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Annie's English School

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Re: Annie's English School

Postby antarcticbeech » 06 Oct 2014, 18:33

greves wrote:
antarcticbeech wrote:I work in the same building but don't know any of the teachers there. A couple of my adult students have worked there in the past as teaching assistants. I get the impression everything is legit and professional. When I see the staff in the elevator they seem reasonably gruntled.

Lolwut?... there's more than 1 Annie's.

"I got a job at HESS."

"Oh cool, I work in the same building!"

Yeah, I don't pay attention to this kind of thing. No one else was replying and the thread was heading towards . . . the abyss! :eek: And seeing as I do work in the same building as an :D Annie’s School and do, in fact, know a couple of people quite well who have worked for the company in the past I thought I’d reply with something. More to bump the topic up to the top of the board and show a modicum of friendliness to a newcomer than anything else. Hearing the school is professional enough to organize a working visa and put money in your bank account at the end of the month is better than nothing.

Don't they usually open new MRT lines before the New Year? To paraphrase Dr McCoy, that might mean it's the last chance to see Linkou before it is contaminated by the influence of civilization.
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Re: Annie's English School

Postby Changsta » 12 Jun 2016, 23:35

How has your job been? I have an interview on Monday and was curious on other teacher's impressions of the school.
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Re: Annie's English School

Postby Ermintrude » 13 Jun 2016, 10:55

InStride247 wrote:antarticbeech: I got very excited when I read your post about MRT access. Unfortunately, there are multiple Annie English Schools. My main post is New Taipei City, Linko District, Minquan Road, #66. My recruiter says that a nearby line should be completed by the end of the month. Any knowledge on this? Google Maps doesn't show much on this fact.

Hokwongwei: I have read many horror stories of English teachers being forced to work many extra, unpaid hours. Fortunately, I am scheduled for 27.5 hours a week. My recruiter says I will need some unpaid prep time, longer to begin with of course. Other than that, there are two special days I will have to attend unpaid. I hope with the reputation and credibility I am reading about my school that I won't be forced, begrudgingly, into many extra hours that leave me feeling slighted.

That's a crazily high amount of contact hours so I'm assuming they don't expect much from you in the way of prep or marking. If you assume a 37.5 hour week, 10 hours a week isn't much time to get much done unless you are just standing around going through some book in class.
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