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Sunny View School - Private School - Spain

Sunny View School - Private School - Spain

Sunny View is a privately owned day school, which accepts ...

Gold Star TEFL Recruitment - China

Gold Star TEFL Recruitment - China

Gold Star TEFL Recruitment is an English owned and manage ...

Golden Maple English Institute - Shanxi, China

Golden Maple English Institute - Shanxi, China

Golden Maple English was established in 2000 by a Canadia ...

Sidas School - Private Language School - Slovakia

Sidas School - Private Language School - Slovakia

Sidas School is a Slovakia based private language sch ...

ChinaESL - Recruitment Agency - China

ChinaESL - Recruitment Agency - China

ChinaESL is a professional employment and visa agency bas ...

Horizon Recruitment - Recruitment Agency - China

Horizon Recruitment - Recruitment Agency - China

After many years of foreign teachers coming to China, the ...

Independent Start Korea Inc. (ISK) - Recruitment Agency - South Korea

Independent Start Korea Inc. (ISK) - Recruitment Agency - South Korea

Hello my name is Yun, I am the CEO and top recruiter for& ...

Clover Recruiting - Recruitment Agency - South Korea

Clover Recruiting - Recruitment Agency - South Korea

Clover Recruiting consists of a team of ex-ESL teachers w ...

VivaCom - Recruiting Agency - South Korea

VivaCom - Recruiting Agency - South Korea

VivaCom to provide fast, reliable and competitive service ...

gloii Korea ESL - Recruitment Agency - South Korea

gloii Korea ESL - Recruitment Agency - South Korea

About gloii RS gloii is a professional recruiting and E ...

ESLstarter - Recruitment Agency - International

ESLstarter - Recruitment Agency - International

ESLstarter are an official recruitment partner of the pub ...

Beijing International Education Institute (BIEI) - Education Service - China

Beijing International Education Institute (BIEI) - Education Service - China

Beijing International Education Institute (BIEI) is a pro ...

Sogang Language Program (SLP) - Franchise - South Korea

Sogang Language Program (SLP) - Franchise - South Korea

Sogang Language Program (SLP) is an English education ins ...

Eico HR Consultants - Recruitment Agency - South Korea

Eico HR Consultants - Recruitment Agency - South Korea

Eico HR Consultants do more than merely match candid ...

Leader Language Schools - Language Institutes - Changhua,Taiwan

Leader Language Schools - Language Institutes - Changhua,Taiwan

LEADER LANGUAGE SCHOOLS are privately-run language instit ...

Avalon Education - Franchise - South Korea

Avalon Education - Franchise - South Korea

Avalon English is a highly respected and reputable after- ...

Language Club International or LCI Kids Club Schools - Franchise - South Korea

Language Club International or LCI Kids Club Schools - Franchise - South Korea

(LCI) Language Club International is a Franchise can also ...

The Renaissance International School - Saigon, Thailand

The Renaissance International School - Saigon, Thailand

The Renaissance International School Saigon recognises th ...

Bangkok Patana School - Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Patana School - Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Patana School is Thailand’s original Britis ...

The King’s School - Manila, Philippines

The King’s School - Manila, Philippines

The King's School follows the English National Curric ...

St. Paul's College - Hong Kong

St. Paul's College - Hong Kong

Motto - 寅畏上主是為智之本 (The Fear of the Lord is the beginning ...

The Sir James Henderson British School of Milan - Italy

The Sir James Henderson British School of Milan - Italy

The Sir James Henderson British School of Milan was found ...

Jumeirah College - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah College - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Jumeirah College With regional exceptions, Jumeirah C ...

Haute Vallee School - Jersey, Europe

Haute Vallee School - Jersey, Europe

Haute Vallée is a vibrant, caring school which has ...

Cambridge House - Community College - Valencia (España)

Cambridge House - Community College - Valencia (España)

Cambridge House is fortunate in having developed slowly a ...

Fukushima English Center - Japan

Fukushima English Center - Japan

The school was founded in 1970 and is the oldest English ...

ELA Basel - School - Switzerland

ELA Basel - School - Switzerland

ELA Basel has been focused on the education and developme ...

International School Seychelles - Africa

International School Seychelles - Africa

The school was founded in 1969, as a co-educatio ...

Atlanta International School - Georgia - United States

Atlanta International School - Georgia - United States

About AIS Atlanta International School, nestled in t ...

