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  • Eslbase
    Administrator
    11 October, 2010 at 18:40
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    Execs Kindergarten College. (A new established Spanish school) located in Av de José Antonio, 08 05001 Avila Spain is seeking a native english speaking teachers to work as a full time teacher. The Teaching/Learning of English language is newly introduced to the school curriculum, Proficient and qualified teachers are therefore, required to fill up the vacant positions immediately.

    Execs Kindergarten College
    Av de José Antonio
    08 05001 Avila
    Madrid
    05001
    Spain
    tel: +34931845731
    execscolegio@execs.com

    Warning signs:

    1. The salary offered (on application) is 1800 euros per month, which is extremely high for Spain.

    2. The phone number (and variations of the contact name given on application) have been used in other scams – see http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?p=864584 for example.

    3. The application response is in very bad English.

    4. The photo of the school provided on application has "Execs Kindergarten College" clearly photoshopped on to the front!

    daniellestack
    Participant
    18 October, 2010 at 13:10
    • Total posts: 1

    Reply To: Execs Kindergarten College

    Thank god I found this forum before I made a huge mistake of sending over a scanned copy of my passport to this phony. Apparently this guy is now going as Augusto Carlos, for Execs Kindergarten College in Avila Spain. Same deal, 1800 euros, 2 bedroom apt, airfare, visa, etc. website down, director is on health leave, 2 week orientation in Avila and and Madrid, emails in broken English back… same bunch of crooks. all very painful to write about because I was so excited about the whole thing. And, being a graphic designer, I should have seen how HORRIBLY PHOTOSHOPPED the name of the school was on the front of the building of the photo they sent me. Literally a font slapped right on the building. I am new to applying for TEFL jobs, I assumed that because it is posted on an credible job forum it couldn’t be a scam. Well I guess when something is too good to be true, it IS. Too bad, because I quit a good job for this bs. I am glad I caught it before they stole my identity! What could have happened if I sent them a scanned picture of my passport? Anyone?

    Here is some correspondence between "Augusto" and I and the "Visa Immigration team Travel Spain"

    Dear Danielle,

    We would like to thank you so much for bringing this awful information about the school to our attentions. We are absolutely not aware of this until now. Now, we can certainly understand your doubtful situation and circumstance. In all sincerity, there is no way you can find information about the school being a new school with no official website on the internet yet. This is the reason why we had to forward to applicants some pictures of the school and also send them a contract. The simple reason why one of the applicant had to published that bad comments is because she is asked to pay part of the airfare by herself. She felt this is not necessary and could probably not be real. This is quite unfortunate. It is the school policy and rules and we can’t change that. There are lots of schools in europes with no websites but are real and genuine.

    Although, we quite agreed that, It is always good to be careful in whatever we are doing especially when it comes to the issue of money. At this stage, We thought you should be happy and getting ready to fly and starting with your new job with the school. Although, we do understand the way you feel about the non availability of the school website coupled with the bad comments found. You do not need to get worried. If by anyway, you still don’t feel comfortable with the situation, kindly indicate this and you will be instructed to hold on until the school Director gets back and provide you with more information and a satisfactory directives to follow. This may take a little while though, But it is the only option for any teacher that feels uncomfortable with any of the arrangement. Your position will still be intact.

    Our school is a great and genuine institution with the aims and objectives of bringing good education to different races of children living in Avila community. The institution has been fully assessed and licenced to operate a school. The academy system is equal to the British standard of education. We are not employing anyone to take money from them. So you need not to entertain any fear in this regards. The reason for asking the teachers to make part payment for the airfare is to get some commitment from their ends. We are aware of some people parading themselves on the internet as genuine teacher when they are not. They only pretend to be real teachers in order to get employment and have you pay for them to travel round the world. So you need to also understand and bear with us too. We did sent you a contract agreement to let you know that the school is real. It is the school policy and rules for all the foreign teachers to pay half of the airfare prior to arriving to the school and get reimburse of the half payment made when they resumed duty fully.

    We actually do not want any form of delay in obtaining all the needed papers, that was why we instructed the teachers to start with every arrangement promptly. Right now, We wowuldn’t want any more issue arising concerning this recrutiment program. The school only seek 15 teachers and you were so fortunate to be among the chosen candidates. We might probably advise you at this stage to wait for the school Director to get back and address this issue more properly before continuing with any of the arrangement. Hopefully, that will set every thing right and convince you about the school and any negative impression about them. We wouldn’t want any form of ungrateful manner to be exhibited by any one with a negative impression about the school. Execs Kindergarten College is a great school. So therefore, we have it reputation to protect.

    We will wait to hear back from you again. Thanks once again for expressing your feelings and cautious.

