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by Saturn
12 Mar 2018, 02:33
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: 2018 China Foreign English Teacher Qualifications & Requirements For TEFL
Replies: 3
Views: 3871

2018 China Foreign English Teacher Qualifications & Requirements For TEFL

Things are changing in China and it is getting more difficult to teach ESL or TEFL there. So many damn hoops to jump through now. For those of you who did not know about the changes here the 2018 requirements for foreigners to teach in China: http://www.eslbase.com/forum/viewtopic/new-2018-china-for...
by Saturn
22 Feb 2018, 16:53
Forum: Teacher Training Discussion
Topic: TEFLOnline.com & i-to-i TEFL scam in progress - Beware!
Replies: 1
Views: 5309

TEFLOnline.com & i-to-i TEFL scam in progress - Beware!

They almost got me but I saw two posts. One from 2008 and one from a few days ago... https://eslwatch.info/en/eslwatch-forum/china/1107-warning-i-to-i-and-onlinetefl-com-tefl-frauds-still-scamming-new-esl-teachers.html. And as you can see here, they have been deceiving people for 10 fricking years! ...
by Saturn
01 Dec 2017, 06:13
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Is Best Learning Worst China TEFL Teacher Employer?
Replies: 2
Views: 4510

Is Best Learning Worst China TEFL Teacher Employer?

I just met some expat teachers at Lush in Wudaokou last night and they were discussing how a company called Beile Training (the parent company that owns Best Learning) was forcing them to give up all their employee rights in their contracts. And to make matters worse, if you want to work for them, y...
by Saturn
25 Sep 2017, 01:37
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Realistic Chinese TEFL Salaries
Replies: 23
Views: 12575

Re: Realistic Chinese TEFL Salaries

Stop John. I do not now, nor have I ever belonged to any teacher group in China. Focus on the issue of salaries in China. Even the China Daily newspaper disagrees with your comments and supports what others in this thread have been telling you for two months already http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/chin...
by Saturn
22 Sep 2017, 05:54
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Realistic Chinese TEFL Salaries
Replies: 23
Views: 12575

Re: Realistic Chinese TEFL Salaries

What's the big fricking deal here guys? John makes less money than the rest of us and he is okay with it. So what? Some folks don't like to negotiate and others do not need a lot of money because they have pensions or have other incomes. John's idea to use a "reputable recruiter" is okay so long as ...
by Saturn
22 Sep 2017, 05:40
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Returning to South Korea after Broken Contract - Advice?
Replies: 1
Views: 3689

Re: Returning to South Korea after Broken Contract - Advice?

Hopefully, they do not blacklist teachers in Korea. They do in China. Let us know how you make out. The way I see it you have a 50/50 chance of having no problems.
by Saturn
07 Sep 2017, 18:05
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Realistic Chinese TEFL Salaries
Replies: 23
Views: 12575

Re: Realistic Chinese TEFL Salaries

Some people like to live frugally and others want to enjoy life and explore new countries good restaurants etc. My salary in China has never been less than 12,000 rmb per month and if you live in Beijing or Shanghai, renting an apartment eats half of this amount. I do not want roommates like everyon...
by Saturn
07 Sep 2017, 16:24
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: 36 Universities Deny Gi2c China Internship Partnership - Scam?
Replies: 4
Views: 6946

Re: 36 Universities Deny Gi2c China Internship Partnership - Scam?

Well by golly, they finally took that claim off their website but it is still in their brochure. BTW... according to these comlaints they are getting bolder http://opnlttr.com/letter/most-redittors-agree-uk-students-gi2c-china-job-scam-do-you-agree-or-disagree and at http://eslwatch.info/forum/china...
by Saturn
02 Sep 2017, 15:26
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Truth About China TEFL & TESOL Teacher Requirements...
Replies: 14
Views: 15261

Re: Truth About China TEFL & TESOL Teacher Requirements...

Hey John, I think all of us here agree that the authorities are getting more strict than ever before. I actually know Norm and we are friends of sorts for almost two years. If you think he is either political or dumb, I can tell you he is neither. And neither of us would be dumb enough to join any "...
by Saturn
31 Aug 2017, 01:12
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: The Personal Experience of a TEFL Teacher in Inner Mongolia
Replies: 2
Views: 4190

Re: The Personal Experience of a TEFL Teacher in Inner Mongolia

I taught TEFL at Beihang University in Beijing and so did two of my friends. None of us have post-graduate degrees. Are you saying it is a special requirement in Mongolia?
by Saturn
31 Aug 2017, 01:09
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Why you shouldn’t believe the CFTU myths about China
Replies: 8
Views: 6017

