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Shiyan City, Hubei Province, China -- Shiyan+Golden+Future+Foreign+Language+Training+School+is+located+in+Shiyan+City%2C+Hubei+Province%2C
Shiyan Golden Future Foreign Language Training School is located in Shiyan City, Hubei Province, China. It was established in 2004, which provides professional and fun programs to both teenager and ...

Shiyan City, Hubei Province, China -- Shiyan Golden Future Foreign Language Training School
Shiyan Golden Future Foreign Language Training School is located in Shiyan City, Hubei Province, China. It was established in 2004, which provides professional and fun programs to both teenager and ...

Re: Average english teachers salary (China) -- Reilly
If you accept a low salary like 4000 Yuan...you only have yourself to blame There are plenty of jobs out there paying 10,000-13,000 Yuan. You may need slightly higher qualifications than a white face ...

Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- Reilly
It seems that just about everyone here is missing the point. As of 2014, the criteria for being an English teacher in China was updated. One of them: You MUST be a native speaker of English. It is ...

Re: What insurance shall i get -- Reilly
Hi I wonder if anyone can help me out here. This coming september, i am teaching english in China. The only problem is that im not sure what kind of insurance to buy. Can anyone else recommend me? ...

Re: An African English teacher in China -- Reilly
It's a bit rich, people complaining that they are discriminated against...when they aren't even legally allowed to work here in the first place. As of 2017 the laws have changed ...

Re: China: The Good the Bad and the Ugly -- Reilly
"Don't let anybody tell you, that you can't teach in China legally without a degree, because it's possible. You don't personally have to walk into a police station and announce, ...

Re: Strattera in China? -- Tony Naples
Did you ever find out about Straterra in China? 1. Can you bring it in? 2. Can you get a prescription?

Shiyan City, Hubei Province, China -- Shiyan Golden Future Foreign Language Training School
Shiyan Golden Future Foreign Language Training School is located in Shiyan City, Hubei Province, China. It was established in 2004, which provides professional and fun programs to both teenager and ...

I'm ready to start a work -- Sara
Hello! Hi! Im Sara. I'm 25 years old girls from Poland. I've studied Journalism and Public Realation on University in Europe. Im looking for a job that will make me stay in China for longer. ...

Teaching China Visa -- PaulMuffet
Old question but I would like some info. I am in the UK but travelling to Thailand for a month before moving to China to teach in March I don't think my docs will be completed before I leave so ...

Re: Do I Need a Degree to Teach in China? -- Reilly
Yes you need a degree. Some places will tell you that you don't. But China is now cracking down on such places In 2014 several thousand teachers were deported and banned for not having a degree. ...

Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- Reilly
I'm Peterson from Chicago. I'm native speaker and have been working in China for a couple of years too. You sure you are a native speaker I think everyone should be given the chance to teach ...

Re: How important is learning English to students in China -- Tim Wahl
I wonder . . .I have developed an ESL program called "Footballogy (tm): An English Language Learner's Guide to American Football." The book product is expected to roll out at the Beijing ...
Re: How important is learning English to students in China -- BeenThere
Do you explain in your book that football causes irreparable damages to the brain through serial concussions? Football is losing ground in the US and now of course some people want to benefit from ...

Re: ANYONE RECOMMEND A GOOD PLACE TO START OUT TEACHING -- Anonymous
I would recommend working in Hainan island because it has good weather and beaches and that stuff and the air is clean there...the previous person is wrong , most people do not want to work in China ...

Re: America China Exchange Society, Tianjin -- Jeanne Hipp
Actually, I am writing about ACES in Seattle. I worked there for 6 months & over the course of that period I came to discover that they only care about the bottom line, they rip parents off in a BIG ...
Re: America China Exchange Society, Tianjin -- Dan
Actually, saying that you would have known about the complaints up front is not true. How would you know what complaints were made against you? Did you work in the office? From what I have heard, all ...

