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I NEED YOUR HELP, PLEASE *Link* -- Larry Romanoff
I am compiling an ESL Black-List for China, of all the schools, recruiters and websites that are known to be dishonest or fraudulent. The list will contain schools that renege on contracts, change ...
Good on ya mate. -- Chinese Crackpot
Bravo, Bravo Mr. Romanoff. Well done keep it up, mate. I'm sure this will give those damn bloody unscrupulous educators and recruiters -who are ruining the education system in our country a wake ...

Scam Warning - More websites and Recruiters -- Larry Romanoff
These are scam websites run by con-artist recruiters. Avoid them: www.tefl.cc www.chinatefl.com www.teach-in-chinha.net (or teach-in-china.net) hr@huapu.org (Huapu Education Group) walterz@ienedu.com ...

Warning: James Zhang, www.tefl.cc *Link* -- Larry Romanoff
Greetings. I have two items that should be of interest and value to anyone wanting to teach in China particularly and maybe other Asian countries. One is a warning to avoid a man named James Zhang ...
Avoid all the schools and recruiters he works with... -- a teacher
Avoid all the colleges and Universities which work with him www.tefl.cc www.chinatefl.com www.teach-in-chinha.net Avoid recruiters who work with him Helen ,Shelly , Jack, Jeff, David Sun, Tim Yu , ...
More aliases -- Larry Romanoff
Greetings. I have discovered more aliases this man uses. On one job website he posted an ad as "Dragon" Zhang, and on another he called himself "Alin Buuer" (sic). There are probably many more.
Bravo! -- Yingwen Laoshi
Great stuff Larry! Please let us know if Frank Zhang,(or whoever he is), answers your questions. Of course the problem of scams extends a lot further than just Frank Zhang. If all teachers followed ...
No Response -- Larry Romanoff
Just an update. Mr. 'Frank Zhang' wrote back to tell me that he would not answer my questions because he was too busy, and that he would not hire me because I am too much trouble. He also ...

How to recognise a scam *Link* -- Larry Romanoff
Greetings. I have something of value to anyone wanting to teach English in China and maybe other Asian countries. I have posted on my website (URL below) an example of a fradulent esl ad and ...

WARNING WARNING - www.tefl.cc -- Gibson Sims Wilson
Hi I hope as many people as possible read this and spread the word. Whatever you do, do not deal with this man. His name is James Zhang and he is a "con-man". I was duped by him and now find myself ...
Right ,but he works with others .... -- McMillian
Beware of his partners too !
Avoid him---Alin,Frank ,James ,even---Helen,Shelly ----ZHANG !!!! -- Mark
A man of many names -- Larry Romanoff
Greetings. There is a chance that all these names are aliases of the same man. If you know better, please post your information. This guy really needs some bad publicity so that everyone knows to ...
cheated too -- jacob
On the 28th of August 2005 we came to Xiangtan city in Hunan province to teach English in the local Xiangtan University. Since May 2005 we had been corresponding with Mr Zhang who claimed to be the ...
Visa applications -- Larry Romanoff
I'm not sure how much this will help, but it isn't true that only US and German citizens can apply for a Chinese passport in Hong Kong. I know for certain that Canadians and some others can ...

Huali Education -- Anne
Hi, Any experience with the Chinese recruiter Huali Education, web site http://newedu.net ? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as I am in contact with them regarding a teaching position. Thank ...

International/English schools in Hong Kong -- Lu
Australian International School Hong Kong - Provides primary and secondary education. The website offers an introduction to the school, curriculum information, a students' area, and an event ...

TEFL Teacher Certificate Course in Shanghai *Link* -- Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University TEFL Teacher Certificate Course offers a comprehensive approach to teaching EFL at every level. All courses are taught by Western instructors holding a minimum of a ...

3BR apt for rent nearby chaoyang park -- michael wang
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finding an apartment/ teaching in shanghai -- Juli
I just accepted a job for 10,000 RMB/ month in shanghai. It does not include an apartment, so does anybody have any advice on good places to live on this salary in Shanghai? I am going over with a ...

hebei province - visa problem? -- sarah
Hi peeps! I have been offered a teaching position in the Hebei province. However, the school is having problems obtaining the z visa invitation letter from the education department. I have given them ...
I can help -- thomas
Hello, Sarah: There is an opportunity of teaching ESL in a high school in South China for the coming academic year starting from September 2005 and ending on June 2006. No invitation letter from ...
message -- Diana
They might not have the licence to employ foreign teachers. Are you in your country or in China ? If you are in China and your Z visa expires soon, you can get in a big trouble. Try to find a legal ...
Problems?????? -- Chinese Crackpot
The problem is that every unscrupulous school and agents in my country claimed to have a license. If they have a license they shouldn't have any problem obtaining the invitation letter. ...

More on Survival Chinese language -- Chunping Alex Wu
The following Essential Classroom Commands/Words for ESL Teachers in China are modified according to the previous article called "Survival Chinese". Some of the Chinese words may be spelled the same, ...

Survival Chinese language -- Jarod Wang , Beijing Pearl Merchant
1. Hua yi ge quan - Make a circle. 2. Hao - Good! 3. Shei-shei - Thank you (corrected from earlier posting). 4. Me-how-maah - Hello. 5. Zhuang - Dirty. 6. Xian - Line (Single words can be used with ...

teaching in china: tips and suggestions -- Chassidy Johnson
I am planning on teaching in china for a few months. Since this is all new to me, I wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions for locations to request and salary to request. With that said, I am ...
A bit of help -- Laoshir in Nei Mongol
Hello. I can't really help you out on places-I haven't really been many places, but Shenyang seems to be like a great city. I spent a while there on my vacation, and had a great time. As for ...

Acupuncture - Weight Loss with an “Ancient Chinese Twist” -- Debra Clydesdale LAc DNBAO
Acupuncture Weight Loss Treatments I remember the first time I took Chinese herbs. One of my patients told me “You look really tired – Here take these herbs” and handed me a bagful of different ...

Just got a job offer -- Fiona
I have had a job offer to teach in a British international Kindergarten. The curriculum is going to be british but as of yet no children other than Korean in class. Affiliated to British ...
Wait! -- Laoshir in Nei Mongol
DO NOT go without at least seeing the contract and knowing your visa is on the way. Granted, contracts don't mean a whole lot, but at least you do have something to back you up. Also, you want to ...
Can you change the job? -- Xu Pingping
Hi, I'm working for a college in China and am in charge of the employment of foreign teachers. We need one NATIVE English foreign teacher for the new semester which starts from this September. ...

Where to stay in Hong Kong -- Grant Walker
So you’ve decided on Hong Kong? You’ve got your airline tickets booked but now where to stay? As with any major city the possibilities are endless, one thing that Hong Kong is not short of is a ...

A Visit To Shanghai, China -- Salihu Ibrahim
It looks like all roads leads to China these days. If you are into business, attending one training course,or taking a vacation , your most likely destination could be one Chinese city or the other. ...

Asian Media Relations: Increase Your Profile and Image in China -- Thomas Murrell
China's media is booming creating opportunities for marketing-savvy businesses. But many companies have little understanding of how to harness the power of the media in the world's most ...

A Brief Account of Education in the People's Republic of China -- Chinese Embassy
With a history of over 5, 000 years, China has a tradition of respecting teachers and honoring the teaching profession since ancient times, Ancient Chinese education not only played a significant ...

