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  • Barky213
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    20 March, 2014 at 9:48
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    Hi,

    I applied for a job teaching in Colombia advertised on tefl.com and got an email back from a company called ARA Languages with this link http://www.aralanguages.co.uk/teaching-english-in-south-america/

    I had the first interview and they claim the job is for Berlitz in Bogota. They now want me to pay a £100 deposit then have the second interview with someone from the school. If i was successful I would pay the remaining £400 and if not I would get the deposit back.

    They claim the cost is split by £150 for Spanish lessons before you go and £350 for visa help, criminal records check, help finding accommodation etc.

    I’ve emailed Berlitz in Colombia but haven’t had a response.

    Should I stay away?

    dan
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    27 April, 2014 at 13:30
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    Reply To: Teach in South America, scam?

    Emailing Berlitz is a good way to go to verify this. if they still haven’t got back to you I would try calling them. It’s the only way to be sure. A few of the pages and some of the text on the website you linked to look fairly suspect to me, so I would be tempted to stay away of you still get no response from Berlitz.

    Dan

    LeoLeo
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    27 September, 2014 at 10:23
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