China, the REAL reasons

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Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #75 on: September 02, 2013, 03:19:35 PM »
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Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #76 on: September 02, 2013, 11:05:23 PM »
Even though I had a job I liked well enough back home, the wifey and I always waxed and pined for my ESL days of yore. Add that to the fact that teaching is a good fit for me in a number of ways, and that the ESL industry in Korea is becoming more and more llllllllll, China it is!
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Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #77 on: September 03, 2013, 03:34:40 AM »
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Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #78 on: September 03, 2013, 04:05:56 AM »
Because if I default on my student loans, can they really catch me here?

Also the boys, just to throw a wrench into everyone's girl ogling.  afafafafaf
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Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #79 on: January 30, 2015, 07:45:33 PM »
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Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #80 on: January 31, 2015, 12:54:06 PM »
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Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #81 on: January 31, 2015, 07:41:46 PM »
It's not over 9000....yet.
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Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #82 on: February 02, 2015, 10:39:09 PM »
Over 8000 is what is important.

Unless you're really into American mistranslations.

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Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #83 on: January 23, 2017, 05:04:04 PM »
It's not over 9000....yet.

It is now. ababababab
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Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #84 on: January 24, 2017, 01:42:40 PM »
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Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #85 on: February 23, 2017, 11:41:37 PM »
I thought the replies by these posters were amusing, odd, and left of center: The Local Dialect, Con Ate Dog, Stil: Your comment through me off completely. And I thought I was crazy. Decurso: Rare condition...ha ha

My reason for coming to China. I love Asian  bhbhbhbhbh, but I am not going to fall in love ever again. But I do hope to meet a compatible partner. Some men get off on  bhbhbhbhbh every woman possible. You need a big wallet for that, which leads me to state, my second main reason is teaching and making some extra money. I think when I was younger I should have been a sex instructor, or a porn film actor. According to a few womens comments of size, you know what I mean? You want to see a picture  ahahahahah

No I won't fall in love ever again.

But, my son whom lives in Australia is my financial priority. I would like to see him have a robust informed education. And he is such a good sculptor of pottery, I couldn't believe what I saw when he made a clay sculpture of an owl. And he made it when he was in fourth grade. Prodigious.

On a formal note. Yes I'm a formal English teacher and would like a break from Australia. I may possibly get back in to Kung Fu too, if I have time. It's such a great way of staying fit, focused and best of all excellent for self-defence. My reasons! :)


EL Moderation Note: Let's keep it down in the PG to PG13 range.  We don't want to offend the harmonious nature of the People's Net.

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Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #86 on: February 24, 2017, 11:11:17 AM »
I've just started my sixth year in China and have never answered this thread.

Without going into my physical endowments, the real reasons I came to China are:
- Korean public school contracts were getting progressively worse (I was there during the halcyon days);
- Chinese apartments were (in general) much larger;
- 16 teaching hours and no office hours a week vs. 22 teaching hours and 18 office hours a week;
... and the biggest reason of all, 4+ months of paid vacation!
The Koreans once gave me five minutes notice - I didn't know what to do with the extra time.

Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #87 on: February 24, 2017, 01:20:51 PM »
@ Cruise Monkey. I remember you. You were a regular poster on Dave's ESL Cafe Korean forum. And if my memory serves me correctly, you were one of the more balanced textual contributors. Where are you located in China, and how do you compare South Korea to China. Or would you make any sort of comparison at all. I was in South Korea in 2001-02, the burgeoning education Industry years.

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Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #88 on: February 25, 2017, 02:22:38 PM »
JayJay,

I'm on the outskirts of Zhengzhou. The changes here in five years have been phenomenal - construction, construction, construction!

Comparing Korea to China is is sort of an 'apples & oranges' thing. I taught middle school in K-land, I teach university in C-land.

The students aren't that much different but the job is, in that:
- in Korea, 22 teaching hours a week... but I had to be there 8 hours a day for a 40-hour week; in China, 16 teaching hours a week... period (no office time);
- in Korea, I got 4 weeks of paid holidays; in China, 20 weeks.
- in China, I'm completely autonomous in the classroom (no co-teachers);
- in China, no 'desk warming', no English camps;
- in China, my gross pay is less, but I have almost no expenses except for food... so, end up with about the same money in my pocket (I'm personally responsible for global warming due to my exorbitant consumption of electricity to heat/cool my apartment  ;) i.e. I have no utility bills);
- in Korea, I lived in a tiny 'one room' and had to take a bus to work; in China, I have a proper one bedroom apartment on campus (more than twice the size) with 2-minute (walking) commute to work;

But, the biggest 'plus' of all is in China, there's no effin': kimchi, marinated grass clippings and something that used to live under a rock on the beach (covered in gochujang) aaaaaaaaaa served everyday in the dining hall.
 
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The Koreans once gave me five minutes notice - I didn't know what to do with the extra time.

Re: China, the REAL reasons
« Reply #89 on: February 26, 2017, 02:01:12 AM »
@ Cruise Monkey: Marinated grass clippings, ha ha. I still eat Kimchi, you know it contains the same bacteria fighting enzymes as yogurt? I was in South West Seoul in 2012 and taught in a high school, but I started off like many new expats in early 2001-2002. After that I returned to Australia and undertook, and completed a Grad Dip in TESOL. It was an 18 month course and dense in pedagogic theory, not merely practical. It was the best thing I could have done, but not for an Australian teaching context.

I can't brook the self-righteous bureaucracy of Anglo-Australian educators, especially the arseholes that have been in the same job for over ten years. They think they are untouchable on their pedestal, I loathe them. The amount of unemployed teachers in Australia is incredible, and it's even more incredible to believe education faculties still offer and deliver courses that net unemployment results only.

I find Australia and Australians depressing. It is the main reason I would like to spend six months of the year in China, and return for six months for governmental and health matters. I plan to do that twice a year, until I can possibly endure it.  bjbjbjbjbj