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Living in Rostov-on-Don and working for AKT Academy

 
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psychedelic



Joined: 11 Feb 2003
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Location: China

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:40 am    Post subject: Living in Rostov-on-Don and working for AKT Academy Reply with quote

Hello,
Can anyone tell me about Rostov-on-Don, and the AKT Language Academy? Please explain in detail.

Thanking you! Very Happy
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Gerhard E. Jene



Joined: 16 May 2003
Posts: 43
Location: London

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 2:15 pm    Post subject: Rostov-on-don Reply with quote

Rostov-on-Don has a website about the city. As for AKT, sorry, I don't know anything about them. Wish I could be of more help. Try doing a web search to find AKTs' website.
Maybe that would give you more information on who they are if at all possible. I don't know their website address. Best of luck.

Gary
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waxwing



Joined: 29 Jun 2003
Posts: 719
Location: China

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's highly likely that the OP already did such a search.
It's quite possible that no such website exists. I couldn't find it either.

Generally, if you want to find out about a school, you should be able to contact them directly, at least by email. If that's not the case, then I'm not sure I'd want to get involved with them.

Before I make the following comments, I should stress they are only my opinion and I have no knowledge of the school concerned.

About the advert that this school posted on Dave's (http://www.eslcafe.com/joblist/index.cgi?read=7276):

1. 90 roubles an hour is a joke salary, believe me. There are people in Russia making 6+ times that amount for private tuition.

2.What's more, they have the cheek to not even offer you a guaranteed minimum of hours. They 'suggest' a possible teaching load of 25-30 hrs, and that you will earn 'between' $300 and $500 a month. Well, $500 a month + accommodation is OK (although their description suggests.. oh never mind), but do the maths and see that you'd have to be teaching 40 hours a week to get near $500. I do about 25 hours a week, often less, for $100 more than that amount (same deal with free accomm.).. and I get paid whether I teach or not. And I had less than 2 months experience when I started. Also note that my location is probably even cheaper than Rostov.

All the same, a lot of people on these boards get angry when people like me accept those kind of terms.

Well, I could go on and on but really, unless I have totally misread the advert, avoid this kind of thing like the plague. Be sure to read the reports by the 2 poor guys who recently left Stavropol in the Job Information Journal.

I'm rather sorry I didn't post this message sooner. I hope nobody got shafted.
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Gerhard E. Jene



Joined: 16 May 2003
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Location: London

PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 1:22 pm    Post subject: Rostov-on-Don and AKT Reply with quote

Dear P

Look up the website http://www.geocities.com/academyakt/ or http://www.geocities.com/academyakt/akt2.htm for information on Rostov-on-Don.
Luckily, I printed this off partly for my own future reference. Apparently it may have helped you with your request. I am not sure if it actually will answer all your questions.
Only you can determine that. Good Luck. Let us know how it goes.

Gerhard
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