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by Norman
12 Nov 2017, 00:25
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Warning - Beijing WiseWay Consulting is China study abroad scam
Replies: 2
Views: 7262

Re: Warning - Beijing WiseWay Consulting is China study abroad scam

Check this out... they are hiring expat tefl teachers in China to be fake university officials to make fake interviews with the students they scam! https://eslwatch.info/en/eslwatch-forum ... fraud.html
by Norman
02 Sep 2017, 07:03
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Scam Alert: Gi2c & Laowai Career Center are the same China job fraud!
Replies: 3
Views: 5313

Re: Scam Alert: Gi2c & Laowai Career Center are the same China job fraud!

This is what Scam Watchers website had to say verbatim and I am glad I have no first-hand experience to share with you... "If you want to work or live in China avoid this Laowai Career Center at all costs and their four other alias company names all operating from the same big boiler room in Beijin...
by Norman
02 Sep 2017, 06:57
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Truth About China TEFL & TESOL Teacher Requirements...
Replies: 14
Views: 17173

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

John is right that you will NOT make a lot of money working in China. No veteran TEFL China teacher will dispute that. 16,000 a month may see, like a lot of money while you are in China because the cost of living is low. But if you live in Beijing or Shanghai at least one-third of that money will go...
by Norman
02 Sep 2017, 06:44
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Realistic Chinese TEFL Salaries
Replies: 23
Views: 15968

Re: Realistic Chinese TEFL Salaries

Someone else said it before but it bears repeating... in 2017 if anyone wants you to work for less than 10,000rmb a month there is some middle person planning to skim from your real salary. If you are a native English speaker from America, Canada, or the UK you can easily get 18,000 - 22,000 a month...
by Norman
25 Aug 2017, 02:35
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: FREE VPN for TEFL teachers headed to China or already there
Replies: 7
Views: 8726

Re: FREE VPN for TEFL teachers headed to China or already there

It takes a whale 3 hours to take a shit and just as long for Freegate to connect and work properly in China. It was okay until about a year ago. Teleport disconnected on me three times in just 40 minutes of use. I guess we get what we pay for. The Chinese are very actively sabotaging these VPN conne...
by Norman
25 Aug 2017, 02:25
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Reddit Scam Alert! Do not trust job ads from TEFL, TEACHERS, or China Job subs.
Replies: 2
Views: 4483

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

This is quite easy to believe because this was the huge problem at ESLCafe for years. Now that all those ESLCafe mods were exposed the users spread the word quickly and their scam game almost died. So "Time Machine" and all those ESLCafe recruiters (about a dozen) just started doing the same thing o...
by Norman
25 Aug 2017, 02:20
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: a new board game for English learners
Replies: 15
Views: 10414

Re: a new board game for English learners

If it fun and helps students learn English - it is a practical winner. I suggest you get 100 teachers to "test" this game in the classrooms and get the feedback. If you are lucky may have a commercial winner to take to market. Leave China out because they will just copy it and sell it themselves und...
by Norman
15 Jun 2017, 03:53
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Awesome Employee Rights of China foreign TEFL teachers are hidden!
Replies: 1
Views: 3244

Re: Awesome Employee Rights of China foreign TEFL teachers are hidden!

Not any more. Here are all 15 of them and some great fircking news... https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704 ... ost1970246
by Norman
26 May 2017, 03:55
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: 143 China Foreign Teachers Arrested For Fake TEFL Certificates
Replies: 1
Views: 3120

Re: 143 China Foreign Teachers Arrested For Fake TEFL Certificates

Here's a list of all those arrested and deported for false documents just in the month of April. Three of them were my former colleagues https://chinascampatrol.wordpress.com/2 ... l-of-2017/
by Norman
16 May 2017, 00:43
Forum: Jobs Discussion
Topic: Great News For Every TEFL & ESL Teacher...
Replies: 6
Views: 7824

Re: Great News For Every TEFL & ESL Teacher...