Instructions on How to Apply for A Chinese VISA -- Chinese Embassy
To apply for any type of Chinese visa, the followings are required: One completed visa application form, one recent passport sized photograph, a valid original passport with blank pages. More ...

perplexing but enriching Cockneys -- Cockney Yingwen Laoshi (teacher in China)
When we travel many of us may have some preconceived (or stereotypical) ideas of what certain countries and their people will be like. I admit that when I first came to China I subconsciously ...

Business Culture in China -- Ken Cheong
Chinese business culture and etiquette The Chinese business practice is vastly different from the Western method that most of us may be used to. Of course, with the Chinese economy opening up, ...

Learn to Speak Basic Chinese (Mandarin) Words and Phrases -- Ken Cheong
The Chinese Language and dialects Each province, each city and even each village speaks their own dialect. There are hundreds of Chinese dialects in China so much so that each dialect speaker is not ...

Chinese Tattoos - Meaning of Chinese Dragon Tattoos -- Declan O Reilly
Chinese Tattoos have always been hugely popular. At one stage they were the realm of criminals and the mafia. Now it seems even Hollywood celebrities seem to have caught on to the mystery and allure ...

The Chinese Year Of The Rooster -- Tony Luck
The Chinese Year of the Rooster starts on February 9 and lasts until January 28 2006. There's a table below telling you the dates of other Chinese astrology signs. There are twelve Chinese year ...

The Chinese Year of the Tiger -- Tony Luck
If you were born under the Chinese sign of the Tiger, it doesn't pay to argue with you! Tigers are usually larger than life, warm-hearted extroverts. They can't help being noticed and are ...

The Chinese Year of the Snake -- Tony Luck
If you were born under the Chinese sign of the Snake, you are a classy one! Snakes are wise and subtle, achieving through wit, cunning and stealth. Usually slow moving, they can strike with ...

The Chinese Year of the Ox -- Tony Luck
If you were born under the Chinese sign of the Ox, you would make a great friend! Ox people are as honest as the day is long. They are instinctively trusted by others and rightly so. Straight forward ...

The Chinese Year of the Horse -- Tony Luck
If you were born under the Chinese year sign of the Horse, you're great fun! Horses are usually strong, handsome people with bags of energy, natural athletes often drawn to outdoor sporty ...

The Chinese Year of the Dog -- Tony Luck
If you or your child was born under the Chinese year sign for the Dog your friends will be glad you were! Meeting people for the first time can be difficult for Dogs who tend to be cautious about ...

The Chinese Year of the Pig -- Tony Luck
If you were born during the Chinese sign of the Pig, you will make a great pal. Pigs are everything you would want in a friend: kind hearted and easy going, they forgive easily and don't bear ...

The Chinese Year of the Rabbit -- Tony Luck
If you are born under the Chinese sign of the Rabbit, you will make a great diplomat! Rabbits are clean and neat, quiet and often softly spoken. They dislike conflict and will go to great lengths to ...

The Chinese Year of the Rat -- Tony Luck
People born under the Chinese sign of the Rat are lucky! Rats are intelligent and great with people, surrounding themselves with many friends. The Rat's natural charisma ensures they are the ...

The Chinese Year of the Dragon -- Tony Luck
If the dragon is your Chinese year sign or the chinese sign of your child, you'll be glad to know that dragons are often good humoured and excellent company. They tend to see the larger picture ...

The Chinese Year of the Goat -- Tony Luck
Goats are gentle people, kind hearted and caring about the well-being of others. They are possibly the nicest personalities in the Chinese zodiac. If they accidentally cause others unhappiness they ...

The Chinese Year of the Monkey -- Tony Luck
People born under the Chinese sign of the Monkey are great fun to be around. Monkeys are bouncy people, always young at heart, born entertainers, loving pranks and riddles. Happiest when they have an ...

The Chinese Invent Moving Clocks 500 Years Before Europe -- Joey Lewitin
The first mechanical clocks were made in china. The origin of the mechanical clock is not precisely known. It has always been held that escapement, the process where regulation of motion allows for ...

Chinese food: Braised Fish in Soy Sauce (Hong Shao Yu) -- Jacklyn Chen
Braised fish in soy sauce is the basic craft of Chinese dish. The distinguishing characteristics are it looks red and glossy, rich in smell and thick in gravy. Both sides of the fish slice must be ...

Chinese food: Sweet & Sour Fish -- Jacklyn Chen
Sweet and sour fish is one of the most popular traditional Chinese dish, normally cooked with carp. The method to cook an authentic Chinese sweet and sour fish (Tang Tsu Yu) is to use what we call ...

Chinese food: Sweet & Sour Pork (Gu Lao Rou) -- Jacklyn Chen
Sweet & Sour Pork is the most well known Chinese food abroad. According to a Cantonese chef, the primitive or the authentic cooking method of the dish is to add Cantonese pickled vegetables. When ...

Chinese food: Cucumber & Pork Soup -- Jacklyn Chen
Due to the fact that cucumber is rich in all kinds of vitamins as well as calcium, phosphorus, iron, and other sorts of minerals, it is one of the essential vegetables that we cannot live without at ...

China - Electric Fan & Health -- Jacklyn Chen
Electric fan once was an essential heatstroke prevention item in summer for many families. Though the number of families that use electric fans has somewhat decreased due to the popularity of the air ...

Chinese Cooking: Sauces & Spices -- Jacklyn Chen
Sauces and spices are the key in any cooking. No dishes would taste good without them. The only exception is that some sea animals can be simply steamed or boiled before serve. Well, that is because ...

Chinese Cooking Utensils -- Jacklyn Chen
There are quite a few traditional utensils that have been used in cooking for thousands of years in China. Some of them are still seen in most of families, some can only be seen in rural areas, or ...

Does BA or BSc make a difference? -- Josh
I have been informed that some provinces (Hebei for example) prefer a BA degree over a BSc degree. I have also heard that people have been refused invitation letters (for Z visa) on these grounds. ...
same thing -- Ru cj
any degree is good enough.and no degree is ok too if you'r a native speaker.

beijing apartment -- batany cha
hello, I would like to know if this add is a topical add and what is the rent of your apartment. I come to live in Beijing and I look for an accommodation. Thank you for your answer.
Aswer to your question -- Annie
Thank you for your interest in my apartment. I'm not very clear what do you mean by if this add is a topical add. I'd like to rent the apartment for USD750 per month. Would you pls contact me ...

Rules from Fresh Air? -- john
Rules From Fresh Air? Can they do this? I have recently arrived at a new school with a very good set of terms and conditions all thrashed out after much negotiation by e-mail and telephone. The ...
Welcome -- Chinese Joker
To "Hotel California" - "You can check in any time you want but you can never leave". That's always the problem with some chinese employers. Contract don't mean a damn to them. It's best ...
Curfew -- Susan
Wow, your headmaster sounds like a real jerk. I had a similar problem with the curfew thing when I first lived in China, however, we were able to get them to drop it, throung veiled threats of us ...

Haimen Experimental School, Jigansu Prov. -- Julia
Hi. Does anyone know or have heard of Haimen Experimental School, Haimen, Jiangsu province. I have been offered a teaching job here but don't know if it is licensed to hire foreign experts and I ...

