Site Search:
 
TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International
Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Sam Marsalli School in Santiago?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Chile
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ouroboros42



Joined: 05 Apr 2008
Posts: 10
Location: Heredia, Costa RIca

PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Sam Marsalli School in Santiago? Reply with quote

Currently searching around for my first job teaching english after getting my TEFL Cert in Costa Rica.

Saw this school on the web and was wondering if anybody works for them or has heard good/bad things.

Their website looks pretty awesome for first time teachers. Just curious to see what people know about them.

Thanks, Laura
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
SeHablaIngles



Joined: 17 Nov 2009
Posts: 35
Location: Santiago

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Sam Marsalli School in Santiago? Reply with quote

ouroboros42 wrote:
Currently searching around for my first job teaching english after getting my TEFL Cert in Costa Rica.

Saw this school on the web and was wondering if anybody works for them or has heard good/bad things.

Their website looks pretty awesome for first time teachers. Just curious to see what people know about them.

Thanks, Laura


Hi Laura,

I have never worked there and I don't know anybody that has but I've only heard bad things about them on the Santiago jungle drums.

http://www.thepulse.cl/2009/10/16/daily-news-update-teachers-strike-draws-to-an-uncertain-close/

Hope that helps,

El Profe
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
ouroboros42



Joined: 05 Apr 2008
Posts: 10
Location: Heredia, Costa RIca

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome, thank you for that article. That school is getting marked off the list. Not getting paid is definitely a deal-breaker for a place of employment.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Lunkey



Joined: 20 Jan 2008
Posts: 66
Location: Santiago

PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't work for any school that seems like a sweat shop for English (Sam Marsalli, Norte Americano, Wall Street). And if you're a native speaker, DO NOT WORK AT A SCHOOL WHERE THEY HIRE A CHILEAN TO TEACH ENGLISH! PERIOD! the school might pay OK (enough to live) but you're cutting yourself short on the better opportunities out there. keep looking
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dia



Joined: 09 Apr 2008
Posts: 92

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would disagree with that last part. I have worked for some great places that hire Chileans and wouldnt write the company off unless I met those Chileans and their level of language was horrible.
I have had a number of coworkers who I would happily refer potential students to if I were unable. Many of them have international experience or qualifications. Not all of them are going to have flawless language but I've been very surprised by the level achieved by some people who have studied abroad or studied in a bilingual school. I think the only drawback would be that not every question would be answerable or with all the exact connotations as a native speaker, however thats not everything. They also might have a special ability to communicate some things because they went through the same process themselves.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Lunkey



Joined: 20 Jan 2008
Posts: 66
Location: Santiago

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with what you're saying, but the long and short of it is that native english teachers get paid more than chilean english teachers - or rather individuals and companies are willing to pay more for a native speaker for the exact reason that you said - for everything to be answerable. so if you're working at an institute that has chilean teachers, as good as they might be, you're teaching classes to people looking to save a few bucks when there are plenty of people out there willing to pay more for a native speaker.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Chile All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2011 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Road2Spain - TEFL and Spanish with one year student visa
EBC