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" YOU  SIMPLY  MUST  HAVE  A  TEFL  CERTIFCATE  TO  TEACH  ESL  IN  CHINA."

 

This is a blatant lie freinds.  In truth less than 5% of expat teachers in China hold a TEFL certificate.  You are told this lie because some unethical agent or recruiter will get paid a 20% commission for selling you an expensive TEFL course.

 

To be fair however, having a TESOL or CELTA certificate from an accreditted source will score you some extra consideration points when you apply at the top international schools and will help you become a better teacher.  But do not delude yourself into thinking that a TEFL certificate will take the place of a 4 year university degree.  This TEFL lie has been circulating for the last three years and it was originally started by the onlinetefl.com people in the UK.  No matter who tell you this lie, be sure to call them on it and then hang up the phone. Agents who lie to you will also cheat you.

 

The TEFL lie is just one of the top 3 China ESL lies told to newbies.  Here are the other two...

 

"It's no problem to come work in China on a L, F, M, or X visa and we will convert it for you you to a Z visa once you get here".   (100% ILLEGAL!)

 

" I charge no fees to place you with a teaching job."  In realty the recruiter collects up to 50% of your intended salary direcctly from the school who will never tell you what your salary would have been had you applied directly since the Principal will collect a kick-back from the agent/recruiter.

 

 

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Interesting Update - CFTU wants very expat teacher to get TEFL training
5 years ago.
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My inside source at the CFTU told me today me that the group was "greatly embarrassed" after recently meeting with reps from SAFEA the Ministries of Labor and Education to discuss a minimum standard wage for China foreign teachers and were rebuffed when the current qualification levels of the 28,000+ ESL and TEFL is such that 6 out of every 10 foreign teachers in China never taught a single student before coming to China. The rumor is that no standard wage will be discussed further until at least 75% of the expat teachers hold either a TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA teaching certificate. At present only 8% of the foreign teachers in China have one. Maybe this is why the CFFTU just released this unexpected announcement:

http://www.chinaforeignteachersunion.com/2015/02/cftu-asks-all-foreign-china-expat.html
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Thank you for this clarification
5 years ago.
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I just blocked two really pushy China recruiters on Skype and yahoo who were trying to shove a TEFL course down my throat and one of them even enrolled me without even telling me. I found out when some make-believe hr girl using a 163.com email address told me my "employment could not be confirmed until I completed the the TEFL course!"  What a crock of s*i*!
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