G8way_2_China wrote:Indeed, I agree. This is lamentable, particularly for organizations such as ours which are very much professional and genuine, but who, despite this, aren't trusted because of Internet scams.
systematic wrote:You can rest assured that the hundreds of Catholic schools in the region have no reason not to accept certificates gained through study with IEERA partners .
You will have to accept the semantics as 'gospel' and in good 'faith' I'm afraid. We subscribe wholly to Christian precepts and have no hidden agendas. The fact that they might not all figure on our internal list of universities and TESOL institutes is no indication that they are not accepted, just that they are not known to us (and they can easily rectify that). We are not an accrediting agency (none exist for TESOL) and we make no recommendations, it is just an indication for our member schools and colleges that the TESOL organisations do exist, are wholly legal, and are not diploma mills, travel firms, or job agencies masquerading as course providers.G8way_2_China wrote: I'm not entirely convinced that there isn't a hint of sarcasm clandestinely concealed within the above sentence.
There was also nothing in my posting that even hinted otherwiseG8way_2_China wrote:Our programs are likewise available to individuals of all faiths...
I know you do, and that is where the initial confusion arose - my first impression was that your site was focussed primarily on the sale of franchises than of TESOL Teacher Training courses, but fortunately your connections with i-to-i convinced me otherwise.G8way_2_China wrote:We have a Franchise and Strategic Alliance Program you will find very appealing.
The EDBA has its own Faculty of Teacher Training which includes internal TKT and TESOL programmes exclusively for the 4,000+ staff of its own schools; it does not and can not engage in any commerce.G8way_2_China wrote:Let me know if you're willing to put your money where your mouth is.
I don't think that really matters here, there are not a lot of people following the thread, but for anyone that is, it is a healthy discourse, entertaining, and informative.G8way_2_China wrote:I don't mean to go off on topical tangent and such a discussion is unlikely appropriate within the space of this particular forum,
Almost right again, but it is a one way commerce, its costs us money to run, we don't make any out of it, and it is not our intention to do so. It may, as you say, not necessarily stand in the way of a possible collaboration.G8way_2_China wrote:Your non-commercial status (which in its purest form is, with all due respect, hardly feasible)
We don't, but 'partnerships' in the past have been considered and that is precisely why, with the gracious help of one of the world's leading establishments of higher education, we created our own department of English in our training faculty, and why I spend a lot of time in most of the countries of southeast Asia, India and Australia organising exchange programmes for teacher development.G8way_2_China wrote: I'm sure you have a network of partners and/or reliable contacts who offer English training services to the public.
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