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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: 2

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: 4

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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/

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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.
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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 meaningful way that not only gets results but serves as a deterrent for future abuses. Companies with having to pay a $90,000 settlement, reimburse your legal fees (about 20,000 rmb, and a SAFEA, PSB, or SAIC fine of 100,000 rmb) are not likely going to be playing more games with expat employees. The CFTU and Renmin University Law School provides free legal guides about the employee rights of foreign workers and we suggest you read them ASAP. Of course, do not e[...]



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 COPY WITH THE RED SEAL and complete Chinese name of the person who signed it and the SAIC business license number of the company who is hiring you.. As to what should actually be in your contract to protect you from abuses, read here carefully: http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com/2014/01/china-foreign-teachers-union-contract.html So now after reading this, you suddenly realize you were snookered. What to do? Relax.You simply break the contract and r[...]



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...

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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/

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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: 4

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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.




ESL in China [Only]... :: China's 10,000 fake foreign TEFL teachers exposed with photo
Author: Dragonbreath
Subject: China's 10,000 fake foreign TEFL teachers exposed with photo
Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:59 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

China is about to go on a hiring spree for real qualified teachers real soon since all the fake ones are now being exposed by name and photo at scam.com. Here's the story. https://eslwatch.info/en/eslwatch-forum/china/868-3-000-of-china-s-fake-foreign-tefl-teachers-exposed-by-name-photo-at-scam-com/1474.html

The real question is whether this is really good news or bad news? I mean, I know it is bad news for those being arrested, but like wouldn't this drive up the salaries paid to real teachers with real diplomas by at least 50% - or even more? And I think this would also force the TEFL job recruiters in China to start being more truthful and honest no?




ESL in China [Only]... :: I love new trend of Name & Shame China Scam TEFL Recruit
Author: Durango
Subject: I love new trend of Name & Shame China Scam TEFL Recruit
Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 5:22 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

This post has been moderated UJ

I was also a scam victim three years ago and I lost almost $3,000 because of this woman. Click Here for Reward I was tickled pink when I read this link and I sincerely, from the bottom of my heart hope the CFTU and China ScamPatrol and China Scam Watch go after every single one of these lying scumbags, We should all kick in 100 rmb to start a reward fund to tak out all the trash!

BTW... there are photos of about 50 China scam artists with their real names at http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.org on the blacklist page of almost 400 sleazeballs.




ESL in China [Only]... :: 1,000 rmb Reward 4 Real Name of Chinese TEFL Scam Recruiter
Author: CFTU Subject: 1,000 rmb Reward 4 Real Name of Chinese TEFL Scam Recruiter Posted: Mon May 22, 2017 5:21 am (GMT 1) Topic Replies: 0 This post has been moderated UJ If you can provide a color scan of this woman's passport, national ID card ,or some other verifiable legal document that shows her full legal Chinese name, the CFTU will pay you 1,000 rmb in strict confidence to any bank account you like. This is her most recent photo after she cut and dyed her hair. She used to use the name (removed) but now calls herself (removed) The story about her can be found here: CFTU Vows Reward details TEFL Blacklist Send your information about her is strict confidence to reward[at]chinaforeignteachersunion.org and be sure to designate what account you would like the reward money deposited. Of course we can only pay the first party that submits accurate documents that the police verify to be real. Neither your name nor email will ever be disclosed. This is the illegal contract she makes her China TEFL teacher job applicants sign https://myalbum.com/album/Qt6TWGP0olx3 Reports from her victims can be found here: Realscam.com Help us put this woman back in jail - again. _________________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: Out Of Jail - This HUGE China TEFL Scammer Now Has 8 Names!
Author: Liza
Subject: Update on the China TEFL recruiter TEFL Crime Syndicat
Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:20 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

This post has been moderated UJ

Your news is a bit outdated... It is now 11 alias companies being used by thie criminal and she is even a moderator at the Reddit r/Teachers sub where she fishes for new victims with PMs. The (name removed) network is also her operation as explained at Reddit.com/r/TEFL_Blacklist and the China Liars List at scam.com.

Since being released from jail, this woman appears to be on a mission to monopolize the TEFL black market in China. She invented the infamous SIlent Scam and this is typically how she works boys and girls... https://www.reddit.com/r/tefl_blacklist/comments/6bm8sm/fraud_warning_china_tefl_job_recruiter

Read the above horror story or you are likely to fall for the same scheme which is very believable.

