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Article: China Foreign Expat Teachers Now Required To Pass An IQ Test !!!

Just when we thought all the 2015 China foreign teacher requirements were finalized, we received this from teacher "Becky" in Shenzhen (xie xie) and we wanted to bring this to your immediate attention...


"After dozens of Chinese mothers complained that the expat teachers of their children could not write a single email without slang, spelling errors, and erratic grammar in their own native tongue of English, the Ministry of Education announced they are considering a new IQ Test for all foreign teachers.

They even drafted a 3 part test and gave it to 2,000 volunteer expat volunteer teachers in Beijing and Shanghai and the results were shocking. Only 32% of the participants passed with a score of 80% or better. Another 41% passed with a score of 70% - 79%.

At present more than 28,000 foreign teachers are employed at 2,317 Chinese, schools, universities, kindergartens, and learning centers. It was recently discovered through a teacher survey that more than half of China's expat teachers never previously taught any subject to any student before arriving in China. Current requirements only call for a bachelor degree in any subject and fluent oral English.

With more than 28% of recent Chinese graduates unable to find work or speak more than basic English, this new IQ test may become a reality sooner than later. Yet one more hoop of many that China expats will have to jump through is not sitting well with most resident foreigners. A sample of the test can be taken at ... q-test-yes "




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