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Friday, January 12, 2007

British Institutes, Italy

"One black one, one white one and one with a bit of XXXXX on" so goes the infamous rugby version of the song "Mayor of Bayswater's Daughter" (the Inspector will not be dragged down to the gutter, hence the XXXXX, which for the intellectually challenged rhymes with "white"). This neatly describes The British Institute chain of schools in Italy or British Institutes as they like to call themselves, no doubt to avoid getting into hot water with The official British Institute of Florence (whose patron HRH The Prince of Wales would not be too happy). There are black ones and white ones but some unfortunately have a bit of XXXXX on............................... and some would even give Benito Mussolini a good run for his lira or should I say euros (not that he'd be likely to see many as a teacher).

The Inspector will add to this posting, rest assured after a refreshing glass of Yak's milk, but in the interim, they really should put a government warning on this school's website that the British Institutes can be dangerous for your health. They are all independent and simply pay to use the name which means that what you see and what you thought you were getting ........ as the George Gershwin song goes "It ain't necessarily so"......... .

Here they all are. Do you notice the one that's missing? Yup.... there's no "British Institutes" in Florence, apart from the official one that is. Now I wonder why that's the case. Could it be that even they haven't the cheek or maybe are too scared of legal action? Surely not......................

British Institute of Acerra, Via Roma, 25 Acerra / British Institutes
British Institute of Acqui Terme, P.za San Francesco, 7 Acqui Terme / British Institutes
British Institute of Afragola, Via S.Maria, 3 Afragola / British Institutes
British Institute of Alessandria, Via Spalto Borgoglio, 59 Alessandria / British Institutes
British Institute of Andria, Via Udine, 16 Andria / British Institutes
British Institute of Aosta, Via Promis, 8 Aosta / British Institutes
British Institute of Arezzo, Viale Michelangelo, 26 Arezzo / British Institutes
British Institute of Arona, Via XX Settembre, 29 Arona / British Institutes
British Institute of Avellino, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 87 Avellino / British Institutes
British Institute of Aversa, Via Roma, 204 Aversa / British Institutes
British Institute of Avezzano, Via XX Settembre, 179 Avezzano / British Institutes
British Institute of Avigliana, Corso Laghi 7 Avigliana / British Institutes
British Institute of Bari, Via Crisanzio, 6 Bari / British Institutes
British Institute of Bergamo, Via Ghislandi, 57 Bergamo / British Institutes
British Institute of Biella, Via Cerino Zegna 14 Biella / British Institutes
British Institute of Bologna, Via Nazario Sauro, 1/2 Bologna / British Institutes
British Institute of Bolzano, Via Isarco, 11 Bolzano / British Institutes
British Institute of Borgo San Lorenzo, Via Sacco e Vanzetti, 14A Borgo San Lorenzo / British Institutes
British Institute of Borgomanero, C.so Garibaldi, 106 Borgomanero / British Institutes
British Institute of Brescia, Via Cantore, 46 Brescia / British Institutes
British Institute of Brindisi, Via De Terribile, n.9 Brindisi / British Institutes
British Institute of Busto Arsizio, V.le D. D'Aosta, 19 Busto Arsizio / British Institutes
British Institute of Cagliari, Via Dante, 89 Cagliari / British Institutes
British Institute of Caivano, Via Settembrini, 95 Caivano / British Institutes
British Institute of Cantu, Via Gallianello, 6 Cantu / British Institutes
British Institute of Casale Monferrato, Via Canina, 13 Casale Monferrato / British Institutes
British Institute of Casalecchio di Reno, Via Testoni, 19/A Casalecchio di Reno / British Institutes
British Institute of Castellammare di Stabia, Via Virgilio 110 Castellammare di Stabia / British Institutes
British Institute of Cento, Via IV Novembre, 11 Cento / British Institutes
British Institute of Cercola, V.le Gandi , 5 Cercola / British Institutes
British Institute of Cernusco sul Naviglio, Via Pontida, 11 Cernusco sul Naviglio / British Institutes
British Institute of Cesena, Via Uberti, 24 Cesena / British Institutes
British Institute of Chieti, Via Arenazze, 4 Chieti / British Institutes
British Institute of Cinisello Balsamo, Viale Fulvio Testi, 11 Cinisello Balsamo / British Institutes
British Institute of Cirie', Via V. Emanuele, 175 Cirie' / British Institutes
British Institute of Como, Via Carloni, 8 Como / British Institutes
British Institute of Cosenza, Via Alimena,118 Cosenza / British Institutes
