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School uses threats, fraud and coercion to keep teachers (views: 9005)

Honduras (Central America) - Sun, 12 Feb 2017
Nora Zavala

Alfa y Omega bilingual school will hire you and talk a good game. They will promise to get you residency papers but never follow through and leave you high and dry out of status and subject to deportation. They knew when they hired me that my 90 day tourist visa expired in mid october but did nothing until I reminded them october 1 that they should start the process or send me out of the country on a visa run. They asked for a photocopy of my ent....

Legal Action against Christopher Anderson by Ideal English School (views: 9775)

United Arab Emirates (Asia) - Wed, 25 Jan 2017

Christopher Anderson is 100% scam. They use the name of Ideal English School, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE for scam purposes. Do not send any money. I have informed to the school authority and received e-mail from the school Principal stating that they have started an investigation. These people Christopher Anderson, Hassan Adnan, Dr.Francis Osborne are criminals. In fact, these are not there real names. These people must bring into justice. They are not ....

Re: Foshan Shimen Middle School (views: 8856)

China (Asia) - Fri, 20 Jan 2017
Pissed off

Yeah this school didn't give my my last months pay and check out the accommodation they offered. They 'couldn't send photos' cause there was a teacher 'living in the aparyment'. The place hadn't been lived in or cleaned in at minimum 6 months. Can't upload photos but trust me...it's disgusting.....

ideal English School UAE scam (views: 9771)

United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Tue, 10 Jan 2017
Qurat ul Ain

Hi All I am from Pakistan i received appointment letter from IDEAL ENGLISH SCHOOL RASUL KHAIMAH UAE. Sahara travels asked me to pay $ 1380 for processing fee. this is completely fake. So be careful Friends.Dont pay any money to these stupid scammers.You can see detail from Sahara travels e-mail given below.Best regards Qurat ul ain ATTENTION NAME: Qurat ul ain RE: VISA PROCESSING, PROCESSING OF WORK/RESIDENT PERMIT Greetings from Al Sah....

Kings College Recruitment is totally Fake (views: 8906)

Pakistan (Asia) - Tue, 03 Jan 2017
Saif Jan

Dear Colleages  I had recieved a mesage in my facebook inbox where English teachers were required for Kings College Dhubhai. According to the message I had to submit my Cv  which I sent to the email adress given in the recieved message. After  a week later I recieved an email according to which I had to give answers to three interview questions from the emailer which I answered. then after three days later I recieved another email ....

Jilin Huaqiao University of foreign Languages - Waste of Time (views: 9486)

China (Asia) - Tue, 13 Dec 2016

I am writting this post to let you know that applying for this University is a waste of your time. I find the HR department of the University very unproffesional and unwilling to help candidates and teachers.  I applyed for a teaching position at Jilin Huaqiao University several months ago. The recruiter of the HR department told me that after the interview, they would let me know something after 2 days. As she did not respond, I called her ....


China (Asia) - Mon, 28 Nov 2016

Has anyone had any experience with ICN out of New York? They are seeking people to teach in China. Seems to good to be true....

Al Manara Private School is a scam! (views: 10442)

United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Wed, 09 Nov 2016

I received an email from a person who claimed to be a HR manager for Al Manara Private school in Abu Dhabi about a English teaching position in the school. I showed interested in the job and sent over my cv. The processed followed by this person all seemed normal as he said my application was successful and he wanted to have a Skype interview with me. On the Skype interview all the normal questions you would expect in an interview were asked (the....

Al Manara Private School is a scam! (views: 7908)

(Asia) - Sun, 27 Nov 2016
Posted by Amber Robertson

I received exactly the same as replied back partly saying: Normally contracts for the U.A.E cover your flights and visa as advertised, why does it say in the contract that: Processing and traveling expenses: You will in cure all the processing fees/traveling expenses including your working documents charges and get reimbursed after two days of your arrival.Processing and traveling expenses: You will in cure all the processing fees/traveling expen....

