Pros: considerable autonomy in planning curricula and lesson plans, well equipped staff room, computer lab and self-study facilities, good choice of teaching materials available.
Cons: as with most esl schools, there is generally only part time work is available, on a contract basis, very little job security
This is one of the many associations that has been highly instrumental in removing the barriers to a better life in the way of the immigrant/refugee population in Calgary. The teaching teams provide a very productive atmosphere. Mutual help and cooperation is much in evidence. Although some problems exist in the area of communication between staff and management, this does not appear to affect the quality of the teaching delivered - and the students do not hesitate to show their appreciation.