Chungdahm Institute (CDI) - South Korea

Chungdahm Institute (CDI) - South Korea

CHUNGDAHM Learning is a market leader in the Korean ESL i ...

YBM - Franchise - South Korea

YBM - Franchise - South Korea

YBM was established in 1961 to provide quality English ed ...

iSponge English - Franchise - South Korea

iSponge English - Franchise - South Korea

Edubox developed "iSPONGE ENGLISH" and has oper ...

E. Bo-young’s Talking Club - Franchise - South Korea

E. Bo-young’s Talking Club - Franchise - South Korea

E. Bo-young’s Talking Club, our focus mainly concen ...

Native Tongue - NT Institute of English SAS - Colombia

Native Tongue - NT Institute of English SAS - Colombia

UNDERSTAND IF YOU WANT TO LEARN ENGLISH WITH A NATIVE NAT ...

The American Academy - Nablus, Palestine

The American Academy - Nablus, Palestine

The American Academy is a growing primary and lower-secon ...

GnB English - Education Company - South Korea

GnB English - Education Company - South Korea

GnB has many franchises around South Korea, and each is i ...

Pan Asia International School (PAIS) - Bangkok, Thailand

Pan Asia International School (PAIS) - Bangkok, Thailand

PAIS is located on Charaemprakiat Road in southeastern Ba ...

Garden International School (GIS) - international school - Kuala Lumpur

Garden International School (GIS) - international school - Kuala Lumpur

Garden International School (GIS) is a highly successful ...

Shunan English School - privately owned company - Shunan, Japan

Shunan English School - privately owned company - Shunan, Japan

SES Shunan English School is a privately owned company wi ...

Cavina School - British Preparatory School - Nairobi, Kenya

Cavina School - British Preparatory School - Nairobi, Kenya

Cavina School is a British Preparatory School located in ...

MLC School - School for Girls - Burwood, New South Wales, Australia

MLC School - School for Girls - Burwood, New South Wales, Australia

MLC School offers a rich, well rounded education program ...

Green Hills Academy - co-educational day school - Kigali, Rwanda

Green Hills Academy - co-educational day school - Kigali, Rwanda

Green Hills Academy is a co-educational day school, consi ...

Anfield - International School - Hong Kong

Anfield - International School - Hong Kong

Anfield is an Independent Catholic, International School, ...

NewWorldEsl - Recruiter - China

NewWorldEsl - Recruiter - China

NewWorldEsl Aimed at establishing an efficient, trans ...

Alia Primany School - Kingdom of Bahrain

Alia Primany School - Kingdom of Bahrain

ALIA PRIMARY SCHOOL Alia’s curriculum is a deve ...

SeekTeachers™ - Educational Consultancy - Middle East

SeekTeachers™ - Educational Consultancy - Middle East

  About SeekTeachers SeekTeachers™ ...

Skyline Global Solutions - recruiting and consulting agency - Middle East

Skyline Global Solutions - recruiting and consulting agency - Middle East

Skyline Global Solutions is a specialized recruiting and ...

English Language Centre at Community College of Qatar

English Language Centre at Community College of Qatar

The chair of the ELC, Deborah Al Enezi (also known as Deb ...

Avoid IEN

Avoid IEN "Institute", Minjiang University, Fuzhou

Address: 1 Wen Xian Road University Town, Fuzhou, Fuj ...

CZZ China Education good employer!

CZZ China Education good employer!

CZZChina Education Information Consulting Co., LTD - ...

Good employer: Prince Island English Kindergarten, Beijing and elsewhere in China

Good employer: Prince Island English Kindergarten, Beijing and elsewhere in China

Prince Island English Kindergarten is a branch of Royal B ...

Tian Shuo (天硕) in Changchun

Tian Shuo (天硕) in Changchun

I caution anyone against working for Tian Shuo (天硕) i ...

ABIE American Baby International English

ABIE American Baby International English

Hi, I do not speak on behalf of all ABIE schools as e ...

Noblesse International School ,Pampanga Philippines. You No Worry That

Noblesse International School ,Pampanga Philippines. You No Worry That

What is going on at Noblesse International School Pam ...

John's Educational Center

John's Educational Center

John's Educational Center, Ma On Shan,Hong Kong is re ...

Please stay away from SLP, Pyeongtaek, and Wonderland, Cheonan.

Please stay away from SLP, Pyeongtaek, and Wonderland, Cheonan.

