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Saturday, May 31, 2008

AES Academy of English Studies Folkestone

Academy of English Studies Folkestone,
8 Cheriton Place, Folkestone,
Kent, CT20 2AZ - UK

Avoid this place like the plague. The Inspector has received a number of tip offs over the past year. This outfit is owned by Riad Touah and Karen Touah.

Apparently, AES is run like the Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Karen Touah would appear to be a total headcase and suffering from the usual ego power trip that is unfortunately endemic in TEFL. Riad isn't a native speaker and unfortunately a little birdy has told the Inspector that Karen isn't a very good teacher.

No matter she's probably very good at accounting.

Get your barge poles out and don't say you haven't been warned by your noble sleuth.

Inspector McHammered of the Lard in Pamplona, Spain
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The Tefl Tradesman said...

Oh come on, dear Inspector - this is very lax of you! We need details, details, please!!

Without some sort of evidence, there is little chance of the shit sticking. So get your hands dirty and dig out some of that malodorous stuff, so that we can all give it a good whiff.

Sandy McAnus said...

Haaah!!! I nearly wet myself looking at the cringe-inducing video posted by this school on YouTube.

You MUST watch this!!

I haven't laughed so much for weeks!!!

ru said...

inspector- how do i get in touch with you? I need some ESL advice!

Inspector Mchammered of the Lard said...

The moment your beloved sleuth nods off for a quick forty winks that rogue Sandy McManus pops up and demands to see evidence, hard facts and details, no doubt thinking that the Inspector deserves a good cucumbering for letting his perfectly decent blog go to seed.
Well the only known remedy to sloth is a fermented yak's milk enema. Even Paul Lowe would shift a bit sharpish after one of those.
Loved the Youtube clip!

Inspector Mchammered of the Lard said...

"inspector- how do i get in touch with you? I need some ESL advice!"

Sorry Ru but The Inspector would no doubt "rue" (sic) the day he exposed his IP, so the answer is Никогда.

Ru said...

HAHA! That's fair Inspector; well, then in that case -can I ask a question here? I've never seen any posts about INTERAC recruiting. Do you have anything to say about them?

Inspector Mchammered of the Lard said...

No I don't. Who are they?

Anonymous said...

TDM language college in Wuhan is the worst ESL sweatshop ever!I have been waiting for my reimbersment for visa fees and travel expenses for four months and we(the four teachers in my flat) had to wait 3 months for a working computer promised in our contract.Even the chinese TAs are leaving this rathole!