Scam Rev Diego Miguel (views: 8815)

United Kingdom (Europe) - Sat, 29 Oct 2016
Winsome Loraine PETER

Please be aware of the scam email sent by a Rev Diego Miguel, offering employment to an ESL Teacher to teach his wife and kids. The salary offer is GBP 4500 with benefits. I did a Google check and found another website which confirmed the scam. ....

Dos Formacion SL, Spain (views: 7996)

Spain (Europe) - Sat, 29 Oct 2016
Winsome Loraine PETER

Please be aware of this Scam job offer. I was contacted by a guy posing as a director of a school called Dos Formacion SL located in Besain, Spain. He provided the name 'Mugica Ramos Marta'. He did a short interview and then sent me the contract. When I asked him about the work authorization letter from the school, he sent me the name and address of a 'lawyer' who will give me this letter - but the website of this lawyer was in Italian. This lawy....

Beware of Sri Ara Schools Scam (views: 8588)

Malaysia (Southeast Asia) - Thu, 20 Oct 2016

Hi, Jobs are being advertised for this school- the jobs dont actually exist. Contact name is Mr Aziz (who does exist) but this is someone else behind the name. Contact email address is sriarajob@post.com Made everything look legit. I contacted the school directly and spoke to the Vice principal Steve Cowen and also the admin staff and all confirmed the jobs dont exist. They have filed a police report. Thanks    ....

Kings College is a Sham! (views: 7454)

(Middle East) - Tue, 27 Sep 2016

WARNING .. KINGS COLLEGE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A SHAM. They were prepared to hire me instantly and then asked for $2,000 for processing fees. Note the hotmail address   Cheers!   Donna  ....

authenticity of appointment (views: 7919)

India (Asia) - Wed, 31 Aug 2016
Mohammad Anas

I too got mail from Christopher Anderson. I got confirmation from Original contact no. Of IES. Guys don't get confused.  Every thing is fake....

Re: Ideal English in the UAE (views: 7639)

United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Sat, 27 Aug 2016

I also received ths same mail. I tried to call Mr. Christopher but the phone was never answered. They are asking to pay USD 1380 for Visa, Insurance, work permit and residency. Also Mr. Christoper always write Emirate while it shouod be Emirates aprat from broken English on many occassion.I am confused now.....

Re: Re: Ideal English in the UAE (views: 6716)

United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Sun, 28 Aug 2016
Posted by Admin

Nothing to be confused about.  The first, and most important warning, given is: NEVER send money for the promise of employment.....

Foshan Shimen Middle School (views: 9688)

China (Asia) - Fri, 26 Aug 2016

Hi, I would just like to warn all fellow esl teachers out there that even teaching in a government school is not safe in China.   Foshan Shimen Middle School is supposed to be no1 school in Foshan. Part of the reason I accepted the job with them and overlooked a few small red flags - oops. The school lied to me from before I arrived saying things like - oh we can't get photos of the accommodation because it's occupied. However assuring me th....

Re: Foshan Shimen Middle School (views: 2277)

China (Asia) - Mon, 16 Apr 2018
Posted by Climyclad

Yeah no, Shimen claims to be #1 in Foshan but it doesn't even stand the comparison to Huaying or Dalton. Shimen is a wannabe international school operating like a Chinese gulag. I've been living in Foshan for over 15 years and I have never et anyone who had anything good to say about Shimen.....

Re: Foshan Shimen Middle School (views: 6429)

China (Asia) - Tue, 13 Dec 2016
Posted by Aaron

That absolutely sucks. I feel for you, though I'm glad I came across your post because I've just been offered an interview with them. May talk to them out of courtesy but will surely turn them away. ....

