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Blacklisted: ChinaESL - a scam bad for schools and teachersI have taught for many schools, and agencies, and this one covers all the reasons you'll find online of things to look out for.

I have been teaching ESL in Asia for a long time and ChinaESL is the worst deal a person can possibly get into. Their contract doesn't give you anything. No health insurance, no bonus, no protection, nothing.

They will hook you up with questionable schools, and charge them a third of what they are paying you to keep for themselves on a monthly basis. Try to quit? You'll find yourself either unable or be facing penalties or early dismissal and there's nothing you can do about it.

Everybody loses except them on their contracts. They can end up making more money than you and there's nothing you can do but bend over and take it.

Do NOT hire this agent, Seek jobs that deal directly with the school and do not trust in the job that they are offering you. It likely will not happen and instead you will find yourself paying for an illegally obtained work visa and be placed with a bad school, and penalties that prevent you from getting any work but what they hand you.

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+2 # RE: ChinaESL - a scam bad for schools and teachersKelvin 2012-11-20 15:47
Which ChinaESL? There are a few. The one in Beijing seemed reasonable to me but overall I'd agree that agents are best avoided.
+1 # TeacherMel 2013-03-23 01:52
China ESL is owned by Rebecca Tang and both of them are listed on every single China blacklist.
0 # RE: ChinaESL - a scam bad for schools and teacherssas 2014-03-07 11:45
Is this the newer chinaesl.com.cn ?

They have changed the contract slightly getting rid of things like the deposit and the statements of having to pay your own taxi fare.

I am now dubious about this opportunity. There is no mention of Rebecca in this website, but I wonder if it is a rehash of the older chinaesl.com ?
0 # Rebecca Tang Is A Criminal!Allan 2014-04-06 13:06
China ESL and there is only one based in Beijing but they use 18 different telephone numbers and 23 email addresses is a scam that gas been blacklisted by the CTA, CFTU and recently here at worldwoldwatch. wordpress.com

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