Real Blacklists are lists of complaints of bad experiences by actual users.
Blacklists help consumers understand what can go wrong and what happens when criminals or incompetents help things to go wrong to increase their profits or completely steal money from “customers”.
Normally blacklists are not published - they are traded between groups with similar interests.
Schools will trade information about bad teachers and bad agents to avoid hiring mistakes and losses.
Agents will trade information about bad schools who do not pay and cheat the students.
Students and parents will trade information about bad schools, bad teachers and bad agents.
Teachers have blacklists of agents and schools that do not pay or provide visas or services.
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The world has definitely changed since September 11, 2001 and the 2008 economic melt-down and the 2011 Arab Spring. Overseas travel is still down 20% (5 years later) and ESL Teachers interested in Middle East positions has declined 95%.
Good News for ESL Teachers
Worldwide demand for ESL English education has increased by 10%.
Samsung uses English as the head office language
China wants 300,000,000 English speakers by the year 2020.
Worldwide requests for overseas teachers up 300%.
China Teachers salary 2001:$2500 RMB - 2007:$5,000 RMB up 200%. 2013:10,000 RMB up 200%.
China trained 1,000,000 for the Olympics and World’s Fair - Brazil needs the same for 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Bad News for the ESL Industry