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ESL in China [Only]... :: Some bad news for China foreign ESL & TEFL Teachers
Author: Grumpy
Subject: Some bad news for China foreign ESL & TEFL Teachers
Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:39 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

In China when the government wants to send messages to foreigners or the world in general, they publish articles through two English newspapers, the China Daily and The Global Times. Well, they recently published a message directed at the foreign English teachers working in China. http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/981575.shtml I am changing my career plans and will probably teach in Korea or Japan next year.



Getting the ESL Job... :: RE: Warning! China ESL & TEFL Jobs are NOT safe anymore
Author: Grumpy
Subject: China is no longer a good deal 4 China Foreign English Teach
Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:28 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

Yes, the winters in China are horrific but the summers are not so bad. But most of the women working here are always complaining about what the dry air does to their skin. But there are bigger problems facing China foreign English teachers as you can see in this Global Times newspaper article http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/981575.shtml



Getting the ESL Job... :: Warning! China ESL & TEFL Jobs are NOT safe anymore
Author: Shannon
Subject: Warning! China ESL & TEFL Jobs are NOT safe anymore
Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:47 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

I am not joking. Working in China is not safe for your health nor your wallet. I am leaving China when my contract expires and I think everyone should be warned about four things;

1.) The toxic air pollution in China actually killed over 5 million people in 2015 yet the ESL recruiters never even mention to you that you must wear an air filter mask during the 5 months of winter as you can see in the photo and chart I posted. This documentary film explains better tha I can https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6X2uwlQGQM#t=45. University research at Berkley says that you are better off smoking a pack of cigarettes every day than breathing the air in Beijing! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3201954/Breathing-Beijing-s-air-equivalent-smoking-FORTY-cigarettes-day-Smog-map-China-reveals-shocking-extent-pollution.html

2.) The pay in China for ESL & TEFL teachers is the lowest in East Asia compared to Japan, Korea, and Singapore. The difference can be as much as 120% even after the variance of cost of living is factored in.

3.) If you rely on an agency or free-lance recruiter to find you a job, you have about a 10% chance of finding an honest one and a 90% chance of getting cheated. See http://chinascamwatch.org and this article http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/beijing/article/scam-alert-foreign-teacher-fraud

4.) 18% of the Chinese population is infected with Hepatitis and it is spreading like a forest fire because about half of the people here cannot afford health care and do not even know they are infected yet! http://www.shanghaiexpat.com/phpbbforum/post1975839.html?sid=e4468fd18f02e9bcaa20d0cab6b45f26#p1975839

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If you have asthma, sensitive skin, or alergies DO NOT COME TO CHINA. They do not even sell Benadryl here and when I had to buy it online it cost me $89 for 12 tablets because $40 was shipping and import tax charges.




ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: A China job is a big mistake for ESL & TEFL Teachers...
Author: Shannon
Subject: China Teaching Jobs paying more money now because of polluti
Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:22 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

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You are right and I too am leaving in June when my contract expires. I think TEFL and ESL teachers who take jobs in big cities should be asking for "Hazardous Duty Pay" - at least an extra 3,000 yuan per month. My colleague had such a bad reaction to the air pollution that he vomited for 3 hours and had to be hospitalized for 24 hours and put on oxygen. The above chart shows the worst places to work in China (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Jinan are the very worst in my own opinion. BTW... if you think I am exaggerating just how bad it is, watch this documentary that went viral on the internet here before the Chinese government blocked it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6X2uwlQGQM#t=45




ESL in China [Only]... :: A China job is a big mistake for ESL & TEFL Teachers...
Author: Ms. Molly
Subject: A China job is a big mistake for ESL & TEFL Teachers...
Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:12 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

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This is my last year in China. The above photo is only 50% of my reasons, here are the others I share as a warning to other newbie teachers looking East. Singapore is extremely clean and the pay is triple while the cost of living is about double that of China. Korea and Japan are also much cleaner with higher pay than China and less than half the scams. https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST&p=1944461#post1944461




Getting the ESL Job... :: RE: Online teaching
Author: rayericson
Subject: Home based jobs
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:40 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

Hello Naomi,

Working at home has it's pros and cons.

