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BeijingTeach anyone?
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FlyingJames



Joined: 26 Jan 2013
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Location: Australia

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:45 am    Post subject: BeijingTeach anyone? Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I have an interview with BeijingTeach. Now, since I'm new to teaching English abroad, I'm doing due diligence in researching on a worthwhile company to teach.

With this company, besides the website, I can't find any reviews on this company from fellow teachers. I'm not to fussed about making lots of money, rather I'm just looking to get a start with a company that's legitimate and will follow the contract.

Anyone ever heard of this company? They offer free lunch during teaching hours, which sounds good, but the absence of any reviews online could be viewed as a concern.

Thanks in advance.
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niko martinez



Joined: 12 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to 'thebeijinger.com' to research this school. Also, you can just ask the teachers at the school if they have work visas, are being paid on time etc... Most importantly,don't forget that an 'agent' in China is just a euphamism for 'pimp'. Find a job on your own, do the walking on your own, get on the subway and go...
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chinadad



Joined: 29 Nov 2011
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Location: chengdu

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
They offer free lunch during teaching hours, which sounds good

Nothing like exciting ex-pat perks to pull in highly qualified candidates Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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mkaplan225



Joined: 16 Feb 2013
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:16 am    Post subject: they did a good job Reply with quote

I'm now here in Beijing, like the job, apartment is comfortable and I'm loving the city. They did a good job. Would recommend
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fat_chris



Joined: 10 Sep 2003
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Location: Chengdu, Sichuan, PRC

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:29 am    Post subject: Re: they did a good job Reply with quote

mkaplan225 wrote:
I'm now here in Beijing, like the job, apartment is comfortable and I'm loving the city. They did a good job. Would recommend


How's the free lunch? Delicious? Filling?

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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choudoufu



Joined: 25 May 2010
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Location: Mao-berry, PRC

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:18 am    Post subject: Re: BeijingTeach anyone? Reply with quote

FlyingJames wrote:
They offer free lunch during teaching hours, which sounds good, but.......


" finita la cuccagna!"
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fat_chris



Joined: 10 Sep 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:48 am    Post subject: Re: BeijingTeach anyone? Reply with quote

choudoufu wrote:
FlyingJames wrote:
They offer free lunch during teaching hours, which sounds good, but.......


" finita la cuccagna!"


Laughing Very Happy Laughing Very Happy Laughing

http://translate.google.com/#auto/en/%20finita%20la%20cuccagna

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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KidBearPig



Joined: 06 Mar 2013
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything else regarding BeijingTeach? That is a fairly short and abstract recommendation as to choosing this company to work in China. Any specifics on the apartment, location of school, type of school, hours per week, teaching methods, etc.?
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SunShan



Joined: 28 Mar 2013
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any progress with BeijingTeach? I'm thinking of applying with them too, but can't find any reviews other than this thread.
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mkaplan225



Joined: 16 Feb 2013
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 2:54 am    Post subject: They did right by me Reply with quote

Everything they said was what happened and would 100% recommend any potential first time teacher to work with them.
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Ariadne



Joined: 16 Jul 2004
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, is it a school or is it a recruiter?

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Professional TEFLer



Joined: 09 May 2013
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject: Re: they did a good job Reply with quote

mkaplan225 wrote:
I'm now here in Beijing, like the job, apartment is comfortable and I'm loving the city. They did a good job. Would recommend


So, the apartment is OK? That's my big concern. Are you still doing good in Beijing? I have an interview with BeijingTeach next week myself which is why I am inquiring.
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mkaplan225



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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a recruiter -- definitely one of the best and most professional in Beijing. I'm still here, finsihing up work over the summer and then off to Tianjin with BJTeach
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Professional TEFLer



Joined: 09 May 2013
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard that you go over there with an F-Business visa (I think that is the name they mentioned), work for 3 months, go to Hong Kong for a day then go back. I am not sure how that gets on the Z visa. Has anyone who has used Beijing Teaches had to go through this?

I thought you needed the Z visa BEFORE going?

Also, could I do the physical in the USA or do I wait to get to China and if so do I have to pay for it?
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mkaplan225



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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Visas in china are complicated, it's all about who you know and Beijingteach is definitely hooked up. They brought me out on the F and then transferred it over to the Z. very difficult to enter China on the Z. Didn't do a visa run yet but it's possible.
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