British Institute of Crema, Via Borletto, 9 Crema / British Institutes
British Institute of Cremona, Via D. Ruffini, 22 Cremona / British Institutes
British Institute of Crotone, C.so Mazzini 107 Crotone / British Institutes
British Institute of Faenza, C.so Garibaldi, 4 Faenza / British Institutes
British Institute of Ferrara, Via Lucchesi, 4 Ferrara / British Institutes
British Institute of Fidenza, Via De Amicis, 2 Fidenza / British Institutes
British Institute of Figline Val D'Arno, P.zza Marsilio Ficino, 65 Figline Val D'Arno / British Institutes
British Institute of Foggia, Via P. Tarantino, 1 Foggia / British Institutes
British Institute of Foligno, Via del Roccolo 5/A Foligno / British Institutes
British Institute of Fontanafredda Via IV Novembre, 9 Fontanafredda / British Institutes
British Institute of Forte dei Marmi, Via dell'Acqua, 7 Forte dei Marmi / British Institutes
British Institute of Frosinone, Via Aldo Moro, 222 Frosinone / British Institutes
British Institute of Frosinone, Via Aldo Moro, 222 Frosinone / British Institutes
British Institute of Gallarate, Via Cavour, 6 Gallarate / British Institutes
British Institute of Gallipoli, Via Lecce 6 Gallipoli / British Institutes
British Institute of Gioia Tauro, Strada Statale, 111 Gioia Tauro / British Institutes
British Institute of Giugliano in Campania Via D. Alighieri, 78 Giugliano in Campania / British Institutes
British Institute of Gorizia, C.so Italia, 71 g Gorizia / British Institutes
British Institute of Grosseto, Via Mameli, 34 Grosseto / British Institutes
British Institute of Imola, Via Appia, 62 Imola / British Institutes
British Institute of Isernia, Via Umbria, 169/A Int.1 sernia / British Institutes
British Institute of Lamezia Terme, C.so G. Nicotera, 193 Lamezia Terme / British Institutes
British Institute of Lanciano, Piazza E. Miscia, 2 Lanciano / British Institutes
British Institute of L'aquila, Via San Benedetto in Perillis , 6 L'aquila / British Institutes
British Institute of Latina, Centro Comm.le Latinafiori - Torre Orchidee sc. A Latina / British Institutes
British Institute of Lecce Via D. degli Abruzzi, 23 Lecce / British Institutes
British Institute of Legnano, C.so Sempione, Legnano / British Institutes
British Institute of Livorno, Via Borra, 35 Livorno / British Institutes
British Institute of Lodi, P.zza della Vittoria, Lodi / British Institutes
British Institute of Lucca, Via Stradone, 1/L Lucca / British Institutes
British Institute of Manerbio, Via San Martino del Carso, 6 Manerbio / British Institutes
British Institute of Marano, C.so Italia , 33 Marano / British Institutes
British Institute of Marina di Carrara Via C. Fiorillo, 6 Marina di Carrara / British Institutes
British Institute of Massa, P.zza Mercurio, 9 Massa / British Institutes
British Institute of Matera, Via Nicola Sole, 2 Matera / British Institutes
British Institute of Merate, Via Quintaberta, 14/20 Merate / British Institutes
British Institute of Milan, Buenos Aires Via Palazzi 2/a Milan / British Institutes
British Institute of Milano, Buenos Aires Via Palazzi 2/a Milano / British Institutes
British Institute of Milano, Cadorna Via Leopardi, 8 Milano / British Institutes
British Institute of Milano, P.ta Romana 55 C.so di Porta Romana Milano / British Institutes
British Institute of Modena, Via Spallanzani, 39 Modena / British Institutes
British Institute of Molfetta, V.le Pio XI, 48/15 Molfetta / British Institutes
British Institute of Monopoli, Via Marconi, 33/35 Monopoli / British Institutes
British Institute of Montecatini Terme, Via Cavallotti, 32 Montecatini Terme / British Institutes
British Institute of Monza, Via Cernuschi, 8 (Area Cambiaghi) Monza / British Institutes
British Institute of Mortara, C.so Garibaldi, 36 Mortara / British Institutes
British Institute of Naples, Via G. Santacroce, 79 Naples / British Institutes
British Institute of Napoli, Secondigliano Corso Secondigliano, 190 Napoli Secondigliano / British Institutes
British Institute of Nola, Via Onor. F. Napolitano, 58 - P.co Carducci Nola / British Institutes
British Institute of Novara, B.do Quintino Sella, 1 Novara / British Institutes
British Institute of Novi Ligure, Via De Ambrosis, 21 / British Institutes
British Institute of Ovada, Piazza Mazzini, 59 Novi Ligure / British Institutes
British Institute of Palmi, Via Pitagora trav.1, 19 Palmi / British Institutes
British Institute of Parma, Strada della Repubblica, 45 Parma / British Institutes
British Institute of Pavia, C.so Mazzini, 6 Pavia / British Institutes
British Institute of Perugia, Via R. Gallenga, 48 Perugia / British Institutes
British Institute of Pescara, Via P. Lanciano, 78 Pescara / British Institutes
