Some clips of Flight of the Conchords. "Business Time" and "Jenny" are partcularly great. Two very talented and funny Kiwis!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Serious Teachers

The following request was posted on the Berlitz, Istanbul thread concerning Serious Teachers. The Inspector feels that the criticism is justified. The Serious Teachers' site looks amateur and tacky and a number of the schools are decidedly dodgy. If you really are a serious teacher then do yourself a big favour and get a seriously long bargepole out or you could be in for a very serious shock.

"I noticed that a lot of these scam jobs start at As a language school human resources director, I have to give my 2 cents about scam. Beware of
In my experience, I have posted 1 job ad on their site for the "free trial". Within 2 days, I received over 60 "form emails" about "interested teachers" though nowhere in the email was the teacher speaking directly to us about our ad. That being said, EVERY link in the email redirected me to a "pay" page to contact any teacher on the list. Funny enough, when we actually did contact some of the teachers, they had no idea who we were and after being directed to our ad, they stated they were not interested.

To me, this is a scam...they bait schools with 'interested' applicants and then ask for money to contact them. In addition, they allow absolutely NO information whatsoever to be communicated...with or without contact information.
October 14, 2008 8:51 AM
Anonymous said...

Dear Inspector:

Could you start a new thread with the last comment here about I would like to add my 2 cents without burying the Berlitz Istanbul info in unrelated info.