International House

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Vegemite

International House
« on: April 25, 2007, 04:44:24 AM »
Has anyone worked for this chain, or has some gossip about them?

I'm tentatively looking for a short-term EAP type contract after July and they're the only ones with anything that suits my needs.

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Raoul F. Duke

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Re: International House
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2007, 06:53:36 PM »
I don't know a lot about them. They seem to have a strong presence in Russia. Main thing I noticed about them was very high demands for teacher qualifications...and staggeringly low salaries for what they expected.
Maybe they're better in China?
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Re: International House
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007, 09:03:03 PM »
Vege,

Stay away from them!

I was warned these guys are a little shafty through one of the grads from my english teacher training school having a nasty experience ie asking people to come in on tourist visa being told that they would get their Z at expense of agency only having to folk out themselves, high salaries (for which NON where paid) and longer teaching hours than stipulated on the contract.   The usual stay away from....

I will try and track down my friend and get in touch with you,

Steph


Re: International House
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007, 03:02:12 AM »
It is slightly better than EF. Again, depends where you get to work (aka who your DoS will be). I worked as a staff for BKC-IH in Russia. It was ok. Good DoS - better teaching environment for teachers. IH in Qingdao was alright. But then again - EF there was alright too.

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Re: International House
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2007, 05:14:34 AM »
It is slightly better than EF.

Oy. That's a bit like saying "It is slightly better than having yer 'nads fed through a mulcher."  aoaoaoaoao
"Vicodin and dumplings...it's a great combination!" (Anthony Bourdain, in Harbin)

"Here in China we aren't just teaching...
we're building the corrupt, incompetent, baijiu-swilling buttheads of tomorrow!" (Raoul F. Duke)

Re: International House
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2007, 01:37:26 PM »
Pfft. I always liked IH more than EF.

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Vegemite

Re: International House
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2007, 03:40:00 PM »
And, umm, Raoul - she don't have nads to feed through any mulcher uuuuuuuuuu

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Re: International House
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2007, 05:05:05 PM »
We aren't disagreeing, dear.
Just saying almost ANYTHING would be better than EF.

If I had to choose between working at EF and feeding my nads through a mulcher, I'd...

well, I'd work for EF.
But I'd have to think about it briefly.
"Vicodin and dumplings...it's a great combination!" (Anthony Bourdain, in Harbin)

"Here in China we aren't just teaching...
we're building the corrupt, incompetent, baijiu-swilling buttheads of tomorrow!" (Raoul F. Duke)

Re: International House
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2007, 10:49:49 PM »
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Re: International House
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2007, 06:44:09 AM »
I laughed until I stopped.
Just another roadkill on the information superhighway.