Bringing Canadian style English training to Xiamen students
Currently in Xiamen: ?
The Last Lingua Franca; English Until the Return of BabelNicholas Ostler; Walker; 2010 Summary by Graham Mulligan Lingua Franca was the common contact language of the eastern Mediterranean in which…Continue
Started by Graham Mulligan in 100 Books about China Nov 18, 2011.
I started at Tianjiao in August this year and by November here's what had happened:
1. I had no work visa (which was promised)
2. A member of senior management had slandered me personally and professionally to all of the other teachers via email
3. I was told that I HAD to work when I had bronchitis and doctor's notes saying I would need to be off for 3 days
4. I was told that I wouldn't be paid the 5000RMB I was owed because I was acting…Continue
Posted by Suzanne Beckett on December 3, 2012 at 12:18pm
Some of you may know that eight Canadian teachers were not paid for teaching last June, 2012.
We feel that teachers should be made aware of this problem. The school administration and the owner Mr.Zhan have not assisted us in anyway.
I would advise teachers to stay away from teaching at this school in Xiamen.
Rich has posted the letter I sent to the College of Teachers in…
Posted by Don Sankey on November 6, 2012 at 12:09am
Just a gental reminder if you do not have a Z-Visa do not come to China to work, regardless of what anyone tells you.
If you work in China without it you will be taken to the police station and given a fine of up to $1000.00 RMB for the first offence.
We have been enjoying all of your great input from Tianjiao - very happy looking students, relaxed and smiling staff, and great overview of Xiamen (relieved that food and beer were part of the general ambiance). We look forward to being part of this and making new friends and connections.
This Thanksgiving has been as pleasant as any summer day, and it is a satifying way of bringing summer to a close and starting a new journey. We're sure that each of you had your own ways/reasons…Continue
Posted by Johanna Penfold on October 10, 2011 at 5:29am