The pros are you have your time, no commuting expenses or traffic, etc.
The cons are you may not be disciplined because there's no supervisor to check on you and sometimes it's boring because you don't have any coworker to talk to, etc.

But if you choose working at home that's good too. You just need to find the right website to work and/or the right client and everything will go smoothly.

I suggest you visit esljobslounge.com they job postings for abroad as well as for home based.

Good luck!




New ESL Teachers... :: RE: Where to teach? Please help.
Author: rayericson
Subject: ESL jobs lounge
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:31 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 9

Hello there,

With the things that you mentioned, Asia's environment definitely suits you. I suggest you visit esljobslounge.com they have job postings on China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, etc.

Asian people are very friendly and easy to get along.

Good luck to you!




Getting the ESL Job... :: RE: Question on would I be hirable based on age
Author: rayericson
Subject: ESLjobslounge
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:20 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 3

Hi Steve,

No, age wouldn't matter as long as you have the skills and knowledge. But if you still have a doubt, you can try visiting esljobslounge(dot)com they have lots of jobs for ESL teachers and you can discuss / ask anything that bothers you.

Good luck! ('(image) ')




ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Is Laowai Career Job Center in Beijing China Legit or Scam?
Author: Durango
Subject: NAME REMOVED is China Scam Artist with Laowai Career Center
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:01 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

This post has been moderated UJ

The short answer is RUN! This is just another one of the many China scams set up by that Russain con artist Name removed. Here is his last scam that had so many people fooled with all of his fake testimonials and "independent reviews" that turned out to be bought.. https://eslwatch.info/en/eslwatch-forum/china/117-fraud-warning-gi2c-and-other-china-job-internship-scams-beware-people.html

Other past scams this guy created in China over the last ten years included Getin2China (a black visa scam that the cops finally shut down),
ChinaJobExpress (selling fake university degrees), Gi2c (selling you the right to work for free at an illegal China internship), Wiseway Global Education (charging huge fees to get you enrolled in a university when all he did was fill out enrollment applications that you can do yourself for free online). And now his latest creation is this Laowai Career China job agency scam.

Anything with the name Name removed in it in China will certainly be a scam guys. Read here for more info and a photo of his veteran scam team, one of whom I met at a pub in Beijing 3 years ago and she bragged about how much money she made and even admitted that half the stuff she told people was made up so they would sign up. https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST&p=1944379#post1944379




ESL in China [Only]... :: Is Laowai Career Job Center in Beijing China Legit or Scam?
Author: Grumpy
Subject: Is Laowai Career Job Center in Beijing China Legit or Scam?
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:52 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

Their web site is minimal and they appear to be new on the China job scene. But I cannot find their name listed with SAFEA or on the SAIC business database in any tier 1 city in China. Anyone know anything about these guys? Are they Chinese, foreigners, and where is their office located? Thanks in advance for your feedback.



ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Fraud Alert 4 ESL Placement Agencies in Hangzhou & Zheji
Author: Liza
Subject: Hangzhou, China ESL Teacher Job Scams
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:59 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

This may help our ESL colleagues avoid at least 5 scam land mines in Hangzhou : https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST&p=1944232#post1944232



ESL in China [Only]... :: Fraud Alert 4 ESL Placement Agencies in Hangzhou & Zheji
Author: China.Scam.Patrol
Subject: Fraud Alert 4 ESL Placement Agencies in Hangzhou & Zheji
Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:16 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

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We are not allowed to name scam artists here in the forum but we want to warn all who read this to know that 7 of the 9 ESL/TEFL teacher job placement agencies based in Zhejiang Province are controlled by one woman whose first name begins with the letter H. She is a professional scam artist. They are based in the City of Hangzhou.

