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Pianote

My experiences coming to China to teach English

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roddy

First off, this should be a new topic. 

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I asked probably 100 questions.

 

Perfect. Now, imagine YOU get a phone call from someone who's in the US, interested in doing what you're doing. Answer her 100 questions.

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Pianote

@roddy  i'd be more than happy to answer questions. 

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Lu

What did you ask the teacher? And what were her answers? Even the questions you asked can be very helpful for other people who consider teaching in China, like you did.

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Pianote

@Lu How the boss was, what the hours were like,  what's expected of me at the school, my apartment, etc.

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anonymoose
11 hours ago, Pianote said:

I flew to Guiyang that day

 

How did you suddenly conjure up the funds for that?

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ChTTay

 How did you find the first 2 weeks? Did the school make an effect to help you acclimatise? Or did they just drop you off and say “see you Monday!”?

 

did the school offer any induction or training? If so, how was it? If not, how did you prepare yourself for your first week?

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889

Very hard to read long blocks of text on a phone without paragraph breaks.

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Pianote

@ChTTay not much training was required aside from reading to the students and helping them answer the questions in the books and translating the lessons for the students. 

 

An induction? They've taken me out to eat a few times with the other teachers.

 

 

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vellocet

Chunking Mansions is a notorious hive of scum and villainy.  

 

Just a pro tip for the future: whenever men offer to take you out, it means they're sexually interested in you.  It's not out of the kindness of their hearts.  

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Pianote

@vellocet  I know. I had no money at the time so when offered to take me out I had to take advantage of it.

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Flickserve

Glad you managed to survive that part of Chungking mansions. 

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