Some of the best ESL English teachers in the world are Canadians and they teach English in Canada. The professional English language schools pay teachers from $25 to 45 dollars per hour, have an excellent proven curriculum, use a variety of educational materials, integrate computer CALL programs and audio-visual formats into the teaching process.
The ESL teachers are experienced, certified and have a TESL Canada rating based on education and experience. The schools provide orientation, homestay, activities and field trips for students. Students can improve their English skills and enjoy their participation in these excellent programs.
International agents earn from 5 to 15% commission from these higher quality accredited ESL English schools so you know 95 to 85 % of the money goes towards resources for the students.
Bad News about English Schools in Canada
There are a large number of foreign and agency owned schools in Canada. Some large agencies from Korea, China, USA and South America have opened “insta-schools” and place students into these “so-called exclusive private schools”. These can not be viewed as Canadian schools.
These poor value schools have larger classes with fewer facilities and less teaching resources. Some of these schools operate un-accredited TESL programs and use inexperienced unsupervised unpaid student teachers for their programs. These sham English language schools should be avoided.
Many of these insta-schools are temporary offices that have no programs, no history of operations, unqualified management and un-certified teachers.
English schools that operate only to make profit pay the teachers the minimum 14 dollars per hour, usually have no curriculum – they just use workbook series, they do not have libraries, or computer labs or audio-visual resources.
International agents earn from 30 to 50% commission from the sham schools. Students should know that half of the money does not go towards teaching or learning resources. The sham ESL English language schools should be avoided.
Parents and Students should make up a long series of questions to know exactly what to expect and receive for your hard earned tuition fees. Students should talk to international students who have attended the school. Students should attend regular classes as a trial lesson before signing a longer term contract. Students should use a professional independent education consultant before registering at any private English language school in Canada.