I signed a contract with SLP pyeontaek and boy oh boy was ...

Do not work at Avalon English in Idong, Pohang, South Korea

Do not work at Avalon English in Idong, Pohang, South Korea

Do not work at Avalon English in Idong, Pohang. Direc ...

Codified Company: Monkey Tree English Learning Center

Codified Company: Monkey Tree English Learning Center

A little less than a year ago, I wrote an article about M ...

METEN English - Positive Experience

METEN English - Positive Experience

Contact Details E-mail: eslteacher@hr.meteni.com We ...

Stranded in Guadalajara - ITTO Teacher Training

Stranded in Guadalajara - ITTO Teacher Training

This article concerns my experience with the Internationa ...

Keio Academy. Nakatsu, Japan. : Run Away

Keio Academy. Nakatsu, Japan. : Run Away

I've been an ESL teacher for a few years working in a ...

An Honest and Personal Review of Chungdahm Learning Inc.

An Honest and Personal Review of Chungdahm Learning Inc.

I am writing an objective review of the Korean compa ...

GnB Musil Dong Wonju

GnB Musil Dong Wonju

Never work at this school. It was one of the worst experi ...

Inter English School Homei Taiwan

Inter English School Homei Taiwan

AVOID Inter English School in Homei, Taiwan.   ...

POLY Hwajeong - A positive experience

POLY Hwajeong - A positive experience

I know that POLY Hwajeong has had some negative reviews a ...

Global Language Academy, Italy ****Scam****

Global Language Academy, Italy ****Scam****

Below details is a Scam.   Pietro Tomme. ...

Do not work for Active Language School in Ho Chi Minh / Saigon Vietnam

Do not work for Active Language School in Ho Chi Minh / Saigon Vietnam

Just a warning to make sure you do not do any work for a ...

Avoid King's internation English

Avoid King's internation English

King's internation English is one of the worst sc ...

Ivy International English School

Ivy International English School

Ivy International School in Jiamusi City, Heilongjia ...

Slp Pyeongtaek STAY AWAY!

Slp Pyeongtaek STAY AWAY!

SLP(Segang Language Program)   143-107 Bijeo ...

C-LONG Education Taizhou, Jiangsu, China

C-LONG Education Taizhou, Jiangsu, China

 I only have a few things to say since my stay with ...

Binzhou Huamei foreign language school - rubbish crap pretend school

Binzhou Huamei foreign language school - rubbish crap pretend school

Warning, Warning,Warning... To all potential applican ...

Canadian International Educational Organization, the lowest pay school in Guangzhou

Canadian International Educational Organization, the lowest pay school in Guangzhou

I have worked for Guangzhou Canadian International Ed ...

ACGEM Leaves Teacher Unimpressed

ACGEM Leaves Teacher Unimpressed

Situation :  I worked for a school in Nan ...

Warning: Language Link China Review

Warning: Language Link China Review

Warning: Read this first before even considering joining ...

Huamei Foreign Language School Binzhou Shandong China

Huamei Foreign Language School Binzhou Shandong China

Warning... To applicants that are interested for a ES ...

Beijing New Youth School

Beijing New Youth School

Do not work for Beijing New Youth school, the school has ...

SCAM - HIGH PAID ESL/ENGLISH TEACHING JOB IN DUBAI,UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

SCAM - HIGH PAID ESL/ENGLISH TEACHING JOB IN DUBAI,UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

BEWARE OF THIS POST! THE LANGUAGE SCHOOL DOES NOT EXIST. ...

Hong Kong Scam:  Monkey Tree English Learning Center

Hong Kong Scam: Monkey Tree English Learning Center

Let's begin by stating that most of the people workin ...

Nanning Teaching Scam, AST- Ying Ji Overseas Service/ MeiZhong Guojie

Nanning Teaching Scam, AST- Ying Ji Overseas Service/ MeiZhong Guojie

My Teaching Experience In China   My univers ...

Warning!! Nanshan Billingual school, China

Warning!! Nanshan Billingual school, China

This is a dire warning for anyone thinking about going to ...

The Shane English Japan Conveyor Belt

The Shane English Japan Conveyor Belt

While the pay is not bad, the company is openly hostile to ...

You've been Greenhilled!

You've been Greenhilled!

This article is an email extract detailing my first time ...

Stay away from Hwajeong Poly School.

Stay away from Hwajeong Poly School.

Pros: Paid in full and on time for the first 11 month ...

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