Re: Teaching in Zhengzhou -- Wowzers
Between 16 and 22 teaching hours a week in a city like Zhengzhou you should be expecting a minimum of 8000 and closer to 10 or 12,000. Give or take depending on whether they pay for your ...

Re: How to Deal With FAO in China -- Louis
What about an FAO who withholds pay ten days past the date stipulated in the contract? The FTs were always paid ten days later than the Chinese teachers. I put up with that nonsense for two years. I ...

Re: Harbin China California Sunshine International Language Center -- Amanda
Not quite sure when this was posted, but decided to write about my experiences there. I worked there back in 2013. There are many pros and cons to the school. Pros: 1) I found the training to be ...

Re: FOUNTAIN SCHOOL, ZHUHAI. -- Observer of web content
To the post regarding Fountain School. I find it interesting you will use an email address such as up yours. Your tone and voice are that of a 16 year old English writer..

Re: How to Identify the Reputable Recruiters and the Illegitimate Recruiters in China -- clyde
Teaching abroad is an experience that you will never forget. Be extremely careful in choosing a school, country and recruitment agency. I had a horrible experience with Edvectus. Most recruitment ...

6 Must-Visit Cities in China -- Basco Beograd
With an amazing history and a vast number of tour destinations including antique sites, splendid palaces, spectacular natural wonders, and diversified cultures, China offers so much to explore and ...

Exploring the City of Hong Kong -- Basco Beograd
According to the government of Hong Kong, an estimated 47.2-million people arrive to immerse themselves in the city each year. While 80% are from within the country and considered same-day visitors, ...

Re: Is there someone that lives in the USA that ever been too Guangzhou china. Do I need two visa to -- BJ
I am a U.S. Citizen and I was in Guangzhou for one week in 2012. I did not need a second Visa.

Re: Xiangnan University simply not the best choice -- Peter
I realize this thread is old, but I wanted to address some of the misconceptions in it, given the fact that this site is fairly widely linked to. I arrived at Xiangnan a year ago (September 2014) and ...

Re: Is it safe to teach English in China (for single american female)? -- WangMang
Hi. I'm an American and have been living and teaching in China for about a year. I have never been accosted by a police officer in China. The authorities here are actually less intrusive than ...

Re: where are the best places to teach in China? -- Peter
I haven't tried the training centers/conversation schools. They might be alright. I joined a company that posted me to a school. They are both highly disorganized and reflect a culture that is ...

Re: An African English teacher in China -- OSEI SOMUAH
well done DENNIS for such a powerful article. I am from ghana and have in the same situation. I even studied in shanghai, have lived in shanghai, studied in the united kingdom among other places in ...

Chinese traditions and their significance -- Re
On Chinese new year we give friends and family this red pouch and inside it contains money. We also give these on other occasions. There are festivals all round the year, they show remembrance and ...

Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- Pedro
David -- 10 April 2005 What do you expect? I've been here five years too...often the Chinese student's English is better than the non-native speakers trying to teach them. There are millions ...

Re: How can Chinese have a common written language but different spoken languages -- Turnoi, the Only One and Real Turnoi
I am a linguist and sinologist. I can explain it that way: If you paint a car on a sheet of paper, everyone will know what it is, regardless of whether he speaks your language or not. That is because ...

Re: Nasty Harbin -- Chinese ESL Teacher
I agree with everyone who's written in this thread. Everyone. I spent four years in Harbin, and, indeed, it is filthy beyond belief. Men, boys, and children drop their pants on the sidewalk, in ...

Re: Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- Martin
Not anymore, with more foreigners now leaving China it became much easier for non-native speakers to get jobs in major cities, especially if they are white. The scenario always the same : 1. When the ...

Re: Which is better Ningbo or xiamen?? -- Dolph
Xiamen is a nice place to visit, but Ningbo is my choice to live. Spent quite a bit of time there and love it. It is very unlike just about anywhere else in China. It's clean, friendly, and not ...
Re: Which is better Ningbo or xiamen?? -- Silverboy
lol, prostitution is rampant all over China. I'll bet Ningbo has plenty of hookers!
Re: Which is better Ningbo or xiamen?? -- Crane
Rampant prostitution? Wow, I haven't ever seen that! Dolph, you must be a repressed Christian fanatic. Or maybe very unsophisticated!

