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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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The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Re: Now That China Has Done 0+0, Will Foreigners Rush In?
« Last post by kitano on January 04, 2023, 02:49:51 AM »
I'm one of the 'wait and see' crowd.
I still have a part time job teaching for a Chinese university and they still want me to come, but I'm not going to plan anything until next September at least. My current main job is decent and who the hell knows what the current regime's idea will be over the coming year. It depends on things that I'm way too dumb to predict like their economy, how Covid pans out, and of course Chairman Xi
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The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Re: Now That China Has Done 0+0, Will Foreigners Rush In?
« Last post by never2late on December 29, 2022, 06:29:54 PM »
with the recent surge of new cases, and the attendant coverage this has gotten outside, don't expect a sudden surge of new teachers. Even the first class business travelers will be looking to postpone their already overdue visits until things settle down. That may take some time.
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