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Pls think twice before you come here - 2017-10-01

Generally in this college, other small languages like Indonesian,Vietnam, Thai...etc, foreign teachers there are having rather peaceful life, spared by the management.

However, if you're teaching English, which every year they required minimum 9-10 foreigners, prepare to embrace for the 'excitement'. The turn around rate is > 70%, meaning English teachers normally opt to leave....some by the end of their contract, some a month or even a week after coming here.

If you're from USA , the school has special perks and privileges for you. They will arrange you for English classes off campus where you'll have a tea session with kids sent by their parents to see you performing. They pay Yuan 180 per head to see you for 2 hours with 40+ other kids. Well, you get this off record money in your pocket tax free...because you are from the States and you have that accent the whole China yearned for. Sadly, if you do not belong to USA, they'll put you in plenty extra classes, trainnings....even if you've exceeded 16 periods. They do pay you, but not monthly for your extra, when they pay it's in a bulk of 2-3 months. This spurs your tax rate to 20-25% because you're receiving them in a grand sum. Really dejecting , despite numerous attempts raising the issues. As always, they will say, " we paid you!"

There is this guy in charge for hiring foreigner. My humble opinion is, from what i observed so far, almost all who left prematurely had fight with him. Some cried, some shouted, some just adopt ' i fxxk care now, i'll leave ASAP'. For those who had dispute with him and left before fulfilling the contract, he will report you to the immigration and you will be banned from entering China, for likely 5 years. Even though it may be the case that you left because the school bleached the contract (e.g. pay you a few days late or put you to teach classes not your major yet not paying you), as long as you leave without paying the USD2k penalty and given them 2months notice ahead, he will make sure you can't enter China for years to come. Cunning and treacherous...he doesn't seem to pay any heed to your dissatisfaction, as long as the leader is ok with him, what you feel is of no importance at all.

However, if you are here to teach any other languages but English, life here is rather peaceful. Some new languages have only 3-4 students and you teach for 4-6 periods a week ! Mind that Spanish, Russian, French, Portugese ,Japanese and Korean are having about 20 students in a class. English classes are averagely 30-40 students.

There is only 1 KFC here. Starbucks/ MacD are 65km away in Haikou..cheese could be hard to come by here.

Students are of the lowest level...this is a vocational college wholly owned by goverment (main reason why they're so bureaucratic here). Diploma offered here, not Bachelor degress..

I've shared what i reckon useful for people who might be considering coming here. Good luck!

Messages In This Thread
DON'T recommend Hainan College of Foreign Studies -- Anonymous -- 2016-06-23
Re DON'T recommend Hainan College of Foreign Studies -- Manipulative college -- 2017-10-18
Re DON'T recommend Hainan College of Foreign Studies -- Joseph -- 2017-10-19
Re DON'T recommend Hainan College of Foreign Studies -- Not important -- 2017-07-05
Re DON'T recommend Hainan College of Foreign Studies -- No name -- 2017-07-10
Re DON'T recommend Hainan College of Foreign Studies -- Concerned teacher -- 2016-12-16
Re DON'T recommend Hainan College of Foreign Studies -- anonymous -- 2017-08-10
DON'T recommend Hainan College of Foreign Studies -- Pls think twice before you come here -- 2017-10-01
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