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China to hire 100,000 Filipino English teachers

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by englishdragon, May 16, 2018.

  1. englishdragon

    englishdragon Occasional commenter

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  2. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Why should there be any disruption, englishdragon?

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  3. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    I better get my CV up to date and start looking for another job! I can be replaced by 4 Filipino's for the same cost in salary!
  4. lovely.lady

    lovely.lady Occasional commenter

    Excellent idea! (sic)
  5. binaryhex

    binaryhex Lead commenter

    Not a bad idea. Philippines - great place, fabulous people and great English. And the teachers will be cheap.
  6. tjh102

    tjh102 Occasional commenter

    This is interesting. The TAs at my previous school were qualified English teachers from the Phillipines, as are some support staff at my current school (including in my classroom). Whilst they have been fantastic to work with, their English has been nowhere near native level, and they wouldn't have been able to teach grammar, writing or reading comprehension at a Year 3 level. Two of my TAs barely scraped the IELTS mark they needed to obtain a work permit, and one failed to get the mark the first two times she took it.

    Having said that... My previous school was a dodgy outfit and my current one lovely but low paying. Perhaps the more quality institutions out there get much better qualified staff (you would hope so!).
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  7. yasf

    yasf Established commenter

    Looks as though China may have stiff competition for these cheap Filipino teachers:

    Teacher Pay Is So Low in Some U.S. School Districts That They’re Recruiting Overseas

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — The latest wave of foreign workers sweeping into American jobs brought Donato Soberano from the Philippines to Arizona two years ago. He had to pay thousands of dollars to a job broker and lived for a time in an apartment with five other Filipino workers. The lure is the pay — 10 times more than what he made doing the same work back home.

    But Mr. Soberano is not a hospitality worker or a home health aide. He is in another line of work that increasingly pays too little to attract enough Americans: Mr. Soberano is a public school teacher.

    I'm surprised that England hasn't jumped on the bandwagon.
  8. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

  9. Mr_Frosty

    Mr_Frosty Established commenter

    There are a number of Filipino and Indian 'international' schools here thi so it could be for teachers experienced in those curriculums - I see school busses for both on my way to work every morning.
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  10. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Filipino English teachers? Is this really a good idea?

  11. makhnovite

    makhnovite Established commenter

    What's the tagalog for music teacher?
  12. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

  13. snitzelvonkrumm

    snitzelvonkrumm Occasional commenter

    My understanding is that the infamous Chair of G at 4 letter school in Tianjin has embarked on a project with a UK University (hamingbirm) to train large numbers of Chinese teachers who may then work in the UK.
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  14. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Will this be a teacher exchange deal, the number of British teachers working in China to be replaced by Chinese teachers working in UK.
  15. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    So what are these Chinese teachers going to teach in the UK? English History? Spanish? Religious Studies? Latin? French? English Literature?
  16. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    My three answers would be maths, maths or mandarin!
  17. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Physics, maybe. Are there any Physics teachers left in the UK? Does anyone remember what Physics teachers are?

    Or maybe Elocution?
  18. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    I am sorry Hippo, I only had Latin teachers, single row desks with ink wells and a sound thrashing every morning.

    Romanes eunt domus
  19. snitzelvonkrumm

    snitzelvonkrumm Occasional commenter

    A few corrections; thank you for your message englishdragon.
    A got the wrong ingham University - it should have started with ?uck.
    Yes, and it was the infamous 6 letter school, not 4.
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  20. snitzelvonkrumm

    snitzelvonkrumm Occasional commenter

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