All comments are subject to moderation by eChinacities.com staff. Because we wish to encourage healthy and productive dialogue we ask that all comments remain polite, free of profanity or name calling, and relevant to the original post and subsequent discussion. Comments will not be deleted because of the viewpoints they express, only if the mode of expression itself is inappropriate.

1

Guest2781358
comment|58054|309039

I like your thinking

Apr 06, 2015 08:47 Report Abuse

2

estern
comment|58060|265841

Same for me. When they find out i'm not a teacher their whole tone changes and becomes all together more pleasant.

Apr 06, 2015 09:36 Report Abuse

3

Guest14241672
comment|58073|1582408

I'm in a position where I (more or less) recently moved here after having studied Mandarin at my university. I'm teaching for the time-being while I continue to study. I hate having to tell people that I'm a teacher sometimes because I fear their reaction. Some people have the perception that all ESL teachers are lazy, good-for-nothings. I'm trying to work my way towards getting a job outside the ESL field at some point and also applying to school here or in Taiwan to get my master's in "East Asian Studies" (a term I hate) while focusing on Mandarin.

Apr 06, 2015 11:17 Report Abuse

4

tomcatflyer
comment|58045|60242

I do not work as a teacher but some of my friends here do but I have never yet come across this negative attitude from other ex-pats towards ex-pat English teachers. I have come across this attitude from quite a few Chinese. They seem to view English teaching as little better than a way of keeping the kids occupied for a while irrespective of whether they are being taught anything or not. Hence if that is what you do here then you are obviously a loser because anyone can do that. Education is not seen here as a particularly high priority by a lot of people, probably because they in turn never received a good enough education to appreciate the benefits. Stupid parents are so ignorant and racist that they simply cannot see beyond the colour of someones skin and so we get schools pandering towards those people. Never let real education get in the way of increasing my bank account. Owners/managers of schools despise the level of salary they have to pay to get Mr or Miss White but know they have to do it. There are some excellent foreign teachers out there and they have my sympathy and admiration, I just could not put up withe level of bullshit that many of them are treated to. Most people from westernised countries appreciate that education is a valuable commodity and it takes certain specialised skills to do the job well. So I do think if people look down on the English teachers here the fault lies withe perception of Chinese schools hiring white monkeys. As to the few foreigners who look down on all English teachers just because of what they do are simply retards who are no better than the Chinese noveau rich who think money makes them a better person.

Apr 06, 2015 01:14 Report Abuse

5

mike695ca
comment|58352|55020

Love how you started your point of not seeing discrimination by clearly stating you are not a teacher. Just had to point that out eh?

Apr 09, 2015 21:40 Report Abuse

6

dongbeiren
comment|58433|303147

lol Mike... just had to point that out.

Apr 11, 2015 22:08 Report Abuse

7

fada
comment|58044|99977

Christ all mighty, no body cares, seriously. I teach English and I have never encountered any derogatory remarks about me due to my work. Ever. Another fantastic article

Apr 06, 2015 00:58 Report Abuse

8

Karajorma
comment|58080|86810

Try reading here or the Shanghiist for longer than a day before you say nonsense like that.

Apr 06, 2015 12:33 Report Abuse

9

fada
comment|58109|99977

Seriously lads, if your self esteem is so low that you get satisfaction from insulting how someone else earns money then you really need to take a look at your life and figure out why your not happy.

Apr 06, 2015 20:06 Report Abuse

10

fada
comment|58161|99977

You teach geography and history and you can speak english aswell! Mind=blown. Apologies to everyone who got annoyed at my school boy errors, I shall flay myself tonight as punishment and come back in the future and beg for mercy. "attacking someone who speaking truth" ←what is this rubbish?, now I want ten our fathers and you are forgiven. Your name's not Manuel by any chance? You speak english well? You learn it from a book?

Apr 07, 2015 18:00 Report Abuse

11

fada
comment|58175|99977

You are clearly not the sharpest tool in the shed. Do you even read your posts?

Apr 07, 2015 20:04 Report Abuse

12

fada
comment|58209|99977

Seriously lad, it's not my fault she doesn't love you but it's easy to see why. Your too stupid to realise your posts are also full of errors but I'm not petty so I don't point them out.

Apr 08, 2015 06:16 Report Abuse

13

fada
comment|58253|99977

you're parents don't love you

Apr 08, 2015 13:49 Report Abuse

14

kasuka91
comment|58255|277817

Ahhh, you grammar nazis need to chill out man! Leave people alone. Indeed, in a way you represent the type of person whom Fada speaks of, except in this case you scrutinize and insult one's written English instead of how they make a living.

Apr 08, 2015 13:52 Report Abuse

15

fada
comment|58261|99977

In his day job he has very little control, thats why he feels the need to argue symantics on the net, it gives him a sense of worth cause he believes what people write about teachers in china. I suspect everyone else is the problem and not him.....no, never him.

Apr 08, 2015 14:17 Report Abuse

16

fada
comment|58262|99977

I'm not the arrogant one in this situation. It's shocking that you can't even see that.

Apr 08, 2015 14:21 Report Abuse

17

fada
comment|58339|99977

stop commenting on my posts, thanks, also, your family is ok, they just ran away from you

Apr 09, 2015 14:40 Report Abuse

18

mike695ca
comment|58351|55020

Fada is my new best friend.

Apr 09, 2015 21:38 Report Abuse

19

Guest502498
comment|58471|55833

“Christ all mighty, no body cares, seriously. I teach English and I have never encountered any derogatory remarks about me due to my work. Ever. Another fantastic article” I don't even need to mention how ridiculous and juvenile Fada clearly implying just because HE never personally encountered such (which is of course fully reasonable) it means no one else possibly has or could either. Then he just went into self-parody in trying to criticize the writing of others (and touting himself as an English teacher) with consistently laughable English like "no body cares" and the especially ironic "your to stupid to realise." Fada just perfectly illustrated why others will be the ones writing the articles while he just complains about them in as ironic and comical of fashion as possible. :) So let him. Bye gentlemen

Apr 13, 2015 04:33 Report Abuse

20

fada
comment|58474|99977

How is my comment ridiculous and juvenile while at the same time being perfectly reasonable? I didn't criticize anyones writing style or ability. My critique is with the subject. I should have made that clearer for you GeoHist. I'm sorry if I insulted you and shone a spotlight on your insecurities that has made you afraid to post under your name, I truly am. Let's call a truce ok!

Apr 13, 2015 06:57 Report Abuse

21

fada
comment|58484|99977

Ok sure, stop commenting on my posts. I believe I have asked you prior to this post. I never insulted your parents. I insulted you.

Apr 13, 2015 11:19 Report Abuse

22

Guest2763082
comment|59056|307009

fada wins this round, for sure. but no doubt that crafty geohist teacher will be back again. he always shows up in the most unlikely places. fada better watch out.

Apr 23, 2015 15:52 Report Abuse

23

KevinVV
comment|64313|1591695

You must try to understand.

Aug 27, 2015 17:40 Report Abuse

24

mengke
comment|67553|1577921

Disregarding the personalities and personal attacks, I actually also find it very disturbing that a person with that bad English skills is working as an English teacher. He / she is teaching Chinese children incorrect English. It is not about being a grammar nazi, it is about taking your responsibility as a human being. If you have no grasp on English grammar and spelling, then you should not be an English teacher. This post may also have one or two minor grammatical mistakes, but English is not my first language and I am for sure not teaching English.

Dec 16, 2015 23:53 Report Abuse