Its a lot easier just to ask 7 questions IMO... http://www.opnlttr.com/letter/china-esl ... am-artists
by Norman
16 May 2017, 00:40
Forum: General Teacher Discussion
Topic: Fake TEFL certificates get 143 China foreign teachers arrested in just one month
Replies: 2
Views: 7135

Re: Fake TEFL certificates get 143 China foreign teachers arrested in just one month

The source of this problem should not be overlooked. The same recruiters who sold the fake TEFL certs are the same assholes who turned in the teachers (their own clients) for the reward money! https://www.reddit.com/r/ChinaScamCentr ... _arrested/
by Norman
16 May 2017, 00:30
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: 30% of China TEFL teachers hold illegal Z visas and don't even know it!
Replies: 1
Views: 5121

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

SOURCE: CFTU newsletter - article written by "CSP" https://chinascampatrol.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/china-sichuan-2.png 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 ...
by Norman
09 May 2017, 10:55
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Scam Alert! The Old China ESL is now ForeignExpats.com & BeijingTeach.com
Replies: 1
Views: 2068

Re: Scam Alert! The Old China ESL is now ForeignExpats.com & BeijingTeach.com

You fogot the most important news of all - Rebecca Tang now calls herself "Rosie Tang" and we still do not know her real Chinese first name! There is a guy at Scam.com offering a 5,000 reward for her photo and home address in Beijing. At any rate, here are all the company names she is now hiding beh...
by Norman
17 Apr 2017, 14:28
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: 7 Questions every China TEFL Teacher Job Applicant should ask
Replies: 1
Views: 2200

Re: 7 Questions every China TEFL Teacher Job Applicant should ask

Absolutely, positively, brilliant! This is priceless advice amigos!
by Norman
07 Apr 2017, 22:58
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Fraud Warning: Laowai Career Center China Job Scam
Replies: 14
Views: 43628

Re: Fraud Warning: Laowai Career Center China Job Scam

I just found this at Reddit. I think this is almost as bad as the old China ESL fraud; "I got totally screwed by this gang as I explained at the r/chinascamcentral sub... I am naive - not dumb. I thought it was safe to trust other foreigners already working in China. I did not know they were paid t...
by Norman
01 Apr 2017, 04:40
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Are TEFL Certificates Legally Required To Teach In China?
Replies: 3
Views: 3525

Re: Are TEFL Certificates Legally Required To Teach In China?

This might answer your question straight away https://www.scam.com/entry.php?6449-TEF ... ertificate
by Norman
21 Feb 2017, 23:56
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Hon Kong NET Scheme
Replies: 2
Views: 2262

Re: Hon Kong NET Scheme

Believe it or not, most of the Hong Kong schools are honest and decent because the education business is far more regulated and monitored than mainland China which is still sort of the wild west of the ESL world. But most all foreign teachers working in HK are native English speakers with education ...
by Norman
15 Feb 2017, 12:30
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Hellen Group, TEFL Network, Haida in Hangzhou - Scam or Legit?
Replies: 4
Views: 4405

Re: Hellen Group, TEFL Network, Haida in Hangzhou - Scam or Legit?

Come on,don't be so lazy. Google has plenty of scamlinks on these bandits that are blacklisted everywhere: https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704 ... ost1944232
by Norman
05 Dec 2016, 07:35
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: Any feedback on Mayflower Education (Beijing) - Scam or Legit?
Replies: 5
Views: 4048

Re: Any feedback on Mayflower Education (Beijing) - Scam or Legit?

I found this at another ESL web site and I think it is a good idea that if you know anyone who teaches or studies at Mayflower to send them this info so they can get tested and vaccinated as soon as possible. https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?714243-China-s-Hepatitis-Outbreak-amp-Toxic-Air-Polluti...
by Norman
24 Nov 2016, 00:33
Forum: Jobs Discussion - Asia
Topic: OMG! Every China Foreign ESL & TEFL Teacher MUST Read This NOW!
Replies: 2
Views: 3431

Re: OMG! Every China Foreign ESL & TEFL Teacher MUST Read This NOW!

Wow,how things have changed in only three years. When I first came to China in 2011 we hardly every heard about a foreign teacher getting arrested unless they were sellling or using drugs. Nobody ever asked to see my passport or questioned my neighbors,or followed me to work. But in the last two yea...