企鵝澳洲留遊學 - 免費澳洲留遊學/打工度假諮詢
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近日一則報導讓出國唸書的學生一陣譁然,那就是一家大型連鎖語言中心"GEOS",在澳洲無預警的倒閉,造成許多國際學生突然間沒有學校可讀,不知如何是好。

GEOS在澳洲共有八各分部,由於是大型的連鎖語言中心,所以整體的風評都還算可以,學費的部份也比一般私立語言中心高出一些,一周要AU$320(約台幣NT$9600),許多學生覺得大型的語言中心比較有保障,因此還是願意花較高的學費到這間學校就讀。

這次學校無預警的倒閉歇業,造成許多學生沒有學校可唸,目前光在Perth (伯斯)的GEOS分部,就有超過兩千五百位學生受害,在學校停業前,學生沒有受到任何通知,學生直到上課當天,發現無課可上才知道學校倒閉,所以有許多學生現在擔心學費無法順利退回。

這樣大型的語言中心都會倒閉,不免讓許多想要出國唸英文的學生有點害怕,怕自己也會找到ㄧ家突然倒閉的語言中心,或許學校倒閉是很難預防的事情,但如何找到ㄧ家比較有保障的語言中心,並非不可能的任務,小企鵝整理了幾各找語言中心的注意事項,分享給大家參考一下:

一、選擇風評良好的語言中心: 風評好的語言中心,代表上課的品質跟設備都不錯,自然就不會有招不到學生的問題,如果學生量足夠,就可以減低倒閉的可能性。

二、仔細思考代辦推薦的語言中心: 大多待辦中心的人員都根據語言學校的廣告推薦語言學校,其實並沒有真正參觀過或了解語言學校的整體環境,所以面對代辦中心推薦的語言學校,一定要自己好好思考或上網收尋資料,避免只聽信代辦的一面之詞。當然如果能夠找到一個誠信且有實地走訪語言學校的代辦,這樣是最好的。

三、一分錢一分貨: 雖然私立語言中心便宜,但相對的它公司的資金或財力,就沒有學校附設的語言中心雄厚,因此,如果經濟預算許可,最好可以找學校附設的語言中心,這樣可避免學校不慎倒閉的事件發生。

如果真的不幸遇到學校倒閉的事件,大家記得要找尋支援,並且跟一樣面臨困境的學生保持聯繫,好好與學校溝通接下來的處理事項,好好的協商退費的事項。如果之前是透過代辦中心協助申請學校,這時候可以請代辦中心出面,協助解決這方面的問題,畢竟代辦中心協助辦理出國事宜和申請學校,對於學生就有一份責任在,這時候他們應該協助學生的後續事務,幫忙學生度過這樣一個事件。

以下是有關語言學校倒閉的新聞,提供給大家參考一下。

 

新聞 - 引用perth now網站-新聞

Shock as St Mark's International College shuts doors

Dozens of foreign students, who have already paid thousands of dollars for courses, were still arriving for night English classes at St Mark's International College in Perth tonight.

The school is one of eight language schools across Australia, owned by the GEOS group, that went into voluntary administration this afternoon.

About 2300 foreign students are currently enrolled across the nation, facing an uncertain future.

Some students could be forced to return home if the terms of their visas have been breached because they are unable to take part in full-time study.

Justin Walsh and Adam Nikitins of Ernst & Young have been appointed administrators to nine companies operating the schools in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Cairns. They have about 390 employees and international students from a number of different countries.

"School operations have been temporarily suspended while the financial situation of the companies and ability to fund future operations of the schools is assessed over the next few days."

The companies under administration are GEOS Melbourne Pty Ltd, GEOS Adelaide Pty Ltd, GEOS Sydney Pty Ltd, GEOS Cairns Pty Ltd, GEOS Gold Coast Pty Ltd, GEOS Perth Pty Ltd, GEOS Brisbane Pty Ltd, GEOS Management Services Pty Ltd and GEOS National English Academy Pty Ltd.

The administrators said a decision on future operations should be known by the close of business on Monday, February 1. Students have been told to return for a meeting at 2pm.

"Employees, students and creditors will be advised as soon as possible,'' the administrators said.

One student said she had paid $3000 for a three-month English course, while another stood to lose $11,000 for a 12-month course.

Students huddled together outside the college tonight, unsure of what the future held for them.
 

 

新聞 - 引用goldcoast網站-新聞

Big gap as Coast's language school shuts

MORE than 250 foreign students receiving tuition on the Gold Coast have been left without a school and, for some, a place to live after their English language school was closed suddenly yesterday.

Eight schools operated in Australia by the GEOS group, including one in Surfers Paradise, shut their doors in the afternoon after receivers were appointed when the group went into voluntary liquidation.

Nationally, the closure affects about 2300 students from countries such as Japan, China, Switzerland, Argentina and Brazil.

Jean-Baptiste Fouroux, 29, from France who had been studying at the Queensland College of English in Surfers for two months, said he was shocked.

"We have been told nothing," he said last night. "I went to class today (Friday) and they said nothing to us.

