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Good-looking teachers

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by MayaJones, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. Happyregardless

    Happyregardless Occasional commenter

    I would imagine it's a 'lost in translatio' scenario? As I'm on supply I also work as an ESL teacher online for a Bejiing company in the holidays/at weekends. They do a good job generally, considering I don't speak Mandarin, but occasionally you do get the odd grammar issue or word that makes you chuckle ;)They most probably mean 'smart/well presented' - how you would normally appear for work and having a clear teaching voice - and yes why not inspiring? If it isn't just a translation thing then run for the hills and yes the holidays do appear somewhat harsh :confused:
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    SUPER.SUPPLY Occasional commenter

    They may possibly mean 12 weeks holiday also.
  3. T0nyGT

    T0nyGT Lead commenter

    If this is the case, I would run to the hills for the reason that they are so poorly organised they don't even get someone with a good grasp of English to check their job ads.
    motorhomer and dumbbells66 like this.
  4. kemevez

    kemevez Occasional commenter

    Clearly lost in translation and they mean "be presentable", "look professional", "look like a teacher dressed as an estate agent" or something like that. Yes, they should have had it proof read by someone with native level fluency in English, but thats in itself is not a reason to run to the hills. The school has earned a very bad reputation as a place to work though in a very short time. Run for your life!
  5. amysdad

    amysdad Established commenter

    This is an advert for the ESL Coordinator - in this particular case, if they can't get the English right then I'd say it was a definite run for the hills!
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  6. mr1303

    mr1303 New commenter

    It is worth saying that in Vietnam, 12 days holiday a year is the legal minimum, and most Vietnamese staff would have that amount of holiday. So sad to say that 12 days holiday is probably correct there :(
  7. ejclibrarian

    ejclibrarian Established commenter Community helper

    7 days is fairly common in Taiwan.
  8. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    but both of these are exceptionally un-common in international schools. i have friends in three different schools in Vietnam (north and south) and they only have 180 contact days.
  9. makhnovite

    makhnovite Established commenter

    Phew dumbells old son, I thought you were going to add good looks to all your other many, many accomplishments!! :p
  10. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    nahhhh, im like a bulldog licking pee of a nettle. i cant be great at everything and be good looking too
  11. nemo.

    nemo. Occasional commenter

    Well I am too handsome for them. A cross I must bear
    dumbbells66 likes this.

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