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Author Topic: "Foreign Teacher" - that concept's days are numbered...  (Read 573 times)

Calach Pfeffer

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"Foreign Teacher" - that concept's days are numbered...
« on: October 17, 2017, 11:02:46 PM »
At some point, the dazzling knowledge and sheer population-invigorating charm that was supposed to have been delivered to the Chinese people by the barbarian foreign teacher will have been delivered. The English will have been learnt. One may claim that this wealth of intangibles was and never will be properly appreciated nor adequately replicated, but at some point Their Chinese will, to put it bluntly, take your job. It can't go on, is what I'm saying. "Foreign" teachers surely either become marginalised in the great Chinese development project or they do something else.... But what?

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Re: "Foreign Teacher" - that concept's days are numbered...
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 09:40:19 AM »
As long as there are parents wanting their kids to get some extra help from a genuine foreigner on the English front, there will still be some FTs left.

Naturally, as local expertise grows, FTS will become more of a specialty field than the "bored backpacker wanting to stay on for 6 months" which is sort of how it began.
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