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HAS ANYONE EVER THOUGHT ABOUT OPENING AN ESL SCHOOL IN PERU?

 
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miamimaestro



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:27 pm    Post subject: HAS ANYONE EVER THOUGHT ABOUT OPENING AN ESL SCHOOL IN PERU? Reply with quote

Just throwing this question out there? What do you think some of the barriers would be to opening up a school in Peru? Do you think an ESL school would be successful in Peru?
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course they' be succesful. There are heaps here. The problem is the tons of red tape here. Have you been to Peru? Just getting a resident visa is a pain, let alone trying to open a school. If you're really intersted in Peru, try www.expatperu.com or www.livinginperu.com Feel free to PM me.

I have a friend interested in opening one. He's David on expatperu.com

Good luck
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Prof.Gringo



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have thought about it. I am living in Mexico City and an American friend and I are talking about getting a school going here. I would prefer Peru, though.

Any idea how much one would need for start up? I would be in Lima. I would want to have a mix of mostly Peruvian and a few native speaker teachers. Open 6 days a week, all the normal school stuff and whatnot.
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miamimaestro



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:56 pm    Post subject: COSTS? Reply with quote

Well?? Off the top of my head, you can probably rent a good location for about $500. a month. There is no need to buy a location. Rent is very cheap in Lima. Of course, it also depends where your school will be located at? It depends who you want your customers to be? You can open up a school in Miraflores and teach to the Gringos or the well to do Peruvians. On the other hand, you can open up a place in one of the "conos" and teach to the new rich. Last time I was in Peru it seemed to me that Lima was decentrilizing and the new up and coming rich were now located in one of the 4 "conos." The last time I went to "el cono Norte" I was suprised with the huge population that lived out there? Very humble people but I hear that they are the population that are up and coming. "El rey de las papas, etc....."
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naturegirl321



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget about all the paperwork yhou have to get, plus supplies, paying for teachers, about five usd an hour.

see www.expatperu.com for more info.
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sistaray



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it would boil down to your patience for, and adeptness at, palm greasing and red tape slashing.
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rucontent



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was already thinking about this kind of cause of the things i've heard about some less then fair contracts out their. Like you can't do anything thing else while your here or after you leave....um no thank you
But what do i know?

I'm thinking of just being a waiter and figuring how to work in the ESL thing.
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