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BPEC - Casablanca, Morocco

 
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barrymichael



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: BPEC - Casablanca, Morocco Reply with quote

My wife and I recently completed one year teaching ESL at the Business and Professional English Center (BPEC) in Casablanca, Morocco. Although there were occasional inefficiencies in direction and information, we were overall very pleased with the Center and its staff. I believe they are looking for native English speaking teachers, and we recommend BPEC as a supportive and rewarding experience. We also recommend Morocco as a country to live for its amazing array of architecture and arts, and for some of the warmest people we've encountered anywhere.
Barry and Nancy
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mitsui



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is it the same Yemeni running it?
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barrymichael



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:36 pm    Post subject: BPEC Reply with quote

Riyad Mugawer (who is Yemeni) is BPEC's founder. However, the day to day operations of the Casablanca school are run by his daughter, Leena Mugawer.
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mitsui



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you work with an English woman from Wolverhampton?
If not, she used to work there.
I heard about it from her.
Some things were annoying but not so bad.
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barrymichael



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:42 am    Post subject: BPEC Reply with quote

No, I didn't know her. She must have left before 2012.
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barrymichael



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:45 am    Post subject: BPEC Reply with quote

On second thought, there was one woman, who I think is British, who worked part time. She may be from Wolverhampton. She has a Turkish husband and young child.
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mitsui



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, this woman was older when I knew her back in 1999.
She would have been at least 50 by then.
She had her gripes about BPEC but did not quit.
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Solar Strength



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mitsui wrote:
No, this woman was older when I knew her back in 1999.
She would have been at least 50 by then.

She had her gripes about BPEC but did not quit.


She could be dead now. A lot of TEFL'ers die in their 60s.
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randytheringworm



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was there for a few months in 1998.

i think that I remember the older British lady. Her name was Jo ( short for Josephine?)

The director was an interesting character but I couldn't work with/for him. On the other hand that was a long time ago and people can change. Perhaps the fact that the school is still running after all these years speaks in his favor.
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mitsui



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that is her.
She also worked at English First in Casablanca.
We worked there together.
She had quite an accent. She was from Wolverhampton.

Yeah, since BPEC is still around, that does say something.
There are other places, like the British Council or Amideast, but it is hard to say which is better.
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RowanPike1



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BPEC doesn't seem to have a website.
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