English is Fun - Bologna Warning (views: 8941)

Italy (Europe) - Wed, 24 Aug 2016

English is Fun in Bologna Italy, is running a scam offering a normal but good job offer.    They will send a contract and ask to work with their immigration Lawyer ATTY and Travel agent Sandra from Alitalia. Payments will be with Money transfer and they will keep you up to date, but keep asking for more payments, low amounts to keep you unwary. I did a search on the compamy and it came back clean untill a few days ago when it was to lat....

Re: Ideal English in the UAE (views: 7546)

(Europe) - Mon, 22 Aug 2016

Dear colleagues: I received the same emails than you from Ideal English School and Al-Sahara travels.   I have contacted the Consulate of my country in UAE and they have told me that employment visa has to be managed by the school and in NO CASE any company can ask you money for obtaining the visa in UAE. So this is clearly a SCAM. The thing is that it really exists one Ideal English School in Ras al Khaima, but they have another web site an....

TLS - Top Language School Scam for teaching in Italy - toplanguageschools@gmail.com (views: 9916)

Italy (Europe) - Sat, 06 Aug 2016

Applied to them because of the great salary, then almost fell for paying for visa but then I remembered the advice from this site about too good to be true so I checked them out.  Yes, many say it is a scam with little/no interview and then a request for money for the visa and a phone number that doesn't add up for Italy. Plus Italy is impossible to get visas for non-EU members.  Then I saw the TLS Top Language School Website which is p....

Re: Italian Language School Recruitment Scam using same number for 10+ years: +390694801641 (views: 6983)

Italy (Europe) - Mon, 08 Aug 2016
Posted by Admin

TESall Group Admin looked at the school name (TLS-Top Language School) after they paid for a premium posting. The previous free job ad, like the premium paid job ad, simply didn’t look legitimate so we did some research and found a major red flag warning. When looking further, the key is the phone number used: +390694801641 which appears for numerous language school recruitment going back to 2004 under various school names: John M....


United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Sat, 06 Aug 2016
Dr Tahira

The ESL EMPLOYMENT WEBSITE used internationally has fallen to scams and frauds. My last position on ESL was legitimate and successful, however I do not know how ESL does not know about this.  People are underestimated by their intellect - UAE is supposed to be the place to work???? Really who wants to work there - its not about the money all of the time. My question is: Who do we contact at ESL Employment or is has this become a scam website....


United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Sat, 06 Aug 2016
Posted by Stephen

I noticed the same thing on ESL Employment Website but for a Europe job, then I came here to see all this information.  I think there are a lot of ESL / TEFL sites like ESL Employment such as the one this person mentioned (http://www.totalesl.com/total-esl-scams?id=200054) who just don't care as long as they make some money.  They will post anything and an "Apply at your own risk", then they are done.  They will make their adv....

Re: Re: Ideal English in the UAE (views: 7502)

United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Sat, 30 Jul 2016

Hello , I have also got same offer from this school. But their insist to shoulder expense related to processing of work permit upfront by applicant is somewhat fishy. Kindly guide me whether to proceed for that or not ,  if you have crosschecked validity of this job offer  ....

Re: Re: Re: Ideal English in the UAE (views: 5610)

United Arab Emirates (Asia) - Wed, 25 Jan 2017
Posted by Shine

Christopher Anderson is a 100000000000000% scammer and criminal. PLEASE DO NOT send money. The school and local police authority already started an investigation. Guys, be smarter and vigilant! Christopher Anderson is 100% scammer and criminal.  Please do not send money. The school and local authority started an investigation - See more at: http://www.tefljobsoverseas.com/tefl-scams#sthash.DNn2UZpF.dpuf cChristopher Anderson is 100% scammer ....

Re: Re: Re: Ideal English in the UAE (views: 7911)

(North America) - Wed, 27 Jul 2016

Honestly, I advise you against sending any money to a school. I have enoucntered similar issues and it is best to say that you do not have the funds and cease all contact or report them to the actual school and authorities if possible (as well as the site where you found their information) to ensure that they are removed from the website. Since you gave them your documents, I would suggest getting new ones for safety purposes (new passport, lisce....

Ideal English in the UAE (views: 16593)

United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Tue, 12 Jul 2016

Hi, Has anyone had an email or responed to a school called Ideal English? Vacancy: Ideal English, Rus Al Khaimah, United arab Emerates.  A gentleman named Christopher Anderson is their international enlistment officer, which I seem to remember being the name of the HR man for the Kings Colledge Scam. Also very much like this scam they are asking for documents saying I have a good chance for getting a position with Ideal English. Again their ....

Re: Ideal English in the UAE (views: 6211)

India (Asia) - Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Posted by tom

I too got same mail. I think the sight itself is fake. because I sent clarification mail in the sight mail, and I got reply as if every thing is true and carry on processes. Nothing more about this.....

Re: Re: Ideal English in the UAE (views: 6312)

India (Asia) - Sat, 13 Aug 2016
Posted by Sobin philip

Me too got the appointment letter from Ideal English School. Asked to contact al sahara travels, al sahara travels demanding $1284 dor visa charges. I dont know what to do.plsease advice.....

Re: Ideal English in the UAE (views: 12592)

United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Posted by Julian

Hi, Please read all the info below, as I am really not sure about this, but I cannot find any bad info about them so any advice would be really appreciated. I wanted to post an update for Ideal English School, Ras Al Khaimah. So I recently received an email from the school saying they were interested in employing me and I should send all my documents and current resume to their careers and HR dept. I then received another email saying I was elega....

Re: Ideal English in the UAE (views: 8030)

United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Wed, 13 Jul 2016
Posted by Michael

What kind of documents are they asking for that makes you think it might be a scam?  Also, look at the offer.  Is it a reasonable offer?  Did they actually interview or just immediately ask for all your documents?  Finally, you can ask to speak directly to some teachers that they currently employ.....

Re: Re: Ideal English in the UAE (views: 5960)

India (Asia) - Sat, 17 Dec 2016
Posted by Bipin Musale

Hello! I also have recieved appointment letter from the Ideal English School(without any formal face-to-face or skype/telephonic interview). The letter of appointment was erroneous. They ammended the errors after pointing them out. Now they are asking for USD 1300 for visa processing. This is not first time I am going out of my country for work. I was not asked for money by the employer organisation earlier. The matter is suspicious.....

Re: Re: Ideal English in the UAE (views: 11133)

United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Thu, 21 Jul 2016
Posted by Julian Dalton

Hi, So here is the final installment of yet another scam. Yesterday I visited the web site these guys have put together and I have to say it is very convincing. I decided to try and connect with other teachers and also tried admin and HR. But none of the links worked so I emailed Mr Christopher Anderson and asked for links to other teachers. I also asked him to supply info about himself online as there is no connection anywhere linking him with t....

Ideal English School in UAE is a Scam (views: 7236)

United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Sat, 10 Sep 2016

Hi Julian,  I have also been contacted by Ghristoper Anderson on behave of "Ideal English School" in Ras ALKAIMA, UAE. He offered me a handsome contract to teach English at Ideal English Schhool in Ras AL KAhaima, UAE. He refered me to Hassan Adnan at Sahara Travel , who in turn assked me to send 1380$ as the work permit and processing fees of my visa. I replied That I would send a friend of mine in Ras AlKhaima to pay the fees in perso....

Re: Re: Re: Ideal English in the UAE (views: 6421)

India (Asia) - Wed, 31 Aug 2016
Posted by Mohammad Anas

hello. Exactly same mail I have got from Christopher Anderson. I have crosschecked and found it fake. I think so many people have got same mail. Genuine company never ask money in advance.  Be careful. ....