West Anhui University -- Tieran Brownlee
Hi Is ther anybody out there who has taught at West Anhui University who could tell me some stories. Or dealt with go2ESL.com or MR Lee Joe Emplyment Consultation Agency. How much faith should I put ...
Ask them,they will tell you the truth !!!!!! -- Mark

Son going to school in Beijing -- Nancy Colbaugh
Any hints for my son who will be going to language studies in Beijing for a year? Nancy

Sinoculture -- Tom Buechele
Hello, Does anyone have any informantion on the Sinoculture program for teaching English in Shandong Province. Particularly, information on if the program is worth doing. thanks

Hunan -- Susan
I lived in Hunan for about 3 years and I would suggest that if there is something that you want you ask for it up front, flights, health coverage, utilities paid, maximun amount of teaching hours, ...
Hunan Province. -- English Education Direct
Hello Susan, delighted to see your response. I wonder if I could have your email or if your would contact me directly. Marie

flight tickets -- Sarah
Hi again! Im unsure as to what type to flight ticket i should get when i go to China (from UK). I have signed for a one year teaching contract commencing on 1st sept 05 - 31st August 06. However, I ...
flight tickets -- champ
PLEASE I LIKE TO TELL YOU THAT YOU MUST BUY THE RETURN TICKET AND AFTER YOU ARRIVE IN CHINA WITHINE SOME FEW DAYS YOU CAN THEN SELL TO ANOTHER PERSON WHO WISH TO TRAVEL, THANKS CHAMP
sell my ticket? -- Sarah
Hi Champ Im not sure whether you can sell your ticket to someone else when it is already under my name.
Tickets -- English Education Direct
The usual thing is to buy a one way, the school will reimburse that after one semester and pay a one way home on completion

Z visa -- Sarah (again)
Hi peeps (again), Does anyone know roughly how long it takes for the school to get an invitation letter? Do the UK embassy take a copy of the invitation letter. Im afraid im running out of time and ...
Z visa -- Marc
It took the University I shall be teaching at 24 hours to get a certificate from the bureau of foreign affairs in Zhejiang province. It was then faxed to me and I got my Z visa within a week at the ...
Right and s.th. more ... -- XXX
If it is stipulated in your Formal Contract that : PARTY A SHALL provide a work visa and residence permit and if they sign and seal with the red school seal it means ,they will do it .Then , you can ...
Great.... -- Chinese Joker
The university has the authorization, so what? They issue you with a Z visa and when you are there they put you in "Joe's apartment". You get frequent water and power failure and not getting paid ...
Are you crazy ? -- XXX
Have you ever heard of CONTRACT !!!! Written properly and signed properly ???? Everything should be mentioned in the contract properly Party A shall... Party B shall.... You will never have any ...
Crazy to believe in a contract!!!!!!!!! -- Mike
Just because you sign a contract it doesn't mean anything.Contracts here that are written in English are litterally worth the paper they are written on. If you read Chinese and sign a legal ...
Yep! -- Old Laowai
I've been in China for more than 5 years. Came on a tourist visa, and have worked in three different provinces. No contract I've ever signed in China has been worth the paper it was written ...
You have to , dude , if you have an idea about a contract -- McMillian
Or you will be considered as a poor tourist and they will do with you what they like ,unless you prefer this !
Not sure where your head is but whatever........... -- Mike
You have to , dude , if you have an idea about a contract I dont know........maybe you didn't read my post....I said the contract must be written in chinese to be legal....I don't read ...

Ningbo -- Marc
I shall be presently teaching International Business (it is indeed my working background) and Business English at the Zhejiang Business Technology Institute in Ningbo. I wonder if any of you could ...

Harbin China California Sunshine International Language Center -- gmoore
Has anyone any experience and or info on above

Yakup International WARNING! -- Greg
In Response To: Re: Is Yakup International legit? (yakup) While anyone can write anything about anybody and it may or may not be true, I still want to give advice to anyone looking for work teaching. ...
Yakup -- Davis
Thanks from me too Greg. I have been contacted by Yakup last weekend and will disregard it. Dave
Yakup -- Brendan
Thanks very much for this warning as I had been seriously considering a future position with Yakup which I will now completely discard. I sincerely believe that your timely advice has no doubt saved ...

What insurance shall i get -- Sarah
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? ...
Insurance advice -- Bill Jacot
Hi again Sarah, I checked with Medex and they informed me that they will insure persons from the UK who are traveling out of country. Check it out. Your friend, Bill
Insurance Advice -- Bill Jacot
P.S. Sarah, I should have mentioned that I found these 2 sites as a result of the advice given to you by Martin, who supplies a very good resource on this topic. I checked out the 2 sites. I found ...
Uk insurance -- Sarah
Hi! Thank you for your replies. Unfortunately I am in UK not USA!! Medex does look liek a really good company but to be on the safe side - id rather buy insurance from a UK company. Does anyone have ...
Insurance advice -- Bill Jacot
Hi Sarah, Try these 2 web sites: www.intsos.com (SOS International) www.medexassist.com (Medex Assistance Corp.) Good luck and write if you have the time to tell me how your adjustment is going.I ...
Advice to Prospective Teachers in China (US Embassy) -- Martin
ENGLISH TEACHERS/SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS - Increasing numbers of American citizens are pursuing opportunities to teach in China. Many Americans have enjoyed their teaching experience in China; ...

Colds in China -- JustaTeacher
I've been in China since January, and I'm on my fourth cold now-which is very unusual. This happen to anyone else? And does anyone have any helpful hints on how to keep these colds at bay? ...
re:colds in china -- Psyber
I am a person who rarely falls ill,but maybe it will comfort you to know that i was in china for a few months and was sick twice.. you arent alone.
cough and cold cure/china -- lau
Ginger is an excellent remedy for coughs and colds. Extracted juice of ginger with honey should be taken three or four times a day in case of coughs. In case of colds, ginger should be cut into small ...
Thank you -- JustaTeacher
Thanks so much, I will try that out as soon as I get some ginger.
Remedy for Cold -- Hope
Garlic will also helps to eliminate the germs from your system, enabling you to recover more quickly. Peppermint tea soothes the stomach 'uncomfies'. Echinacea will help to boost the immune ...
Good stuff! -- JustaTeacher
Ecellent, I appreciate the help. I think for me, I keep fallin sick because I am on the edge of the Gobi desert, and all the sand blowing around gets to me.

From Dynasty to Destiny: Ten Celebrated Inventions of Ancient China -- Jennifer Gibbs
In the last two centuries, new cultural discoveries have nearly rewritten history. It’s been an exciting time, full of adventure and surprises. Around every corner there are new responses to ...

Comments about Hunan China - expenses, contract, etc. -- Getting ready to go!!!
Hello, I am leaving for Hunan China very soon but before I go I would like some comments and advice on the province, I would also like to know how much I should ask for in my contract.

Lesson by a Chinese Student Learning English -- Ann Wang
I'm not good at writing, really. But it takes a lot of practice as my foreign teachers told us. He told us not to only memorize vocabularies but to make use of them. He made us listened to songs ...
Thanks, Ann! -- Scott
This is the best lesson I've seen on the web for a long time. Keep up good work! Scott
Lesson in composition -- Bill Jacot
Hi Ann, An intersting story. I would like to send you a few comments about it, but not for publication on this site. If you would be kind enough to send me your email address, then I can send this ...

6 short Chinese jokes -- Joss
Man who run in front of car get tired. Man who run behind car get exhausted. Man with one chopstick go hungry. Man who drive like hell, bound to get there. Man who live in glass house should change ...

