Total ESL - the resource for ESL TEFL TESOL jobs, teachers resumes, schools, teacher training courses, private tutors and more

ESL Teaching scam United Kingdom

  • Teach English in China
  • Post Your ESL Teaching Job
    - Reach 100s of ESL Teachers!

    Re: Number 16 / Unique English: Bad Employer warning in Zaragoza!

    Welcome to Total ESL – Total ESL is the resource for ESL TEFL TESOL teaching jobs and Teacher Training Courses as well as ESL teacher resumes, ESL schools, ESL private tutors, blogs, resources, lesson plans, articles and more! Welcome, enjoy your visit and best of luck teaching English abroad

    Total ESL
    • Re: Number 16 / Unique English: Bad Employer warning in Zaragoza!


      By: T < Show E-mail >

      Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019

      Location: Europe (United Kingdom)

      Perhaps the information is outdated, but the aforementioned problems with Number 16 are/were anything but 'completely false'. They are also specific to Zaragoza, and maybe these issues haven't arisen in other locations.

       

      It's pointless to cover each problem again, as the original post is well-written and gives a comprehensive insight into what makes working for the academy so difficult. What is worth mentioning, however, is that teachers need to be aware of the reasons behind Number 16's flaws, and ask themselves if that is a company they aspire to work for.

       

      To try and keep it concise, it's a business that is spreadingly rapidly. Its owner, Sergio, is highly ambitious and clearly wants a chain of schools throughout the country because, as long as Spain is mostly comprised of small academies merely catering to the desires of students who only want a Cambridge certificate, there is certainly great potential there.  This clearly comes at a cost, which is the workers' salaries and contentness.  During my time at Number 16, I felt like I was part of a juggernaut that was set at just one speed all the time - full steam ahead. If you are a seasoned teacher who is accustomed to having a burden placed on them, or perhaps somebody who loves the rush of always being on their feet, it won't perturb you so much. If you're new to teaching and looking to get some experience, it can easily be seen as a baptism of fire. Number 16 is predominantly comprised of the latter, hence its high staff turnover rate. Even the "veterans" can struggle to come to terms with the demands.

       

      It's not all doom and gloom, of course. Number 16 does have a professional feel (at least to outsiders) to it that other schools could take a few lessons from, and I am a big fan of its method in a country that is too obsessed with what a piece of paper says instead of what they can say. So, who knows. Maybe this is merely a period that is part of a bigger plan, and perhaps Number 16 will/has slowed down and given more consideration to its employees.

       

      Potential employees do at least deserve to be aware of its history and understand what they might be going into.

      To Edit or Delete this posting:

      Edit Delete

    • Teach in Vietnam
    • Advertise on Total ESL
    • Teacher Recruitment
    • Total ESL Feeds

    Featured Postings:

    English Teacher Needed in China $1500-$2500 monthly English Teacher IELTS teacher / Filipino / Skype / 280+ Peso per 50 min / Online Now hiring home-based ESL Instructors to teach English one-on-one ESL Teachers needed in China with Online Teaching Available Teach English in ITALIAN summer camps and stay in a beautiful hotel or with an Italian hos Sunny Spain, marvelous Madrid & an exciting lovely life with the Canterbury English TEFL p Teach Online and Earn $15-$23 U.S. per hour Teach English in China,  NO DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE NEEDED Teach English in Spain: Public Schools in Madrid and Murcia Online English Teacher IMMEDIATE NEED Home-Based Teachers to Work Part Time on WEEKENDS!! TEACH ENGLISH, EARN ONLINE!!! Your first choice in China! PROVIDE YOU LEGAL WORKING VISA - Native English speakers Teach INTERESTED IN TEACHING ENGLISH IN BRAZIL? Teachers needed at Angloschool, Warsaw, Poland (immediate start) English Language Teacher (preschool/primary) Looking for Online ESL Teacher Urgently - High Salary:14-22 USD PER HOUR Teach English abroad including full TEFL training and a paid work placement English Language Educators - HCMC and Hanoi, Vietnam TEFL Teacher Training - Save an additional 20% off already discounted TEFL courses! Signing Bonus (6000 RMB) to Teach Kids in Shanghai Teach Kids in Shanghai, Earning potential 15,000 – 23,000 RMB