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ESL to Young Learners... :: RE: Teaching ESL to Kindergarten in China
Author: rept12
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:27 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 13

I have been a teacher in a kindergarten from last year in Calgary, Whenever I play with children's I really enjoyed and I teach him so many things.
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kids day care




ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: NAMES REMOVED - Scam - Petition To Justice Minister
Author: Dragonbreath
Subject: This Scam Queen Of China is TEFL Teacher Enemy No. 1
Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:44 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 3

This post has been moderated UJ

Sadly, we are not allowed to name cheaters on this forum so I will just tell you all that the biggest scam artisit in TEFL history is now the talk of Reddit and Scam.com and teachers are organizing Chinese mothers to get her arrested and jailed again. She now operates 13 different alias companies and YOU need to know them before you become one of her victims too;
click here
Names removed
If you follow her history you will see that her methods of recruiting illegal teachers got over 1,200 foreign teachers in China arrested and deported as explained here and many posts at realscam.com click here
Names removed

If you are still not convinced about this rotten apple...search here http://www.realscam.com/f51/ As soon as the new petition to the Education Minister is launched I will return to put a link.




ESL in Western Europe :: RE: Portugal ESL for September
Author: Peter Dias
Subject: Re: Portugal ESL for September
Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:19 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 3

Peter Dias wrote:
sarahm wrote:
My name is Sarah and I'm from Ontario, Canada. My first language is English, but I am fluent in Portuguese. I'm hoping to find a job in Portugal for September start. I'm expecting to have my Portuguese citizenship and EU passport in order in August. I have limited experience in tutoring English, but I do have an Honours degree in English.

I am wondering what my chances are for obtaining a year contract in Portugal in September.

it's very difficult to find good job quickly

I think you should try to find with job search engines like Adzuna or Jooble




Say Anything... :: RE: Read this at your own risk... (Painful Truth)
Author: St. George
Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:17 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

Hello Reilly

I've read your other posts and it appears that you think that always obeying the law is the right thing to do. Is there an instance, in your opinion, when breaking the law is justified?

Here is a case in point. My mother died and an incorrect name was registered against the plot of land in which she was buried. Later, a birth and death certificate were submitted as evidence that the registered name was incorrect and although this was accepted as proof, it is the law that the first name submitted must be retained and therefore, cannot be changed. We don't know who made the original mistake but to correct the name would be breaking the law.

If the registrar were to correct the name, he would be breaking the law but he has seen the evidence and knows that to do so would be the correct course to take. I can guess what you would do but I would take the common sense approach and change it.

As you know, the law can be an ass!

St. G




ESL in China [Only]... :: Seriously Foreign ESL & TEFL Teachers - WTF?
Author: CFTU
Subject: Seriously Foreign ESL & TEFL Teachers - WTF?
Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:48 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

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Is there any good reasons any of you still need to use a TEFL job recruiter and run the risk of being skimmed, scammed, or having your identity stolen? In our 2016 annual teacher survey, 76% of the teachers who said they used a recruiter said they encountered one of these three problems and 84% said they were "disappointed" and "unsatisfied" with their first job placement. 88% said they did better on their own with their second job!

Here is a gift for all of you... 320 employer contacts in China so you can go the DIY route and avoid a lot of grief, wasted time, and "disappointment". We want your China adventure to be a happy one and with this link YOU can select your employer and not vice versa (assuming you are legally qualified to teach in China).

https://www.pdf-archive.com/2017/08/25/cftu2017-1/

Please do not contact any employer if you do not have a genuine bachelor degree from an accredited universiity, 2 years teaching experience, or you have a felony conviction. China is very strict right now with a zero tolerance policy and you will be discovered, arrested, jailed, and deported if you are caught working illegally. See http://reddit.com/r/teflscams

The password for the file is CFTU2017 (Case Sensitive) Good luck and welcome to China!
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The CFTU is China's first and only private labor union representing the 25,000+ foreign teachers now working in China. Visit our website at www.ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org for details and join our cause if you agree with it!




Open ESL Expert Discussion... :: RE: Dave's ESL Cafe- Never Again!
Author: CFTU
Subject: Very well said - we agree 100% about eslcafe.
Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:32 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

We agree with you fully about the blog bullies at ESLCafe and the sad part is that most of them are paid staff bloggers or are irl... tefl teacher recruiters who use the forum as their own personal fishing grounds.

The biggest problem found there is that they constantly delete and ban people who insist that working without a Z visa and a real university degree in China is against the law and will get you arrested and deported as confirmed last April when over 1,200 expat teachers were thrown in jail. See http://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com.

Also if you search eslcafe at reddit.com you will see pretty much that veteran ESL and TEFL teachers avoid them like the plague. I regret that I did not see your post earlier as people need to avoid that website unless they are totally submissive with no opinions that might anger the gods, er the mods that rule there with an iron fist. Without exaggeration, they probably ban about 50 users ever week who dare to disagree with the top ten recruiters who have been there for years.
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The CFTU is China's first and only private labor union representing the 25,000+ foreign teachers now working in China. Visit our website at www.ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org for details and join our cause if you agree with it!




ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Fake Diplomas & TEFL Certificates in China = Deportation
Author: Reilly
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:34 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 5

Quote:
"Still the recruiters continue to hide the truth about Chinese law, and then after the newbie teachers get to China and learn the truth, they are scared into buying fake diplomas and TEFL certificates"


No sympathy. It takes only a few minutes on Google to look up Chinese law about teaching in China and what you need to have. Maybe one quick phone call to the nearest Chinese Embassy...and there you are.

Did these people not do ANY research? It's 2017 not 1720. The information is out there and widely available. They were fully complicit.

I don't think there is any excuse anymore. You are going to move to the other side of the world...do SOME research on your own and see what you are getting into. Scared or not, they knew they were breaking the law when they purchased these fake papers.

As far as I am concerned...it's long overdue. As for these people...I've said it before and I will say it again. If one has mismanaged their life so badly that their only/best resort is to use fraud to obtain employment in another country, then they deserve any penalty that they get. As for the recruiters, they should serve a jail term that corresponds to the length of the teacher's ban. Banned for five years? Then the recruiter serves HIS five years, in a Chinese jail.




Say Anything... :: RE: Read this at your own risk... (Painful Truth)
Author: Reilly
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:25 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

Quote:
"After you read this ask yourself this, as teachers do we limit our educational assistance to only language or do we at least warn others not run with scissors or eat juicy looking apples found in strange places?"


As teachers we should do the job we were hired to do and not push our personal agendas onto the students under the guise of teaching. Not exactly a radical concept....or IS it?

I rather doubt your students are going to know or care and that's if they have the language skills to understand your point to begin with. I'd be careful with that if I were you. Questioning the news can be construed as challenging the national narrative in some countries




ESL Certification Issues... :: RE: Have you ever forged documents?
Author: Reilly
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:09 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 4

Here is the link to the quote in my first post...couldn't post it there.



https://forgery.uslegal.com/punishments-for-forgery/




ESL Certification Issues... :: RE: Have you ever forged documents?
Author: Reilly
Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:08 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 4

Just browsing this forum and came across this thread. I do realize that it is several years old, however it is still on the first page so I would just like to offer a differing view point to the last poster...also to others who may be considering forging documents.


First of all, forging documents is a crime. It is a felony as opposed to a simple misdemeanor.


" Forgery is the act of criminally making or altering a written instrument for the purpose of fraud or deceit. In the U.S., depending on the type of documents forged, forgeries are primarily classified in three degrees: first degree, second degree, and third degree. The first two degrees are felonies and the third degree amounts to a misdemeanor. The first degree forgery involves the actual presentation or use of any falsely made, altered or possessed document with the intent to deceive or defraud"



Secondly the claim that the boss is playing by a different set of rules is wholly irrelevant. The claim that "Well he did it, so why can't I?" has never been considered a valid defense in court.
We are all independent grown adults with 100% responsibility for our own actions. Let me ask you. If the boss ingested illegal drugs, would you? If the boss cheated on his wife, would you? If the boss beat his children would you?

Why then would you follow his conduct in any other areas?

Bottom line. If one has messed up his life to the point where committing forgery to work in another country is their only/best option...then it is likely they have far more serious personal issues to deal with than finding a place to work.

Harsh advice? Yes. Unduly harsh? No. I would suggest that it is in any case preferable to getting caught with forged documents and facing jail time with fines and deportation in the future.




Getting the ESL Job... :: Free VPN for ESL Teachers in China or on their way!
Author: CFTU
Subject: Free VPN for ESL Teachers in China or on their way!
Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:05 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

Without a VPN in China you cannot access your Facebook, Twitter, New York Times, YouTube, HBO, or your favorite TV shows. As a special promo you can get a $60 VPN for free just by sending an email as explained here https://www.scam.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19144&d=1503462660

But before you go... here is tip that can save you at least $5,000... NEVER ever upload your resume to any website for a teaching job and this will show you why not. http://chinascamwatch.wordpress.com. Over 6,000 foreign teachers get burned by this innocent looking scam every year.

Bon voyage wherever your teaching career may take you!
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The CFTU is China's first and only private labor union representing the 25,000+ foreign teachers now working in China. Visit our website at www.ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org for details and join our cause if you agree with it!




Getting the ESL Job... :: ESL Scam Warning: Reddit Mod Frauds - Teacher Predators!
Author: Regretfully Yours
Subject: ESL Scam Warning: Reddit Mod Frauds - Teacher Predators!
Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:06 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

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If you get a PM at Reddit from a user offering friendly or helpful advice - ignore it. 3 TEFL & ESL teacher recruiters were just caught moonlighting as moderators at Reddit deleting factual posts that were not helpful to their sales. This explains the whole story: https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?739459-Even-More-Reddit-Moderator-Fraud-Helping-TEFL-Job-Scammers-cheat-teachers&p=1973744&posted=1#post1973744

Be aware this does not mean all of Reddit is corrupted. the problem has been located in only 5 subs so far. and a new TEFL sub where censorship is not allowed was opened at http://reddit.com/r/teflscams

Good luck and safe travels!




