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Idiomas Linguistics Vs ICI

 
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hiddenninja



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:39 pm    Post subject: Idiomas Linguistics Vs ICI Reply with quote

I have an interview at Idiomas Linguistics and ICI....any experiences with these schools? Any advice?

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BadBeagleBad



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What city are you in? If you are in Mexico City I have a couple of ideas for you.
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Prof.Gringo



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Idiomas Linguistics Vs ICI Reply with quote

hiddenninja wrote:
I have an interview at Idiomas Linguistics and ICI....any experiences with these schools? Any advice?


Sounds like business EFL... If so, be very weary and get everything in writing. Many, if not most of the so-called business EFL "schools" are just some shoe-string operation being run off of a day planner, business cards, a laptop and a prepaid cell phone.

Ask for a contract, get everything in writing and even then take it all with a large grain of proverbial salt Shocked
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EFLeducator



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:11 am    Post subject: Re: Idiomas Linguistics Vs ICI Reply with quote

hiddenninja wrote:
I have an interview at Idiomas Linguistics and ICI....any experiences with these schools? Any advice?


Prof.Gringo wrote:
Sounds like business EFL... If so, be very weary and get everything in writing. Many, if not most of the so-called business EFL "schools" are just some shoe-string operation being run off of a day planner, business cards, a laptop and a prepaid cell phone.

Ask for a contract, get everything in writing and even then take it all with a large grain of proverbial salt Shocked


Great advice and incredible insight Prof. Gringo. Thanks as always.
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J Sevigny



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I worked at ICI back in the day. Their major client was Hewlett Packard, way out on the Pereferico. I imagine that may have changed some since HP has cut back so drastically (but I don't know). Pay was decent although not always on time. It wasn't run on a shoestring by any means. They were bringing in big bucks, but it was money, rather than education, that the owner was most interested in. It's like any other business EFL school. If you get a lot of hours you can make very good money. If not, you might starve to death, or end up living on the street and bathing in the fountains along Plaza Tapatio. Not a terrible experience for me, but I would bet that things have changed.
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J Sevigny



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little change from my last post on ICI. While applying for another job the institute just gave me a very bad and very dishonest reference. I believe this is due to difficulties I had with the owner. My advice about working at ICI remains the same as in my previous post. When I was there many hours were offered and pay was good. But I wanted to mention what appears to be a bit of "vindictive referencing" against me. Always a risk with employers of all kinds, but I don't appreciate the dishonesty.
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katedana



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:32 pm    Post subject: ICI changes since 2006? Reply with quote

Posting in a 6 year old thread... wondering if anyone has had recent (2011 to now) experience with ICI in Guadalajara? They still seem to be working with Business English gigs vs. schools. Any insights, etc are appreciated. Thanks!
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Isla Guapa



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: ICI changes since 2006? Reply with quote

katedana wrote:
Posting in a 6 year old thread... wondering if anyone has had recent (2011 to now) experience with ICI in Guadalajara? They still seem to be working with Business English gigs vs. schools. Any insights, etc are appreciated. Thanks!


Your calendar is a bit off. This thread was started in January 2012.
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katedana



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: ICI changes since 2006? Reply with quote

Your calendar is a bit off. This thread was started in January 2012.[/quote]

You're correct, it appears I was looking at another user's join date. Now that this is clarified, anyone....any experience? THANK YOU
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Prof.Gringo



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:35 am    Post subject: Re: Idiomas Linguistics Vs ICI Reply with quote

EFLeducator wrote:
hiddenninja wrote:
I have an interview at Idiomas Linguistics and ICI....any experiences with these schools? Any advice?


Prof.Gringo wrote:
Sounds like business EFL... If so, be very weary and get everything in writing. Many, if not most of the so-called business EFL "schools" are just some shoe-string operation being run off of a day planner, business cards, a laptop and a prepaid cell phone.

Ask for a contract, get everything in writing and even then take it all with a large grain of proverbial salt Shocked


Great advice and incredible insight Prof. Gringo. Thanks as always.


Glad to be of service to the EFL community in Mexico Cool
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