Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    flcracker is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    20
    Post Thanks / Like

    Smile Bond Institute in China

    Has anyone ever heard of it, and if so, what have you heard?

    I received an offer to teach there but know nothing about the school.
    Last edited by flcracker; 05-Jul-2005 at 14:08.

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,618
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Bond Institute in China

    I haven't, but we do have some teachers in China here, so they may be able to say. However, have you checked this site out?
    http://www.englishschoolwatch.org/

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    172
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Bond Institute in China


  4. #4
    flcracker is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    20
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Bond Institute in China

    Thanks for the link to school watch. Although there are no references to "bond institute", I did learn 2 important facts. Exit visas are sometimes a dangerous tool against you and there is very limited opportunity to enforce a contract in many countries.

    The link http://www.bond-institute.com/ is the link to the school's web site, but I was, and continue to be, concered about the reputation of any school before spending money to go there and giving up a position that I have only to lose everything!

    Thank you both for your answers.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    172
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Bond Institute in China

    I don't think that'd be a very reputable school. After all, the English version of their website tefl-bond.com has been closed down by administration for not having reregistered in time. China is in urgent need of ESL teachers, but oftentimes the schools that are hiring are ill-prepared and deceitful.
    Some major ESL schoos in Beijing and Shanghai should be more decent.
    :)

  6. #6
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,618
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Bond Institute in China

    I've sent a message to a teacher in China, who might know about it.

  7. #7
    shane is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    519
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Bond Institute in China

    Hi,

    I haven't actually heard of this school myself, as I'm far away in sunny Dalian. However, as many people know, finding a reputable school in China isn't always an easy task, so I'd suggest you get in touch with the school, and ask if you can be put in touch with some of the FTs already working there. You can then ask the current staff anything you want. If the school refuses to do this, you have your answer.

    Good luck!

  8. #8
    shane is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    519
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Bond Institute in China

    I'd just like to add one thing, regarding my own experience coming to China. I gave up everything, was promised a lot, but got nothing when I arrived - I was one of the unlucky ones. However, all wasn't lost, and I soon found a better position elsewhere, and haven't looked back.

    I guess the point I'm trying to make is, once you're here in China, you can - and will - always find work teaching English. Even if things don't work out as you had planned, all is not lost.


    Hope that helps. If you have any further questions, feel free to PM me.



    Shane

Similar Threads

  1. Bond Institute China
    By Jenna in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28-Jul-2008, 07:27
  2. Bond Institute China
    By alexkelleruk in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Jun-2008, 05:20
  3. Bond Institute China
    By alexkelleruk in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-Jun-2005, 02:18

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •