Welcome to Total ESL – Total ESL is the resource for ESL TEFL TESOL teaching jobs and Teacher Training Courses as well as ESL teacher resumes, ESL schools, ESL private tutors, blogs, resources, lesson plans, articles and more! Welcome, enjoy your visit and best of luck teaching English abroad
Foshan Shimen Middle School
I would just like to warn all fellow esl teachers out there that even teaching in a government school is not safe in China.
Foshan Shimen Middle School is supposed to be no1 school in Foshan. Part of the reason I accepted the job with them and overlooked a few small red flags - oops.
The school lied to me from before I arrived saying things like - oh we can't get photos of the accommodation because it's occupied. However assuring me the accommodation on offer is top class with everything you need.
Not quite, I have seen public bathooms in Africa better suited to make a home in.
Long story short, they lied about ev I erything. Working hours, visa, accommodation, pay - everything.
Now I find myself in a position where I have no option but to leave China pretty much for good. The school refuses to release me from the contract and with their help and guidance I don't have enough money to survive in this country for another 6 months.
Oh well, life goes on but to all - beware of Foshan Shimen Middle School - n1 school of screwing Forigners.
Re: Foshan Shimen Middle School (views: 672)Asia (China) - Tue, 13 Dec 2016
Posted by Aaron
That absolutely sucks. I feel for you, though I'm glad I came across your post because I've just been offered an interview with them. May talk to them out of courtesy but will surely turn them away.