All 11 of her companies are exposed by the China Scam Patrol people at http://chinascamppatrol.wordpress.com. The good news is that the CFTU has vowed to blacklist any employer still doing business with by June 1st, 2017.




ESL in China [Only]... :: Not all Z visas are legal & genuine - Check yours NOW!
Author: China.Scam.Patrol Subject: Not all Z visas are legal & genuine - Check yours NOW! Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 1:12 am (GMT 1) Topic Replies: 1 PSA Warning to all China foreign English newbie & veteran teachers alike... Even we were shocked to learn that not all Z visas (work visas) are legal and genuine in China, but we learned the hard way when one of our own volunteers was arrested recently even though she has been teaching in China for three years. This may sound confusing but please bear with me as I explain... REAL & GENUINE Z VISAS: Are issued by the Chinese government's Public Security Bureau at PSB offices in China, Chinese embassies abroad, and Chinese consulates abroad. (They are not sent to you to peel and stick into your passport by private parties) They are issued by your ACTUAL EMPLOYER and not by a third party company that may be friends of, or cooperating with your company. Real visas are also linked to an invitation letter that is issued by your actual employer "ABC English " (for example) not XYZ Culture Company (for example). FAKE OR ILLEGAL Z VISAS: Are either sent to you by courier abroad in your homeland, or given to you by a private person in China with instructions how and where to stick them in your passport, or here is the tricky part... "are generated by a party other than your actual employer", which is usually not a education facility but just some company that will sell this "favor" to your employer for a fee that may range from 10,000 yuan to 20,000 yuan. Then of course, there are just plain counterfeits that some clever Chinese scam artists create with Photoshop which may or may not be coded properly. BY LOOKING AT THESE VISAS, YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE! But the PSB has a portable scanning device that is linked to their huge database by G4 and within a minute or two, they know if you are holding a legal Z visa or not. So how can you tell? Just ask yourself 3 questions; 1. Was your invitation letter issued by your actual employer (the same Chinese & English name that appears on your contract and matches the red seal chop) and mention working dates that span more than 3 months? 2. Was your visa pasted into your passport at a Chinese government PSB office, embassy, or consulate? 3. Did you pay less that $200 for your visa? If you answered yes to all of the above you have nothing to worry about. You are legally working in China assuming you also have a real university degree and are 22 years of age or older. If you answered "no" to any of the above questions, you have a big problem that needs to be fixed ASAP, or like our colleague, you can be randomly asked at a subway station to show your passport to a uniformed or plain-clothes PSB agent, and within 45 days you will be back in your homeland following 30 days in a Chinese jail and a $2,000 fine. For more details about this scam and others that target inbound ESL & TEFL teachers to China refer to htt[...]



ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Anyone work for NAME REMOVED in China? Scam or Legit?
Author: More Or Less Subject: Former Employee of NAME REMOVED gives review... Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:45 am (GMT 1) Topic Replies: 2 This post has been moderated UJ I worked for (name removed) two years ago and quit after my 90 day probationary period. Although they do have a business license I resented the constant lies and scheduling abuses. From the beginning, they told me it was an American joint venture company and it is not. (Name removed) is owned by some Chinese partners. Their FOA told me they were partners with the Ministry of Education and they are not. When the police came and arrested 3 of our expat teachers for using the fake diplomas and TEFL certificates Manager (name removed) sold to us, I was damn lucky to be in the restroom at the time or I would have also been arrested. When they were setting up their Skype teaching program they actually planned the pay period so they would get 6 weeks of free teaching from people in case the teachers complained about the many deductions they took from us. If anyone really complained and asked to see tax receipts from the government we were reminded that we were working without Z visas and could quickly be arrested and deported. On our team, only the team leader liked working there because of all the bonus money she made replacing teachers every time someone quit, which was almost one teacher a month at just our location. There is a bunch of complaints about them on the beijinger forum and at these links too. https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST&p=1948554#post1948554 http://www.abroadreviews.com/ For me it was a learning experience not to be so lazy when looking for a new teaching job. SInce my (name removed) experience, I now only apply for jobs with employers that are white-listed here http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com/2017/01/cftu-publishes-2017-white-list-of-china.html. Live and learn. Contact the poster for further details UJ [...]



