David Faukland

STOP!! WARNING!! to -- ALL FOREIGN TEACHERS --***YOUR LIFE COULD BE LITERALLY AT RISK, INCLUDING DEATH!!! ***If you want to get a teaching position, you can go to all the schools in China exceptGuiyang T&T Elite Education group, also known as (Guiyang Tiantian English School), (Tiantian English School), or (T&T Foreign language school) !!!!!Located in downtown Guiyang city, Guizhou. Address: #58 Sheng Fu Road, Guiyang, Guizhou, China550001. Web A....

ESOL Pre-Entry (views: 8648)

Europe (Online) - Tue, 12 Oct 2010

Hi there, just wondering if anyone can confirm for me what ESOL pre-entry level is? I'm an English teacher and I need to give a pre-entry level lesson (in England). Am I right in thinking it's beginner English (like the verb 'to be', everyday objects, possessive pronouns etc.) or is it more basic than that? ie. the alphabet, phonics etc.Any help would be great, thanks!....

Re: ESOL Pre-Entry Resources (views: 9942)

Europe (Online) - Tue, 12 Oct 2010
Posted by Admin

Al:You are interested in the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum or Adult Pre-Entry Curriculum Framework for Literacy and Numeracy? Some resources I found online:ESOL Resources:http://www.skillsworkshop.org/liter2.htmhttp://www.skillsworkshop.org/e1esol.htmhttp://www.skillsworkshop.org/other.htmESOL Worksheets:http://www.pearsonlongman.com/uk-ireland/esol/worksheets/index.htmlhttp://www.pearsonlongman.com/uk-ireland/esol/worksheets/pre-entry/index.htmlSom....

ESL & Education Website Domain Names For Sale (views: 8755)

Online (Online) - Sun, 26 Sep 2010

Anyone interested in starting their own ESL or Education website, I have the following website domain names that I am looking to sell:ESL Domain Names:ESLmeeting.comESLnetworking.comESLstuff.comFreeESLjob.comMyESLzone.comSuperESL.comEducational Domain Names:EDUaffiliates.comEDUexams.comEDUlessons.comEDUmaterials.comEDUworksheets.comAsking price is $100 per domain name or best offer.I also have an ESL Social Networking Site called ESLscene.com tha....

winter camp teaching (views: 10120)

Asia (China) - Sat, 25 Sep 2010

Hello everybody!I m a non-native speaker with 3 years teaching experience. I got my TEFL in Chicago. I lived in the UK and the USA. I spent my last summer teaching in China for 3 months.Could anybody tell me a good advice how to find a winter camp position?? or just a short - term position. I cant afford to apply for volunteering program even if I liked to. I dont know how much time I ve already spent searching on the net.Please help!Viki from Hu....

Re: winter camp teaching in Korea (views: 9351)

Asia (Korea) - Sat, 25 Sep 2010
Posted by Admin

I would suggest you post on some resume boards offering your services as "Winter Camp Teacher for Korea" so they can contact you. There may not be many positions posted just yet because it is a bit early to begin recruiting for winter camps which usually take place in December/January.Regardless, keep checking the jobs boards because they will start to appear.The following is from Transitions Abroad which is some good advice regarding short-term ....

Teacher Age Requirement for Teaching Abroad (views: 8904)

Asia (Online) - Thu, 16 Sep 2010

Do you have any information on age limits for teaching abroad. I will be 62 at the end of this month..I am educated..vibrant..should I just give up the search?....

Re: Teacher Age Requirement for Teaching Abroad (views: 12791)

Asia (Online) - Fri, 17 Sep 2010
Posted by ICAL Pete

It is a fact that most schools prefer younger teachers in their twenties. This is perhaps because they can pay them less and manipulate them more easily. However, there are certainly many schools which prefer older teachers who can often bring authority to the classroom as well as greater experience and style to the lessons. Although most jobs won't specify an age limit, it is as well to let the school know when you apply how old you are to avoid....

Re: Teacher Age Requirement for Teaching Abroad (views: 7556)

Online (Online) - Fri, 17 Sep 2010
Posted by Admin

I agree with Pete but having lived in Thailand for the past 8 years, I know that there are very few teachers over 65 that can "legally" teach. I say this because of the mandatory retirement age for Thai public school teachers (government civil service). If a foreign teacher is over the age limit and still working at the school but Thai teachers are forced to retire, this can sometimes lead to resentment which is understandable because it is a dou....

