Little Czech List – Language Corps

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Czechlister’s Overall Impression: “Only if I’m desperate!”

Course Dates:

“To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.”

Does not actually list any start dates.

Prices:

$1995USD

Accommodation Prices:

“Shared apartment accommodations are available near the Training Center for an additional cost of approximately US$390 to $535.”

Price For Me:

$2385-2530USD

Accommodation Details:

Pre-arranged, one bedroom in shared furnished apartment with other trainees. Not a lot of specific details – how far from the school? Wifi? No photos or average prices listed.

Accreditation:

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited (see here)

“BBB has determined that LanguageCorps, Inc. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.”

Job Assistance:

One mention on the front page:

“The TESOL Certification Program includes:

  • TESOL Certification Program
  • Job placement assistance”

Visa Support:

No mention

Course Hours/Details:

4 weeks, 140 hours, 6 hours teaching practice

“In addition to classroom instruction in effective EFL teaching principles and techniques, you will learn how to plan lessons, conduct effective classroom activities, and implement what you have learned in practice teaching sessions with local EFL students.”

No other details listed

Graduate Resources:

None found, but there was a page of “Teacher Blogs” – graduates who keep blogs that they’ve linked to. I could potentially contact some graduates this way.

Little things:

None really mentioned.

CZECHLISTED! 

Language Corps is a big program with multiple schools in many countries, so I could understand a lack of specifics listed on their main pages. But they went through the trouble of making a section special for each school, and then forgot to include any of the details! Doesn’t mean they’re a scam necessarily, but I’d rather go to a smaller school that isn’t fighting other branches for resources with a big company. Plus the price is a bit high, for no reason that I can see. Job assistance and visa support are really important, and were barely addressed. For all these reasons, I say – not for me, thank you! I’ve got better options on the horizon.

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