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I got a job offer and I almost have all my stuff ready for the visa. However I am a little nervous about the company. I just do not want to get there not have the job I'm supposed to have or anything.  Any help would be awesome. 

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ChTTay

seen this thread? 

 

Done any of the stuff I suggested in it?

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mungouk

If this is the same company then there are reviews of Best English as a company on Glassdoor.

 

Reading reviews of ESL teaching employers can be somewhat discouraging though (try English First on there).  Maybe such sites attract more of the unhappy employees than the satisfied ones.

 

 

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roddy

I am very wary of reviews of English schools. At the very least, look for what could be a real problem (We didn't get paid for three months) and what might just be normal-ish (the timetable keeps changing and nobody knows what's going on) and acceptable if the money's good and you happen to want to be in that city. 

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ChTTay
2 hours ago, roddy said:

 

I am very wary of reviews of English schools

 

Most people who are motivated to write these reviews are the ones who are p€$¥ed off about the employer.

 

You can find out most of what you need by talking to the employee, current and past teachers (as I mentioned in above referenced page). 

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Dawei3

A Chinese friend in Beijing just got burned by an English language company, but I don't know its name.  It was very expensive for her:  30,000 RMB  

 

Recently, it closed without warning.  The foreign teachers said they weren't getting paid and there is no way for my friend to get her money back.  When she initially paid, it seemed like a high quality firm (albeit, I think she got snookered with a high pressure sales technique.  She could not afford it).

 

Hence, caution makes sense.  

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ChTTay
38 minutes ago, Dawei3 said:

When she initially paid, it seemed like a high quality firm

What the heck was she paying for? 

 

Oh, I realise you said “Chinese friend” there. You don't need to pay something to teach English as a foreign teacher. Never heard of that ever. No idea about Chinese teachers but sounds dubious as well. 

 

Best Learning English is quite a large chain. In the other thread someone links to a variety of centres. 

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