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Hello everyone.

I’m looking for some help and advice about teaching English in Shanghai. Having graduated university (with little chance of a town planning job) I’m currently studying on a 150hour online Tesol course and learning Mandarin in my spare time. My reasons for choosing China is that it seams to pay very well (in terms of the quality of life one would be able to afford) compared to with teaching other countries. I also have a couple friends who had a great year teaching in China.

I’m just wondering if anyone can recommend some schools/universities in Shanghai as from reading various forums there seams to be a number of unscrupulous employers out there. I’ve been searching around on the internet and I’m just a bit overwhelmed by all the schools/agencies. I’m looking for a ‘relaxed’ working environment where I wont be worked into the ground and receive a fair pay. To speed the process up I was hoping to apply for jobs before completing my course having heard it takes around a month to sort out all the details like visas etc.

It would also be nice to hear of peoples experiences of working in China and any advice that they would like to give.


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I run a Chinese Language School in Austin, United States, and my father runs four English Language Schools in Wuhan, China. LOL

My father is looking for English teachers who can start in the summer. I know that Wuhan is not Shanghai, but it is still a big city and very close to Shanghai now that there is the high speed train~

Let me know if you have any questions!


Lia Yin

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