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Cornerstones Language and Learning Centre, Doha

 
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Taiwanlight Zone



Joined: 24 Feb 2007
Posts: 23
Location: Danshui, Taiwan

PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject: Cornerstones Language and Learning Centre, Doha Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I've just seen an ad for the above company. Haven't been able to find anything on the net about them. Anyone heard anything about them, good or bad?

Thanks in advance.
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millie18



Joined: 23 Oct 2007
Posts: 183

PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

been here 4+ years never heard of them.

Try asking on Qatarliving.com
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battleshipb_b



Joined: 14 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's run by a rich sheikh. Ive heard most of their clients are corporate.
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lollaerd



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is owned by a rich 19 or 20 year old member of the ruling family who uses his connections and has no clue how to run a school. One teacher went to the labor court to claim unpaid wages but the issue was settled out of court. Another teacher is owed over 100,000 riyals but will never see his money as his residency was canceled. The premises are state of the art but the teachers are underpaid or have payment issues. The assistant is a prancer who has no clue about running a school either. They need to get a good management team, pay teachers on time and well and provide appropriate benefits. Otherwise it will just remain another rinky dink language school.
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Taiwanlight Zone



Joined: 24 Feb 2007
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Location: Danshui, Taiwan

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone for the replies. Think I'll give it a pass ...
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It's Scary!



Joined: 17 Apr 2011
Posts: 824

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The assistant is a prancer who has no clue about running a school either.


Now, who in the world would agree to work for a Qatari sheikh with a reindeer as an assistant? If that's not the silliest management combination!

It's crazy, I tells ya!
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wilberforce



Joined: 27 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This place wasn't here when I used to live here. Nobody I know works there.
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FunGus



Joined: 10 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine is working there part-time now, and says things are slightly better than they used to be.

It seems that they have gotten rid of the old management and have some new people in place.

Supposedly, they have more work than teachers at the moment and are looking to recruit some new full-time native speakers.

Still owned by the same Sheikh, though.
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wilberforce



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how come people quit and how come people are owed money.

Time will tell if this is a good place or not.
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FunGus



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It appears that time has already told Wink.

I take back what I said earlier--they've got rid of the better management and are putting the old management (who, from all accounts of their organizational / management skills, couldn't arrange a turd in a toilet) back into place.
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wilberforce



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I mean. I heard they started out well, got rid of a good admin person and went downhill from thereon.

That's the way the wind blows.
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blastermill



Joined: 30 Aug 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gone out of business. The phone is disconnected.
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