Language Training Center Astana, KAZAKHSTAN (views: 8283)

Kazakhstan (Asia) - Sat, 09 Jul 2016
Fiat Justitia

LTC is owned and operated by a sociopath who changes teachers’ schedules, housing arrangements and contracts often without a moment’s notice. He relies upon his family’s wealth and political clout, the remoteness of Astana and relative expense of obtaining work permits to dissuade teachers from objecting to these sudden changes – in addition to having nearly every foreign member of staff on a different contract and with di....


Italy (Europe) - Tue, 21 Jun 2016
Suzanne Leigh

Beware the below advert currently posting on ESL Job World and ESL Employment  Scammers are posing as UK SCHOOL, Piacenza, Italy I have contacted the school and they had already become aware of it and reported it to the authorities.   LANGUAGE TEACHERS URGENTLY NEEDED (EU AND NON EU) Description: We are looking for a hard working and enthusiastic Language teachers to urgently join our reputable team. We teach English, Italian, S....


(North America) - Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Posted by Mary Diamond

I am in the process of arranging travel to Piacenza to begin teaching with UK School in Piacenza.  How do I know if it is legit or not? I have already begun my visa application and am about to purchase my plane ticket.  ....


Italy (Europe) - Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Posted by Admin

Here is some good advice: http://www.totalesl.com/blog/advice-on-avoiding-teaching-job-scams  ....


Colombia (South America) - Wed, 20 Jul 2016
Posted by Ana

Are you positive it is a scam? I had an interview with video and apparently the person who interviewed me also comes out in a picture on the facebook page for that school.....


Mexico (North America) - Mon, 27 Jun 2016
Posted by Erick

How did you know it was an scam? I have recivied that offer too.....


Italy (Europe) - Mon, 27 Jun 2016
Posted by Admin

It seems the user is saying they contact the school directly and they said they never placed the ad so the scammers were probably using them as a front.  Easiest way to determine this, if they are using a gmail/hotmail account, is to go to the school's website and contact them directly or ask for an email that uses their school web domain name.  ....


Italy (Europe) - Tue, 21 Jun 2016
Posted by Mark

Did those websites remove them or respond to the report of a scam?  Seems they always have a lot of scam school posting on their sites.....

Re: Kings College Dubai (kingscollegedubai.com) Update (views: 8065)

Vietnam (Southeast Asia) - Mon, 30 May 2016
Julian Dalton

Hi,  I just wanted to post an update to this scam. Today I have replied to the emails from their so called visa office with some angry comments and saying that I know they are scammers. I received this email back from them, which confirms them as scammers "May God punish you" so I beleive their game is up. They have all my documents and there is nothing I can do about that but please mail this link to other Teaching sites to stop these peopl....

Re: Re: Kings College Dubai (kingscollegedubai.com) Update (views: 6645)

Online (Online) - Tue, 31 May 2016
Posted by aldo

  I just want to confirm that they are indeed scammers.  I sent several E mails to them in which they replied with insulting subject headlines. I sent them no info, told them they must pay for the work permit and that was the signal to them their game was up.  They responded with the job is not yours.  I then told them that they were being listed as scammers and they turned more abusive as I said.   Don't waste your time ....

Scam alert: Kings College Dubai (views: 8860)

United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Sun, 29 May 2016
Sichile Msamati

I as many others have been offered an ESL job at this institution. I was offered the position on the basis of my CV only and jo interview was conducted. The place doesnt seem legit at all. I was told I had a week to submit documents for visa purposes or I will be replaced. I was then asked to send their legal division $1200 to process my paperwork quickly. I have a relative who worked in HR in several companies in Dubai and I was told out right t....

Be Aware of these rumor makers (views: 7582)

China (Asia) - Mon, 16 May 2016

John O’shei, Jerry, Dr.Turnoi and ScamKnight seem to have nothing to do except spreading bad rumors about Guangzhou Worlda and other ESL teacher employers in China. They can not make a success in ESL career, and they don’t want others to come to China to make their success. Those four notorious guy have been expelled by Chinese Immigration Office and knocked out by ESL employers in China. You need to be careful about what they said on....