British Institute of Piacenza, Via Cavour, 58/A Piacenza / British Institutes
British Institute of Pianura, Via S. Donato, 17 Pianura / British Institutes
British Institute of Pinerolo, Via Rivoira Don, 24 Pinerolo / British Institutes
British Institute of Pisa, Via Battelli, 29/A Pisa / British Institutes
British Institute of Poggibonsi, Viale Marconi, 139 Poggibonsi / British Institutes
British Institute of Pomezia, Via Della Motomeccanica, 2 Pomezia / British Institutes
British Institute of Pomezia, Via Della Motomeccanica, 2 Pomezia / British Institutes
British Institute of Pordenone, Via IV Novembre, 9 Pordenone / British Institutes
British Institute of Potenza, Via Sole, 73 Potenza / British Institutes
British Institute of Pozzuoli, Via Roma, 4 Pozzuoli / British Institutes
British Institute of Prato, V.le della Repubblica, 82/84 Prato / British Institutes
British Institute of Ravenna, Via Cavour, 114 Ravenna / British Institutes
British Institute of Reggio Calabria, Via Dalmazia, 1 Reggio Calabria / British Institutes
British Institute of Rho, Galleria Europa, 39 Rho / British Institutes
British Institute of Rieti, Via G. Garibaldi 207 Rieti / British Institutes
British Institute of Rimini, Via Della Repubblica, 100/108 Rimini / British Institutes
British Institute of Roma Horizons, L.go Brindisi, 18(int.11); Via Cavour 246 Roma Horizons
British Institute of Roma, Via Aurelia, 137 Roma
British Institute of Rome Horizons, L.go Brindisi, 18(int.11); Via Cavour 246 Roma Horizons
British Institute of Rome, Via Aurelia, 137 Rome / British Institutes
British Institute of Rovereto, C.so Rosmini, 66 r Rovereto / British Institutes
British Institute of Salerno, Via Gen.V. Robertiello, 8 Salerno / British Institutes
British Institute of San Donato, M.se Via A. Moro, 107 San Donato / British Institutes
British Institute of San Lazz. di Savena, Via F.lli Canova, 23 San Lazz. di Savena / British Institutes
British Institute of Santa Marinella, Via Valdambrini, 91 Santa Marinella / British Institutes
British Institute of Saronno, P.zza Caduti Saronnesi, 8/A Saronno / British Institutes
British Institute of Sassari, Viale Trento 1/A Sassari / British Institutes
British Institute of Scafati, Via P. Melchiade, 43 Scafati / British Institutes
British Institute of Seregno, P.zza Risorgimento, 21 Seregno / British Institutes
British Institute of Siena, Via Montanini, 88 Siena / British Institutes
British Institute of Sora, Via S. Amasio, 7 Sora / British Institutes
British Institute of Stradella, Via Faravelli, 7 Stradella / British Institutes
British Institute of Sulmona, V.le Roosvelt, 14 Sulmona / British Institutes
British Institute of Taranto, Via Duca Degli Abruzzi, 11, Taranto / British Institutes
British Institute of Teramo, Via Badia, 23 Teramo / British Institutes
British Institute of Terni, Via Guglielmi, 29 Terni / British Institutes
British Institute of Tivoli, V.le Picchioni, 12/14 Tivoli / British Institutes
British Institute of Tivoli, V.le Picchioni, 12/14 Tivoli / British Institutes
British Institute of Torino, Via XX Settembre, 65 Torino / British Institutes
British Institute of Torre Annunziata, C.so Umberto I, 85 Torre Annunziata / British Institutes
British Institute of Torre del Greco, Viale Europa, 63 Torre del Greco / British Institutes
British Institute of Tortona, C.so Leoniero, 25 Tortona / British Institutes
British Institute of Tradate, Via De Simoni, 15 Tradate / British Institutes
British Institute of Trani, Via Umberto 287 Trani / British Institutes
British Institute of Trento, P.zzetta Anfiteatro, 8 Trento / British Institutes
British Institute of Treviglio, V.le Piave, 18 Treviglio / British Institutes
British Institute of Trezzano, S/N V.le L. Da Vinci, 43 Trezzano / British Institutes
British Institute of Turin, Via XX Settembre, 65 Turin / British Institutes
British Institute of Udine, Palazzo Fadalti - Viale Tricesimo 200 Sc. A Udine / British Institutes
British Institute of Varese, Via Manzoni, 3 Varese / British Institutes
British Institute of Vasto, Via Alessandrini 6/A Vasto / British Institutes
British Institute of Venafro, Via G. da Bondone, 73 Venafro / British Institutes
British Institute of Verbania, C.so Garibaldi, 52 Verbania / British Institutes
British Institute of Viareggio,Via Circonvallazione, 34 Viareggio / British Institutes
British Institute of Vibo Valentia, V.le Kennedy, 65 Vibo Valentia / British Institutes
British Institute of Vigevano, Via Biffignandi, 37 Vigevano / British Institutes
British Institute of Viterbo, Via Polidori, 26 Viterbo / British Institutes
British Institute of Voghera, Via Plana, 27 Voghera / British Institutes

