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English teachers will soon need gov't licenses in Taibei...

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buxiban owners

Postby daltongang » 16 Dec 2002, 23:24

hexuan wrote: Bearing in mind that what the average buxiban owner knows about English teaching could be written in block capitals on the back of a postage stamp, this will be very interesting.


perhaps some qualification process will be required for a buxiban owner, currently the qualification is being a living breathing person--though I'm not 100% sure about this--and the ability to buy some textbooks at the corner bookstore.
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Postby Omniloquacious » 17 Dec 2002, 10:01

Do you think our eager young neophyte councillor could possibly have her sights set on being the one authorized to operate her proposed system of compulsory training and certification for would-be foreign teachers? That would be lucrative, wouldn't it! I'm sure it would rake in the money more quickly and easily than running a tenth-rate kiddies' buxiban. Or am I being too cynical?
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Postby Anonymous » 17 Dec 2002, 13:55

what kinda test will it be?did they say at all
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Postby Lord Lucan » 17 Dec 2002, 21:31

Omniloquacious wrote:Do you think our eager young neophyte councillor could possibly have her sights set on being the one authorized to operate her proposed system of compulsory training and certification for would-be foreign teachers? That would be lucrative, wouldn't it! I'm sure it would rake in the money more quickly and easily than running a tenth-rate kiddies' buxiban. Or am I being too cynical?


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Re: Further exodus?

Postby Lord Lucan » 18 Dec 2002, 05:11

blueface666 wrote:
almas john wrote:Boss Hogg,

You said "further exodus" of teachers. I wasn't aware that the number of teachers had declined; do you have info on this? I live in Jiayi and the number of foreigners has increased over the last five years. Many small cities that were once without big-noses now have several (usually South Africans).


The Boss was quoting me and many of my longtime/experienced teacher friends HAVE left.......and they're now teaching in China. The pay and benefits are getting better and there's less paperwork for visas.


I would be interested to hear more about teaching in China. I've never met anyone who taught English in China (despite spending 6 months in Shanghai) but I've seen some pretty laughable ads for teachers. Anything between RMB3k to RMB7k per month. Literally wouldn't pay the rent.
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Postby pkelaiditis » 22 Jan 2003, 20:40

So pessimistic ... lighten up, guys.
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