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Tom - 2017-12-24

There are lots of small jerkwater cities in China, many located in unfashionable provinces. Nothing ever happens there. Western restaurants of any kind are limited and it is difficult to find much in the way of Western foods. Some of those cities have small colleges. I am presently teaching English at such a college.

The students are mostly lazy and stoic. Many of them wound up here because they could not be accepted anywhere else.

Cheating in class is rampant, and overlooked by department heads. If I'd have made an issue of it, I'd have become unpopular!

You can try your own ideas and see what works. I get my classes miming. I also use my own listening materials to provide a welcome diversion from the boring textbooks prescribed. The dean of the English department doesn't seem to care what I teach. He is laid back and friendly.

Academic management is virtually non-existent. All they care about is not being bothered. Expected outcomes don't exist, I was told just to get the students talking. The main thing is ponctuality and it is very important to teach right up to bell-time.

Average pay, but the money goes far in this underdeveloped place. I can save the equivalent of 500 US amoth and eat well.

The teaching is not at all challenging, and I only have 18 classes a week.

A good post with little stress.

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A good post with little stress -- Tom -- 2017-12-24
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