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Posted March 23rd, 2011 - 8:54 am by from Beijing, China (Permalink)
Ni hao,

Hello eveyone, I just currently moved to Lioayang and wondering if there was anyone else near this area! Let me know, I would love to chat.

Posted March 23rd, 2011 - 10:46 am by from Yingkou, China (Permalink)
Hi Randie, I am in Yingkou, which is closeish I think


Posted March 24th, 2011 - 4:37 am by from Beijing, China (Permalink)
Cool, How long have you been here and what are you doing while your here? Working, fun, vacation?

Posted March 24th, 2011 - 5:35 am by from Yingkou, China (Permalink)
Hi Randie
I am working 3 days a week at a small private school teaching English. I get 6000yuan a month and a free small apartment. The contract is for a year.I am very much on my own,but its ok. I have been here 2 weeks. Considering average monthly salary is less than 2000 yuan, I do ok.
What are you upto.


Posted March 24th, 2011 - 6:38 am by from Beijing, China (Permalink)
You only work 3 days a week? Thats gotta be nice. Sounds like you got a good set up. I am doing the same thing. I am working at an English school and making 6000 a month right now, but I work 6 days a week. :) I just got here on Tuesday and get a few days to settle in before I start teaching. My contract is also for a year. So far how do you like it all?

Posted March 24th, 2011 - 6:49 am by from Yingkou, China (Permalink)
Yea I work 22 hours mainly on a saturday and sunday. Its all so different. I dont see anyone to talk to unless I go on the net. Their teaching methods go against the grain but I must adapt. The ladies are enchanting if a little immature.
Are there many foreigners where you are, how do like things?

Posted March 24th, 2011 - 11:20 am by from Beijing, China (Permalink)
Its very different. I have not seen any other foreigners yet, but I am taking over for a Canadian teacher and she told me that there are 3 or 4 other foreigners that live in the city. So far the other teachers have been really nice and helped me out a lot. There are 9 other Chinese teachers at the school that teach English, but only 4 or 5 really speak English. Today was my first time getting to observe a class and from what I have seen, I really like the teaching methods. Its very fun and keeps the kids engaged. Really though I dont have hardly any teaching experience so I cant really say much. I really like it so far, but am a little nervous to start teaching. Have you taught before? And do all the teachers there speak English?

Posted March 24th, 2011 - 2:35 pm by from Yingkou, China (Permalink)
Yes ive taught in uk and spain, im not an english teacher but ive adapted
I have a chinese assistant in with me, they can became a bit of a tell tale because they dont earn as much as we doand they get jealous.
I had to learn to play by their rules on teaching, it didnt come easy but you have no experience to judge by, so you will find it a breeze.
You arent getting paid a great deal so when your contract is up, try looking at places like DALIAN , MY SON WORKS THERE AND THERES LOTS OF WELLPAID (sorry caps)private work. People get a job with a school for 20 hours which gets them a flat and 5000 rmb and then they get private work at 100rmb an hour.
They willlove you a bright attractive girl, you will be fine.
they dont want the hard grammer you just have to be there and be english.I am the only native speaker the others speak english but the parents want to see an english person.There are 1000s of jobs,next time , liven up your CV and get more money or less hours.
Enjoy and they will love you

Posted March 24th, 2011 - 2:43 pm by from Yingkou, China (Permalink)
My email is colinneale@hotmail.com
Im on skype and msn
I can send you my sons contact, hes 27 and so is more your age and has travelled and taught much more than me. He is Dalian

Posted March 25th, 2011 - 7:17 am by from Beijing, China (Permalink)
Yeah hopefully after I get some experience I will be able to get a better paying job, and I will know more about what I should be getting paid. The teachers, they all speak enough English to teach to kids, but they are not able to hold a real conversation.

I would like if you could give me your sons information. My contract is for a year, but would like to continue teaching abroad. Has he been outside of China teaching as well?

Posted March 25th, 2011 - 7:29 am by from Yingkou, China (Permalink)
Yea Sams taught all over Eueope.