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Inlingua school of Monza, or the Inlingua school of Milan

 
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JTHO_23



Joined: 17 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:35 am    Post subject: Inlingua school of Monza, or the Inlingua school of Milan Reply with quote

I am considering taking a position at the Inlingua school of Monza, or the Inlingua school of Milan in Italy. I have heard mixed reviews regarding the Inlingua schools, and was wondering if anyone had any feedback?

It would be great to hear something specifically about the Monza or Milan Inlingua schools, but all feedback is welcome.

Thanks so much.
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Jetgirly



Joined: 17 Jul 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I work at an Inlingua in Northern Italy.

Advantages:
- Guaranteed minimum number of monthly hours
- Reimbursement for travel tickets (for me, this also covers personal, non-work related travel)
- Reimbursement for travel TIME upon request
- Minimal lesson preparation required
- Competitive pay rate (I make 11.11 net per hour as a newly qualified teacher, last month I took home 1400).

Disadvantages:
- Teaching mainly Business English means irregular hours and long breaks, and the secretaries aren't very interested in giving you a workable schedule even when it is possible
- No guaranteed MAXIMUM number of weekly / monthly hours (try teaching 35.5 CONTACT hours a week!)
- No resources available for teachers (grammar books, alternate text books, etc... and we have to hassle them for photocopier paper and whiteboard markers)
- No teacher development programs
- Unsupportive administration interested ONLY in the bottom line (and amazingly, they don't seem to see the connection between customer service out and dollars in)

When you train for a job at Inlingua you are instructed not to "deviate" from the Inlingua method, which they say is PPP but it is much more like audio-lingual. However, if you didn't "deviate", your students would all quit because the method is so ridiculously stupid. I know a teacher who taught using the Inlingua script word-for-word on her first day, and her student walked out of the class room into reception and asked never to be taught by her again. I deviate from the method all the time, I even leave my self-designed worksheets in the staffroom for the other teachers to use, and I haven't been hassled about it by admin.
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Boy Wonder



Joined: 29 Mar 2004
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Location: Clacton on sea

PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends if the Inlingua schools are franchises or not!

I had the misfortune to work for an Inlingua franchise school in Naples.

It was such a massive cowboy outfit they should have had western style saloon doors at the entrance and I'm suprised the owners weren't walking around wearing stetsons and cowboy hats.

Stick to non franchise schools if you feel you have to sell your soul down the river to Inlingua....!
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