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Lux



Joined: 30 Nov 2011
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:56 am    Post subject: Midwest Education group Reply with quote

I'm considering on getting a 4 week tesol certificate (with a teaching practicum) with Midwest Education group to teach in Kuwait. I've taught in South Korea for 2 years and I'm interested in teaching in the Middle East.

What does anyone know about this group?
Are they reputable? (I am well aware that the best known TESOL is a CELTA and the benefits of a CELTA - this just came up)
Is their TESOL certificate worth anything or is it a scam?

Thanks!
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helenl



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not familiar with Kuwait but for most of the rest of the GCC don't waste your time or money on a certificate that won't get you anywhere.

As has been posted before, the best jobs are those for related MA's with relevant post grad experience (3+ years usually is the minimum requirement).

In order to work anywhere in the GCC you need the relevant legal documents (residency/work permits etc.) which the bottom feeder employers (which might be interested in a minimal qualified employee) will NOT provide, they probably won't pay in full or on time and with no benefits. The GCC is not a cheap place to live.
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Lux



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I figured. I was wondering about Midwest Education Group as a job recruiter though. They seem to be spamming a number of boards and I'm wondering how they are as a recruiter/employer.
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helenl



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Generally, reputable schools (ADEC in Abu Dhabi being a notable exception) don't use recruiters in the GCC - you apply directly to the school via their website
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DirtGuy



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were in contact with me several times and wanted the higher ups to talk with me. Then I never heard from anyone there again.

Has anyone ever gotten a job with them?

DirtGuy
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gelynch52ph



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:16 am    Post subject: Midwest Education Group Reply with quote

I have learned that they are a recruiting agency for Education Experts (EdEx) and RE: EdEx...run far far away...They don't pay, they do lie and any number of other bad things they can think of they will do.
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