Flying kites in Beijing (Article) -- Jacklyn Chen
The sky in spring is kites' paradise. When the brilliant multi- colored kites embellish in the deep blue sky, you can immerse in the contented mood, enjoy the rare leisure and carefree, perhaps ...

The Regional Cuisines of Chinese Cooking - Part 3 of 4 (Article) -- Helen Fan
Shanghai: The Eastern Cuisine As you follow the Yangtse River eastward out of the Szechuan region, you will arrive into eastern China, which lies on a great plain formed by the Yangtze River and ends ...

The Regional Cuisines of Chinese Cooking - Part 2 of 4 (Article) -- Helen Fan
Szechuan: the western cuisine Szechuan, the largest province in China, lies in a vast, densely populated, and fertile basin surrounded by mountains. Its principal connection eastwards is through the ...

Visit Hong Kong (Article) -- Tony Fenton
HONG KONG is very much 'abroad'. Now that the near continent is easily accessible, countries such as France, Spain, Italy seem to merge styles and culture to become one generic Euro-Country. ...

Travel Shanghai China - Article (Article) -- John Mckenna
Travel Shanghai China, An amazing city. I live, work, play in Shanghai, China’s largest city, largest port; a city of 16 million people, (many millions more during holidays and festivals), a city ...

Shanghai China - Shanghai Subway for Tourists (Article) -- Walter Johnson
Shanghai China has a new and modern subway system which is very handy for Shanghai tourists and other visitors to Shanghai. As in many growing metrpolitan areas the traffic situation in urban ...

Shanghai China Shopping - Xiang Yang Market (Article) -- Walter Johnson
Shanghai China's Xiang Yang market is one of the favorite tourist shopping stops in Shanghai. The Xiang Yang market offers both tourists and locals the opportunity to shop for many types of ...

China Revisited (Article) -- Gene Griessman, Ph.D.
Just two decades ago the people of China had barely enough to eat. Today China has the fastest growing economy in the world--something that has to be seen to be believed. On a recent trip to ...

China Business Negotiation - Understanding the Culture (Article) -- Walter Johnson
Business negotiation in China can be very a frustrating exercise for western business executives. The Chinese business culture and deliberate style of negotiation is vastly different from the more ...

The Lowdown on China Travel (Article) -- Mansi Aggarwal
The fragrance of fish, lobsters…, the sturdy Great Wall, the broken hush of winds by the Martial Arts, the grand museums and unpretentious down to earth people…welcome you to the third largest ...

signed contract -- jinchafa
In Response To: Who goes to China without a signed contract? - ESL discussion (Eric) Please don't sign a contract for a job in China until you see your apartment, the school you'll be ...

China.....The Beginning, followed by Sweet Melody -- Songbird and The Voice of Experience
Well, here I am in China, in Gansu Province at Longdong University. I'm very surprised at how well I've adapted to such a different situation than in Australia. The road trip from Xian ...

New Start. Life experience. Ali in China (Article) -- Said-Ali
New start -- Was that a dream? No, it was reality. Today it’s been almost one and half years since I am in the soil of China and sharing my experience, livelihood with many nations such as: ...

Shanghai: How to watch international - foreign language TV programs *Link* (Article) -- Eric
Watch international (foreign language) TV programs in Shanghai? Believe it or not, China has thousands of TV stations, national / provincial and local. While Shanghai local cable TV network offers ...

Living in Xingtai, China (Article) -- Adam Hopes (English teacher)
Xingtai is quite a small city. It is great place to save money as it's extremely cheap. It's very easy to get around. Taxis start 5 yuan (we never payed more than and a case of beer cost ...

A "chicken egg" in a small town -- JustaTeacher
A friend of mine (foreigner) just had a baby in a small town in China. And yes, all of the above is true, that is what she was told. She was also told no men in the house for one month. Just to let ...

Chinese Writing Characteristics (Article) -- Rosie Wang
Over the years, Chinese were evolved and developed in the following different ways: Pictographs The original written format were found on the markings scratched onto tortoise shells and animal bones, ...

7 Reasons You Should Choose Chinese As a Second Language (Article) -- Rosie Wang
Reason 1 - Over 1.2 billion people speak the Chinese Language. It is spoken by one out of every five people on earth, more than any other language in the world. Reason 2 - The Chinese civilization is ...

How to Input Chinese Characters in English Windows XP (Article) -- Rosie Wang
Enabling Chinese input is quick and easy, there are only a few steps you need go through to install the Chinese Language support and input method before you can type Chinese in your word processor or ...

The Chinese Alphabet - Is There Such A Thing? (Article) -- Rosie Wang
There are so many people on the Internet looking for Chinese Alphabet; we received a lot of inquiries asking about the Chinese alphabet, questions like "Can you publish the Chinese alphabet online?" ...

How To Configure Your Computer To Display Chinese Characters (Article) -- Rosie Wang
To read Chinese Online is becoming easire these days. If you use the latest Internet Explorer (V4.0 or later) or Netscape Navigator (Version 4 or later), you don't have to install any special ...

Teaching Computer Science in China -- Craig Parker
I've spoken to some people while travelling in China who teach non-english subjects in China and get paid really well for it. Does anyone have any useful contacts for doing this? Cheers Craig
Yes -- Marcus
If you are a native English speaker. M
I am native :) -- Craig Parker
Yes I'm a native speaker from NZ. I have a lot of experience in IT and believe you can get paid really well teaching comp sci in China. Any contacts?

Chinese Pinyin or Hanyu Pinyin Overview (Article) -- Rosie Wang
Chinese Pinyin is the romanization of the Chinese "written sound". Romanization approximates Mandarin pronunciation with Western spellings and includes a tone mark to signify the pitch of a word. ...

Gift Giving Etiquette in China (Article) -- Neil Payne
•It is the proper etiquette for gifts to be exchanged for celebrations, as thanks for assistance and even as a sweetener for future favours. •It is however important not to give gifts in the ...

Visit Hong Kong (Article) -- Tony Fenton
HONG KONG is very much 'abroad'. Now that the near continent is easily accessible, countries such as France, Spain, Italy seem to merge styles and culture to become one generic Euro-Country. ...

Brief Introduction about China (Article) -- Rosie Wang
China is the world's third-largest nation by area and the largest by population. China is bordered by the Mongolian Republic and Russia on the north, by Russia and North Korea on the north-east , ...

Baseball in Shanghai?Another American Sport Exported to China (Article) -- Richard Robbins
As an athlete (or at least having been an athlete in the past) and a sports fan, one of the difficult things about finding myself on an extended stay in Shanghai, China (setting up sporting goods ...

Chinese sugar fried chestnuts (Article) -- Jacklyn Chen
Note: You may freely reprint this article as long as the author bio and active links are intact. A email notification of how you use it would be greatly appreciated. The "Liang Xiang" chestnuts are ...

Learn Chinese Language Tips and Techniques (Article) -- Rosie Wang
There's no doubt learning any foreign language requires effort, time and commitment. This holds true even more, especially when there's a big difference between one's native tongue and ...

How Many Chinese Characters Are There? (Article) -- Rosie Wang
Let's trace the number of Chinese characters from Han Dynasty ºº³¯ (206 B.C. to 220 A.D.) ˵ÎĽâ×Ö (Shuwenjiezhi) - The first complete dictionary that listed all Chinese character was ...

