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Great News for China foreign ESL & TEFL teachers – Pay increase coming soon!

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  • China Scam Patrol
    Participant
    3 August, 2017 at 2:10
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    As we just reported in our August newsletter, our source at China’s Security Bureau advised us that the first thing the bureau did after getting their budget increase was to retain the services of this company to verify the university degrees of every single foreign teacher working in China now and inbound for the fall semester. http://www.infocheckusa.com/degree-verification.htm.

    As you can see anyone with $15 can use the same service although we assume they are getting a much better price since they must process 30,000 teachers! It will probably take them a 4-8 weeks to process all these inquiries and most university registrars are on summer holiday break. So we don’t expect the arrests to resume until September.

    Since SAFEA let it leak that over 10,000 foreign teachers in China are probably wannabe frauds, the forthcoming arrests and deportation will create a HUGE demand for real teachers and of course the competition among schools to hire real teachers with real degrees on short notice means every real teacher can demand at least a 5,000 rmb monthly pay increase. Native speaking American, Canadian, and British teachers can demand even more – and get it.

    So while the clock ticks away, we hope the impostor teachers will either get legal or return home to avoid arrest, jail, and deportation with a criminal record.


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    indisPC
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    5 August, 2017 at 4:31
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    Either that or there will be a lot less foreign English teachers in mainland China.

    I wonder if China is putting the cart before the horse. Can they afford to pay qualified teachers as much as S Korea, Japan, or Taiwan?

    Bandit
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    7 August, 2017 at 0:17
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    Its about time someone took out the trash! Some of these yahoos were convicted rapists, drunkards, and just plain losers that were giving all expats a black eye. Then again, many were good decent people trying to get a second start in life. Either way the real teachers can start asking for a 5,000 pay raise and get it. So if you are a QUALIFIFED native English speaker, you should not work for any less than 20,000 starting in September no matter what low-ball offers you receive. Here is the complete story: https://eslwatch.info/en/eslwatch-forum/china/953-chinese-government-now-verifying-every-diploma-of-china-foreign-teachers-ouch.html

    Of course, China can afford to pay teachers the same as Korea and Japan – they are the fastest and 2nd biggest economy in the world with the second highest GDP and per capita spending on Education.


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    indisPC
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    9 August, 2017 at 5:44
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    Of course, China can afford to pay teachers the same as Korea and Japan – they are the fastest and 2nd biggest economy in the world with the second highest GDP and per capita spending on Education.

    I have no doubt that wealthy Chinese can afford to pay qualified foreign English teachers, but China also has much higher inequality than Japan/S Korea. Higher standards across the board will mean fewer qualified teachers, higher prices, which ultimately means some Chinese families will have less access to EFL :/

    That being said, as a qualified teacher with a clean record, i’ll take the raise.

    Sanchez
    Participant
    12 August, 2017 at 6:01
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    Real qualified teachers willing to put up with the toxic air pollution and Hepatitis epidemic in China (20% infection rate) truly deserve hazardous duty pay in my opinion and no native English speaking teacher should work for a penny less than $4,000 a month IMO. Seriously. What value do you place on your health? Read this here: https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST&p=1944461#post1944461


    Before applying for teaching jobs in China be sure to review http://chinascamwatch.org and the r/ChinaTEFL sub at Reddit so you don’t get screwed.

    Still_Learning
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    2 September, 2017 at 7:18
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    You guys were right! I was just offered to teach at a supllmental training center in Wudaokou and after I refused their 15,000 yuan offer and got up to leave they asked me how much I wanted. As a native English-speaker from America I said I needed to get at least 20,000 and they agreed on the spot and even offered me a 10,000 yuan bonus if I stay the entire year and complete my contract. Thanks for this tip and encouragement. Before I read this post I probably would have just taken the 15,000.

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