Least amount of expats -- Tool
What province has ESL jobs with least* expats with job opportunities?
Re: Least amount of expats -- Dolph
If seclusion is what you're looking for, then I have just the place for you. Try Linfen, in Shaanxi province. Pretty sure you won't find an over excessive amount of westerners there. Of ...
Re: Least amount of expats -- Jeremy Roberts
I currently work in the Heilongjiang Province in a city called Mudanjiang. I am an American and there are currently counting me 6 Americans here. If you count all of the teachers at other schools I ...
Re: Least amount of expats -- J H Kellogg
To be honest, I prefer being in a city with less or even no expats. I find most, and I did not say all, but most, expat FT's are braggards and competitive and jealous to the hilt. The older ones ...
Re: Least amount of expats -- Hercules7
Kellogg, it might be good for you to learn the basics of English first. It is not possible to say 'less expats'. Grammatically, that is impossible and a very big faux pas for someone claiming ...
Re: Least amount of expats -- Dolph
Was that a serious reply? In a couple of sentences, you managed to validate everything he was saying. If it wasn't serious, then that was a really comical comment. If it was serious, then it was ...
Re: Least amount of expats -- JH kellogg
Thanks for the support, dolph!
Re: Least amount of expats -- Jane
Your hostility is showing, Dolph, not a virtuous trait for a teacher. After all, you are in China because you can't be a real teacher back home with the numerous benefits that go with it, right?
Re: Least amount of expats -- Jane
I think Hercules got it right and I understand his point. Too many wannabe teachers have not mastered the skills necessary to be proficient. Those of you who choose to insult are showing your ...
Re: Least amount of expats -- Reilly
"Those of you who choose to insult are showing your insecurities and deficient personalities" And also showing a complete inability to recognize the irony in a statement complaining about insults and ...
Re: Least amount of expats -- Crane
It is not possible to say 'less expats'. That's an interesting statement. I think that I may actually give it a try to see if you're correct. Interesting. I just said it. I'm ...

Re: SHOCKING!!! -- Elhabib
Well if you read for instence Edward Said's book (Orientalism), you will find the Proto-typical image given for Other Nations, white man in general has always been seen autonomous, while other ...

China: New Exit and Entry Administration law -- Goodadvice
New Exit and Entry Administration law is implemented on July 1, 2013 in China. It says NO to foreign people who reside and work in China illegally. The real danger is that they would be questioned by ...

Re: i would suggest xiamen if you want to be in -- San Migs
Ningbo is in Zhejiang. They are very close in climate and culture. that's odd because I have not seen any coconuts on sale since I came back to zhejiang, silly old me. Summers are far hotter ...

Re: Which is better Ningbo or xiamen?? -- Techo Vincent Powoh
I have been living in Ningbo since 2006. Before I came here, I had been changing cities every 6months searching for the perfect place. When I arrived here I was like hell theres noway I am leaving ...
Re: Which is better Ningbo or xiamen?? -- San Migs
I would say Xiamen,for sure. I have seen the excuse for a beach in Taizhou and that was enough. But good luck with what you decide?

Re: How to Identify the Reputable Recruiters and the Illegitimate Recruiters in China -- Hongtao
Sorry, there are government proved ageny in China. The following are the recruiters approved by SAFEA, which can find them on the SAFEA's website. And SAFEA mean State Administration of Foreign ...

Yangshuo: English Capital of China -- Carl Slaughter
Yangshuo is the undisputed English capital of China. There are more language schools in Yangshuo than in any other city in China. I lost count of the people I met from all over China who told me they ...

Re: Can a foreigner in China buy Birth Control pills? -- Sarah
Yes you can. I teach in Jiamusi and I do know that the emergency contraceptives are sold over counter so does the birth control. Go to any local pharmacy and ask.

