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China in Asia (Comapny): S1 Language Teaching Center - Company - ChinaS1 Language Teaching Center is a company located in Qinhuangdao, China.


Address: Mafang Street , Qinhuangdao, Hebei, 066000, China.



1.0/5 from 1 ratings.
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3 months ago.
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This school felt like a prison cell and this is a warning to anyone who accepts an offer from them. They promise a lot of things, you have no friends there and they make you feel like a monkey in a cage. Please read on from personal experience working in this school as an English teacher.
The pros
there are no pros because of the situations they put people through. The only positive I can think of is the first initial feeling knowing that you're going to China and seeing something new. However, all of the descriptions for the job details are lies after lies and they treat their foreign employees with utter disrespect.
The cons
- trying to take your passport from you if they get the sense you want to leave (even if there has been an unfortunate family event).

- Waiting almost two months for the first payment.

- They make false promises such as paying for the visa.

- You will be made to feel like you're just a clown working there with little respect. Everyone here treats you like a monkey in a cage and they expect you to do so much with absolutely no praise. Typically you feel extremely unvalued as an employee.

- The Chinese people in this institution have zero respect for foreign teachers and they look down on us. It is very hard to make friends here unless they want something from you related to work or a favor. An example of this is inviting you out for a meal and manipulate you into doing another two months' intensive again. (working six days a week instead of 5).

- The time you arrive you will just be left without any input from the Chinese people who hired you which can be very daunting. They don't show you around the city or the work area as they just leave this to native speaking employees.

- The contract is violated and they make false promises, an example is paying for the visa which they DON'T do. Also, they promise on some sites a wage of $2000 - $3000 when in reality you make no way near this amount without mentioning four months a year of intensive teaching. The school is involved in illegal activities such as kindergarten teaching outside of the school which shouldn't be part of the contracts.

There are actually so many negatives and I feel lucky I got out of there when I did (without pay) and this is a huge warning to anyone who accepts an offer from this school. You have been warned. The people here will not value your skills or past experiences and you can never improve in their eyes. They will never ever say well done, good work or take pride in valuing you from your native speaking country.

Institution Location
Mafang Street , Qinhuangdao, h*b*i, 066000, China
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