Chinese Zodiac Signs (Article) -- Bo Guo
Each Chinese New Year begins on the day of first new moon. In the western year 2005, the new moon began on February 9. It was the Chinese year 4702. In actuality, most Chinese began using the ...

The regional cuisines of Chinese cooking (Part 1 of 4) (Article) -- Helen Fan
With China covering the immense land within its boundaries, it is no surprise that there are many regional variations in Chinese cuisine. Traditionally, Chinese cooking is divided into five styles of ...

Travel tips for the first time business or leisure traveller to China (Article) -- Ken Cheong
Travel Tips for China China is a large country at a size of 9,596,960 sq km. China was only partially open to the world from 1979 onwards and has been a communist country for many decades. Although ...

Tips for saving money traveling in China (Article) -- zoe liang
By zoe liang Base on our experience, most of our travel expense is on the hotel, the food and tour service are really cheap in China.what do we come here for?-sightseeing and cultural experiences on ...

China Travel Tips - Survival China Travel Tips and Tricks (Article) -- John Mckenna
Survival China Travel Tips and Tricks These China Travel Tips, Survival Techniques, will help you get around and make your trip to China easier, so you will be able to experience the real China with ...

Any advice on teaching in Dalian? I need to bring my 3 kids... -- Heidi
I'm American with all the qualifications to teach in China (BA in English/Speech; 6-12 teacher certification; MA in Communication Studies; 13 years teaching experience at US community college) ...
You Go Girl !!!!!!! -- HopeinChina
I am not sure what type of school it is, but why don't you try to find an international school that will at give you free tuition or at least partial. I am aiming for my first job in China too ...

Great Wall of China (Article) -- Jeff Anderson
The Great Wall of China as some believed originated as a military fortification against intrusion by tribes on the borders during the earlier Zhou Dynasty. In 770-BC-476BC, the ducal states extended ...

The Story of the 12 Animal Zodiac in China (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
One day, Tian Di (The God Above) wanted to manage all animals on earth. He took out 12 chairs and told the cat to tell 11 other animals to go to the sky palace. When the cat told the ox about it, the ...

Chinese Plants (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
Chinese people value trees and flowers as much as westerners do. Plum flowers are fragrant and beautiful. They were once the national flower. On the RMB50 cents coins you can see plum flowers on the ...

Breakfast In Hong Kong (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
All people in the world know the importance of eating breakfast and every country has their traditional breakfast for its people. English people have their fried eggs, beans, bacon and mushrooms. ...

Making Chinese Tea (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
Chinese Tea Chinese tea - water quality The quality of tea is controlled by the quality of the water. It was said in ancient China that water is the mother of tea. There are three categories of ...

Important Chinese Festivals (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year (January/February) It is usually in the winter of a year. The exact date would follow the one in Lunar Calendar. Entering the New Year month, every family would clean ...

Hong Kong Street Food (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
If you have visited Hong Kong in the past, you should have tried the typical HK street food stalls and had a taste of the famous curry fish balls there. If you haven't, then you must make sure ...

Chinese Dining Etiquette (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
At Chinese meal times, Chinese people use a round or square table. Person of the most importance would usually take the seat the farthest away from the door whilst the youngest or the person of the ...

Shanghai Experience (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
Recently I had a chance to spend four days in Shanghai. It was a wonderful experience and I was not at all surprised to see that Shanghai is really a city which is developing itself prosperously and ...

Gifts in Chinese Culture (Article) -- Wong Yee Lee
Chinese people have their own culture when it comes to giving friends or relatives presents. When it is a new-born baby, usually jade or silver bracelet or necklace would be good, particularly ones ...

A PR Question For Chinese Managers (Article) -- Robert A. Kelly
As the practice of public relations in China continues to mature, it seems appropriate to ask whether Chinese business managers – tutored as they have been by European, North American and other PR ...

Working in Qingdao -- New to this
Has anyone out there worked in Qingdao. If so, can you recommend an honest school there? I am seeking my first ESL Teaching Assignment. I am a Canadian with a BA from the US.
honest school in Qingdao -- jinchafa
Hi - Can't really help you with an honest school in Qingdao, but I can advise to you be careful about accepting a job there without extensive details. The cost of living there is pretty high ...
info on job in Yunnan Province -- bseyler
Hi, I thought I would try to make some contacts with people teaching english in China. My intention is to go there myself in December to teach for at least 6 months and I would like someone to chat ...
Teaching in Yunnan Province - re: Jinchafa -- Tom Buechele
Hello Jinchafa, I am an American citizen who was recently accepted to teach English in Qingdao City. I did not know anything about the city so I started doing some research on it and I came across ...
Thanks jinchafa -- HopeinChina
Send me info please. Thanks jinchafa
ESL Teaching Job -- HopeinChina
Dear jinchafa, Thanks. Send info. Would appreciate. Thanks

China Contracts - What is Credit Bail? -- Damo
Is it standard practice for the employee to pay credit bail? I've noticed that some contracts (for China) require that the employed party pay up to $1000 to show their "good faith" for ...
Ah, no. *Link* -- Michael Curry
I've never heard of that before! VERY dodgy. If I were you I'd drop that contact and run for the hills. DEFINITELY don't sign that rubbish. If they are serious about employing you, they ...

“Laowai’ thinking of coming to work as an ESL teacher in China -- By: Dos
The second in a short series for “Laowai’ thinking of coming to work as an ESL teacher in China. I post under the name ‘Dos’ on the eslteachersboard site. I have been in China for more than ...
You hit the nail right on the head. -- Michael Bull
I have been here just over 2 and a half years, and I can tell you I have met my share of dodgy employeers as well. In the first 3 months i was ready to pack it in.....I was tired of being lied to and ...

Visa advice for China -- Dos
Visa and some other advice for ‘Laowai’ looking to teach in China. I post under the name ‘Dos’ on the eslteachersboard site. I have been in China for more than three years in a variety of ...

textbooks? -- nick
greetings! i have accepted a teaching position with jiaxing uni. i would like to hear from the experienced readers their thoughts on what it will be like there for me. i am contracted to teach oral ...
Re: textbooks? *Link* -- Michael Curry
Why don't you ASK the university whether there are set textbooks? Surely they are the best people to advise on this? What gives about being hired with zero experience? Well, there's a ...

Visa discussion -- By Dos and others
Dear Pals, I really appreciate your responses and glad to hear that. Recently, I was informed that they are working to extend our visa. I'm just wondering how long it would take and wish this ...

Bliss soaking (by a teacher of English to children in Anhui Province, China.) *Link* -- Michael Curry
It’s spring in China. I know because the miserable trees outside have three blossoms each. More than this – I can feel it in my bones. Well, bones might be a stretch. Skin is more likely. Yes, I ...

Getting a position once in China -- Haynes
I've been in contact with several schools and agencies in China and it is looking likely that I'll be going to Ladder English Training School in Fuzhou, headmaster William Wu (if anyone has ...

Letter of Conclusion -- Canadian Teacher
My company refuses to give me a letter of conclusion and the new company I want to work for requires it. What can I possibly do?!?!

good gifts -- Andrew Neal Braun
In Response To: PLEASE HELP!!! Gifts to Bring to China? - ESL discussion (Monica & Fayaz GREAT Experienced Teachers! www.conkaba.piczo.com) On my first trip to China in 1989 I was facing the same ...

offer legit? -- jinchafa
To echo what Mic wrote, there are many horror stories you should be aware of. I wish that those of you who are interested in working in China would check the archives in this forum. There's lots ...

