A Global Language Centre Teacher Speaks Out

A few days ago we requested inside information about Global Language Centre, a language school chain which has suddenly collapsed, leaving thousands of students out of pocket. One former teacher has kindly responded, offering a fairly bleak view of a mismanaged, rather desperate school. Here is what she had to say about the latest language…

GLC and the ‘Bicycle Business Model’ (Blog Reader Post)

This situation reminds me of NOVA in Japan in October 26, 2007 when NOVA closed its doors to 1,000 schools without warning, throwing 5,000 English teachers on the street and hundreds of millions dollars in pre-paid tuition was gone. I worked for the doomed English school at that time and after years of bad publicity…

GLC Claims Several Thousand Victims

In the end it all came crashing down much faster than we had imagined. Just a couple of days after we started coverage of Global Language Centre (GLC) on this blog, the chain closed its doors forever. The trickle of complaints that we had received about the language chain were obviously just the tiniest part…

Ribuan Peserta Global Language Centre Lapor Ke Polres

Ribuan peserta kursus Bahasa Prancis dan Inggris Global Language Center (GLC) Cabang Bekasi, merasa tertipu, karena tiba-tiba tempat belajar mereka tutup. Akibatnya, beberapa orang tua yang sudah membayar uang belajar dua bulan kedepan melaporkan pengelola tempat kursus itu ke Polresta Bekasi Kota, Rabu (8/4). Selain itu, beberapa peserta kursus juga ikut melapor karena merasa dirugikan,…

Global Language Centre Sangat Mengecewakan

Bulan Desember 2013, ada pameran Global Language Centre di Gajah Mada Plaza, dimana yang ditawarkan adalah kursus 10 bahasa dengan 1 harga dan jam kursus dimulai jam 10 s/d 22. Tertarik dengan jam kursusnya, maka saya mendaftakan anak saya Fabio Phangadi untuk kursus bahasa Inggris di tempat tersebut dengan biaya sebesar Rp 650,000/bulan dan dibayarkan…