Global Village Organization (地球村美日語中心)

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Postby NonTocareLeTete » 24 Jul 2012, 22:54

Yup. Just walk in. One tip for you is to sound enthusiastic when you talk to the manager on the phone.
I've had a great time at GVO. Just finished a 2 hour class tonight that went by like a breeze. Talking, laughing, couldn't even finish the article in time because we were chatting so much. I left work in a far better mood than when I came.

I was able to negotiate a 'normal' wage because my classes are popular and (as far as I know) I've had few student complaints in 3 years. I did, however, have to have a chat with my manager, something like this:
"You guys like to hold on to good teachers, right? Isn't it true that new students come through word of mouth? How much money will GVO gain (through new students) because you've got a good, fun, reliable teacher? Surely far more than the pay raise I'm asking."
This raise took 3-4 phone calls and a couple of emails though. I had to let them know how much more other schools were offering me.
Logic won out in the end. If you prove you're worth it, they will pay you.

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Re: Global Village Organization (地球村美日語中心)

Postby wonder » 26 Jul 2012, 23:30

NonTocareLeTete wrote: I teach what and how I want (as opposed to Hess where lessons were planned out by five minute intervals) my job is stable and I love my students. I'm allowed to do what I want and I couldn't be happier.


That will all change one day in the blink of an eye with no explanation so enjoy it while you can! :discodance:
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Postby headhonchoII » 27 Jul 2012, 07:39

Somebody like NCT could make a pile of money working in a better school. I worked with Davids English 10 years ago, higher hourly pay , 600/hr, and we just read whatever we liked.
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Postby UK123 » 23 Oct 2012, 20:41

I have just finished a 6 month stint at GVO and it really hasnt changed. I taught there 15 yrs ago and then it was ~350 NT / hour and as you all know 500/ hour now when you join.

It is such a negative place most of the time. Unhappy students that do not like the magazine. If you dont do the magazine you are bound to get complained about as there is always one student that does want to do it even though everyone says they dont want to do the magazine.

Some counter girls are so rude it isnt funny. I just went to collect my final wage slip and the counter girl got pissed off as she was trying to get new students to join, fear of losing the commission from the new students made her lose her cool. She told me not to go back :loco:

Admittedly some classes can be fun but they are so few and far between, getting the conversation going in each class is usually like trying to get blood out of a stone. My last class was full of bland and passive students which is / was the norm. I will never go back again, the guy who wrote "you are worth so much more" is so right. They really do not give a flying fcuk and all the negativity that seems to be around GVO really makes it such an unpleasant place to work.

Poor pay and passive students.....oh god.

I have been hearing of pissed off teachers at GVO for so many years I wonder how GVO keeps going.

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Postby noamchomsky » 23 Oct 2012, 20:48

They offered me 300-350 as an ABC about 2 years ago

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Postby creztor » 27 Oct 2012, 19:36

GVO can keep going because it's about the only place to teach adults in Taiwan. OK, I know it isn't the "only" place, but it is one of the easiest spots to work teaching adults, especially outside of Taipei. This means people are willing to take any pay they can get, because they just don't want to teach ankle-biters.
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Postby UK123 » 30 Oct 2012, 09:15

Creztor, I think you got it. The only choices are those. The adult brain dead or the ankle biters. Ive been teaching both over the past 15 yrs and have reached my limit. Doing such a mind non rewarding job for so long, ok for some they might find it rewarding they are lucky, I cant go back to teaching anymore.

Thinking of returning but to what only god knows. I cant find anything else on this tiny island. I doubt there is anything over in the Mainland.
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Postby Shaolin Jedi » 04 Nov 2013, 23:50

I've just signed up with gvo, fingers x'd! Having worked with adults before, I'm pretty confident about enjoying this type of work, but to respond to some of the previous posts, if you work for an organisation that makes you feel negative - leave! If you're not keen on the country anymore, same same, leave! Go to Korea, or Japan, or wherever but teaching ESL the world's pretty much your oyster.
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Postby ehophi » 05 Nov 2013, 04:27

If you chose GVO, it's because you weren't good enough or you didn't know where to go. I work for a company that pays people $540 per forty-five minutes to work from home.
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Re: Global Village Organization (地球村美日語中心)

Postby bigduke6 » 05 Nov 2013, 07:37

ehophi wrote:If you chose GVO, it's because you weren't good enough or you didn't know where to go. I work for a company that pays people $540 per forty-five minutes to work from home.


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