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General » Certificate
Hi Hyun - I have no messages from you except one that I replied by text. Certificates can take up to a month or even a bit longer but yours should be on its way. In the interim, there is nothing to panic about. Any employer wishing to confirm that you have completed the program contacts us so the process is not affected. Good luck!
General » Recent graduate looking for tips
If you send us your resume and head/shoulder picture, we can get you a good teaching position quickly. toronto@globaltesol.com
General » Mongolia- Advice
Hi Samuel!

If you want to send us your resume and head/shoulder picture we can get you set up there. We have hundreds of reputable jobs in Mainland China but the deadline for visa applications, in order to be in time for September contracts, is rapidly approaching. Email all items to toronto@globaltesol.com. Best wishes, Jim
General » Completion of Certificate
The system notifies us of completion and certificates are subsequently issued - normally 2-3 weeks upon completion.
General » Register for Specializations Course
Yes, that's within our area of administration as it's part of Eastern Canada. Send an email indicating which specialization you wish to take and providing your full name or Student ID.
We'll handle the remaining details! Cheers!
General » Register for Specializations Course
Where did you register to take this course and which city are you in? Normally, if it states that "this email already exists" - it means that you have a file and cannot open a second one. I can register you for the specialization course and clear up your question, or if you are not in my area, will forward your situation to the appropriate office. Please let me know. Regards, Jim
General » Register for Specializations Course
Where did you register to take this course and which city are you in? Normally, if it states that "this email already exists" - it means that you have a file and cannot open a second one. I can register you for the specialization course and clear up your question, or if you are not in my area, will forward your situation to the appropriate office. Please let me know. Regards, Jim
General » recommendations of recruiting agencies for teaching in China for first time teacher.
You are well qualified. Send me your resume and head/shoulder picture and we will have several job offers for you quickly. Loren is the President of Global TESOL. I direct Eastern Canada and International Business development, plus teach and supervise instructors. All is a day's work. I have staff based in Toronto which assist me especially in the area of job placements. Once you send us your information, we can suggest appropriate areas for your consideration. Best regards, Jim
General » recommendations of recruiting agencies for teaching in China for first time teacher.
Terry, not a problem at all. In fact, there are some Christian gatherings which take place every Sunday - just not in public - but worship is certainly tolerated now, more than ever. Americans, Canadians, British and Australians are welcomed as teachers. Typically, the rules of teaching in any country (not just China) suggest that teachers not discuss personal issues such as Religion or Politics in the classroom, as the classroom is a public forum. There is no "persecution" especially of foreign teachers but one has to be respectful of being in a host country and not articulate personal choices in public. Hope this helps.....Jim
General » recommendations of recruiting agencies for teaching in China for first time teacher.
Apart from the experiences that Janine has had, Dr Li Ma has placed many graduates and over the years, they are very happy. Janine was my student and loved the first part of the placement - yet schools sometimes can require that teachers follow certain procedures and can be quite particular if these are not followed. Dr Li is used to placing people with University degrees; while she does accommodate placing others that don't have degrees, she doesn't have the same level of control or influence over those types of language schools. Degree people are usually placed in the public schools systems and qualify for a "Z" Visa, which means that the visa is issued once, and is valid for a year - without needing to do any renewals within the year.
Be careful of agents which grads recommend since we have been dealing with reputable agents and schools for 20 years. Graduates sometimes are asked to bring more teachers in exchange for bonuses and while these new jobs may also be good, some are not.
Contact our office if you are looking for job placements in China. You are never forced to take anything you don't want. But once you are in any country, the employer is the boss - not us. Thus, consult with us for contract reviews so that they are clear as to what is required.
Shanghai is a wonderful city - we have an office there to assist our graduates. It is also a city which requires all teachers to have University degrees and there are many ex-pats living there. If you have a degree- it is the best job in Asia - so do consult with us. toronto@globlatesol.com. Best wishes to everyone! Enjoy your new life overseas.