China (Shenzhen)International Personnel Training Centre (CIPTC)
Neo American Learning Center
This all is a scam. Ms. Huang never responds to emails. A Chinese friend trying to find out information from her website noted that the website freezes up. They gather all sorts of private information on the assumption that you are being hired (including preliminary contracts which are supposed to be followed by official contracts once you arrive in China), yet Mr. Jacobson, who is not even legally in China balked repeatedly when required to give sufficient information for applying for a visa - because he is not legal in China. He caused me two lost flights, yet was keen to "rent a room" to me with a few months rent paid in advance. He caused much strain in relations with a friend who helped me to book the now lost flight with their frequent flyer miles. Mr. Jacobson expresses no regret, no apology, no alternate plan, because, of course, the employment doesn't exist in the first place.
Ms. Huang never answers emails tother two email addresses, yet, is supposedly part of a Shenzhen government agency recruiting English teachers.
It is VERY likely that this duo is part of an identity information stealing scam. They advertise that the "Shenzhen Government is Hiring 120 teachers..." sometimes 80... sometimes 40.. sometimes higher numbers. Yet, other than a bogus contract there is never any information on who to contact, who to report to, where to teach. No assertions are made by Mr. Jacobson in writing, only verbal ones on Skype. He does claim to be a lawyer. Since he exhibits all of the characteristics of a con artist it's hard to tell if he is really a lawyer or uses the title as a front for credibility.
This may be the largest ESL scam ever!
-Teaching in public primary schools or middle schools
-Location: Futian district, Shenzhen city, Guangdong province of China
-Contract Term: Dec., 2012 to Aug.22nd, 2013,renewable
-Salary: RMB10500 monthly
-Vacation:4 to 5 weeks Summer vacation or 3 weeks Winter vacation, fully paid
-Working Days: Monday to Friday. 2 days off at weekends.
-Working hours: 8: 00a .m.-12: 00a .m. 2:00p.m.-5:30p.m. (including teaching hours)
-Teaching hours: less than 18 hours per week.
(Working hours is filexible in different schools，no more than 40 hours per week)
REMUNERATION AND BENEFITS
-Acommondation: independent room provided, live in a hotel room. Employer paid.
-Meals: hotel provides breakfast, schools provide lunch.
-Airfare allowance (RMB 10,000 for one year contract) RMB5000 paid at the end of each semester.
-Medical and Accident Insurance provided.
-Tourist: twice arranged by employer a year.
The public schools need teachers ASAP. Teachers should come by Dec. 20th, 2012. As the work permit and invitation takes about 45 days in Shenzhen to process. Thus, to hold a tourist visa coming to teach in Dec. is practical.
During Dec. and Jan. when you work at the school, the employer applys for your work permit and invitation.
You can take fully paid winter vacation go back to your country to apply for a work visa in Chinese Embassy with original work permit and invitation.
Then come back to China again in late Feb. 2013 continuing contract.