Re: Why you shouldn’t believe the CFTU myths about China

I just read this at reddit last night and am happy to get all the free contacts. https://www.reddit.com/r/ChinaTEFL/comments/6w0rwy/contact_info_for_320_china_tefl_esl_teacher/ The fact they aren't selling them tells me a lot about the group. Regarding the salary discussion, I remember when I first ...
by Saturn
31 Aug 2017, 00:58
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Truth About China TEFL & TESOL Teacher Requirements...
Replies: 14
Views: 15261

Re: Truth About China TEFL & TESOL Teacher Requirements...

now in 2017 I understand you must not only have the Bachelor degree and z visa but also now be a native-English speaker! This would make about half of the current TEFL teachers working in China unqualified to teach English. How can they make such sudden changes without giving advance notice. This re...
by Saturn
31 Aug 2017, 00:51
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: 30% of China TEFL teachers hold illegal Z visas and don't even know it!
Replies: 1
Views: 4415

Re: 30% of China TEFL teachers hold illegal Z visas and don't even know it!

I don't know how I missed this post. Holy shit! I thought all Z visas were okay. Now I know why the PSB guys in the subways use that scanner device. And most expats are not going to have copies of their invitation letters to check! I checked mine from an old email attachment and sure enough, the inv...
by Saturn
17 Aug 2017, 03:33
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Fraud Warning: Laowai Career Center China Job Scam
Replies: 14
Views: 38849

Re: Fraud Warning: Laowai Career Center China Job Scam

Thank you Kristina. They have two different Mary's working there and one is from China (speaks fluent English) and the other is from the Ukraine - the one you probably talked with. Btw... they were just caught praising themselves as different users on Reddit. Check out http://reddit.com/r/teflscams.
by Saturn
17 Aug 2017, 03:21
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Reddit Scam Alert! Do not trust job ads from TEFL, TEACHERS, or China Job subs.
Replies: 2
Views: 3842

Re: Reddit Scam Alert! Do not trust job ads from TEFL, TEACHERS, or China Job subs.

Indeed! The moderators are turning out to me predator recruiters in at least 5 different subs:
http://www.realscam.com/f51/scam-warnin ... hers-4864/
by Saturn
11 Aug 2017, 01:40
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Beijing's Foreign HR is now owned by a China job scam artist - Beware!
Replies: 2
Views: 4139

Re: Beijing's Foreign HR is now owned by a China job scam artist - Beware!

This woman and her 12 alias companies just won some very BIG awards in China https://www.scam.com/entry.php?8810-88-of-TEFL-amp-ESL-Frauds-originate-from-China-Job-Scams-Here-are-Top-20-China-Job-Scams and then proved to us all why we can never trust teacher job ads on Reddit as you can see here: ht...
by Saturn
11 Aug 2017, 01:24
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Listings of 20,000 rmb China TEFL Teaching Jobs for ESL Work Abroad Teachers
Replies: 3
Views: 4618

Re: Listings of 20,000 rmb China TEFL Teaching Jobs for ESL Work Abroad Teachers

Don't get too excited until you read this friends: https://www.scam.com/entry.php?8810-88- ... -Job-Scams
by Saturn
03 Aug 2017, 15:16
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: PSB verifying diplomas of every China TEFL teacher in biggest crackdown ever of fake teachers
Replies: 1
Views: 3394

PSB verifying diplomas of every China TEFL teacher in biggest crackdown ever of fake teachers

It will take them at least a month to process the paperwork but they seem determined to find and deport every fake wannabe teacher in China. Here are the details https://eslwatch.info/en/eslwatch-forum/china/953-chinese-government-now-verifying-every-diploma-of-china-foreign-teachers-ouch.html. They...
by Saturn
07 Jul 2017, 03:44
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Spotlight International English in Jinan, Shandong China SCAM / BEWARE
Replies: 3
Views: 3002

Re: Spotlight International English in Jinan, Shandong China SCAM / BEWARE

Here's proof that it pays to post info about a scam or abusive school! https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST&p=1971288#post1971288 https://www.reddit.com/r/ChinaScamCentral/comments/6lr0dr/389_china_scam_sc...
by Saturn
25 May 2017, 00:31
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Urgent Warning... Foreign Expats & Beijing Teach = China TEFL Job Scam
Replies: 1
Views: 2830

Urgent Warning... Foreign Expats & Beijing Teach = China TEFL Job Scam

This link is self-explanatory and if you take jobs through these two companies or 9 others in their network you will lose thousands of dollars. http://opnlttr.com/letter/china-foreign ... tist-rosie