ESL in China [Only]... :: Out Of Jail - This HUGE China TEFL Scammer Now Has 8 Names!
Author: Ms. Molly Subject: Out Of Jail - This HUGE China TEFL Scammer Now Has 8 Names! Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 4:33 pm (GMT 1) Topic Replies: 1 This post has been moderated UJ Ms. Evil was released from jail and is now skimming from China TEFL teachers - AGAIN! China TEFL veteran teachers will remember the notorious recruiter ***** who ran ******* ESL for years and then ****** ESL and **********ESL. That was BEFORE she was arrested and went to jail. Even though she pleaded guilty to cheating "about 2,000 foreign English teachers" she only spent 6 months behind bars. After being released 18 months ago, she is back to cheating people with 8 different alias companies! https://www.reddit.com/r/TEFL_ESL_SCAMS/comments/69kxnm/warning_the_biggest_scam_artist_in_tefl_history/ The companies to avoid are: **********.com **********.com ********** ESL ********** ESL **********ESL ********** ESL ********** English **********Education And here are all the foreigners she uses to lure other foreigners -mostly refugees from Ukraine and Serbia to walk right into her trap. https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST/page11 Here is the TEFL Teacher employment contract that made her infamous and got her arrested 3 years ago https://myalbum.com/album/Qt6TWGP0olx3. And this is the famous and sophisticated scam invented by this wicked woman Scam.com For updates on her newest aliases check once a month at http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral [...]



ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Anyone work for NAME REMOVED in China? Scam or Legit?
Author: St. George
Subject: STIRRING IT UP
Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 7:15 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

Etc, your previous post suggested checking the CFTU blacklist to determine whether a school is legit or not.

http://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewtopic.php?p=14904&highlight=#14904

Why not do that now, because...

Methinks, you already know the answer and are just stirring it up on the forum, as usual!




ESL in China [Only]... :: Anyone work for NAME REMOVED in China? Scam or Legit?
Author: .etc
Subject: Anyone work for NAME REMOVED in China? Scam or Legit?
Posted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:59 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

This post has been moderated UJ

What is the feedback on this school? They just opened a location walking distance from my apartment and the classrooms are modern and nice. Are they good people to work for and who owns the company. They say they are "international" but won't tell me who the owner is. What is the 411 on this company? Thanks in advance.




ESL in China [Only]... :: Urgent China ESL & TEFL Teacher Scam Alert-9 New Alias F
Author: CFTU Subject: Urgent China ESL & TEFL Teacher Scam Alert-9 New Alias F Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 2:42 am (GMT 1) Topic Replies: 0 The most infamous China scam recruiter who was exposed in 2014 for skimming up to 66% of teacher's wages with fake taxes, deposits, etc made a huge comeback recently using the 9 new company names you will find here at scam.com. (we are not allowed to post specific names here at ESLE) https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST&p=1947373#post1947373 Don't be fooled by the perfect English on all the websites or the foreigners that call you back. All three of the wai guo ren (foreigners) have been exposed at realscam.com, eslwatch.info, china scam patrol, scam.com or eslwtach.info and they have been affiliates of Rebecca for years and the David character in Canada even admitted to being here "partner". This woman got over 1200 expat teachers arrested and deported for not giving them expensive z visas, and had over 380 complaints posted on the forum of Beijinger.com and elsewhere. Do not become Rebecca's next victim friends! They do not call her the "Wicked Witch Of The East" for nothing! More about Rebecca and 50 other China blacklisted identity thefts and crooked recruiters can be found at http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral and you can find another 389 on our website as well. If you have been cheated in China, please share your story with us in confidence at reports@chinaforeignteachersunion.org. _________________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]... :: Fake TEFL Certificates Get 143 China Foreign Teachers Arrest
Author: Dragonbreath
Subject: Fake TEFL Certificates Get 143 China Foreign Teachers Arrest
Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 1:45 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

We were warned about the snitching and now I guess we are seeing the aftermath. Cops are using the fairly new "False Documents Law" to arrest fake teachers in China that are using fabricated TEFL certificates and dipllomas, and police certifucates. https://www.reddit.com/r/ChinaJobs/comments/69hx38/be_aware_of_chinas_new_false_documents_law_which/

I have not seen my teacher pal Billy in almost two weeks and when I dropped by to visit him yesterday it freaked me out when his neighbors told me the police took him away last month. I remember him asking me if I wanted to buy a TEFL certificate "exact replica" for 1,000 yuan back in January. I am now so glad I said " no thanks".




ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Uncensored China ESL & TEFL Blacklists Name 389 Cheaters
Author: Grumpy
Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:05 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 4

Two things worth mentioning IMO:

1) Scammers often use many different names to market and recruit under, as explained here: http://www.scamalot.com/ScamTipReports/86021 and here http://opnlttr.com/letter/scam-warning-gi2c-china-internship-fraud-marketing-under-various-company-names-targeting-uni


2) There is a Global Blacklist you can use for free that identifies ESL & TEFL teaching scams in every country... http://Reddit.com/r/tefl_esl_scams.


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Getting the ESL Job... :: Getting a SAFE & LEGITIMATE Teaching Job Overseas - DIY
Author: Grumpy Subject: Getting a SAFE & LEGITIMATE Teaching Job Overseas - DIY Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:56 pm (GMT 1) Topic Replies: 0 I subscribe to some different newsletters and two of them focus on all the teaching job scams. and here is something I cut from China Scam Patrol's "Better Safe Than Sorry" newsletter that is worth sharing I think: "Over 90% of all the job ads you see posted online are either fraudulent "magnet ads" of job that are designed only to get a large amount of resumes sent in that then become sales leads for the recruiters. They typically feature high pay and great benefits - the ideal job. About 30% of the ads are posted by identity thieves fishing for new victims. So here is how to avoid these risks... 1) Only put minimal personal information on your first resume sent. Go heavy on your qualifications and very light on your identifying data. For example, if your name is Paul David Robinson, only put "P. David Robinson" on your resume and NEVER give your address, date of birth, or even a city. It is good enough to say you hail from the State of Illinois. Passport Scans should not be sent to anyone except direct employers, not agents, nor third party recruiters. It is sufficient to say, I am a native-born U.S. citizen, and will provide a PP scan upon receipt of a suitable written job offer from a direct employer for security reasons. 2) Never ever upload you resume online that the whole world can view or even "subscribers" to a website, which will surely include at least a dozen ID thieves. This explains what happens to 40% of people who upload their resumes: http://chinascamwatch.wordpress.com 3) Go the FIY route and avoid recruiters and agents, most of which are unlicensed and unregistered in foreign countries which means - ZERO ACCOUNTABILITY. Send your own resume and photo directly to the HR departments of training companies, and to "FAOs" of schools (Foreign Affairs Officers) - they all speak English these days. Know the visa laws and teaching requirement of the country you want to work. Never think nor believe an agent or recruiter is obligated to tell you the truth. They will tell you only what they want and need you to know to sign their contract ASAP. In China for example, you can visit the government website of http://safea.gov.cn or http://www.chinaforeigntecahersunion.com. 5) Start using ESL & TEFL white and blacklists. The global TEFL & ESL blacklist can be found at http://reddit.com/r/tefl_esl_scams. For all other blacklists you need to search on Google or Yahoo for them with keywords like "China, TEFL, ESL, teaching, blacklists". If you follow these 5 basic rules, you will be keeping yourself out of harm's way. If you ignore them you will probably get skimmed on [...]



Getting the ESL Job... :: RE: Fraud Alert: Almost All China Internships Are Scams!
Author: Giv9
Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:23 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 2

Wow. thank you. This was an interesting post about aspiring ESL teachers who want to teach in China.



Other ESL Resources... :: Benefits of Reading
Author: Giv9
Subject: Benefits of Reading
Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:19 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 0

Reading gives your brain a different kind of workout than watching TV or listening to the radio.
- Reading keeps your brain young.
- Reading can melt away stress.
- Reading good books boosts your vocabulary.
- Reading improves empathy.
- Reading helps you feel more connected.
- And Lastly, Reading can brighten your day.




New ESL Teachers... :: RE: Which countries pay most for qualified ESL & TEFL teache
Author: Giv9
Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:10 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 1

Japan pays well and also China. But you'll get a better lifestyle in Japan. India is the least desirable for ESL teachers.



ESL in China [Only]... :: RE: Uncensored China ESL & TEFL Blacklists Name 389 Cheaters
Author: Durango
Subject: China ESL & TEFL School & Recruiter Blacklist 4 Teac
Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:37 am (GMT 1)
Topic Replies: 4

From the depths of my heart, I say XIE XIE for these great links!