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I do not like blackboard and I wish we did not use it. Also, I don't know what I am doing half of the time.
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So what do you need to legally teach and/or tutor in China? To be as brief as possible, here are the mandatory requirements as SAFEA and your own embassy and local China consulate can confirm for you by email... {1} You must be at least 22 years of age {2} You must have a verifiable bachelor degree in any major from an accredited university. Yes, they will verify your degree. Degrees issued by these universities are NOT accepted: http://consumerfraudreporting.org/Education_Degree_Scams_Unaccreddited.php {3} You must have a certified police certificate issued by your state police or FBI proving that you do not have a criminal record. {4} You must have a legitimate Z visa in your passport that is issued by your direct employer and not a third party BEFORE you teach or tutor...
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Every single day, an estimated 300 people around the world, who never taught a thing in their lives to a single student, are persuaded to "come teach English in China" and because they may be struggling economically in their lives, recovering from a broken relationship, or simply want a little adventure, say "Okay!" and then blindly follow the instructions of some unscrupulous China job recruiter who exists only on the internet or in China beyond the arm's reach of law enforcement. They are then fed plenty of hype and a pack of lies that usually includes one about making a small fortune. Here are the ten yop lies told be these dishonest job agents, most of whom have no business license and may have sold used cars in Cleveland before they stumbled into China themselves...http://opnlttr....
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An open letter to Kelsey Costa, in response to her article "Let’s All Just Agree That Agriculture Is the Worst Major at Clemson": Normally, I'm not one to be offended. And I'm definitely not the type to be up in arms about something negatively spoken - or in this case, written - about myself or my friends. However, today is different. Today, I read an article about how Ag majors are loud, unclean, aggressively heterosexual, lazy, and just downright unintelligent. No, we aren't nursing majors like yourself. We're not engineers. We don't spend countless hours poring over textbooks and lecture notes every weekend to keep up with our classes. Simply put, we study the ins and outs of agricultural production in a hands on environment. Much of that pertains to the production of...
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Toute personne raisonnable hésite avant de dénoncer des dysfonctionnements, surtout lorsque ceux qui devraient le faire en premier semblent s’obstiner à les ignorer. On craint d’être pris à partie, déconsidéré, accusé d’agir sous l’effet d’une lubie ou d’une acrimonie personnelle. Toutefois, l’obstination des parties prenantes à ne pas agir et à faire comme si rien ne se passait suscite une sorte de révolte, le besoin d’énoncer publiquement et clairement que « ça ne va pas ». C’est ce qui se passe actuellement à propos du Centre Jacques-Berque, unité de recherche du ministère français des Affaires étrangères et du CNRS, implantée à Rabat. Une pétition circule, dont certains termes sont excessifs, notamment en ce qui concerne le racisme, le néocolonialisme et le révisionnisme. Elle exprime...
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To those familiar with the CFTU and those who subscribe to our monthly newsletter, we hope you are astute and intelligent enough to realize some clever TEFL teacher job recruiter has recently been caught impersonating our staff in an effort to portray us in a negative light with their spurious posts of fabrications. One was just recently posted here on Opnlttr.com by someone claiming to be a "CFTU Insider". How you can know they are an impostor at play? They cannot provide specific information about our office locations, details about recent events, nor even provide a telephone number for our office. To be clear we have no volunteers assigned to posting anything online which is the sole responsibility of me - their webmaster, and I certainly did not make any unauthorized posts...
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I worked with the China Foreign Teacher's Union in two capacities. I was first a volunteer for over a year. I did a lot of posting for them on different websites. They would email me the link to the site and I would post what they included on their email. I also reposted articles they wrote here on opnltter over and over again. They always seemed to go after the same people over and over again. They claimed that they had investigated these people, but when I asked to see their information they said they had to keep it secret to protect their agents. They literally used the word 'agent' as if these were trained spies sent out to dig out the secrets of Nazi Germany by parachuting into occupied France in the dark of the night. I asked them to see this information with the names...
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Every year between September and November we start collecting data for our annual year-end report from 5,000 random teacher surveys and our email box. Although the final report will not be published until January 15th, 2018, there is one statistic we are proud of and want to share with you. You will at first be puzzled but bear with me... In 2017 we have been able to extrapolate that 43 foreign teachers report getting cheated every day in China, and in 92% of these reported cases, those behind the deceit were their own employers or recruiters! So why the hell are we proud of these numbers? Well because when we published our first scam victims index in 2010, this daily number was 92 victims. This means we have made considerable progress in reducing a number of scam victims through our...
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Usually, it is the Chinese who do most of the scamming to foreign tourists, teachers, and overseas buyers, but foreigners who visit and work in China for a few months are quick to pick up on all the clever schemes and within a year, they too find themselves in the fraud business. Proof of this is easily found at http://reddit.com/r/chinascamcentral or at the famous China Liars List here at scam.com... https://www.scam.com/showthread.php?704467-UPDATED-China-Liars-List-ESL-TEFL-Teacher-Job-Scams-Internships-Exporters-etc-BLACKLIST But when scams start affecting innocent Chinese school children the Chinese parents are quick to become outraged, especially when they learn that the "American TEFL teacher" they pay $100 an hour to teach junior is really a fugitive from Serbia who never...
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I spent my whole childhood in church. I was taught to believe in God and live a life that is worthy of his love. I was taught that we were created to be married to one spouse, with whom you would raise children and grow old with. I was told that sex before marriage was not okay and I must wait until after my wedding to procreate and express my love in this manner. I grew up respecting these beliefs and fully believing them until a certain point. In high school, I started receiving the attention of boys and it felt good! I still fully intended to wait until marriage, until I met a boy from Minnesota. This boy saved my life in some respects. He was my best friend, who lived across the United States. I told him everything and he was always there for me. For all of high school, he was...
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