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Inlingua Washington DC Reviews

Updated Mar 8, 2019

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  1. "A great environment to work and grow"

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    Current Employee - Admissions and Marketing Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Inlingua Washington DC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, respectful and encouraging colleagues Ample support from the management A great opportunity to learn and grow All the bad reviews on Glassdoor from 2012-2015 made me hesitant accepting the position at inlingua DC at first but realized that those reviews were about the previous owner. inlingua DC is a great place to work, learn and grow. Everyone helps and supports each other and work as a team. Leaving...

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    Cons

    Working with students from different backgrounds could be challenging

    Inlingua Washington DC2019-03-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "IELTS Tester/ English Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Inlingua Washington DC part-time

    Pros

    Location is very convenient and easy.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in management

    Inlingua Washington DC2016-09-28
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Even Bother"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Inlingua Washington DC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing staff and teachers. Very friendly and out going.

    Cons

    Poor upper management, no direction or transparency. Mistreats teachers and staff. Poor communication. Even with a new owner - treatment of employees and teachers is the same - they don't treat people as people. And for a small company there is no clear direction or vision. There is no career growth opportunities here. They pretend to listen to your voice and ideas but fail to show any true sincerity.

    Advice to Management

    Have better communications and be more transparent. If you are going to talk the talk, walk the walk.

    Inlingua Washington DC2016-08-10
  4. Helpful (1)

    "ESL teaching"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Inlingua Washington DC part-time

    Pros

    Supportive teachers, mostly hard-working students, autonomy in the classroom

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits, no job security

    Advice to Management

    Show teachers they are more valued

    Inlingua Washington DC2015-12-30
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Concise Summary"

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    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Inlingua Washington DC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Autonomy in the classroom Convenient location

    Cons

    Low pay, no job security, no benefits, offensive commentary in reference to cultural differences, no advancement, high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive to your staff both administrative and teachers and pursue cultural diversity

    Inlingua Washington DC2016-01-30
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Fast paced and friendly workplace"

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    Current Employee - ESL Teacher 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Inlingua Washington DC

    Pros

    Inlingua is a good place to gain valuable teaching experience teaching across all proficiency levels and working with students of diverse backgrounds. Friendly, professional and dedicated teachers, motivated students and supportive admin and supervisory staff make it a good workplace. Teachers are encouraged to take their classes on field trips to museums and other DC places of interest to enrich students' learning experience....

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    Cons

    Teachers often find out at the very last minute about what course they will be teaching in the next session.

    Advice to Management

    Teachers' requests for teaching preferences should be solicited in advance of an upcoming session to avoid stressful session to session transitions. Advanced level teachers should be compensated at a higher rate since they're required to have higher qualifications.

    Inlingua Washington DC2015-10-24
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Low pay, insane boss"

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    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Inlingua Washington DC

    Pros

    Easy hours, friendly staff, other teachers were generally really cool.

    Cons

    The hours and pay just isn't enough to live off of. And the CEO is insane and randomly yells at staff. Highest turnover rate of any job I've ever had- probably 4 or 5 people quit every month because of these things.

    Advice to Management

    Treat teachers like real people. We just can't survive on 25 hours a week. Show some respect and you wouldn't have such high turnover.

    Inlingua Washington DC2015-08-27
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Unqualified and Ill Equipped"

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    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Inlingua Washington DC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The students are a pleasure, and some of the teachers are pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Management was unqualified, and intellectually ill-equipped to be organizing an educational team. It's what happens when a book and a fine arts degree turn out to be everyone's 'good ideas.'

    Advice to Management

    There are plenty of online graduate courses, and professional development opportunities. It wouldn't hurt to know something about this field.

    Inlingua Washington DC2015-06-02
  9. "Going Downhill, FAST"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosslyn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Inlingua Washington DC full-time

    Pros

    Teachers, students, schedules, and management all used to be good when Robert was the director. There was a solid afternoon program and an evening program, so teachers could work full time (a rarity in ESL) by teaching a morning and an afternoon or an afternoon and an evening class. It also used to be a fairly relaxed corporate culture, with flexibility and opportunities to be creative in the classroom. The oral track...

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    Cons

    Everything changed when the school was sold to a new owner with no background in education. He instituted a culture of distrust, and changed everything that worked - and students, teachers, and staff left in droves. Tellingly, ALL of the long-term staff quit within the first two years of him taking over. These kinds of schools have really high turnover anyway, but there were staff members who had been there as long as...

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    Advice to Management

    The CEO's low self esteem and inferiority complex put up walls where there needed to be bridges. Despite being treated like garbage, however, so many people at this school STILL gave their all to students. Hope the CEO grows into a leadership role before it's too late.

    Inlingua Washington DC2015-06-01
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful part-time English teaching opportunity!"

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    Current Employee - English Tutor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Inlingua Washington DC part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have truly enjoyed working as a one-on-one English Tutor, on assignment at the IMF. The students I work with are the most interesting, professional, and motivated people a teacher could ask for. Furthermore, inlingua provides me with the professional space to design a teaching approach that is most effective for each student.

    Cons

    This position is best for those seeking a flexible, part-time, supplemental income, not for those seeking a full-time long-term career path.

    Inlingua Washington DC2014-09-17
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