Getting the ESL Job... :: 3 China Teacher Recruiters Using Fake Facebook Referrals!
Author: Ms. Molly
Subject: 3 China Teacher Recruiters Using Fake Facebook Referrals!
Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:34 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

This post has been moderated UJ

Maybe more are doing it too but the ones that were caught are listed here and I think this should be a wake-up call to all of us to always be on guard when looking for a new teaching job - especially overseas!
Click HERE for further details. This reminds me so much of the YELP! fiasco in 2015. The internet no longer has any credibility IMO when it comes to job searches'.

https://scam.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=19060&d=1502504365.jpg




ESL in China [Only]... :: Beware - Top 20 China Job Scams To Avoid Published By CSP
Author: Grumpy
Subject: Beware - Top 20 China Job Scams To Avoid Published By CSP
Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:08 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

This post has been moderated UJ

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According to their report 47% of all Cihne foreign teachers get swindled at least once by their own agent or employer. These 20 companies are doing 90% of the cheating. The average loss is $5,700 so pay attention and keep a print-out of this list pasted near your computer screen as a reminder. What is truly incredible is that just 7 people own these 20 different companies! https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?739437-China-s-Top-20-Job-Frauds-include-Names-removed




ESL in China [Only]... :: China Police Now Verifying Diplomas Of All Foreign Teachers
Author: China.Scam.Patrol
Subject: China Police Now Verifying Diplomas Of All Foreign Teachers
Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:18 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

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In their biggest crackdown ever on fake foreign teachers, the Chinese Public Security Bureau has now begun to verify the university diplomas of every incoming foreign teacher as well as those already employed in China. They subcontracted an American company to handle the daunting and tedious task to validate the educational credentials of 30,000 plus foreign teachers working in China every year.

At present SAFEA, the government agency responsible for issuing Foreign Expert Permits has leaked that 1 in every 3 foreign teachers working in China today are not genuine teachers and have a teaching background or even a university degree.That is 10,000 teacher impostors. When Chinese parents learned of this they were outraged and demanded government action.

Details of what resulted can be found here: https://eslwatch.info/en/eslwatch-forum/china/953-chinese-government-now-verifying-every-diploma-of-china-foreign-teachers-ouch.html

So we hereby warn everyone that the old days of lax and selective enforcement of China's visa and false document laws are now long gone. Please get yourself legal, go teachi in Vietnam or Cambodia, or plan for the worst come September. Over 1,000 fake teachers have been arrested in the last three months alone which broke previous arrests for any 3 month period by 68%. Here is a list of those arrested: https://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/329-china-foreign-teachers-arrested-for-using-fake-tefl-certificates-in-april-of-2017/




Say Anything... :: Scam: SCHOOL NAME REMOVED (Warning ESL Teachers)
Author: ESLTeacherAdventurer
Subject: Scam: SCHOOL NAME REMOVED (Warning ESL Teachers)
Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:24 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

This post has been moderated UJ


Good Afternoon Everyone,

I have just finished a stint in Konya, Turkey teaching at a Private institution that has had trouble keeping their Native English Teaching Staff (NETS) from fleeing. Now, I googled the school and found 1 review, I remember either the ESLForum or reddit...not sure. anyway, I thought...not enough people have taught here, let me give it a try. These are the RED FLAGS.


    The school is literally a house with 3 classrooms.

    Teachers sleep upstairs like they are caretakers of the school.

    There is a telephone in your room ... to ensure you are always available.

    You have 1 Day off - it is a 6 Day week.

    You can work up to 10.5 hours in one day

    The manager of the school is dodgy and will drag out your visa process for months. And then one day you will find out you are actually working illegally.
    He is a scam artist of note.

    They will keep all of your original documents: PASSPORT ...everything under lock and key in a safe. When you leave, you need to beg for your documents

    There is one other teacher and this man is CLEARLY...very clearly a criminal/predator/pervert of some kind. You just get a bad hit from him. He has taught for 2 years and because he is over 65 years old so he is not about to leave. He says the strangest things to students...to children and it is very disturbing and uncomfortable and you have to wonder if this school actually vets its teachers. He has prison tattoos and every female teacher who has worked before me basically fled - the common denominator is this teacher. I have spent 5 months here, read the situation and my conclusion is that he is a predator and because they cannot get new teachers to stick around for more than 5 months, they tolerate him. There is a silent consensus - as long as nothing happens...and there are cameras in each classroom - then he can remain teaching. It's sick on soo many levels.




Please teachers, for your own safety and if you must teach in Konya, I suggest either teaching at a public school in Konya or you can even take a chance at teaching at Wall Street. Do not try your luck here. You could even wind up being deported.

Steer clear of : Name removed

Please contact the poster for further details UJ




ESL in China [Only]... :: China's PSB now electronically monitors all foreigners 24/7
Author: CFTU
Subject: China's PSB now electronically monitors all foreigners 24/7
Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:35 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

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If you are thinking of doing anything illegal in China stop and read this. All you discuss by telephone, email, weixin, and text is scanned by PSB computers looking for key buzz words about fake documents and slang words for drugs.
http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2017/07/24/my-advice-walk-eggshells-and-avoid-trouble-altogether-pair-deported-foreigners-share#comment-547487

This was a follow-up comment at Reddit:

The OP link is self-explanatory relating to the arrests of a Canadian and his friend. You also need to be very aware of these sting operations: http://opnlttr.com/letter/china-visa-police-using-clever-sting-fake-job-ads-arrest-hundreds-foreign-esl-tefl-teachers Lastly, Contrary to what most people believe, you do not need a VPN to access Google in China. There is a trick that IT people know how to access Google indirectly without being detected nor blocked unless you do a search for the New York Times or Epoch Times. We will share this trick with you by PM if you subscribe to this sub as well as r/chinatefl, r/chinascamcentral, r/tefl_tips_traps_scams, and r/chinateachers. The connection secret is free, works 100% of the time but your first connection will take about 2 minutes. Afterward, it will be quicker than any VPN. After you subscribe, contact us with a short message by PM. Until then stay safe and remember... what you read in the OP is dead serious friends.
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The CFTU is China's first and only private labor union representing the 25,000+ foreign teachers now working in China. Visit our website at www.ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org for details and join our cause if you agree with it!




ESL in China [Only]... :: Order IELTS ,TOEFL,DIPLOMAS,TOEFL,IELTS ,TOEIC
Author: More Or Less
Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:48 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

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WARNING: Be aware that China's new "FALSE DOCUMENTS LAW" is being vigorously enforced in the last six months and in May alone, over, 1,000 foreign teachers in China were arrested, jailed for 30 days, paid a $2,000 fine, and then deported with a criminal record. Read here: https://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/329-china-foreign-teachers-arrested-for-using-fake-tefl-certificates-in-april-of-2017/

Also be aware of the many stings being used b the Chinese police to find fake teachers... http://opnlttr.com/letter/china-visa-police-using-clever-sting-fake-job-ads-arrest-hundreds-foreign-esl-tefl-teachers




ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: NAMES REMOVED - Scam - Petition To Justice Minister
Author: More Or Less
Subject: Can you believe this China Job Scammer was released from pri
Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:38 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 3

This Chinese woman job recruiter got arrested again last week and agreed to avoid more prison time by giving the Chines epolice her enter client list of foreign fake teachers working with fake university degrees and TEFL certificates she herself sold them! See the details at http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral.



ESL in Africa & S.W. Asia [Middle East]... :: RE: Education Experts is making its move
Author: aardvark
Subject: Still in KSA
Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:02 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 18

Hi SG. It's nice to hear from you.
I went back to Qassim 2 years ago (seems more like 5). I stayed with the company (since I'm a private contractor) and then the Dept. Chair left Qassim in a hurry. He found out that a new dean was going to run the place. Then I found out why the dept. chair left in a hurry. The dean mandated a new IELTS training program and he coddled the students who had complaints.

Well, the students rebelled against the IELTS program and it was shut down. I never got used to the spoiled attitudes of students so I made a switch to IPA in Riyadh. Small towns never do it for me.

I'm busy selling my stuff and doing another work visa application back in the states. I spend my free time visiting Eastern & Central Europe.




ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Fake Diplomas & TEFL Certificates in China = Deportation
Author: Liza
Subject: UPDATE: About 10,000 China TEFL Teachers Now To Be Arrested
Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:55 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 5

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After the recent arrests of Brett V.Z. and Rosie T. for selling fake diplomas and TEFL certificates, the pair agreed to cooperate fully with the authorities and turned over their hard drives and mobile phones to the cops to be copied. On the CCTV news, the police spokesman said they will now find and arrest all of the teachers who bought the fake documents and said there were "more than 10,000" going back to 2015. https://www.reddit.com/r/TEFL_TIPS_TRAPS_SCAMS/comments/6nq0iy/bv_zeller_and_rosie_tang_arrested_again_in_psb/

Heres the names of the last 329 arrested; https://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/329-china-foreign-teachers-arrested-for-using-fake-tefl-certificates-in-april-of-2017/




ESL in China [Only]... :: Urgent China TEFL Job Scam Alert - REMOVED
Author: CFTU
Subject: Urgent China TEFL Job Scam Alert - REMOVED
Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:10 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

This post has been moderated UJ

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SInce we were advised not to mention names here for fear of potential lawsuits we will just give you this link and tell you this is HUGE NEWS that will shock many of you. A China Job Agency with a previously decent reputation was just bought out by China's biggest scam artist who caused over 1,200 expat teachers to be arrested and deported from China because she assured them that it was "just fine" to work in China without a Z visa. As you all know that is not true. YOU MUST HAVE A Z VISA AND A REAL UNIVERSITY DEGREE TO WORK IN CHINA. Anyway, it is important that you read this http://www.realscam.com/blogs/seattle/947-fraud-warning-removed-china-job-scam-beijing-now-owned-ceo-names-removed.html and pass it along to all of your teacher friends and colleagues without delay. They now have a huge ad campaign underway to recruit for the fall semester, and they WILL skim your salary aside from making you work with an illegal contract that is all explained at http://reddit.com/chinascamcentral. Stay safe teachers and enjoy your summer vacation! - Gregg, Denise and the CFTU staff.
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The CFTU is China's first and only private labor union representing the 25,000+ foreign teachers now working in China. Visit our website at www.ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org for details and join our cause if you agree with it!




ESL in Africa & S.W. Asia [Middle East]... :: RE: Education Experts is making its move
Author: St. George
Subject: Visa costs
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:16 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 18

Hey aardvark,

Still hammering away? Haven't heard from you in years!