Re: Teacher Age Requirement for Teaching Abroad (views: 7786)

Online (Online) - Thu, 16 Sep 2010
Posted by Admin

Hello Pamela. You can check out our new teacher guide at www.tesall.com/newbie.php for some information/links. With regards to age requirements, this can be somewhat “nebulous” because most countries have mandatory retirement ages for their native teachers that generally are around 60 years old. This being said, there are some schools that will take on a senior teacher if their need is great and the teacher proves to be adept and ener....

English for All (views: 7783)

Africa (Online) - Thu, 05 Aug 2010

kHas anyone heard of English for All (E4All) or someone who has info regarding this agency. They do have a site but no contact number. The online application can be done in 3 minutes and then you'll get an email, they will send you an email saying"there are no jobs at moment in your preferred country/place but in Cameroon.The offer is really good with salary of $4000-5000 to teach French Speaking Students. I googled E4All and to my surprised I fo....

Re: English for All (E4A) (views: 7705)

Africa (Online) - Thu, 05 Aug 2010
Posted by Admin

English 4 All (E4A) definately sounds to be like a data collection scam to get as much information as possible for the purpose of identity theft or some other nefarious purpose. I say this because you mention that they responded that they had no availabe positions except for teaching jobs in Cameroon at $4,000-$5,000...a MONTH! Sign me up! That is better than a PhD makes in KSA!In addition, their websites says they are a 'global company' which h....

Will-Excel - Harbin, China (views: 8278)

Asia (China) - Wed, 07 Jul 2010
Dan Tracy

Can, or will, anyone tell me about this school? The web-site info sounds too good to be true, and that usually means it isn't. I have been searching or a program to obtain certification with the goal of teaching in Taiwan. I have been there and had friends in Taipei.....

Re: Will-Excel - Harbin, China (views: 9697)

Asia (China) - Wed, 07 Jul 2010
Posted by Admin

Dan:I was unable to find anything negative about Will-Excel other than the usual stuff about whether their certification is accepted outside China or from schools not working directly with them...but that is normal stuff and given the nature of the TEFL industry, is ripe for huge debate no matter who you train with in whatever country.I did find this thread that seems to give glowing reviews coupled with some skepticism of those reviews which is ....

Looking for teaching positions (views: 7312)

Europe (Online) - Wed, 30 Jun 2010

Hello, my husband and I are looking for ESL jobs overseas, preferably somewhere in Europe. My husband completed his CELTA last year and I hold a Masters Degree in English and German. We both have some previous teaching experience, though it dates back a few years. My husband is a native speaker, my English can be described "as native". We have applied for many jobs through a couple of ESL sites (mostly Tefl.com and Dave's ESL Cafe) but we have ha....

Re: Looking for teaching positions (views: 7724)

Europe (Online) - Wed, 30 Jun 2010
Posted by Admin

The key it to get your name out there so school can contact you with offers. I suggest you post a profile/resume on some other sites to spread the word. Remember to be careful about how much information you share...no actual dates of birth (just month and year), no passport numbers and no home addresses post in public forums.Some places to start would be our Icon Group partner sites:TESall Group: post on either www.tesall.com/esl-tesol-resumes, w....

World-TESOL (views: 7658)

Online (Online) - Tue, 04 May 2010
Michelle Davidge

I was wondering if anyone has taken a TESOL course with this websitehttp://www.world-tesol.com/I am thinking it's a scam and so is another person who contacted me about this company....any help would be greatly appreciated!! If it is c'est la vie I have lost the money but I don't want anyone else to do the same!!....

Re: World-TESOL (views: 7617)

Online (Online) - Sun, 14 Nov 2010
Posted by Nicole

What ended up happening with World-Tesol College!?? I almost paid for the course but I get a bad vibe from it and now I am reading all these scam reports but no one has a real answer. Did you get placed or did you lose your money?....

Re: World-TESOL (views: 7882)

Online (Online) - Sun, 14 Nov 2010
Posted by Admin

I haven't heard much about the company being a "scam" per se but there is talk of too many unfulfilled promises of employment and recognition of the certificate. So it is 2 situations to look at:1. Is their TEFL course 'legitimate' or 'accredited'?This is a difficult question for anyone because there is NO accreditation agency for online TEFL courses. For more information see my article at http://www.totalesl.com/TEFLtrainingcourses-Accreditation....

