EF English First - Terrible pay | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "Terrible pay"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EF English First full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you want to get into teaching and have NO experience, you can do their 120-hour course and get some background in teaching EFL for free.

    Cons

    There are lots of negatives. Firstly, if you don't have a TESOL or Celta qualification you have to do a 120-hour course that won't necessarily have any validity outside of EF schools. You don't get a contract until you complete this. Fine, you may say, if you're just starting out in EFL teaching. After all, the course is free. Better to do a course that you can use to find work after your summer work is over though. In...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay better. Be open about what you're offering the teacher for their valuable work.

    EF English First2019-03-04

    EF English First Response

    March 19, 2019Vice President

    Thank you for your post. Many new teachers do begin their TEFL careers with EF and benefit from the extensive training, support and development opportunities we provide. A basic TEFL qualification is required of all teachers, even those with previous teaching experience. Please note ...

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  1. "A good place to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EF English First full-time

    Pros

    Legal visas etc., paid on time, good pastoral care.

    Cons

    No cons that you wouldn't find in most other jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe employ some older people so there is more of a mix.

    EF English First2019-02-10

    EF English First Response

    March 24, 2019Vice President

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us. Our legal, finance and engagement teams work hard to make sure our teachers are well cared for and that our employment practices are fair and in line with the local government rules and regulations. We also try to give our teachers ...

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  2. "a great year"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at EF English First full-time

    Pros

    great experience to see other cultures

    Cons

    poor management, but only in my centre

    EF English First2019-03-20

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