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5 comments:

Jamieson said...

Inspector McHammered, I congratulate thee on such an excellent site - a vast improvement since the new management took over!.

That McManus guy was a such a lazy tosser, anyway. More power to your elbow - and your fermented yak's milk. Do you have the recipe, by the way?

The TEFL Blacklister said...

Not that Jamieson again!
"That McManus guy was a such a lazy tosser" he says with typical cheek.
Scurrillous accusation from a well known scoundrel! To make such an allegation against the inspiration and founder of this blog. Tut tut! I'll have you know that Sandy McManus is a man of influence in the Yak's Milk Cultural Association , otherwise known as the YMCA so I would strongly advise you to show a little respect.
The recipe for fermented Yak's milk was passed on to me by that noble exposer (of TEFL schools) and I've been sworn to secrecy.

planit said...

there are two sides to every story

Lisa said...

It would be helpful for me if you had included some info as to WHY you thought the British Institute schools in Italy should be blacklisted. Any chance you could do this?

Anonymous said...

I have taught for the British Institutes Rimini and I can assure you that the 'titolare', as she likes to call herself, Valentina Douglas, is a fat devious liar. She will offer you a 'contratto a tempo indeterminato' on the day of your first interview and then you discover that she pays you whenever she wants. For some teachers this means NEVER.... so much for the security that her 'contratto' is meant to give you .... In the meantime your expenses keep rolling in (rent, bills etc.)until, one day, in desperation, you leave. BUT 'titolare' tells you how sorry she is that you are leaving. Then you go to the local 'authorities' .... to find out how to force her to pay you .... well ... Good Luck! and welcome to one of the most corrupt and crazy systems in the world: Italy!