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Flight of the Conchords


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Stupid Language School Names

Just a bit of harmless fun about silly names for schools. Einstein where are you? Come back all is forgiven. There are quite a few language school owners who should have taken advice on what is regarded as a funny, daft, stupid or simply downright ridiculous name for their school. I'd take a good second look at any school that had a silly name. For starters and in no particular order of stupidity we have this month on Saint Sperling's money machine:
  1. Cactus TEFL (for silly pricks?)
  2. British Hills, Fukishima Japan (you may well need to head for them - the hills that is)
  3. Native Tongue, Ibague Colombia (perhaps a local delicacy)
  4. Sunflower Language School, Taiwan (perhaps the owner's a bit slippery)
  5. Reach To Teach, Taiwan (unable to reach the owner on pay day?)
  6. Face to Face English, (er not exactly as they are looking for online teachers so it'll be more like Screen to Screen)
  7. Apollo Education and Training, (IH) Vietnam (because so many teachers get the rocket)
  8. Jump Start Language School, (because the school car is always breaking down)
  9. DD Dragon English School, Taiwan (the boss is a bit fiercesome)
  10. Canterbury English, Madrid Spain (that's a new accent on me. What's wrong with Essex English or Chav's English. Ain't good ennuf for yer?)
  11. Wing Inc. Chiba Japan (you may well need to do a runner)
  12. Safe Passage, Guatemala City Guatemala (you may need a bit of protection)
  13. Spring Pond Cultural Group, Taipei County, Taiwan (English for scuba divers after all you never know when you'll need it underwater)
  14. EF Bogor, Indonesia (reminds me of Thomas Crapper who apparently invented the bog. It does have a certain ring to it)
  15. ABC PLUS, Nagoya, Japan (for remedial businessmen). Perhaps the Headmaster can help out (whoops, was told not to mention the Headmaster or Sandy will get a right good spanking)

That's just for starters. I'm sure Sandy would agree that a prize of a litre of fermented Yak's milk should be sent to the winning entry.

Inspector McHammered of the Lard


Anonymous said...

How about the Bing Bang Boom Club, though it went bust a couple of years ago.

Guy Courchesne said...

There's one in Cuernavaca, Mexico that gives me a chuckle...

Useful English Systems

Anonymous said...

Just noticed on Dave's an advert from Dive in Languages in the East of Germany (near Erfurt/Jena. They should link up with the scuba outfit Spring Pond Cultural Group in Taiwan.

The TEFL Blacklister said...

I've just unearthed a treasure trove of memorable names in ........:
Happy Place, Taiwan
Disney English, Taiwan
Curious Monkey, Taiwan
Joy English, Taiwan
Kid Castle, Taiwan
Pumkin English, Taiwan
Snoopy Language Center, Taiwan

What is it about Taiwan?

and the funniest joker of them all is well known by our blacklist sleuths, the one and only "Shane English School".

LostInSpace said...

Brazil brings up the rear with the colourful yet incomprehensible Pink and Blue Freedom.