She has a long and nefarious record going back to 2010 of cheating and exploiting teachers, recruiting them to work illegally without Z visas and university degrees, and then do nothing to help her teachers after they get arrested and jailed for visa violations. She seldom if ever pays the last paycheck and tries to sell teachers their release letters which the law says she must provide for free. She operated under 7 different alias and they are ALL BLACKLISTED by the CTA, CFTU, ESLWatch.info, and China Liars List at Scam.com.

To get the names of all these scam artisits and black recruiters (unlicensed agents who use untraceable Chinglish names) visit and read these links BEFORE you send a resume to anyone related to working in China.

http://chinascamwatch.wordpress.com

http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com

http://eslwatch.info/forum/china

http://www.chinascambusters.com

http://chinascamwatch.org

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

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!




Getting the ESL Job... :: Scam Warning For ESL Teachers Seeking Jobs In China...
Author: China.Scam.Patrol
Subject: Scam Warning For ESL Teachers Seeking Jobs In China...
Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:16 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

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China can be a real fun adventure or can be a horrible nightmare. I have lived and worked in China for 11 years and must warn you all to read 5 links BEFORE you send a resume to anyone related about a teaching job. Be aware that over 90% of the jobs you see at Beijinger, EChinacities, Sinocities, Gumtree, Craiglist, and ESLCafe are FAKE JOBS - only designed to collect your resume. WHY?

http://chinascamwatch.wordpress.com

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

http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com

http://chinascamwatch.org

http://eslwatch.info/forum.china

If you read these five links you will make yourself scam-proof and able to find a genuine and safe teaching job in China. Good luck!




ESL in China [Only]... :: New 2017 China ESL & TEFL School CFTU White List 4 Teach
Author: CFTU
Subject: New 2017 China ESL & TEFL School CFTU White List 4 Teach
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:04 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

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Sorry for the delay ladies and gents but Michelle's father passed away last week, and in her rush to get back to her homeland she forgot to leave the white list code with us. We finally was able to get her attention and now the list is posted for your protection at http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com/2017/01/cftu-publishes-2017-white-list-of-china.html

Our blacklist was also recently updated at http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.org.
Best wishes to all of you in the new year and remember not to drink the tap water, don't use reusable plastic chopsticks, and wear your air filter mask until April 15th.

The CFTU Team

P.S. Michelle thanks you all for your kind emails and prayers
_________________
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!




Training for ESL Teachers... :: RE: What course should I take?
Author: sherrijohn
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:28 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

I just got TEFL certified with www.gettefl.com. Great course! I learned so many helpful teaching techniques. I highly recommend this course for any teachers who are planning on teaching English abroad.



ESL in Korea [Only]... :: RE: Visa in Korea
Author: sherrijohn
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:26 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

The visa process takes 3 weeks once all of your documents are ready,



Open ESL Expert Discussion... :: RE: EFL Resume, CV- What to put when done teaching.
Author: StanD
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:59 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 7

I'd say that this resume guide is essential but it's not laconic, though. Updating your resume can be a daunting task but with the right approach or even resume help service you will be able to create your CV really quickly. Wish you all good (image)



New ESL Teachers... :: RE: ESL now, or after law school?
Author: StanD
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:26 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

Hi Tang,

I'm really curious if you took that chance... I hope you are skiing Japanese mountains right now haha

Look forward!

- Stan




Getting the ESL Job... :: RE: New User
Author: StanD
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:21 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

Welcome!

What ideas do you want to share? (image)




Getting the ESL Job... :: RE: Question on would I be hirable based on age
Author: StanD
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:18 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 3

Hi Steve,

You have a solid background. It is doable for sure but as admin above said some countries won't take you at that age.

Wish you good luck!




Getting the ESL Job... :: RE: Online teaching
Author: StanD
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:47 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

Hi Naomi,
Have you considered upwork? Also, here's a great article:
http://moneypantry.com/make-money-teaching-english-online/




Getting the ESL Job... :: RE: Want to take my family with me.
Author: StanD
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:36 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 3

Giv9 wrote:
Certainly. A qualified teacher with prior abroad teaching experience can find good jobs. Mostly teachers are sought after in Asian countries (not the subcontinent countries like India or Sri Lanka).

But a British national doesn't have to look beyond the European countries.


Seconded. You won't find many such jobs but they are certainly there. It might take up to a year or two to find it, though. Wish you all good




ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: International English School
Author: Giv9
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:23 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

Thank You for the alert.



Other ESL Resources... :: RE: Coursework Writing Help
Author: Giv9
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:18 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

Essay Writing services are bad for students. It may save them the time that they can focus elsewhere but what do they learn from that?
Students should instead focus on writing good essay themselves as there are websites out there like StudyMode that helps you to become better at writing your assignments.




Getting the ESL Job... :: RE: Want to take my family with me.
Author: Giv9
Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:40 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 3

Certainly. A qualified teacher with prior abroad teaching experience can find good jobs. Mostly teachers are sought after in Asian countries (not the subcontinent countries like India or Sri Lanka).

But a British national doesn't have to look beyond the European countries.




ESL on the North American Continent . . . :: RE: Is a TESOL Graduate Certificate worth it?
Author: unionjack
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:41 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

Hello Luketheduke

Welcome to the forum.

You have no formal teaching qualifications, so that's what's missing from your portfolio, if that is your career choice. The type of teaching qualification required depends upon whether it is a primary, secondary, college, or university environment, in which you want to teach.

Nevertheless, a TESOL certificate, for a native speaker, is deemed to be a sufficient qualification to teach English to non-native speakers. So having a TESOL certificate, of any sort, will definitely open doors for you to teach English as a foreign language. However, the better the institution, the better the TESOL course will be and as you want to improve your teaching techniques, then the graduate course is the way to go.

Part of a TESOL course will be the practical element, which you already have and so all you need now is the theory.

Best of luck

UJ




ESL on the North American Continent . . . :: Is a TESOL Graduate Certificate worth it?
Author: luketheduke
Subject: Is a TESOL Graduate Certificate worth it?
Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:45 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

I have a master's degree in English, and have some experience in TESOL. I was an adjunct for an ESL Listening and Speaking class at a local community college. I've done private ESL tutoring for corporate employees and their spouses, and I currently teaching online lessons through a Chinese company.

I live in the United States, and I understand that most adult or post secondary jobs for ELLs will be part time. But will going back to school to pursue a TESOL cert. open anymore doors for me? I am not talking about one of those diploma mill websites, but rather a 4 year public institution that offers a certificate for the completion of 12 graduate hours (4 courses) in ESL. Since I already have an MA, I am not looking to complete the entire degree program, but rather take some courses where I can learn more about teaching methods designed specifically for English Language Learners.

So, considering my education and experience, would there be any advantages to completing one of these programs?




ESL to Adult Learners... :: RE: Shall vs Will vs Going to...
Author: Giv9
Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:09 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

I tell my students to use 'will' wherever possible because it serves the purpose every time.



ESL to Adult Learners... :: RE: Building Content For Online ESL Lessons
Author: Giv9
Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:04 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

Thanks. Nice webinar. I use Wistia for my online class. I use an audio cum chat environment with just the course slides to avoid any distraction.



ESL in Africa & S.W. Asia [Middle East]... :: RE: Update on Living in Saudi Arabia
Author: aardvark
Subject: Still in Saudi Arabia
Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:09 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

Hey: an update of sorts.
This place *cough* Qassim *cough* is the most conservative of the conservative Wahabi places. I'm still here and I witnessed a few personnel changes. Our dept. chair from Egypt left to go back. His replacement is a hard*ass from (I'm guessing Afghanistan) judging by his beard and dress.
He goes around the halls checking to see if students get let out early from class. He thinks that's in his job description.

