Re: (teach) exchange of ideas
- At 08:51 PM 7/31/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Are you a nice person? That's all you need to askThis seems to be the mantra of most employers in China.
"Are you qualified?" Not so important.
"Are you experienced?" Equally unimportant in most places.
Are you full of good ideas?" Who would ask a question like this?
Most of the time it is just are you a nice person because our students want
to make some foreign friends. I am not saying that being a nice person and
being a great teacher are incompatible, its just that, in education, I
thought that the priority would be obvious.
(Who unfortunately knows a lot more about helping learners than making friends)
- . I
> have offered to "train" Chinese English teachers (atHi Victoria, Now I'm in Texas. I'll be here for a
> no cost) in
> conversation American- style.I thought perhaps this
> professional courtesy
> might break the ice.
> Victoria, still in Texas
couple of days (in Dallas), then Palestine, then
College Station, then Houston, then Beeville, then
Good idea to work with Chinese English teachers.
Where are you going to work in China?
For example, even after I have signed my> contract
with the Chinese> school I have the feeling that this
job may> disappear. Suddenly another> committe has to
meet to o.k. the purchase of my air> ticket.For
example, even after I have signed my> contract with
the Chinese> school I have the feeling that this job
may> disappear. Suddenly another> committe has to meet
to o.k. the purchase of my air> ticket.
Victoria, Don't worry about the job. They're just
making you sweat and will approve it. Meantime write
them and ask if it is OK to get out of the contract as
you have found a school that has pre-approved your
airfare. If you like bluffing, you'll love seeing
them jump out of their skin.
In case they don't approve the airfare, that leaves
you with only 1.34 million (more or less)
English-teaching openings left. Just stay in touch.