Re: World-TESOL (views: 7110)

Europe (Online) - Mon, 10 May 2010
Posted by Iphigenia

I totally agree with Michelle.I wasted my all money for that "scam" course. The World- Tesol College. They said they guarantee a job placement if we completed Business Course. even though i did it two months ago there happened nothing.When i ask a question they give a response in 7 or 10 days.PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS COURSE...DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.....

Re: World-TESOL (views: 7021)

Online (Online) - Tue, 04 May 2010
Posted by Admin

Michelle: It is rare that you hear of a TEFL course "scam" though I am sure anything is possible. Granted, there are some courses that have been "dragged through the mud" due to their less than stellar training performance. Regardless, the issue comes down to certification/accreditation and acceptance in the industry. For that, you must do some research.I suggest reading my article on TEFL certification and accreditation at either:http://www.tesa....

China/Africa recruiter (views: 7728)

Asia (China) - Mon, 03 May 2010
Michelle Davidge

Has anyone heard of or took a job through English for all Recruitment (e4all or Eng 4 All Inc). Just curious to see if they are above board. One of those too good to be true offers (money wise)Any help would be appreciated....

TEFL Spam-What does this say about them? (views: 7898)

Asia (Online) - Sun, 02 May 2010

As an admin for 8+ large ESL TEFL TESOL websites, I am constantly privy to the large number of scams that are perpetuated across the web. Lately, I have been noticing another disturbing trend on the rise. An increase in new TEFL companies/websites that resort to base advertising techniques such as spamming. This is both spamming any poster on any ESL web board or forum which they can get an email address for and spamming the same boards with post....

Re: TEFL Spam-What does this say about them? (views: 7902)

Online (Online) - Mon, 17 May 2010
Posted by Alex Case

Go on, name names!....

Re: TEFL Spam-What does this say about them? (views: 7064)

Asia (China) - Thu, 20 May 2010
Posted by Admin

Would love to Alex but the ESL websites/networks/training schools in question shall remain nameless...at least by me ....

Network ESL - What are they? (views: 8911)

Asia (China) - Wed, 28 Apr 2010
An ESL Teacher Looking in Chna

I am writing this thread because I responded to job ads on 4 other ESL Job Sites (including this one) from "Teach in China" and "China Teaching Network" and "ESL Across China" and someone named "Hubert Reid" (and numerous other names) which all came from Network ESL because they contacted me in connection with my email to these jobs. I was shocked by how many ads they were posting and how many names they use to post ads under. Why would a recruit....

Re: Network ESL - What are they? (views: 10109)

Asia (China) - Fri, 27 May 2011
Posted by Shelly

This organization may not be a scam but they are serious spammers and I don't trust them. I don't like that they hide behind so many different names, emails and websites. Who is this Chris Johnson guy and all these "women" working for NetworkESL? I contacted a site called ESLtoChina to ask some questions and started getting contacted from NetworkESL. I applied to some jobs on this board and ESLteachersboard that all had different emails and....

Re: Re: China Recruitment (views: 7688)

Asia (China) - Mon, 30 May 2011
Posted by Admin

Shelly: Sorry about your experience. I think I should firstly say that I am not personally familar with NetworkESL so am not making a judgement on them. I can only comment on the recruiters I know, most of whom are perfectly fine though it is a difficult business at best to be in. Let me also add that there are many reputable recruiters out there that I have spoken to personally such as Morgan Recruiters (Korea), Horizon Recruiters (China), Tea....

Re: Network ESL - What are they? (views: 7610)

Asia (China) - Thu, 29 Apr 2010
Posted by Smitty

In this post....I found great interest because a friend of mine that is employed by the embassy in Beijing asked me about that Web site because they are apparently under some form of an investigation. The situation is, (allegedly) that they are collecting and selling foreigner ID's and the information is being passed around from place-to-place for various reasons. Lately one of the big scams is the illegal use of foreigner ID to bring into China ....

Re: Network ESL - What are they? (views: 6978)

Asia (China) - Thu, 29 Apr 2010
Posted by Admin

Rather serious allegation but it is only alleged. Something like that would become public very quickly if it were happening. While I agree that identity theft is becoming a huge issue, unless there are formal charges or public notices from the embassy, best to stick to the recruiting of which there seems to be enough.For more information, please visit:http://china.eslteachercafe.com/topic868-network-esl.aspx or the ESL Teachers Board thread that ....