I take it that you have settled down and now you are at peace with yourself and the world! It took me 3 years but then I was like a zombie after that. Are there any others with whom you can have a real conversation? Do you have any hobbies or do you just stare into the desert? I worked with a guy who imagined, he was sitting in a garden full of flowers but my imagination was never able to stretch that far.

Better say something about the topic before I get deleted. I think Jesica means it is too much to pay in the land of bribes, I wonder what's the going rate to get a job...

Take care!




ESL in Africa & S.W. Asia [Middle East]... :: RE: Education Experts is making its move
Author: aardvark
Subject: Do not pay for visa upfront
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:51 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 18

Only an idiot would pay a company for a visa. It is the company's obligation.



ESL in Africa & S.W. Asia [Middle East]... :: RE: Education Experts is making its move
Author: Anonymous
Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:35 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 18

£800... is enough amount I think ..



Training for ESL Teachers... :: Scam- Proofing 101 For China ESL & TEFL Teachers
Author: Ms. Molly
Subject: Scam- Proofing 101 For China ESL & TEFL Teachers
Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:52 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

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Going to teach in China? Then you need to make yourself scam-proof first. How?
1 hour of reading will do it...


http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral

http://chinascamwatch.org

http://eslwatch.info/forum/china

http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.org

http://www.chinascambusters.com

China is a minefield of scams friends. I just finished my second year here and I am leaving without a second thought. If you decide to go anyway, be sure to make sure your employer and recruiter are not on this blacklist: https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST




ESL in China [Only]... :: Free VPN that actually works in China - Promo at Reddit
Author: Shannon
Subject: Free VPN that actually works in China - Promo at Reddit
Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:37 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

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For TEFL teachers in China who miss their favorite TV shows, Facebook, and Twitter, here is a FREE solution at http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral




ESL in the Central & South Americas... :: RE: post deleted
Author: unionjack
Subject: Advertising
Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:46 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

Hello Bealtda

Welcome to the forum.

Sorry but advertising is not allowed on the forum. However, I have noticed that you have also posted on our FREE Jobs Board.

If you have anything interesting to say on the forum, we would be glad to hear it

UJ




ESL in the Central & South Americas... :: post deleted
Author: bealtda
Subject: post deleted
Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:54 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

Post deleted: Advertising is not allowed on the forum UJ



ESL Jobs From Home... :: RE: Part-time Job Teaching English Online
Author: Anou
Subject: Re: Part-time Job Teaching English Online
Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:58 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

kayotts wrote:
Hey all - For the past few months, I've been teaching with VIPKID. It's been a great experience teaching Chinese kids English one-on-one. I get paid $20 per hour plus there are great incentives. If your interested, you have to a native North American speaker and willing to teach their curriculum. Check it out here: https://t.vipkid.com.cn/?refereeId=2558676

Happy Teaching!
Karen


i think it is better if you are a native




ESL in China [Only]... :: URGENT FRAUD WARNING: Do Not Upload Or Send Resumes To China
Author: China.Scam.Patrol
Subject: URGENT FRAUD WARNING: Do Not Upload Or Send Resumes To China
Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:59 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

This post has been moderated UJ

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Read this first and then decide how to apply safely for jobs are sure to be real. Over 8,000 Expat teachers were victims of identity theft in 2016. Now the scam artists are using new alias names identified at the below links. But here is the basic scam: http://chinascamwatch.wordpress.com

Those known or caught to be selling resumes:

https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST&p=1971261#post1971261

http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral

http://opnlttr.com/letter/fraud-warning-advice-how-foreign-expats-can-avoid-identity-theft-scams-when-applying-teaching

The (name removed) expat forum has also been reported and is being investigated at this time so you should avoid them as well. Good luck but be diligent in verifying who are dealing with by asking these super important 7 questions: http://opnlttr.com/letter/china-esl-tefl-teacher-school-recruiter-blacklists-name-389-scam-artists[img][/img]




Your ESL C.V.... :: RE: Warning! Do not send your resume to NAME REMOVED - Scam
Author: China.Scam.Patrol
Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:50 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

This post has been moderated UJ

URGENT 2017 UPDATE REGARDING IDENTITY THEFT!

Read this first and then decide how to apply safely for jobs you know to be real. Over 8,000 Expat teachers were victims of identity theft in 2016. Now the scam artists are using new alias names identified at the below links. But here is the basic scam: http://chinascamwatch.wordpress.com

Those known or caught to be selling resumes:

https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST&p=1971261#post1971261

http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral

http://opnlttr.com/letter/fraud-warning-advice-how-foreign-expats-can-avoid-identity-theft-scams-when-applying-teaching

The (name removed) expat forum has also been reported and is being investigated at this time so you should avoid them as well. Good luck but be diligent in verifying who are dealing with by asking these super important 7 questions: http://opnlttr.com/letter/china-esl-tefl-teacher-school-recruiter-blacklists-name-389-scam-artists[img][/img]




Getting the ESL Job... :: URGENT SCAM WARNING: Do Not Upload Or Send Resumes To China!
Author: China.Scam.Patrol
Subject: URGENT SCAM WARNING: Do Not Upload Or Send Resumes To China!
Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:36 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