School locations in hong kong -- Kelly
Hello, I was wondering if anyone had some good advice about the locations of esl schools in Hong Kong. Is there a good central area to be in if you wanted to travel to several different schools????

Shanghai expat links -- expat29
A Shanghai Expats Guide - Includes city guide, bulletin board and advice from foreign residents. Enter Shanghai - Guide for expatriates moving, living and working in Shanghai with property search, ...

Good links (in English) of China/Beijing -- expat29
Beijing - Travel information by Travel China Guide. Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park - Description of each of the site's areas, price list and business details. Beijing Travel Highlights - Trip ...

Am I legal? -- Small-town Teacher
Hey guys. I'd really appreciate if someone could help me out. I have a residence permit in my passport and a red book, but no green book. My company said the permit in my passport is the ...
You are legal! -- Katherine
Since Jan 1, 2005, PSB has changed policy that green book is no longer used for Laowai, it is replaced by a stamp on the visa.
No, You are not. -- Chinese Joker
going to get deported. I'm into my fifth year in China and I've got exactly the same docs. I personally went to the PSB to renew my resident permit and the officers told me that the green ...
TY! -- Small Town Teacher
Whew! That's a lot of stress of. Thanks, Joker.

If I just leave.... -- Small-town Teacher
If I just leave my school without notice, will this prohibit me from getting another work visa?

salaries -- darren
Salaries in china have gone down in the last couple of years. probably due to the large number of people that are now comming here to teach. I say that as teachers we should stand together and refuse ...
Salary Whining is a real pain! -- John
If Darren wants to earn the same sort of salary he claims to be able to command back where he comes from - then let him go back there and command it. He completely overlooks the fact that while the ...
So why are you in China, then?! -- Cecilea Meyer
Isn't the whole purpose of living in another country to experience life in a new land? Yeah, teaching salaries in China are really low by U.S. standards, but have you taken a minute to assess how ...
Do you love yourself ? -- ESL foreign teacher
I agree with you ! -- Mariam
Not only the salaries are low but the recruiters try to sell the teachers without contracts or cheat them with the working , living conditions and Z visa. Leave for China only with a good signed and ...
don't be silly *Link* -- Michael Curry
Let's not go overboard here. Yes, SOME recruiters try to scam you, but not all. Don't group people unnecessarily. 5,000RMB a month is a relatively good wage. Let's put this in ...

Xiamen, has anyone been there? Any info? -- Monica and Fayaz www.conkaba.piczo.com GREAT Teachers!
Hello, We are planning on moving to Xiamen. has anyone ever been there? If you have any information on living expenceses, standard of living what to take from home (Canada), any information would be ...
Xiamen -- jollyjunklass
Here is a great Xiamen site http://amoymagic.mts.cn/main.htm It should answer your questions
Lived here 2 years so far........love it. -- Mike
Ok so you are coming to Xiamen.......good choice.....I have been to 11 different cities in China now and by far Xiamen is the most beautiful and cleanest of them. I am not sure who you will be ...

Can I get work permit once inside China? -- Paul, Cha yin zhe, Mic
I just went to Chinese embassy get a tourist visa so once in China I could get a job as a teacher. (I don't have a certificate though). The lady told me that I could not get a work visa once in ...
working visa -- jollyjunklass
No you cannot get a working viza (Z) once inside of China, you will have to leave the country to do this. To get a Z Visa you will need a letter of invitaion from your future employer and you will ...
China resident permit -- cha yin zhe
In Response To: health check - ESL discussion (geography expert) Hi tram, It’s never good to read conflicting reports but it happens a lot on these forums so here’s my answer to your post: The Z ...
Resident permit -- Jag Patel
Hello I am soon coming to China on F visa for a year. I intend to work with a factory and also intend to start my own business. really for me to live in china comfortably and concentrate on building ...

Salaries in Shanghai -- Yingwen Laoshi
In Response To: How can you expect to live with 7000RMB? - ESL discussion *Link* (Fayaz & Monica) http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/forum/index.pl?noframes;read=7926 Hi Fayaz and Monica How far ...

Beijing -- dan
I've been offered a job in Beijing for Sept. Any information welcome: rent, night life, food. Dan
beijing -- al
rent is high,nightlife is also expensive. Ask for 7k yuan or more if you are teaching city center. good luck, al
appearances -- jason
white skin, westerner looks. That should be enough for you.
500 students + a week -- RR
patience...lots. nice place though.

HELP! Looking for Teaching on Hainan Island -- Ann Carter
I am a USA citizen and newly TESOL certified after raising children that are on their own now. I want to make sure I take the right position to begin my new career and cultual experience. I have ...
very important....... -- RT
Practice chinese words: http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/articles/index.pl?read=869 http://www.eslteachersboard.com/cgi-bin/articles/index.pl?read=877 Good luck, RT

Chengdu Internet Service -- Chengdu Panda
I'm wondering if there are any Chengdu internet users who have any advice on fast internet connections. Right now, I have experience with two ADSL internet services (China Netcom and China ...
internet cafe -- al
try an internet cafe and see what happens - maybe is your building old wiring.
vdsl -- tt
Orchard Villa on Ren Min Nan Lu has VDSL. They get speeds around 300kb/s where with my ADSL I get downloads of around 150kb/s if I am on a good site in america or using a downloading program that ...

Low wages/Let's wake up! -- jinchafa
Okay,here's the deal. Anyone who has been teaching in China for any length of time realizes that the wages are too low - not just in terms of comfortable life style, but also in terms of working ...
wake up -- geography expert
and what, pray tell, are the nature of your qualifications that you should feel so indignant about the situation in china? face the facts: the majority of "esl jobs" here do not require any academic ...
wake up/response to geography expert -- jinchafa
Had I seen your posting earlier, I probably would have responded more heatedly; however, at this point all I can do is laugh at your self indulgence, misunderstanding and horn blowing. How could you ...
Low wages, let us wake up -- Anne
I have only been here for two years, so will not pretend to be an expert. I view the teaching salary in China as purely the base point. 16 hours babysitting a week, nice two bedroom apartment, ...
Another (supporting) viewpoint -- AMonk
I'm not overseas, yet, but I do agree that Jinchafa has some valid points. My father came abroad and worked for a local (accounting) firm when he and my mother were first married. At that time, ...
Low wages/Let's wake up! -- cha yin zhe
Accept what is acceptable to you as an individual is my view. The people who are “teaching” here in China are from various educational and social backgrounds and therefore have various needs, ...
low wages/response to cha yin zhe -- jinchafa
Yes, a teacher can do much better in the States. I gave up a situation where I was working at two different colleges and earning a wage far superior to what I am making in China. I came here to help. ...
Low Wages? -- decurso
Before anyone gets to complaining about low wages,consider this...many public school teachers make 600-800 RMB per month for double the workload of the average ESL teacher.A salary for even the most ...
Reply to Cha Yin Zhe -- AMonk
Hello, Cha Yin Zhe, Well, I certainly did stir up a hornet's nest, didn't I? As a matter of fact, I do agree with many of your points. Unqualified persons should not command higher wages than ...
Wages -- jollyjunklass
Sometimes I don't think the employers realize how much money and time is put into one's little venture to China. Sure we get to travel, but they also expect a lot in return, and many times we ...
Are you a recruiter Cha Yin Zhe? -- Lew
Come on! A good piano teacher in China can earn 200-300 RMB an hour in a small city! A foreigner that is earning less than 4000 a month is being ripped-off big time! Schools and middle-men earn most ...
Interesting -- Poof
You shouldn't be here in the first. Schools and middle men ripped off students and foreign teachers because they simply put a "white ##" like you without a degree in a classroom.
another view point -- Low Wages
I am reading all this stuff about China, its ups, its downs and finding it all very interesting. I am debating the possibility of accepting a job offer in Beijing and have been reading this column ...