Recognizing Scams/Protect from Identity Theft (views: 15631)

Online (Online) - Sun, 11 Apr 2010

I thought I would share some information I recently sent out to a user regarding a job offer they received via email and asked me to look at to see if it was real. Below you will find (1) my email to them about what I thought of the offer, (2) a copy of the email with the job offer information and (3) a copy of the 'contract' sent offering the job.-----------------------------------------Dear XXX:Firstly, my best advice is to limit the informatio....

Re: Teacher Scam- (views: 7521)

Middle East (Online) - Fri, 16 Apr 2010
Posted by Admin

Thank you to the teachers that have let me know about the latest twist for teacher recruiting scams: Requesting a fee to process a "Certificate of Anti-Terrorism". For those teachers confronting this request, there is no such thing.......

Abu Dhabi Education Zone-Ganiyat Gaffa (views: 7538)

Middle East (Online) - Mon, 12 Apr 2010
Posted by Admin

It is surprising how many emails I am getting from teachers who visit my Icon Group Thailand sites telling me they have received a similar offer of employment from Ganiyat Gaffa as a registrar for the Abu Dhabi Education Zone. Has anyone actually gotten a position they are currently working at through this person?Regardless, I hope all teachers look through job offers to make sure they meet some legitimacy criteria and also read through my Job Sc....

TEFL Training Courses–Accreditation and Certification (views: 11422)

Online (Online) - Sun, 21 Mar 2010

IntroductionFor a TEFL teacher about to start their TEFL teaching career, choosing the right TEFL teacher training course can be daunting. When trying to figure out the accreditation of the TEFL course, the task is overwhelming. Thus, information is needed on more internationally recognized teacher training courses and accreditation/certification agencies for TEFL courses.-------Every TEFL teacher training course should be accredited with “....

Re: TEFL Training Courses–Accreditation and Cert (views: 7815)

Europe (Online) - Mon, 22 Mar 2010
Posted by ICAL_Pete

It would be good if things were this simple... but unfortunately they're not.There is quite simply no international, independent accreditation organisation for TEFL courses. That's the bottom line.Those "accreditation" organisations you mention all have issues associated with them.Cambridge, for example, whilst providing a very good course (CELTA) do not actual accredit courses. Unless of course you mean they accredit their own franchise schools.....

Re: TEFL Training Courses–Accreditation and Cert (views: 7204)

North America (Online) - Mon, 22 Mar 2010
Posted by MGHines

Pete:You are correct that there is no international accreditation agency. It is that simple. But with regards to traditional on-site training, there are some accreditation agencies that are more "recognized" or "approved" by schools/employers than others which is really what teachers are concerned with. Regardless and as you suggested, it would be nice to have an impartial, internationally recognized accreditation agency.As I mentioned and as you....

New Jordan Education Group/ Kindergarten/Training School - Wuhan city in Hubei (views: 8959)

Asia (China) - Sat, 27 Feb 2010

Dear All,I just thoughtyou might want to know that if this company:New Jordan Education Group/ Kindergarten/Training SchoolContacts you about a job offer, I suggest you not to take it. I have just ended my contract with them and wished I hadn’t gotten involved with this company as so many others previously and currently now wish also.This school has done the following to both its foreign and Chinese teachers:~ Delayed pay~ Cut large amount....

Tokai University and Color Politics (views: 8429)

Asia (Japan) - Wed, 10 Feb 2010
Karmo Tharn

I have been an English instructor in Japan for 12 years. I have worked in every level of the public and private education system in this country and have been a part-time university instructor for the past four years in four institutions. I am an honors graduate from the University of Toronto. I first came to Japan in 1996 with a TESL certificate. Since that time and, while I was working, I managed to obtain a Masters in Applied Linguistics, with....

Re: Tokai University and Color Politics (views: 7486)

Asia (Japan) - Thu, 11 Feb 2010
Posted by Alex Case

I don't know anything about your personal circumstances, but there is no doubt that there is lots of racism in Japan, if no more than in somewhere like France. The question is what we can do about it, because if your post puts non-whites off going to Japan things will never change.....

Teaching at Japanese Universities (views: 8274)

Asia (Japan) - Wed, 10 Feb 2010
Karmo Tharn

I wish to draw attention to practices in university English departments in Japan, which are by their very nature counter-productive and often harmful to the acquisition of English as a foreign language in Japan. . I have been a university instructor for the past 4 years and have taught English in Japan for the past 12 years. I also have a T.E.S.L. certificate and a Masters in Applied Linguistics. This article is meant for the public, at large and....

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