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Updated Nov 30, 2014
Updated Nov 30, 2014
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ESL Teacher Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
Application Details

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at ELS Language Centers in November 2014.

Interview Details

I sent a resume from a job listing (which may have been on Glassdoor). I was called very shortly afterwards for an interview. I was interviewed. They checked my references. I was hired. The interview was thorough. They asked a lot of questions about my teaching experience. They really seemed to want an experienced teacher.

Interview Questions
  • What was your most successful lesson? What was your most unsuccessful lesson?   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
There is no negotiation. Pay scale is determined by credential.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    ESL Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX
    Anonymous Employee in DFW, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at ELS Language Centers.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume in response to an online ad and they called me. I went for an interview about 3 days later.

    Interview Questions
    • He did not ask my any difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The center director did not truthfully disclose all that he knew about this job and the environment. I learned some things from a former employee that changed my mind about working there.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
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    ESL Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at ELS Language Centers in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Asked questions about classroom management.

    Negotiation Details
    Non existent.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    ESL Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at ELS Language Centers.

    Interview Details

    Ad on Craigslist, sent a resume, got a phone call, asked to interview that afternoon. I met the next morning, was hired.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    ESL Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at ELS Language Centers in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    They were pretty desperate when I got hired because they got a bunch of students and a teacher had just left. It is a pretty good job if you like flexibility and you don't need a big pay check. A lot of people are there because the benefits are pretty good. The bad thing is that the Academic Director is under a lot of pressure. If that person had more support it would be a better place to work.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have a Masters Degree. Master's degree is preferred.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    ESL Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at ELS Language Centers in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    The Academic Director called me and said that she would be out of town but that as soon as she got back, she would call me and set up an interview. The day finally came and I met her in her office. It was my first job interview for an ESL teaching position and she simply asked me about my qualifications. She hired me right away at the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There really wasn't a difficult question. My interviewer was very kind. I had little teaching experience so she didn't ask me the difficult grammar questions that she certainly could have. My experience is not typical for an ESL teacher. Normally, difficult grammar questions will be asked to see your readiness to teach English grammar.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate. They had a fixed rate based on your credentials and years of experience and they didn't deviate from it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    ESL Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at ELS Language Centers.

    Interview Details

    A lot of grammar questions were asked. Be prepared for any grammar topic.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    ESL Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at ELS Language Centers in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Called back and forth

    Came in for interview

    A bit of a cat and mouse game - waiting for background check. She was being "'cagey"' now I see why. They really were not sure they had a job available - they are never sure. They dont know till last minute - but they dont'tell you that until the day comes and after you've moved for this job you have no job. They want to cover their classes and have teqachers jsut in case - but in reality they never know and dont'tell you that. This way they are covered if they need you but if they dont'they could not care less if they jsut tell you there is no class. Don't ever move for or leave a job for this company.

    In interview she asked me some grammar points, and general standard interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It was ok - she was sort of like avoiding me and I could not see why - I thought she was busy. Finally I found out what my pay was at the last minute. Very disorganized and unprofessional. One teacher there todl me she foudn out her pay on her first paycheck. Another said he found out the first day of class. Even though they kept asking.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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