    Regards
    Mr Augusto Carlos
    Corresponding Officer
    United Kingdom

    Execs Kindergarten College
    Av de José Antonio
    08 05001 Avila
    Spain

    travel.spain@fastservice.com

    Hello Danielle,

    Thanks for providing us with the requested informations regarding your work visa and for the other arrangement. We are going to commence with the paper work first thing tomorrow morning and will be expecting the scan copy of the passport before the end of Sunday.

    Concerning assisting your fiance with an entry visa to travel with you, Yes, we can assist him with a tourist/visitors visa. He will need to send us the same informations as requested from you which will also Include a scan copy of his international passport. The fees is 350 EUR. That is 490 USD equivalent.

    Regarding traveling with your pet (cat), You will need to get the veterinary certificate and other documents for her in the state and we will also assist you with the Immigration Form here in Spain. That is, the Import Applications EU998 Forms. The fees for obtaining and processing this form is 230 EUR equivalent to 321 USD. The flight cost will be determined after making your flight booking.

    Note, that we will need to start with every of this arrangement asap inorder to meet up with the available time. We can also commence with your fiance visa arrangement now. let us know what you decide once you read the message. We are here to assist you with all your traveling plans. We look forward to hearing from you again soonest! Thanks

    Fernando Pique

    Accreditted Travel Expert
    Travel.Spain fastservice organization
    C/Arguelles,No 6 33012 Oviedo
    Gijon,Asturias
    Spain

    Eslbase
    Administrator
    12 November, 2010 at 11:35
    • Total posts: 81

    Reply To: Execs Kindergarten College

    Here’s some correspondence received by another teacher:

    Dear ___,

    We are very pleased to received your application dated on 4th of October for the vacant position in our new established Execs Kindergarten College. Your application and credentials was well received and you are now corresponding directly with Mr Augusto Carlos the United Kingdom corresponding officer, who will guide you through the employment process due to non-availability of the school website at this moment. We have attached some picture which contain the school,student, teachers and staff member along with this message.

    Here are the Important details of the offer below:

    A full-time teaching job.

    Work schedule: 5 Academic teaching hours in the class and 2 hours for morning assembly, work preparation and break period. Total of 7 hours a day. starting at 8.00AM to 3.00PM Monday Through Friday.

    Students level: from pre-intermediate to upper-intermediate, age 3-15 y.o. Accommodation and meals provided (2 meals per day).monthly pay 1800 euros. No transportation costs are covered. Teachers should ideally have experience of working with teenagers.

    Duties: Teaching conversational English, Speaking and writing.

    Contract service: Contract only involve teaching on the site. And it a 1 year contract agreement. The Job started on the 15th of November 2010.

    Medical program: Every teacher is entitle to a free medical insurance program which is part of teachers’s benefits offered by Execs Kindergarten College. All the school employees will also have to be involve when they arrive. This is done in order to determine the fitness of the staffs.

    Visa and work permit: The school will assist teachers with the need of a work visa through their immigration experts there in Spain. The immigration team will also pick teacher up at the Airport upon their arrival to the school. School takes care of all the cost.

    Every corresponding messages should be written in English Language and will be processed by the corresponding officer Mr Augusto Carlos in order to received an English translated respond.

    Your application has been forwarded to the school for more assessement. You will be notified soonest if your application is among the successful and selected candidates

    After reading the details of the offer and procedures, Let us know if you are satisfied with the job offers and procedures. We would like to thank you once again for the interest in Exces Kindergarten College and we look forward to reading from you soonest!

    Mr Augusto Carlos
    Corresponding Officer
    United Kingdom

    Execs Kindergarten College
    Av de José Antonio
    08 05001 Avila
    Spain

    Dear ___,

    We would like to say good morning to you again. We would like to thank you for exercising your great patience with the school in communicating with you. We are sending you this message to inform you that your application was among the selected candidates for further employment consideration. Right at this moment, the school would like to know if you already possessed the legal work visa and papers to live and work in Spain? Please kindly let us know promptly.

    How ever it is, You do not need to worry on that. The school has already employed the service of immigration experts there in Spain to handle this transition for the teacher with the need of these papers. But, you don’t need to start with the processing until your employment gets it final approval. You will be directed to contact the agency once you have receive and review the contract agreement and fully satisfied with it contents and conditions. The agency will assist you with smooth and less stressful visa transition. You don’t have to pay to the agency to obtained this papers. The school takes care of the fees.

    More also, there will be an orientation and training program from the 15th of November which will run for 2weeks before teaching commences. This program will be handle by the same agency that handle your work visa transition. All you will need to do is to register your information with them during the visa transition. They will also make your flight arrangement and pick you up at the Madrid Airport to give you full details on the orientation program. Right now, we are waiting for the school final approval on your application and we will forward to you the contract agreement for reviewing. Then, you can move to the next step of starting your work visa processing. We will get back to you in few days for more information. Thanks once again for the patience.

    Regards
    Augusto Carlo

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