All I can add to this discussion is a cut and paste of an email with the email chain I sent Dave after I was scammed when I applied for a teaching position in Spain and the absolute radio silence from his side is and was quite disturbing.
For those of you who haven't experienced a bout of scamming I must confess it was quite embarrassing to be sucked into a almost bottomless money grabbing pit and even more so as I have been traveling for better part of my adult life.
I should have seen the first red flag a mile away when I had my first "interaction" via skype on my laptop with the scammers because there was no face from their side even though I asked so glib and eel like they are and if I had seen a face I would have bolted because it would have been Senegalese as I later discovered.
Besides Dave you folk are are the first I am telling this story to as I still feel so stupid to have fallen for this scam.
Anyways just be awake vigilant and trust now one.
FW: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch and much more teachers are urgently needed in Alicante, Spain.
maaliq mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org
12/13/2019 7:22 PM
This is an urgent message please see below, as I have been scammed by a post that was posted on your site, I lost a bit of money but I fear for others.
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From: maaliq mitchell <email@example.com
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2019 5:26:41 PM
Subject: RE: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch and much more teachers are urgently needed in Alicante, Spain.
Dear Mr. Quereda Leguey,
Thank you for your prompt reply regards my wish to work with you and your esteemed language school, much appreciated.
I look forward to our conversation via skype and please if you can, schedule the call for this coming Thursday or Friday as I am free on those days.
Once a again thank you.
sent from a device on the flipside in a neon called bela lugosi is dead
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 4:04:38 AM
Subject: Re: English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch and much more teachers are urgently needed in Alicante, Spain.
Full job details below.
Job location: Alicante, Spain.
Start date: January, 2020.
Job duration: 1 year Contract and extendable.
The Berlingua Language Center is your best option to learn languages in the city of Alicante.
We are located in the center of the city, well connected with Bus and 100 meters from the Market parking.
We have spacious and bright classrooms, fully equipped, conditioned and heated, that offer you the perfect environment to learn the language you choose.
We also have the best qualified and specialized teachers that will enable you, depending on your needs, to learn the language more easily than you imagine.
We work with a direct teaching methodology that will allow you to acquire progressively and from the first moment that verbal fluency that you so desire.
We teach classes in small groups (maximum 5 to 6 students), which helps teachers to focus on the needs of the student and therefore offer you much more time to practice the language and interact with it.
Teaching hours of 25 hours per week (5 hours Daily)
Monday to Friday classes
Administer tests, analyse the data, place the student in proper program
Notify parents of results and placement and make sure they have access to all information
Collaborate with other teachers about lesson plans, cultural sensitivity, and diverse resources
Help to create a whole school atmosphere where diverse cultures are welcomes and explored to enhance the learning of all students.
Salary: €2,300 - €2,600/monthly (After Tax) depend on your qualification and level.
Free private accommodation provided by the School
100% traveling expenses paid (Reimburse on arrival)
€2,300 Severance pay at the end of each contract
Two (2) weeks of holidays including all national holidays and one (1) months during summer (paid at 50% with no housing allowance)
Work visa assistance
100% Medical insurance
Orientation on arrival
Free weekly Spanish lessons
20€ per hour for over-time work.
Berlingua was originally founded as a Language Center in 1961. It is, therefore, the oldest Language Academy in Alicante.
Today, after collecting the most current needs of society but without departing from its successful trajectory, Berlingua is organized as follows:
Berlingua language center
We are a modern and welcoming Academy of Languages , approved and adequately prepared to teach any language dynamically, so that you can learn it correctly and fluently from its base, interacting with the teacher or the teacher and developing all four language skills equally (oral expression, written expression, listening comprehension and reading comprehension).
We have a highly qualified , qualified, native and very vocational teaching staff that, together with the direct methodology and the small groups we work with (maximum 5 to 6 students), will motivate you and allow you to learn the language you want in record time .
Our classrooms are bright, comfortable, spacious, welcoming and equipped with the necessary means to learn languages.
We teach all kinds of languages: from the most common ones such as English , German , French , Italian , Valencian and Spanish for foreigners , to others that are less like Portuguese , Russian , Arabic , Chinese , Japanese , Dutch and much more.
We have worked and work with both private students and companies from different sectors (banking, automotive, new technologies, industry, transportation, commerce, offices and offices, etc.), Public Entities, University, Professional Colleges, Organizations, Valencian Government.
We prepare all kinds of Official, University and EOI exams. We have translations and interpreters service.
Berlingua Business Center
Responding to the initiatives of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and professionals from many sectors, our Business Center will allow you to develop or complement your professional or business activity, in a spacious, comfortable, very complete and well equipped and equipped facilities, enabling you to save both costs and increase services, while giving a corporate image that will benefit you when closing operations or loyalty.
Our Business Center has services for the development of a prolonged professional or business activity such as office rental or coworking area (with call reception service, address for cards or web pages, mail and parcel reception, concierge, etc. ), as for specific actions in its development (rental of meeting rooms, presentations, classrooms, etc.)
Berlingua Leisure Center
In parallel to new technologies in terms of personal relationships so demanded in our current society, our Leisure Center offers you a direct, fun and innovative way to interact with people from your city and surroundings: speeddating .
Note: Your application received. We will update you within 24 hours with our Skype interview date.
Mr. Quereda Leguey
Plaza de los Hermanos Pascual, 3
03004 · Alicante.
Phone: +34 926 18 00 10
Fax: 965 20 07 57