The students couldn't care less if they learn English. They are all recipients of welfare in the form of $$ from the king. It's based on attendance and they all check their attendance records. When I want to continue a class (especially after an interruption) they want to see their marks. It's like they have no concept of appropriate behavior.

One teacher kept coming back from vacation late and a couple of months ago, he never came back at all. Teachers had to cover for his sorry @ss. A useless black from South Africa. I keep thinking there has to be more than money keeping me here and I think about the nice weather in winter. Other than that, not much.

I'm getting better at moving my money via internet and I can set up an online bank account in less than 60 seconds (or so it seems). Not much else to report. I have occasional trips outside KSA but I have to limit them to save $$$




ESL in China [Only]... :: Deleted
Author: 21days
Subject: Deleted
Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:36 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

Post deleted. Advertising is not allowed on the forum. UJ



ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Beijing's Mayflower Education - Where LGBT ESL Teachers Work
Author: Okay
Subject: Hepatitis problem in China found at Mayflower Education
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:24 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 3

I suggest every teacher whoever worked at Mayflower read this and get an Hepatities test and vaccination as soon as possible.

https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?714243-China-s-Hepatitis-Outbreak-amp-Toxic-Air-Pollution-Hid-From-Foreign-Teachers

But do not go to a Chinese hospital tp get tested or use your health insurance card from China to pay for the testing. Why? Because if you do test positive for Hepatitis, a STD or any contagious disease the hospital by law must report you to the PSB and your visa will get revoked immediately and you will spend 90 days in a quarantine faciltiy before being deported back home and flagged in the visa computers of the world as a health risk!




ESL in China [Only]... :: Urgent! ESL & TEFL Teachers In China: Hepatitis Outbrea
Author: Okay
Subject: Urgent! ESL & TEFL Teachers In China: Hepatitis Outbrea
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:16 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

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Get yourself tested and vaccinated NOW. If you have been working in China for more than 3 years, you have a 50% chance of already have Hepatitis if you worked in a rural area and 30% if you work in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. What happened at Mayflower Education probably happened at dozens of schools in every major city. Read up here and get yourself tested and vaccinated ASAP: https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?714243-China-s-Hepatitis-Outbreak-amp-Toxic-Air-Pollution-Hid-From-Foreign-Teachers

DO NOT GET TESTED AT A CHINESE HOSPITAL BECAUSE IF YOU ARE POSITIVE YOUR VISA WILL BE REVOKED. Get yourself a home test kit. You will have to buy three different test kits since none of them teast for all strains of HCV http://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/understanding-hepatitis-treatment#1




New ESL Teachers... :: RE: Where to teach? Please help.
Author: Giv9
Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:11 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 9

I personally think that teaching in countries like China and Japan will be beneficial for your career. If you consider going to India, the opportunities are rare to come by and the package is not lucrative. So if I were moving abroad, I'd go to Japan.



Say Anything... :: Teaching English with Flashcards
Author: Giv9 Subject: Teaching English with Flashcards Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:03 pm (GMT 1) Topic Replies: 0 Flash cards are a simple, versatile, yet often underexploited resource. I would like to offer some reasons for using flash cards and a selection of activities for use in the Young Learner classroom, although some of the activities could also be used with fun-loving, lower level adult classes. Here's how. 1. FLASH. What you need to do is simply flash cards in front of students and make sure they are watching. Their full attention is needed since you will flash a card in front of them very quickly. Show the card, and the students have to name what’s on it. Slowly speed it up, and start adding more cards. 2. PAIRING. Decide on the number of the cards to make on cram depending on the age/ abilities of your students. Have for example 6 pairs of 2 cards with the same image (12 cards) spread on the floor facing up. You can line them up in rows of 3 or 4. Have the students look carefully at the card for about 20 seconds (depending on the age), and memorize the places of the cards. Students, then, take turns to flip the cards in pairs. The one who flips all the pairs first (takes minimum time) wins. 3. FIND THE CARD. Take about 20 cards with recently learnt vocabulary (images). Spread them around the classroom. Have a student name a card he/ she sees. The other students need to find the card. The student with most cards at the end wins. 4. MATCH WITH WORD. Similar to the previous game. This time students should match card images with cards where the words are written. 5. DRILL Divide your students in two groups. You can choose to drill vocabulary of phrases students have just learnt. For example, a picture of a girl. The student who is first in line asks: “What is Betty wearing?” Student behind answers: “Betty is wearing a red dress, a blue jacket, and brown shoes”, then turns back and asks the same question to the student behind. The team that finishes first, wins. This can vary depending on the focus of your lesson. 6. GUESS THE WORD. Divide students into teams. One student of each team can see the card. He/ she needs to explain to the rest what the word is. The team that guessed most words, wins. [...]



