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The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Re: What Teaching Certificates Qualify? (Beyond CELTA?)
« Last post by kitano on February 05, 2023, 03:44:30 PM »
There's no way there will be an official list.
I agree that people should do the CELTA since it's officially respected and the course is actually great. The TOEIC is the other one that seems to be accepted everywhere.
Regarding the unofficial ones, I get the impression that the danger is the online element. online stuff still doesn't seem to have the same weight, but I always thought that it was for immigration and just had to be something official looking since immigration don't read up on if the course is any good
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The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Re: What Teaching Certificates Qualify? (Beyond CELTA?)
« Last post by Escaped Lunatic on February 02, 2023, 07:39:04 PM »
It would probably be worth having a long chat with the Education Bureau to find out exactly what does and does not qualify for teaching jobs at various levels right now.

Since CELTA is sort of the gold standard, it's most likely at the top of the list.  I'm not exactly sure how other EFL certs would rank or even how a regular teaching certificate would count right now.
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The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / What Teaching Certificates Qualify? (Beyond CELTA?)
« Last post by Ivyman on January 29, 2023, 01:05:41 AM »
Hi Everyone,

We know that in years past, any piece of paper would qualify as a teaching license.

I even helped a friend, from Mexico, fill in a cheap TEFL course.

Now, that has all changed.

1. Is there a government list of which teaching licenses they accept?

2. Of course, I always champion the CELTA. It is the only one that has worked, everywhere in the world, as a basic qualification.

I wish all teaching licenses, etc. were like an international driver's license: having high standards, working everywhere, and not needing renewal.
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The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Re: How to Help Friends Outside of 7 Native Countries?
« Last post by Escaped Lunatic on January 24, 2023, 03:05:35 PM »
They need to check with the Chinese embassies or consulates in their countries regarding what visa types are available and what paperwork is needed to apply.

They can also email letters of interest directly to schools.  Most won't even get a reply, but a good candidate showing interest at the right moment can save a school a lot of effort.
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The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / How to Help Friends Outside of 7 Native Countries?
« Last post by Ivyman on January 24, 2023, 03:18:24 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I have about half a dozen friends from Algeria, Tunisia, Pakistan, India, France, Russia, etc. who are good teachers, good looking, soft people.

They would love the opportunities to teach in China, and make some money.

1. Now that borders are open, what can they do now?

2. In years past, I would say to come on a student visa, or even a tourist visa, then prospect for work once here. But, that does not work anymore.

What to do?
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The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Re: Happy Hoppy Year of the Rabbit!
« Last post by El Macho on January 23, 2023, 07:43:12 PM »
Hoppy new year, everybunny!
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The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Re: Happy Hoppy Year of the Rabbit!
« Last post by never2late on January 22, 2023, 05:30:56 PM »
wishing all saloonies health, happiness and good fortune in the year of the rabbit.  agagagagag
yes, this year has to be better than the last 3.  :wtf:
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The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Re: Happy Hoppy Year of the Rabbit!
« Last post by AMonk on January 21, 2023, 12:21:15 AM »
The 12 year cycle has rolled around to the year of AMonk the rabbit. ahahahahah

Let's all hope the new year is better than the last 3. agagagagag

 bjbjbjbjbj Thank you  bjbjbjbjbj

" What are the characteristics of a Rabbit year?
Rabbit is a tame and tender animal, and swift in move. People born in the Year of the Rabbit usually have soft and tender personality traits. They keep a modest attitude and maintain a pleasant relationship to people around. They will not be irritated easily, and they also avoid quarrels as much as possible."
Also -
" the rabbit is considered the luckiest of the 12 zodiac animals, representing peace and longevity "

 agagagagag
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The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Happy Hoppy Year of the Rabbit!
« Last post by Escaped Lunatic on January 20, 2023, 04:51:34 PM »
The 12 year cycle has rolled around to the year of AMonk the rabbit. ahahahahah

Let's all hope the new year is better than the last 3. agagagagag



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The Champagne Cabana / Re: Jokes from my trashbin
« Last post by AMonk on January 11, 2023, 12:53:42 AM »
Had this crackhead guy offer to sell me a (second hand) microwave.  When I pointed out that it was missing its power cord, he replied, "It's a Bluetooth model".
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