"If this is true, I want my money back. I've paid $320 a week for my course which runs for 12 weeks.

"I don't know what I will do."

Mr Fouroux's host father in Mermaid Waters, Christian Ulrichsen, also was unaware of the administrators moving in.

"I have two students staying with me," said Mr Ulrichsen.

"I haven't been informed -- I haven't even gotten an email.

"I will assist them as best I can but I'm limited in my resources."

Justin Walsh and Adam Nikitins of Ernst & Young are administrators to nine companies operating the schools in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Cairns.

Bill Egerton, who is contracted by GEOS to pick up foreign students for the Surfers Paradise school in his Koala Blue bus, said: "The receivers walked in and told everyone to leave. They have closed the doors. I'm owed about $4000 from them."

Mr Egerton said there were about 260 students at the school.

He said 15 students were due to arrive this weekend but would have nowhere to go.

"These kids pay $10,000 to $15,000 each for tuition."

 The administrators said a better understanding of the financial situation and a decision on future operations should be known by the close of business on February 1.

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  • 方塊妹
  • 感謝小企鵝

    嗨!小企鵝你好,因為不知道您是先生還是小姐,所以無法稱呼您,非常感謝您所提供的資訊,目前為孩子尋找今年暑假為期一個月的澳洲語言之旅,希望小企鵝能夠再多多提供相關的資訊,孩子們現為小六暑假升國一及國一升國二共兩位,不知道小企鵝是否有可以為我們介紹的公司,謝謝您!
  • Hi 你好~
    我是小姐啦!!!呵~~
    澳洲語言學校的資訊我這邊都有,也有在免費幫忙代辦。
    我有澳洲留遊學的工作室,你可以參考: http://penguineducation.com/
    歡迎你MAIL我跟我聯繫唷!! penguin-space@hotmail.com

    企鵝澳洲留遊學 於 2010/02/20 22:39 回覆

  • 小余
  • 澳洲遊學

    今年暑假有小孩要去澳洲墨爾本遊學 請聯絡
    男-82年次, 女-83年次, 男-86年次
  • Hi 小余:
    您好~
    我有試著發EMAIL給你,但是我的信箱顯示你的遊件地址錯誤,可否請你先發一封郵件到我的
    EMAIL: penguin-space@hotmail.com

    我收到後會立即與你連繫,並提供一些澳洲遊學資訊。
    謝謝!!

    企鵝澳洲留遊學 於 2010/05/06 18:37 回覆

  • hsoumin7
  • 語言學校的選擇?

    HI~~
    我想請問私立語言學校跟大學附設語言中心在課程上是不是有所差異呢??
    哪一種對於英文的學習比較有利呢???
  • Hi你好~
    因為這個解答蠻長的,所以我已經把回答寄到你的EMAIL囉!!!
    你可以看一下。

    企鵝澳洲留遊學 於 2010/05/26 10:26 回覆

  • JODI
  • 入學

    HI~
    你好~我有跟樓上相同的問題想問你
    私立語言學校跟大學語言學校有什麼差別呢?
    還有請問通常一個課程都多久的時間呢?
    哪時入學會比較好呢?
    請代辦中心辦是否會比自己辦便宜呢?因為在代辦中心的網頁看到買幾周送幾周~這樣的話是否請代辦中心會比較便宜?
    升請入學大約會花多久的時間呢?
    不好意思~問題有點多~先謝謝你^^
  • Hi JODI:
    你好!!!
    很抱歉現在才看到你的留言!!!
    我已經EMAIL你問題的解答囉!!!
    如有其他問題,歡迎你EMAIL我!!或是在BLOG上面留言!!

    Ava(小企鵝)

    企鵝澳洲留遊學 於 2010/08/06 15:24 回覆

  • 黛黛
  • 小企鵝:
    我想問說便宜的200AU那種語言學校跟 大學學校附設的語言學校,
    哪種會成效比較好,比較扎實學習

    那如果是要 讀那邊的大學,我是要通過澳洲甚麼考試才能申請澳洲大學嗎 ?
    謝謝你

    我的EMAIL : www81278@hotmail.com
  • Hi
    你好!
    我試著EMAIL給你,但是信件被退喔!
    你可以EMAIL你的問題至 penguineducation@gmail.com
    我會盡快回覆。

    謝謝!

    Ava(小企鵝)

    企鵝澳洲留遊學 於 2011/07/25 07:47 回覆

  • 陳思妤
  • 小企鵝小姐您好~
    我今年10月想到墨爾本旅遊打工
    可是我的英文程度連基本對話都有問題
    所以想先去上語言學校
    想請問您
    1.是否有推薦的學校呢?
    2.通常像我這樣應該要上幾周的課程呢?
    我知道越久越好~~可是因為我經費有限啦><

    謝謝您的協助~
  • Hi 你好!
    很高興認識你喔!
    你可以Email: penguineducation@gmail.com
    我可以提供適合的課程資訊,還有跟你討論課程問題喔!

    Ava(小企鵝)

    企鵝澳洲留遊學 於 2011/08/09 13:31 回覆

  • 悄悄話