Just a few questions -- AMonk
I have been exploring the possibilities of teaching in China. 1.I would want to come with my husband, as a dependent. Is this feasible? (Understanding that I would have to pay his airfare, of course, ...
Z visa -- Yal
4. Are Z-visas sent to you before you arrive? Or do you have to wait till you're there? A- You have to wait until you are in China and have school apply for you.

(Message Deleted by Poster) -- AMonk
TEFL -- Yal
Do I really need a TEFL? A- No.

Watch out for FE aka FuYing School in Nantong China -- Joanna
I have just came back from a year teaching in China. It was both good and bad, and I would just like to share my "bad" experience with those who are interested in teaching in China. I thought it was ...

medical care in China -- Paul
Hi everyone... I am currently teaching English in South Korea and interested in teaching in China. Does basic medical insurance provided by schools in China cover psychiatric conditions such as ...
Mental Illness -- Observer
The first thing to remember is that there is no such thing as confidentiality of medical records in China. Consider.
Chinese medical care -- Chang
Hi there, don't know what kind of insurance your school will provide you. China medical system in the major cities is fine. Regards Chang In Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing and other large ...

where are the best places to teach in China? -- steve
I'm planning to head there soon. Thanx
Working in Beijing -- single mother with child
I will be heading to China to work for the first time. I have BA and TESL certificate. I have two offers, one in Beijing and another in Guangdong. The offer in Guangdong is for 6000RMB/40hrs/wk, food ...
Re:Working in Beijing. -- Phillip
I've been here for more than 18 months.I wont advice you to go to big cities.The hustles and bustles there are might be unbearable for you to cope with. In my opinion,a fairly big city or medium ...
negotiate -- Mark
For Beijing I suggest 6K to 7K rmb and all other benefits. 40 hrs a week sounds like too much for a mother. Why not try a university position with 20 or less hrs a week. Also would be good if you ...
Thanks -- mother with 6 year old
Thanks Mark, my son is 6, so I thought a kindergarten/primary environment would be great, so that I can be in the same location. If you think of anything else let me know. Thanks again.
Your q -- Joe
Money (no family): Shanghai,Beijing Adventure: anywhere in China

4500 remimbi OK? -- A Worsham, Paul, jinchafa, Kathy, Ian, J Archer - Thread May 2005 (forum)
Alexandra Jade Worsham jadanalexander@msn.com> -- 12 May 2005 if this is your first job in china 4500 RMB is pretty good considering alot people start with 2000 RMB. I started with 2000 and worked ...
4500 remimbi OK? -- Peterson
I've been teaching in China for 19 months. I hold an Ma but my first salary was 4000rmb. My school paid for m aparment and all the bills. My second school down south paid 5400rmb. They also took ...
the risk of temporary well paid jobs in China -- leny
hello. working for companies local/multinationals in China is only a temporary job. Most companies are always looking for someone better and cheaper to fill the job. The reason most teachers with ...
Teaching in China -- Phillip
I've gone through some of you guys comments and i think everyone has got an idea of what teaching in China is really like. I want to take sides with Jinchafa.I think the newcomers to China should ...

How can I send RMB to an account in Australia? -- Christine, RhenoThai, Dos, Jeremy, Chaz - Thread April 2005 (forum)
christine christinefrench05@yahoo.com.au> -- 27 April 2005 Hi, Would anyone know how to send an RMB salary (paid in cash) to an bank account in Australia? I have been told that I could do an on-line ...

Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- jinchafa, betcha, Felix, Art - Thread April 2005 (forum)
betcha -- 10 April 2005 I just wanna inform those non- native speakers that it's very difficult or it's impossible for you to get a job as an English teachers here in China esp. in the big ...
Non-native speakers... -- Via
Are you sure that all native speakers are intellectually knowledgeable and capable of teaching the proper way of English? That doesn't mean that if you are white and came from the ...
Re: Jinchafa, Betcha, Felix, Art - Thread April 2005 (forum -- Phillip
Fine.Jinchafa gave stern warnings to non-native speakers and some other guys in this forum were not constructive in their perspectives.They just descended violently on the non-native speakers ...
like a spy -- Val
Guys I have been in China not that long time ago. I also worked there as an English teacher. I am not a native speaker, but you know I had a legend, just like a spy: for my employers I was an ...
Just to warn non- native speakers who intends to work in china!!! -- Peterson
I'm Peterson from Chicago. I'm native speaker and have been working in China for a couple of years too. I think everyone should be given the chance to teach or work, provided he or she is ...
wow -- jazz
this board is great. It make me not want to hassle with teaching in china. I do hope you teachers can get it together. It concerns me that racism is alive and well in china. But i know it is not100%

Teaching in China -- Roy, China Teachers Union, jinchafa - Thread March 2005 (forum)
Roy -- 18 March 2005 I've been looking at teaching in China for a few months now. I have been contacted by several universities about possible positions. Can anyone give me honest and true ...

China to Lift Ban on Marriage, Childbearing for University Students -- Chinaman - Feb 2005 (forum)
Chinaman -- 17 February 2005 China to Lift Ban on Marriage, Childbearing for University Students 2005-01-24 Lin: http://www.edu.cn/20050124/3127470.shtml> An official from Chinese Ministry of ...

The "Laowai" -- Inquiring Mind, Alex Wu, Hangzhou Teacher - Thread Feb 2005
The "Laowai", Racism and Personal Space in China An Inquiring Mind -- 15 February 2005 http://beyondwellbeing.com/al/laowai.shtml TCM Training in China > The "Laowai", Racism and Personal Space in ...
laowai -- sam
you may argue all you want that lao can be respectful, however, in this case, it is simply not true. the phrase laowai should not be broken into its constituent parts for analysis but rather looked ...

Chinese Older Students: Who is no good? Them or Me? -- Dave, SiamSap, Alex Wu, Anon, RhenoThai - Thread May 2005
Dave geriatric_hobo@hotmail.com> -- 13 February 2005 Imagine a Chinese senior middle school classroom containing around ninety senior grade three students (age around nineteen years). They're ...

Various posts by Alex Wu about his 5 years teaching in China -- Chunping Alex Wu - Threads July 2004 to Feb 2005 (forum)
As a retired Chinese-Canadian teacher, I have very good pension for a comfortable life, but while facing the numerous un-employed oriental immigrants in Canada, I thought I could do something by ...
I agree! -- Via
I have read your past experience in teaching in a Private School in China and yes... I believe that most Private schools (and some public schools) here have the worst habit of... 'let the ...

Laughter's the Best Medicine -- Chinaman - Thread Feb 2005 (forum)
Magic Lamp? Chinaman -- 10 February 2005 Li Rui, Xiao Ming, and Mr. Gao - their school owner - are walking through a city park and they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a genie comes out in ...