Re: What is it like teaching in China -- Gerry Tipton
Find out from someone who's been there and done it! http://www.americandailyherald.com/images/pdf_files/Cut-Loose-At-50_Chris_Clancy.pdf Gerry
Re: What is it like teaching in China -- Chris Clancy
Thanks Gerry. In answer to your question - I put it out there free so that as many people as possible could easily access and read - that's all.
Cut Loose At 50 -- Crane
Sir Why did you just release this, open to the public? I thank you for doing so, but I have to ask, why? This should have been published. You should have made a lot of money from this! It was a great ...

Re: An African English teacher in China -- KELLOO FROM CAMEROON
HI DENIS.JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR CLEARING THE AIR.MAN KEEP UP.MAY BE ONE DAY WE WON'T NEED ANY CANDLE TO LITTLE THE DARK.I WILL SUGGEST YOU TRANSLATE THIS ARTICLE IN TO CHINESE AND POST IT ON ...

Re: So you want teach in China? Be careful. -- Eva
BE WEARY of WEIER!! My friend was lured to teach in China with the promise of a furnished apartment, health insurance, internet and utilities. The apartment was spartan to say the least and she could ...
Re: So you want teach in China? Be careful. -- Anonymous
I will list a couple of schools you should be careful to teach in...first is Mengyang kindergarten in Baoding...they got mad that I left their school so they lied and reported that my US passport is ...

Re: Living in Xingtai, China (Article) -- Sarah
Hi, one of my friends has just recently moved to Xingtai to do the ESL course. She said there's not much to do there and the place seems pretty dead. I was doing research on the internet and came ...

Re: An African English teacher in China -- brad61
Hi Denis, Yes unfortunately racism runs rampant in China, not only for 'non whites' but for Asians from other neighboring countries. I'm Australian, white and i would say by some of the ...

Thread about Buckland moved to "School and Recruiter Review" board -- Admin
The thread about the Buckland Institute/School was moved to "School and Recruiter Review" board, by Admin on July 23 2012, at the link below:

Association Between Western Food and Chinese Culture -- Sara Hickman
Though China has its own strong culture, Western food plays an important role in the modern shaping of cities across the country. Today you will find a number of fast food chains in China that ...
Re: Association Between Western Food and Chinese Culture -- Megan
Nice. But for most Chinese, we just take western food sometimes when we go out or travel, chinese food is main food, like me, i have to eat rice everyday, rice is "food" for me.

Oriental Wedding Gifts -- Rhonda McDowell
According to Radio86.co.uk, a European site dedicated to news and information regarding Chinese customs and traditions, the culture of gift giving among the Chinese people encompasses taboos and ...

Chinese Vs. Western Culture -- Charles Lawrence
The Chinese culture differs greatly from its Western counterparts. Everything from personal relationships to family obligation differs between the two cultures. China is the most populated nation in ...

Korean & Chinese Food Culture -- Rachel Bennett
In Southeast Asia, food acts as a social lubricant, bringing families and friends together. This is particularly applicable in both China and Korea where food has strong historical traditions and is ...

Chinese Culture Tips -- Susan King
China is an large, beautiful country with a history that extends thousands of years. The Chinese people are very proud of this history and are happy to share their homeland with foreigners. Spending ...

Historical Chinese Monuments -- James Nalley
China is not only one of the largest countries in the world, but it is also one of the oldest, with a documented history that dates to approximately 2000 B.C. Spanning an area that crosses four ...

When To Travel To China – Choosing An Ideal Time To Travel To The Destination Of Your Choice -- James Brad Lee
Some countries have their own popular and less popular seasons to visit, usually based on the particular time of year. If you do not like the weather conditions during your planned travel period, you ...

China Travel Made Easy – Tips to Prepare You for Your China Trip -- James Brad Lee
China is a country with a long and illustrious history, colourful ethnic traditions and sumptuous cuisine, besides its breathtaking natural and architectural sites. These are some of the reasons why ...