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Read this first and then decide how to apply safely for jobs you know to be real. Over 8,000 Expat teachers were victims of identity theft in 2016. Now the scam artists are using new alias names identified at the below links. But here is the basic scam: http://chinascamwatch.wordpress.com

Those known or caught to be selling resumes:

https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST&p=1971261#post1971261

http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral

http://opnlttr.com/letter/fraud-warning-advice-how-foreign-expats-can-avoid-identity-theft-scams-when-applying-teaching

The TBJ expat forum has also been reported and is being investigated at this time so you should avoid them as well. Good luck but be diligent in verifying who are dealing with by asking these super important 7 questions: http://opnlttr.com/letter/china-esl-tefl-teacher-school-recruiter-blacklists-name-389-scam-artists[img][/img]




ESL in Western Europe :: RE: Has anyone worked for LearnShip?
Author: unionjack
Subject: Learnship
Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:09 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 3

Hello Anou

Welcome to the forum.

As long as you don't have to send them any money, then you have nothing to worry about.

I've checked their website, which is quite impressive and also checked Glassdoor, which is a Job recruiting site, holding millions of company reviews etc., where you will find info about Learnship here: https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Overview/Working-at-Learnship-EI_IE697387.11,20.htm

If the contact details (you need to check these with a fine tooth comb) in the advertisement is the same as those on their website, then the advertisement is probably genuine. If there are any differences, then you need to check with Learnship to determine if the advertisement is genuine, using the contact details on their website.

Best of luck

UJ




ESL in Western Europe :: RE: Has anyone worked for LearnShip?
Author: Anou
Subject: Re: Has anyone worked for LearnShip?
Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:53 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 3

markwalker wrote:
Hello,

I've seen an advert for online English tutors - the company iscalled Learnship and they're based in Germany. I've scoured the EFL forums and haven't found any feedback on this company.

Has anyone worked for them? If so any feedback on their conditions, rates etc would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

Mark


Hello guys , i am new here . i am in a similar situation




Getting the ESL Job... :: Avoid Massive TEFL Job Contract Scams In China
Author: Okay
Subject: Avoid Massive TEFL Job Contract Scams In China
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:18 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

Every job starts with an employment agreement, and in China (and Korea) the contracts are ridiculously one-sided and in China, most violate the Chinese labor laws. Do not sign a TEFL job contract in China until you read this http://opnlttr.com/letter/scam-warning-china-foreign-tefl-teachers-contract-fraud-steals-about-40-your-income-and



ESL in China [Only]... :: Best TEFL Teacher Employment Contract For China?
Author: More Or Less
Subject: Best TEFL Teacher Employment Contract For China?
Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:24 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

I found this template for an Employment Contract on the CFTU website and think it is bullet-proof. What do you guys think? Can you make it better or more fair?

"Once you find a good and safe job in China - with an employer that is registered with SAFEA and not blacklisted, make sure you start off with a fair contract that eliminates "misunderstandings" and prevents employer abuse and exploitation - like this sample agreement: https://document.li/aP6N

Remember, for an employment agreement to be legal in China it must be signed between the employee and DIRECT EMPLOYER -not an agent or recruiter."




Getting the ESL Job... :: RE: Warning! China ESL & TEFL Jobs are NOT safe anymore
Author: esldon
Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:28 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 3

Ya, the air pollution is quite horrible in China...

It's mostly because of the coal combustion and sulfur produced. I wouldn't say that you should completely avoid China for this... some days are worse than others...

But yes, those with asthma should avoid at all costs




Getting the ESL Job... :: RE: Why do you want to teach abroad?
Author: esldon
Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:24 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 43

Definitely a combination of these reasons.

I've been in Japan and Korea, and itching to get back abroad from Canada. The #1 surprising things is the relationships you form with other foreigners and the locals. I've met people from years back that I still am in contact with.

Too many reason to list really - the teaching experience, the food, the travel, the life experience, freedom .... kinda like what's in this list - http://allesl.com/teach-english-abroad/

And of course, the money is pretty good too (image)




Getting the ESL Job... :: RE: No TEFL or TESOL Certificate REQUIRED in China -Stop The Lie
Author: esldon
Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:13 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 3

The title of this message is correct that you do not need a TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certificate to teach in China



Open ESL Expert Discussion... :: RE: EFL Resume, CV- What to put when done teaching.
Author: Johan96
Subject: Re: EFL Resume, CV- What to put when done teaching.
Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:16 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 8

msmisse wrote:
Hi everybody,

I just got back from teaching at a small school in Honduras. I enjoyed my time immensely although I must say in the beginning it was very difficult.

Ok, so my question is, there is a lot of resources out there, resume writing services, if you need help preparing a resume to send abroad. However, I'm finding it difficult finding resources on how to write your resume after you've returned from teaching abroad. What exactly needs to be put down? Don't know much about resume jargon, I've heard it needs to be effective. I know every resume needs to be focused to whatever job you're applying for, but a general description is welcomed.

All help is appreciated!!

Thanks.