New ESL Teachers... :: RE: A guide to finding students on italki
Author: Giv9
Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:47 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

I just installed italki. Thank you.



Training for ESL Teachers... :: RE: Free ESL Placement Test
Author: Giv9
Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:45 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

Thanks for sharing the site. This test seems very useful. I've registered with the website.



ESL in China [Only]... :: Almost 2,000 ESL & TEFL China foreign teachers arrested
Author: Durango
Subject: Almost 2,000 ESL & TEFL China foreign teachers arrested
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:19 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

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People still don't get it - a foreigner working in China must comply with the visa laws and have a university diploma that can be verified by the university! Here is what happens when you ignore the law and listen to some smooth-talking recruiter or black agent. http://www.opnlttr.com/letter/over-1800-china-foreign-esl-tefl-english-teachers-arrested-chinese-govt-sting-operations-2016

All of these young people will now be deported with a felony conviction on their records and will probably never get a travel visa again to any country, since most all countries exclude convicted felons from getting even a tourist visa.




Links to Your Website... :: ADVERTISING
Author: sharon88
Subject: ADVERTISING
Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:47 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

Post deleted: Advertising is not allowed on the forum. UJ



ESL in China [Only]... :: Is Teach-In-China.net & TeachInChina.com safe or a scam?
Author: Ms. Molly
Subject: Is Teach-In-China.net & TeachInChina.com safe or a scam?
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:50 pm (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

These are recruiters from Hangxhou, China who say they have offices in Washington and Toronto and have gotten jobs for over 15,000 foreign teachers in China. The guy bragged so much about their placements it made me sucpicious. Plus when I asked him about my invitation letter and visa details he changed the subject and just told me he would take care of everything. Most of the jobs they offer are in Shandong, Zhejiang, and Jiangsu Provinces. What do you guys know about them? Thank you fo ryour help.