China Travel Tour – Some of the Highlights for Touring in China -- James Brad Lee
China is a destination that has simply so much to offer its visitors who often return home with unforgettable memories of this unique country. The different regions and cities of China have their own ...

Medical Tourism in China -- Arthur Wyss
China has been a late bloomer in medical tourism. China is a popular tourist destination, but not a popular destination for medical tourism. There are several reasons why. Quality and safety are more ...

China and Korea - Do We Share the Same Taboos? Cultural Influence on Language Choice -- Man-Ping Chu
ABSTRACT Taboos are established in a society to avoid harmful consequences to their people either because the non-verbal or verbal behavior violates a code based on supernatural beliefs or it ...

The Nuances Of Chinese Translation -- Charlene Lacandazo
What is known as “standard Mandarin,” which is based on the Beijing dialect, is the official standard language used by the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Singapore. Needless to say, ...

Cheap Hotels in Nanjing, China -- Christell York
Nanjing is the capital of Nanjing Province, in China, and is located in the lower Yangtze River Delta economic zone. The city was the capital of the Republic of China prior to the Chinese Civil War ...
Re: Cheap Hotels in Nanjing, China -- Megan
Nanjing is the capital city of Jiangsu province

Travel Guide Ideas for China -- Matthew McLaughlin
Traveling to China can be a daunting yet extremely fulfilling experience. From sorting visas to trying a hand at navigating the complicated transportation systems, China is a challenge that even the ...

Hotels in Jinhua, Zhejiang -- Dean Shelferdt
Jinhua, Zhejiang is a city in China best known for its historical value. Cultural sights are must sees for any visitor, such as the 400-year-old local opera. But Jinhua's local economy, full of ...

Re: Beijing Cybernaut Global Education Investment Corporation -- Thomas Burgert
First, I do not know when this thread was started or the dates of any of the posts. I was doing a general Google search on "Cybernaut Global Education" out of curiosity to know more about the company ...
Re: Beijing Cybernaut Global Education Investment Corporation -- Prlove
Thomas, I think you've located a very old thread, and since a few years have passed following the false claims, Cybernaut has every reason to ignore them. I wish I had the opportunity to speak ...

Jiangning district of Nanjing -- jlobkowicz
Does anyone know anything about this district? Have you lived there or know anyone who has? I am considering a job in this area and would like to know what it is like. I know the job is right on the ...
Re: Jiangning district of Nanjing -- Megan
yes, i was living 7 years in Nanjing. Jiangning District is a new developping distric in Nanjing, but it's a little far from dowtown. You can just take subway to go to downtown, maybe it takes 40 ...

Interesting Places in China -- Ma Wen Jie
China is a very large country with many interesting places to visit. With a history going back 4,000 years, China's historical sites are often high on a traveler's list of places to see. With ...

English Public Drinking Bars in Xiamen, China -- Charlie Brooks
Although mention of its name would likely draw a blank in any Western country, Xiamen stands out as one of China's most foreigner-friendly cities. A well-known seaside retreat for residents of ...

Cultural Foods of China -- Racheal Ambrose
All chinese cuisine is based in eight categories. These are: Anhui Cantonese Fujian Hunan Jiangsu Shandong Sichuan Zhejiang Most of these cuisines are based on geography. Food is made or cut into ...

Free e-phrase book -- Yucui Education Consultancy
This little booklet can help you to get around in China. Just download it from the following link below and enjoy! http://sdrv.ms/Jzs5rK

Re: General Medical Care in Shanghai -- Mark
I've set up a website directory for English speaking doctors in Shanghai. Hope you find it useful: http://www.shanghaidoctorsdirectory.com

Tips for Women Traveling Alone in China -- Alyssa Davis
If you're a woman traveling alone, you're probably all too familiar with the risks and situations you often need to plan for. In some countries, these risks can sometimes be a bit formidable ...
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