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Y Vamos



Joined: 31 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:53 am    Post subject: European Academy Reply with quote

Hi. Has anyone taught at the European Academy on Paseo Colon? How is it?
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yarrowworld



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:49 am    Post subject: european academy Reply with quote

The EA is a unique place. I worked there in 2003 for about three months or so perhaps it has changed since I know that management has and a new site has opened I believe in Escazu. But what I think would remain true is the teaching technique. In the beginning levels the students learn to speak English at a very rapid rate through repetition and more repetition, and it is expected that the teacher be very animated and even a bit theatrical in their presentation. There is a brief but decent training and then you are pretty much on your own, very little teacher support or provided materials. The way they schedule teachers is unique too, you have a different set of classes every week so its nice flexibility but a little unreliable. The building is very fancy but I felt it was about show and not a whole lot of substance. But they accept just about anybody to work so a great place really especially for travelers. Let me know if you would like more info on this or San Jose or other places to work
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Y Vamos



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I once talked to the director but didn't teach there. Yeah, it seemed that they would train you for a couple of weeks and then place you without asking for any credentials. I just wanted to see what it was like. What was the pay scale and hours they gave you? Thanks for the info.
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