Medical check -- Susan, Bethanael, Da Yan Jing - Thread Jan 2005 (forum)
Susan -- 27 January 2005 What is the most easy way to get a visa for working in China ? I want to start next month but I'm confused about the medical checks from the embassy. Is that really ...

In defence of teachers in China -- James Martin, Alex Wu, Old Spice - Thread Jan 2005 (forum)
James Martin travelingwilbury@talk21.com> -- 26 January 2005 A recent post on this board made me angry. It suggested that most white English teachers only go to China to sightsee and complain. I ...

Illegal schools in China??? -- Mark, Alex Wu, liuzhou - Thread Jan 2005 (forum)
Mark -- 25 January 2005 How can I know which one is legal or illegal? Can anyone tell me? Can an illegal school hire a foreign teacher? _______________ Watch! Avoid private schools! Chunping Alex Wu ...

Safeguard our industry -- Joe, Dos, teacher, Alex Wu - Thread Jan 2005 (forum)
Joe joy_odessa@yahoo.co.uk> -- 23 January 2005 I am an English teacher in Ukraine embarking on a new business venture. I’ve been here for three years studying the EFL market and getting to know the ...

The Quality of English Teachers in China -- Inquiring Mind, Truth - Thread Jan 2005 (forum)
An Inquiring Mind -- 22 January 2005 Why did you come to China? To teach? No, the real reason is obvious; to sightsee and to complain. Most of you (White English Teachers) are merely whiners. First, ...
reflecting upon "inquiring mind" -- a disappointed reader
I have little to say, but that you, "inquiring mind", so travelled as you are, have disappointed me and likely many others (western and non-western), with your rant against the western world. I am ...

Who cares about the Chinese students? -- Mr. Pedersen, just a normal guy, Alex Wu, Felix - Thread Jan 2005 (forum)
just a normal guy -- 21 January 2005 The Recruiters? Miss Angelina's cafe or Mr. Fronk Zhang? You'd better answer and write here as you have always done it. I do! ___________________ I do Mr. ...

Recruiters in China -- Dos, Teacher in china - Thread Jan 2005
Teacher in china -- 21 January 2005 Please,is there anyone who has worked for a recruiter in China called Fronk Zhang! I 'd like to get some advice, before I sign a contract he's just offered ...

How do you bring money to China? -- LG, da yan jing - Thread Dec 2004
LG -- 27 December 2004 If a foreigner decides to live in China for a long time and buy some property like an apartment,how does he bring the money with him from his own coutry?And also if a foreign ...
Re: How do you bring money to China? -- Phillip
I don't think you can buy an apartment in China solely on your own.It's either you buy it through a Chinese indigene and later regularize the property documents through a lawyer to reflect ...

Degrees -- Alex and Michaelangello - Thread Dec 2004
Alex -- 23 December 2004 Hi there, New to this board. I've just got my CELTA and was ready to head off to Japan, Korea, Taiwan etc. However, it seems that lots of countries want a degree before ...

Paid only in RMB? -- Gerald, Voice of Experience, Dos, Mike D - Thread Dec 2004
Gerald -- 20 December 2004 Can anyone tell me if a foreign teacher can get paid in $ ,officially,you know what I mean. Gerald ______________ money matters The Voice of Experience -- 20 December 2004 ...

Am I working legally? -- Lostman and Dos - Thread Dec 2004 (forum)
Lostman -- 17 December 2004 Can anyone tell me? I've been working in China for the past four years. I have my foreign expert certificate and resident permit renewed at the PSB yearly, but not so ...

China school: Licensed to hire foreigners? -- Paul Sorensen and Dos - Thread Dec 2004 (forum)
Paul Sorensen paulherethere@yahoo.com> -- 15 December 2004 Hello again, quick question to anyone who might know: what potential problems might there be joining a school (university) in China that ...
Help -- New to this
I have been offered a job at an International School - my first job in China. They say I will be given a Business visa. I have spoken to other teachers working there and they did receive their visas ...
China visas -- rocket
"F" Visa is issued to an alien who is invited to China for a visit, an investigation, a lecture, to do business, scientific-technological and culture exchanges, short-term advanced studies or ...

Chinese Law, Can I get kicked out? -- James, Lurker, Da Yan Jing - Thread Dec 2004 (forum)
James -- 5 December 2004 If my company refuses to pay me my salary for the month I worked, what can I do? Can I stay in my apartment until they pay me my salary (they rent the apartment)? What can I ...

Why use recruiters in China? -- Gerald and Bill Burrell - Thread Dec 2004
Gerald -- 2 December 2004 What do you think about recruiters in China? I noiced that sometimes one and the same person has many names. Who is good? Who is bad? Gerald Why use recruiters? Bill Burrell ...

What are the working conditions in Chinese schools like? -- Beatrix, Dos, Dave - Thread Nov 2004 (forum)
Beatrix -- 17 November 2004 HI, I'm very interested in getting your feedback regarding the professional treatement of Qualified teachers in China, with a degree of any kind or a Bachelor of ...

Off to China for first time: What to bring? -- Songbird and Stella - Thread Oct 2004 (forum)
Songbird -- 25 October 2004 Hi all, Okay, I'm exaggerating, I don't really need help with anything in particular. But I'm off to China for my very first ESL teaching experience and am a ...

Summer can seem like slavery -- OurManInHubei, E Seamone, Mike B, Dos, dee - August 2004 Thread (forum)
Summer can seem like slavery OurManInHubei -- 6 August 2004 Would you willingly sign a contract that may say that you have to work an extra day per week during the peak summer season and/or teach a ...

Culture Shock -- Proper Expectations/Realizations - China -- Eddie Mills, Li, Dos, King lee, E Kiderlen, E Seamone - August 2004 Thread (forum)
Eddie Mills ieeachina@yahoo.com> -- 5 August 2004 My name is Eddie Mills and I'm the Director of the International Education Exchange Association, Inc. (IEEA). My family and I really enjoy our ...

Can you live on your wage? -- June/July 2004 Thread: Mike, Mike B, Dos, Boots43
Mike B -- 30 June 2004 One for teachers everywhere, can you live reasonably well on your earnings as a teacher? I'm making about US$900 a month (net) which is a fairly good salary for Mexico. If ...

State schools in China -- Dos - From a 2004 Thread (forum)
In Response To: China (Ellen) Ellen, *Usually* state schools have the proper paperwork go to employ foreigners, wheras private schools may not. Also private schools have a tendency to let greed ...

How hard is it for a Chinese Canadian to get a teaching job in Korea? -- Alec, Robin, Chunping Alex Wu and Victim Extreme - Thread July 2004 (forum)
Alec Ng a23ng@mail.com> -- 21 July 2004 Hi, My name is Alec. I've been teaching English in Taiwan for almost a year now. Even though I'm Chinese, I was raised in Canada. My first language is ...

China is never boring! -- Thomas Stearns - From a 2004 post (forum)
When I first arrived in China I was excited to be in this strange and mysterious country. In the last couple of years the frustration level has near to driven me insane. But it is never boring. The ...

Information on China -- Chunping Alex Wu - 2004 post
I was born in China, but had seen very little about it. That's why I wanted to pay her a visit after my retirement. In the last 5 years, I taught in different schools in a different province for ...

Ups and Downs of Teaching in China -- Tony and Dos - Thread June 2004
Ups and Downs of Teaching in China Posted By: Tony thetransient@hotmail.com> Date: 12 June 2004 I read with interest the message from Paul Hodge and can understand his frustrations. I have been ...
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