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Bad  Caleson Foreign Language English School
Key Words: Contract Yunnan  Kunming
Titlea school from Hell, in Kunming
Author: John Cohoon <johncohoon(at)hotmail.com>
My nightmare at the Kunming Caleson Foreign Language English School. If you want to be cheated, lied to, and treated like a slave, this is the school for you. If you sign a contract, beware, Jenny the principal is the sole arbritrator of who and how the contract has been broken. There is a $3000 yuan penalty for breaking the contract and only SHE decides. Can you spell corruption?
On average, the Chinese teachers at the school last 2 months before quitting, some foreigner teachers last longer.
Kunming is a great city and the cost of living is very low compared to Canada, but be very careful of some of the private schools.
Publish Date: 2004-8-10
Source: http://www.eslcafe.com/jobinfo/asia/sefer.cgi?display:1092147887-67291.txt
Good  Yunnan Agricultural University
Key Words: Wages, Salary Yunnan  Kunming
TitleSalary is not the most important factor
Author: William B. Foulk    Send Message to Author
I list this suggestion under "Salary" because salary is not the most important factor when selecting a teaching job in China. Living conditions are far more important.
I have been working in China for most of the past five years, in nine different cities. Recently I signed a two year contract here at YAU (Yunnan Agricultural University) because my living conditions here are excellent. My apartment is great; the weather is the best in China, and the school administrators do not look over your shoulder every minute.
Here I make 3,200rmb per month. In Shanghai I made 6,000; in Beijing I made 5,500, in Wuhan I made 9,000, in Nanning 5,000. However, my life here is much better than in any of those cities.
Publish Date: 2005-5-11

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