2020-2021 Official China Mandatory TEFL Teacher Requirements

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2020-2021 Official China Mandatory TEFL Teacher Requirements

Unread post by Vagabond » 09 Nov 2020, 19:09

As you see here this comes directly from the Chinese government so don’t listen to some smooth talking job agent or recruiter who tries to tell you something different:
http://english.www.gov.cn/services/workinchina/

This also determines whether or not you can get a FEC (Foreign Experts Certificate). https://www.china-briefing.com/news/chi ... er-talent/

When you hear conflicting information I suggest you call your embassy or the Chinese consulate or you may find yourself getting detained and deported.
Before taking any teaching job in China make a quick visit over to https://reddit.com/r/ChinaScamCentral and https://ruqqus.com/+ChinaTEFL so your dream job does not become a nightmare.

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Re: 2020-2021 Official China Mandatory TEFL Teacher Requirements

Unread post by Cricket » 13 Nov 2020, 17:14

Thank you for posting that OP link which is an eye-opener. It made me realize my recruiter "Ted" (if that is his real name) from Foreign HR in Beijing has been lying through his teeth to me and when I confronted him about it, he replied only with "Don't worry we'll get you university degree that will pass any inspection, with a seal and everything for only $500. As for the Z visa, you get it after you finish your 90 day probation period". Two blatant lies in the space of 10 minutes. After calming down I asked him to send me my contract to read it, and he said "It's in Chinese, do you read Chinese? I will translate it for you when you get here". Ladies and gentlemen unless you don't mind the lies, I suggest you consider doing what I just did three days ago. I read this link of the OP thoroughly and this this link I found at https://reddit.com/r/tefl_tips_traps_scams and after following the advice I found in the "How to be a great TEFL Teacher" post, I just got a Skype call last night with an offer to work in Shanghai for 22,000 rmb per month with a Z visa and a furnished apartment as soon as I graduate with my art degree in two months. Accurate information is golden and I thank you again for your post Vagabond.
Before sending off your resume or passport scan, be sure to check https://reddit.com/r/teflscams and https://ruqqus.com/+TEFLBlacklist to vaccinate yourself against foreign teacher job scams.

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Re: 2020-2021 Official China Mandatory TEFL Teacher Requirements

Unread post by Atlas » 17 Nov 2020, 09:35

Thanks for this post - it eliminates a lot of confusion created by all the job agents and TEFL recruiters. I won't go into the blow-out I had with me foreign teacher recruiter but if you ever feel you are getting bad or incomplete info INVESTIGATE! Here are all the tools you need to get straight to the nitty gritty unvarnished truth https://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7551

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