Resume should be the reflection of your work and personality. In that way a resume will be more appealing and also will look more trustworthy for the hiring organization. Therefore, it is advisable to add up your professional achievements, your experience and a bit part of your personal life too.
Good luck (image)




Say Anything... :: RE: New Forum! Please read...
Author: Johan96
Subject: Hello
Posted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:14 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 20

Hey everyone,
My name is Johan and I have just graduated.
Not yet working, Just looking for a good job.




ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: 15 Employee Rights of China Foreign TEFL Teachers Kept Secre
Author: Ms. Molly Subject: Let's Celebrate- China Courts Enforcing Expat Employee Right Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:07 am (GMT 1) Topic Replies: 1 I found this great news at http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral.... PSA ANNOUNCEMENT: In the June copy of China Scam Patrol newsletter, I learned the following; "Most of China's 29, 879 foreign teachers do not even know that President Xi Jin Ping sign an amendment in 2014 to China's Labor Laws that gives foreign expat workers in China the same employee rights as Chinese executives (15 employee rights listed in OP link), and last year included us China'sPrivacy Act as well. Chinese employers and recruiters want to keep this general ignorance in place, however, since it is already difficult enough to find and recruit qualified teachers for China. The inconvenient truths of these powerful rights is simply not good for the recruitment business since it exposes such things as illegal contracts, and how expats have the right to walk away from such contracts "without penalty" See here: https://www.scam.com/entry.php?8576-Most-China-foreign-TEFL-English-teachers-cheating-themselves-of-40-with-illegal-contracts Better still, the Ministry of Labor and the Courts of China have recently been ruling in favor of foreign teachers who have filed formal complaints and/or lawsuits and have prevailed over three large chain operations including Disney English, English First, and Webb. Although gag orders are always issued to "save face" of violators, we learned that the average settlement of the last three cases (2 in Haidian and 1 in Chaoyang) was 570,000rmb or about $90,000. The rule of law is now enforced by default, and no longer do teachers have to tolerate any of the following abuses; *Unpaid Overtime *Being Used As A Marketing Monkey *Having your personal image used in promotions *Having your personal information disclosed to third parties *Not getting a copy of your original chopped contract in English *Not knowing the ownership identification of your employer *Not knowing the SAIC business license No.of your employer * Not being provided a written job description *Being told to lie to customers about your citizenship or credentials *Being given illegal probationary periods exceeding 30 days *Being forced to sign illegal contracts *Not given 72 hours advance notice of work schedule changes *Not provided the proper Z work visa required by law *Being forced to pay money for your release letter or Z visa *Not being provided medical insurance as a full-time employee *Not being paid within 48 working hours of a regular payday *Illegal deductions and "deposits" withheld from your pay *The right to see your employment tax records and receipts Teachers who find themselves being exploited by schools and or recruiters now have plenty of ammunition to fight back in a meani[...]



ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Not all Z visas are legal & genuine - Check yours NOW!
Author: CFTU
Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:56 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

Thank you for pointing this out. Most China foreign teachers who used a recruiter to get a job in China are holding one of these illegal Z visas and will only find out the day they get arrested and they will be like this gal below... To be honest it took me three years to learn about this clever trick and I only learned about it because my roomie's GF was arrested and deported for having one. We were all shocked and no amount of pleading ignorance helped one bit. My roomie even offered a $1,000 bribe and was shunned.

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The CFTU is China's first and only private labor union representing the 25,000+ foreign teachers now working in China. Visit our website at www.ChinaForeignTeachersUnion.org for details and join our cause if you agree with it!




ESL in China [Only]... :: Contract Scams China Foreign TEFL Teachers Must Avoid...
Author: CFTU Subject: Contract Scams China Foreign TEFL Teachers Must Avoid... Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:06 am (GMT 1) Topic Replies: 0 Read this carefully and you will probably earn 30%-50% more on your next payday. 70% of all contracts signed by foreign English teachers are illegal and never in favor of the teacher. YOU CAN BREAK THOSE CONTRACTS WITHOUT PENALTY TODAY! First of all you need to know that Chinese labor law includes foreigners and it is ILLEGAL IN CHINA for third parties to sign employment contracts with employees. As an employee in China, the only contract that legally binds you is one that you sign with your direct actual employer (i.e. Shandong University). A recruiter or China job agent is not allowed to sign an "employment agreement" with you. They can, however, try to get you to sign one and most newbies do not know any better and follow their instructions. This allows the recruiter or agent to skim your wages - as much as 50% and you would never know. Legally, agents and recruiters can ask you to sign a "service" or "fee agreement" and this is where you must be alert and smart. No such agreement should require you to pay a dime NOR AUTHORIZE ANY DEDUCTIONS FROM YOUR PAY. In China it is standard for the employer to pay any and all recruiter and agent fees. But the devil is always in the details, and if you do not read your contract carefully, you will get screwed. Here is one sample contract used by 11 different recruiters in China that are named for you at http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral. This is quite typical of a contract newbies are asked to sign, and many do out of ignorance: https://myalbum.com/album/Qt6TWGP0olx3 NEVER ever sign a contract that is given to you on the spot. Take it home and read it thoroughly and ask a Chinese friend if the Chinese terms exactly match those in English. Of course, you should never sign a contract that is only in Chinese, and it is important that you only sign a contract that you agree with. If something is vague and unclear it was done so deliberately so your employer can take advantage of you and then simply say that YOU "misunderstood". Where you work exactly and your exact job description must be included in the contract or you may find yourself working at many locations in one week spending half of your daily life on buses and subways! Every single page of your contract needs to bear your signature and date, and chop (seal)of your employer as many are known to swap out complete pages of your contract and they only ask you to sign the last page. Before you know it, you will be asked to hand out brochures about the school on a street corner and they will remind you that it is in the contract that you signed! Don't assume that you will automatically be given a copy of your contract - you must demand AN ORIGINAL HARD [...]