ESL in China [Only]... :: Warning 2 China ESL & TEFL Foreign Teachers -PSB Sting G
Author: China.Scam.Patrol Subject: Warning 2 China ESL & TEFL Foreign Teachers -PSB Sting G Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:26 am (GMT 1) Topic Replies: 0 Last month in China 229 foreign teachers were arrested for not having a work visa (Z Visa) in their passports, or not having a real diploma from an accreditted university. You can read the story at http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com/2016/11/229-china-foreign-teachers-arrested-in.html Our information is the PSB officers made "deals" with those arrested to copy their phone data and "reccommend" at least 5 of their friends to be contacted by an undercover PSB agent who set up a fake "ESL head hunting agencies" in Beijing and Shanghai under various fake names including those below. Those who "cooperated" did not have to go to jail but paid a $5,000 fine. China Teachers China TEFL Jobs China ESL Center China ESL China Golden Bridge ESL New World ESL (THEY ADD NEW NAMES EVERY WEEK) But the ads they place on line do not give any names. They will only say something like "ESL Teacher Needed in Beijing 20,000 per month + apartment" These fake job ads are advertised in these locations; thebeijinger.cpm eslcafe.com echinacities.com sinocities.com craigslist.com gumtree.com twitter facebook When you go in for the interview they arrange for you, ususally at a hotel or a public high school, it will be a real interview and then you are congratulated and offered a job. If you accept, they ask to see your passport and diploma. If there is no Z visa in your passport you are arrested and jailed when you exit the building. You will sit in a van until they get 5-6 victims and then locked up for 30 days. If you do not have the $2,000 fine they will keep you detained until someone pays that fine. Then you are deported as a convicted felon, and not allowed to return to China for 3 to 5 years (at their discretion) The point is this, only three years ago it was easy not to get caught working without the Z visa and diploma. Maybe you had a 5% chance of detection. But now that the PSB officers are being paid a 2,000 yuan bonus for every illegal foreigner they bust, they have become truly motivated and aggressive. You now have a 50% chance of detection. Now it is your choice to follow the advice of a Chinese or foreign black recruiter or follow the rule of law. It is your choice to make. In closing we also warn you to make sure your resume does not fall into the hands of an identity thief which is an easy mistake to make as explained here: http://chinascamwatch.wordpress.com. NOTE: You also need to know that co-workers in the China TEFL community are being recruited to snitch on foreigners as explained below; https://www.reddit.com/r/Sino/comments/5e8si5/foreign_esl_tefl_english_teachers_in_china/ and also https://eslwatch.info/forum/china/76-china-foreign-teachers-unite-report-fake-unqualified-teachers-to-[...]



Your ESL C.V.... :: ESL Teachers Wanted For $50,000 Dream Job - No Weekend Work
Author: China.Scam.Patrol
Subject: ESL Teachers Wanted For $50,000 Dream Job - No Weekend Work
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:14 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

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You will see many such ads especially if you are looking to teach English in Asia. The problem is that most of them are fake jobs and mostly advertised here:

eslcafe.com
thebeijinger.com
echinacities.com
gumtree.com
craigslist.com
sinocities.com
Twitter
Facebook

BEFORE you even send your resume to anyone for an overseas job, read this or you may be giving you personal information to an identity thief: http://chinascamwatch.worpress.com.

Now if you want to make yourself "scam-proof", slow down and just read for 30 minutes: https://www.scam.com/entry.php?5521-How-...nst-job-frauds




ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Which Schools Pay Best Salaries in China To TEFL Teachers?
Author: Grumpy
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:22 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

Thanks to CSP for that great post with all the links. It will surely come in handy for me.



ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Urgent Warning 4 China Foreign ESL & TEFL Teachers - BEW
Author: Grumpy
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:20 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

Holy mother of God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






ESL in China [Only]... :: Urgent Warning 4 China Foreign ESL & TEFL Teachers - BEW
Author: Okay
Subject: Urgent Warning 4 China Foreign ESL & TEFL Teachers - BEW
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:45 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

This blew me away. Warn all of your friends immediately. This is probably why those 229 foreign teachers were busted last month.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Sino/comments/5e8si5/foreign_esl_tefl_english_teachers_in_china/

and also https://eslwatch.info/forum/china/76-china-foreign-teachers-unite-report-fake-unqualified-teachers-to-the-psb.html?start=30




ESL in China [Only]... :: Is EChinaJobs a scam or legitimate China ESL Teacher Agency?
Author: .etc
Subject: Is EChinaJobs a scam or legitimate China ESL Teacher Agency?
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:59 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

They sent me three offers that are convenient for me and have 20,000 bonuses when you finish your contract. Their web site is basic with no specific ownership or history information. They promise a Z visa after completeing the 90 day probation period. What say you all?



ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Beware of Recruiter NAMES removed That Snitch On ESL Teac
Author: Durango
Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:04 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 3

I worked at Disney English when the shit hit the fan. There is no need to guess about this sneaky bitch. She no longer works for Disney. Here is what you need to warn your friends about: https://eslwatch.info/eslwatch-forum/china/595-tefl-fraud-warning-new-sailing-is-same-china-esl-job-scam-agent-as-sail-esl.html

There was also a foreign teacher named Stef** who used to work at Expertise Education that did much the same thing through his Chinese GF, but it backfired on him and he also got arrested and deported back in 2014.




ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Snitch on Fake Foreign Teachers - China Pays You Rewards!
Author: Durango Subject: Re: Chinese Employee Report Foreign ESL & TEFL Teachers Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:49 am (GMT 1) Topic Replies: 8 Grumpy wrote: It is not only the TA's you have to worry about. Two years ago when I worked at Mayflower in Wudaokou (bad choice), there was a part time tChinese sales consultant that would make friends with the expat teachers and tell us she could get us all 20,000 teaching jobs that even came with an apartment. We believed her and when she asked us for our resumes, we all cooperated since Mayflower only pays 10,000 a mont and no apartment. Within 2 weeks of giving her our resumes all of us were stopped one day comig out of Mayflower by the PSB people and asked for our passports. Two of my colleagues were taken away to jail and deported later that month. Fortunately I had already gotten my Z visa from my previous school and had no legal issues. The Chinese teacher that set us all up was called "Jing-Jing" and looking back I cannot forget how she always had expensive Burberry clothes, Prada shoes, Gucci bags, and all designer stuff. She was too ugly to have a rich husband, and on her 3,000 monthly salary, I don't think she could afford all that expensive stuff. I think the Chinese management got tired of losing so many teachers, because she is not working there any more. She is about 35, and really thin and has a son that would be about 8 years old now. Another teacher that worked there toldme over 8 teachers from Mayflower got bounced and the problem stopped after Jing Jing left. This post has been moderated UJ It only makes good economic sense to a Chinese employee who may only be getting paid 3,000 a month. Chinese employers are so expletive removed cheap, I can't really blame the girl. Teachers who choose to work illegally are taking a 50% gamble with their freedom. [...]



ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Is Holy Global Education in Beijing a Scam or Legit?
Author: Durango Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:37 am (GMT 1) Topic Replies: 5 My roomie went for a job interview there about two years ago and he said the place was a dive and the owner claimed they had five locations including one by Renmin University. Since we live only five bus stops away from Renmin he went to check out the place and it was being closed down with all sorts of legal notices in Chinese pasted on the door with a chain! He took photos of all the notices and asked my GF to translate. They were from the tax bureau, the health board, the landlord, etc. Looking inside there were about 10 classrooms but no people during school hours. He then talked to one of the foreign teachers he saw at the Wanliu location and she says they had to start teaching out of an apartment so the police would not arrest them. Peter recalls that she was very pretty and her name was Megan or Morgan. She claimed that two teachers from Canada had just been arrested by the PSB since the school did not give them a Z visa she was going to leave after payday. Obviously Peter decided not to work there. I think he made the right choice because today when I searched online, I found this here at http://ESLWatch.info/forum/China: "Anyone out there ever work for Holy Global Education in Beijing (west side in Haidian)? I am super supicious and here is why... They do not advertise jobs under their own name but they claim to be part of Peking University (They are located on the Wanliu campus of Peking University). They would not give me their web site over the phone but since I am from Texas and am an American citizen, the girl I spoke with (Miranda) told me I could earn "up to 20,000 yuan per month". But after I go there and talk with Miranda and her boss Bessy, they say I can only get 20,000 per month if I sign a 2 year contract and they will pay me 15,000 a month for 12 months, and then give me the balance of the money after I finish my first year and then pay me the extra 60,000 yuan in 12 payments during the second year! What bullshit is this? Is this normal in China? They told me they had five foreign teachers working for them but I only met one young guy with blood hair from the U.K. His name was Jason and when I asked if I could speak privately with him, Miranda told me he was "busy" even though he just took his lunch break! Most schools have their business license posted on the lobby wall but they did not have their license posted anywhere so when I asked to see it, I was told that it was at the office of the company lawyer. So I asked for the name and telephone number of the company lawyer and was told "He doesn't speak English". When I replied that I could speak Chinese, I[...]