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Sesame Street English - Xiamen

 
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stinkytofu



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:37 am    Post subject: Sesame Street English - Xiamen Reply with quote

I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about this school?I just had an interview with them today, I'm not sure what think.

6000 RMB for 18 hrs/week
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The Great Wall of Whiner



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a start, 18 hours a week at 6000 a month teaching kids is ridiculous. I am assuming you have no proper qualifications and thus are actually looking at this job?

This would be far less than 100 RMB a month. Why would you work for such a low amount, I wonder?

Also, they do not have legal permission to use the Sesame Street trademark or characters. Use that as a grain of salt and you decide if there are other things they might cheat/break the law on.

As an aside, I have already contacted the Sesame Workshop (Children's Television Workshop to old hands) to inform them what I feared most would happen one day.
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The Great Wall of Whiner



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an update:

I have confirmed that Sesame Street has no partnership nor English training schools in Mainland China, so it's a fakie school that stole the rights of a trademarked not-for-profit children's education organization in order to make money from it.
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GeminiTiger



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

18 hours, teaching kids, for 6000.. well actually that doesn't say much, it looks like it sucks, but you missed so many important points we cannot absolutely be sure.

18 hours? no office hours? no split shifts? evenings and nights?
bonuses? airfare reimbursement?
housing provided?
strange contract stipulations?
visa and medical paid for?

This job is very likely to be well underpaid.

However, like already mentioned it has something to do with your unannounced qualifications.
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kimo50



Joined: 24 Aug 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:34 pm    Post subject: Sesame Street Reply with quote

I work in Xiamen. It's not a cheap place. That salary is on the low side.
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theoriginalprankster



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm lazy, so here I post.

The school is situated on Wenping Lu. You'll struggle to get a taxi, unless you live on Xiahe Lu..

It's a nice school. Brand new. Taiwan owned. Go for it. I thought of doing it for the summer. But kids? Rich and spoilt.

Your choice!
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The Great Wall of Whiner



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.sesamestreet.com.tw/intro.php

There IS a Taiwan Sesame Street English. If this is the one, then it is legit. Except for one interesting fact:

The student fees are not that different in Taiwan than they are in the Mainland, but the pay for foreign teachers completely different.

Is this a fakie copy of the Taiwan Sesame, or a corporate shop, or a franchise?
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Mutronik



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone worked here since and can share their experience?
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theoriginalprankster



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I worked for a month at SSE in Xiamen. 10k for August.

Was alright, but wouldn't want to do it full time.
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wangdaning



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only if I could dress like the cookie monster and the suit was provided.
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