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English For All, China

  • Eslbase
    Keymaster
    28 Mar 2010 at 12:13
    • Total posts: 66

    Adverts have recently been posted by "English for All". Here’s an example:

    E4A teaching staff in all locations can expect the following benefits:
    * Competitive teaching salary($4000-5000)
    * Full visa support
    * Housing assistance/allowance
    * Vacation days in addition to public holidays
    * Health insurance incl emergency evacuation

    apply: english4all.biz.nf/apply.html

    Warning signs:

    1. $4000-5000 salary is unheard of
    2. The .nf domain name is for Norfolk Island – why does the company have a Norfolk Island domain name?
    3. If you have a look at their website as quoted in the advert above, you’ll see the following paragraph on their homepage:

    Imagine living and working in the world’s fastest growing economy where over one billion people want to know what you know. Working with EF, China’s largest and most recognized English language training provider, you will be training current and future leaders of China.

    "EF"?? Surely they mean "English for All"… Or could it be that they have just taken this paragraph (and the photo above it) from the EF website at http://www.englishfirst.com/trt/

    This scam is not a very sophisticated one for the above reasons, and is a good example of the kind of things to always look out for.

    Mr. G
    Participant
    8 Jan 2011 at 8:48
    • Total posts: 41

    Just a note on "EF". I don’t know if I saw it here in another post, or if I was told by another teacher, but EF is a "Franchise" organization–at least that is my intell. Some schools are good, others are to be avoided. So each owner/Headmaster is independant of other EF schools.

    ben152
    Participant
    14 Feb 2011 at 22:25
    • Total posts: 1

    EF posts without the EF logos can be cons so beware. EF Schools are sometimes bad places to work for. Check reviews on the places in China. EF Rizhao is one of schools that don’t follow procedures.

    Rachel Wells
    Participant
    11 Jul 2011 at 2:21
    • Total posts: 4

    so you have to look up every one before tyou try to work their? :?:

    LeoLeo
    Participant
    28 Aug 2011 at 14:47
    • Total posts: 66
    so you have to look up every one before tyou try to work their?

    Yes, and there, too.

    Kimmy
    Participant
    30 Dec 2011 at 2:42
    • Total posts: 2

    My word I’ve got to stop reading all of these or I’ll never get out there teaching! Scary stuff

    big bird
    Participant
    29 May 2013 at 14:22
    • Total posts: 12

    This is a scam – without a doubt. They are just riding on the coat tails of English First

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