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profebeth@gmail.com



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:59 am    Post subject: Pengs Foreign Language Training School Reply with quote

Hi! I'm wondering if Peng's Foreign Language Training School is a reputable company? They ask for a $220 deposit for the training first, and of course I don't want to lose that money! Your help will be greatly appreciated!
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kimo50



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:01 am    Post subject: Steer Clear Reply with quote

Dont pay anything 'upfront.'
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choudoufu



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe. what 'training?'

do you get a lovely tefl certificate in a frame? might be worth it,
some pay more for online certificates.

or is the 'training' gonna be instruction in their 'methods?'
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TeacherInChina



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought a job was supposed to pay you?

I would not consider a job that i had to pay for. Think about it, where is all the risk ? Given the business practices of many language schools, in my short but eventful time here, they are probably seeing how 'mentally vacant' the pool of applicants are.
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Denim-Maniac



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

agree with choudoufu - it depends on the nature of the training really. Im not familiar with the employer at all, but there are people in China who offer training certificates of a sort. Not comparable with CELTA etc, but certainly as worthwhile as something online perhaps.

Is the training part of an overall program? Is there a job at the end of it? Does the job depend on the training? What types of job and salary range?

All of that needs answering really. Do you have a link to the school and program?
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Banner41



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: Steer Clear Reply with quote

kimo50 wrote:
Dont pay anything 'upfront.'


This!
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Denim-Maniac



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=100062

just noticed this thread in the general forum.
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the lowlander



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi! I'm wondering if Peng's Foreign Language Training School is a reputable company? They ask for a $220 deposit for the training first, and of course I don't want to lose that money! Your help will be greatly appreciated!


Are you truly serious?

What sort of "training" do you think this might be?

If you want to become a real English teacher, first of all go to university and study a related degree, follow that up with a Trinity or a CELTA certificate, then move on to your related MA.

That's what I did.

Anything else is totally bogus, and you will eventually crash and burn in the end, as more and more countries tighten up their regulations about who can teach.
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the lowlander



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

choudoufu

You know I love you, and no offence, but....

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maybe. what 'training?'

do you get a lovely tefl certificate in a frame? might be worth it,
some pay more for online certificates.

or is the 'training' gonna be instruction in their 'methods?'


Oh, corrections, corrections.

maybe. what 'training?'

do you get a lovely tefl certificate in a frame? might be worth it, some pay more for online certificates.

or is the 'training' gonna be instruction in their 'methods?'

Sorry old friend.

Did you get your "teaching qualifications" with Peng, by any chance?


No-one should be teaching English anywhere, including China, without proper qualifications, and a basic grasp of the English language.

These are things that seem to be sadly lacking, if the China boards are anything to go by.

I'm thinking of opening an on-line English school specifically aimed at the FT community in China, perhaps you could sign up for some lessons.

How's your drinking coming along, by the way?
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jibbs



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the lowlander wrote:


No-one should be teaching English anywhere, including China, without proper qualifications, and a basic grasp of the English language.

These are things that seem to be sadly lacking, if the China boards are anything to go by.


Listen to the lowlander. What he says is true. And "rascism" is a good spelling because he says so.

On the other hand, don't listen to idiots who have problems.

I can't wait for his reply, because I find utter stupidity amusing.
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