Getting the ESL Job... :: China Alert: Govt. now jailing fake foreign TEFL teachers
Author: China.Scam.Patrol Subject: China Alert: Govt. now jailing fake foreign TEFL teachers Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:24 am (GMT 1) Topic Replies: 0 PUBLIC SERVICE WARNING TO ESL & TEFL TEACHERS... Dear Colleagues, If you want to teach in China, you are hereby warned to ignore the BS of your smooth-talking TEFL recruiter or China job agent and follow China law to the letter. Over 1,000 foreign teachers were already arrested and jailed last month and China's top cop publicly stated that they will track down and arrest all the 10,000 fake teachers now working in China with... * Fake Diplomas * Phony TEFL Certificates * Third-Party Z Visas * L, M, X or F Visas * Forged Police Certificates. Read this carefully: http://abroadreviews.com/chinas-top-cop-pledges-arrest-jail-over-10000-fake-foreign-tefl-teachers and here is what a PSB raid looks like in China: http://opnlttr.com/letter/chinas-10000-fake-foreign-english-tefl-teachers-being-exposed-name-photos-and-then-arrested If you have a missing teacher friend in China, you can check this list here to see if they were arrested and now being jailed: https://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/329-china-foreign-teachers-arrested-for-using-fake-tefl-certificates-in-april-of-2017/ [...]



ESL in China [Only]... :: China vows to arrest & jail all 10,000 fake foreign teac
Author: Grumpy
Subject: China vows to arrest & jail all 10,000 fake foreign teac
Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:26 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

Well I guess the fun and games are over http://opnlttr.com/letter/chinas-10000-fake-foreign-english-tefl-teachers-being-exposed-name-photos-and-then-arrested

Over 1,000 were already arrested last month and their names are posted here http://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com




ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Fake Diplomas & TEFL Certificates in China = Deportation
Author: Okay
Subject: China's fake foreign English teachers being arrested again
Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:13 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 5

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It has been 4 years since this post originally warned people. And theonly thing that has changed since then is that the Chinese cops have gotten a lot more aggressive in their arrests which have grown from about 60 a month to over 1,000 a month! https://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/329-china-foreign-teachers-arrested-for-using-fake-tefl-certificates-in-april-of-2017/

Still the recruiters continue to hide the truth about Chinese law, and then after the newbie teachers get to China and learn the truth, they are scared into buying fake diplomas and TEFL certificates.

But now with this crazy bitch expossing all the fake teachers for reward money, the arrests will soon be doubling imo. https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?734205-China-s-Fake-TEFL-Foreign-Teachers-Identified-Here

What teachers don't seem to realize is that when they get caught and deported, they are sent home as convicted criminals and will have a helluva time getting travel visas to go anywhere or will never get a good job with that criminal record that will follow them for the rest of their lives.




ESL in China [Only]... :: 15 Employee Rights of China Foreign TEFL Teachers Kept Secre
Author: Shannon
Subject: 15 Employee Rights of China Foreign TEFL Teachers Kept Secre
Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:19 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

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Did you ever wonder why your recruiter never tells you about your employee rights as a China foreign TEFL teacher? Well if he or she did tell you, you would find out that the contract they want you to sign in ILLEGAL! In fact according to Professor Guo a labor law expert who graduated with his JD fromRenmin University and specializes in labor law says 70% of us expat teachers now hold contracts that are not legal in China and we do not even know it. All employment contracts in China must be signed directly with employers - not recruiters.

Also we cannot be forced to do marketing work or compelled to work overtime without extra pay. And recently we foreign employees were added to China's Privacy Act which now prevents employers from using our photos in any promotion without our written consent.

We also cannot be asked to lie about our citizenship or about out employer (ie. false praise). Read up here and get even more info at the CFTU website. https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST&p=1961398#post1961398 This will also help explain why so many China job agents and recruiters always bash and trash the CFTU.




Getting the ESL Job... :: China's TEFL foreign TEFL teachers to get 50% Pay increase?
Author: Dragonbreath
Subject: China's TEFL foreign TEFL teachers to get 50% Pay increase?
Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:16 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

With over 1,000 fake teachers being arrested last month https://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/329-china-foreign-teachers-arrested-for-using-fake-tefl-certificates-in-april-of-2017/ and another 3,000 being named and exposed with their photos at scam.com at this link https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?734205-China-s-Fake-TEFL-Foreign-Teachers-Identified-Here I think it is only logical that the remaining REAL teachers with REAL diplomas, REAL police certificates, and REAL TEFL certificates can start asking for 50% pay raises immediately - and get them.

I say this because even SAFEA admitted that at least one-third (10,000) of the foreign teachers now working in China are fakes. If they all get arrested and deported they will have a severe teacher shortage.