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  • itmiddleton
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    18 January, 2007 at 14:43
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    I’m a new teacher looking for work in South America. I’m thinking Peru and Venezuela in particular. Does anyone have any advice/experience they’d like to share.
    Also, does anyone know of/work for, inlingua? What are they like? I’m thinking of applying for a job with them in Venezuela.

    Cheers

    ally
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    30 January, 2007 at 9:26
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    Hi, I worked for inlingua in Spain and they weren’t so bad to work for as a company. The school I worked in was predominantly business English, as I think most are. So you should probably find out whether the school you’re thinking of working for in South America is more business or general… if you’re a new TEFL teacher, teaching business English can be a bit scary!!

    tefl-mike
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    23 February, 2007 at 14:07
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    Reply To: South America

    I worked for two different Inlingua schools in Spain too and they were fine. The materials they use are a little on the dull side, so you have to be quite creative.

    Remember though that just because a franchise school is good in one country, doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be the same everywhere. (I’m not just talking about Inlingua – this can apply to any franchise operation) There are often factors and influences governing the running of franchises in a particular country which can make the conditions for teachers and students a whole lot different…

    Mike

    ICAL_Pete
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    3 August, 2009 at 15:47
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    Reply To: South America

    We have been in contact with Inlingua in Buenos Aires, where a couple of our TEFL certified teachers recently found work, and there were no complaints.

    But like, another poster on this thread said, this is no guarantee that Inligua in Peru or Venezuela will be the same. It all depends on who runs the place.

    I know a couple of Inlingua schools in France and Italy for example ended up on the TEFL Blacklist.


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    Alann
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    17 November, 2009 at 10:16
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    Reply To: South America

    I have taught in Arequipa, Peru for 6 months. i just walked into the schools and made an appointment with the director or manager. Brittany school is quite popular and you don’t have to sign a contract. They hire teachers during the holidays and are quiet flexible. They also tend to pay the gringo teachers one or 2 soles more than the native teacher.
    Otherwise there is IPNA (American) institute, and i Cusco you have the Máximo Nivel academy.

    Students and teachers alike never turn up on time, hence the vicious circle of late coming even when they come and get their exam results, they don’t turn up, sometimes a week later. I taught in Loja In Ecuador, it was the same attitude. Learn to live with mañana.

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