Kings College Dubai (kingscollegedubai.com) (views: 13633)

United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Sat, 14 May 2016
Todd MacDonald

Not sure if this is a scam or not but something about their website (www.kingscollegedubai.com) which looked so simple and had no working links to social media, etc., and their ad makes me think it is a scam so bewar The job posting: We are looking for English teachers in Dubai, salary $3900 USD per month Tax Free + other benefits.  Minimum requirements are as follows :- Between the age of 22 and 58. Passport valid for minimum of one year. M....

Re: Kings College Dubai (kingscollegedubai.com) Scam? (views: 6701)

Vietnam (Southeast Asia) - Mon, 30 May 2016
Posted by Julian Dalton

Hi,   I received the very same job offer without an interview and on the strengnth of my resume. I followed through and sent all my documents including copies of passports and university cirtificates. But the next step started the alarm bells ringing. They asked me to forward my documents to their visa and work permit office which I did only to be asked to pay over $2000 for costs within a week or the position would be passed on to the next ....

More on Kings College Scam (views: 6754)

United Arab Emirates (Middle East) - Sat, 28 May 2016
Posted by aldo

I got an e mail stating  I had 1 week to reply to them if I wanted the job. Besides the grammar mistakes contained in the reply there was another big scam sign: contact the following e mail to get a labor permit.  What do you want to bet this is just another 411 Nigerian Scam?   These type of scum really infuitrate me.   Exercise caution with these scammers. They want jpegs and your info up front.....

Re: Kings College Dubai (kingscollegedubai.com) (views: 6954)

United States (North America) - Fri, 27 May 2016
Posted by Philip

Hello fellow teachers, I recently received an email stating that I was entirely approved without any interview for a teaching post with Kings College Dubai as well. In my opinion, the message has all the hallmarks of a scam. Foremost, I agree that NOBODY gives someone a position of any sort without an interview. Every position I have applied to has involved several emails and ultimately a Skype interview, from Taiwan to Myanmar to the UAE. Furthe....

Re: Kings College Dubai (kingscollegedubai.com) (views: 7713)

Online (Online) - Thu, 26 May 2016
Posted by t

I was offered an appointment without a proper interview.  This did not sit well with me.  No one gives anyone a job without an interview.        ....

Malaysia ESL Recruitment Scam - Haziq Akmal Hamza (views: 8012)

Malaysia (Southeast Asia) - Sun, 01 May 2016
Malaysia ESL Recruitment Scam - Haziq Akmal Hamza

The job posting is below and the email is eslrecruitment2015@outlook.com.  The person (Mr. Haziq Akmal Hamza) is the same name that posted another Malaysian school scam (see https://www.tesall.com/esl-tesol-scams?id=186613).  Beware this individual.   ESL teaching job offer in Malaysia By: Mr. Haziq Akmal Hamza < eslrecruitment2015@outlook.com > Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 Location: Malaysia (Southeast Asia) Hello,   ....

Heathfield International School Scam (views: 8141)

Thailand (Southeast Asia) - Sat, 09 Apr 2016

Greetings, I came across your website and boy am I glad I did. I recently was contacted by a school in Thailand that claims they found my CV on indeed.com. The school is called Heathfield International School. After three days of sending emails back and forth and after answering a quite lengthy, ambiguous questionnaire, they sent me a contract and hired me without even asking for a proper interview. I emailed them inquiring about this and asked f....

Re: Heathfield International School Scam (views: 6980)

Thailand (Asia) - Wed, 27 Apr 2016
Posted by Dan

Hi, Aimee. Heathfield is a real international school here in Bangkok. However, given that it is generally regarded as a tier 3 or lower tier 2 school (assuming that international schools can be classified in this way), the amount you cited is unusually high for them. Most of the decent mid-tier schools would offer that as a starting salary, but certainly not their smaller competitors. I'm surprised you didn't simply check their website, wher....