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Zhejiang University Helen China TEFL Network Co., Ltd.

 
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Jock



Joined: 23 Jun 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:30 am    Post subject: Zhejiang University Helen China TEFL Network Co., Ltd. Reply with quote

[1] Be extra careful in dealing with the Hangzhou Helen TEFL Company. It is more often than not about what you are not told, rather than what you have been told. So best always to get everything in writing. I don’t know a single foreign teacher who has ever invited a friend from back home to join them at the Hangzhou Helen TEFL Company.
[2] Accommodation provided in Shenzhen is shared even when contracts specify otherwise. These Shenzhen apartments are from bottom end of market. The foreign teacher you cohabit with could have a different view about most things; including cleanliness. Summer temperatures are uncomfortably hot but no air-conditioning is provided.
[3] I strongly suggest interested inquirers request email & Skype contact details for ten or more Hangzhou Helen TEFL Company foreign teachers who would be agreeable for you to make contact. If things are as good as Hangzhou Helen TEFL Company consultants try to portray this little rigmarole won’t be a problem for them.
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Jock



Joined: 23 Jun 2014
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:48 am    Post subject: B & S Reply with quote

Zhejiang University Helen TEFL Company [Hangzhou Helen TEFL Company] is widely known for its bait and switch approach to getting foreign teachers to China.
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Jock



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:18 pm    Post subject: Outside and Inside Accommodation Reply with quote

Ask for photographs of existing outside and inside accommodation. Outside being the alternate apartments which are provided by Zhejiang University Helen TEFL Company [Hangzhou Helen TEFL Company] and inside being on campus and/or foreign teacher school dormitory accommodation. These pictures should easily be readily made available. If their provided accommodation is anywhere near up to scratch wouldn’t you expect photographs to be ungrudgingly accessible and part of their sales pitch. Also a big recurring problem for both outside and inside accommodation is loose dusty plaster coming off walls. I would suggest once you move into digs little will be done to rectify. So best to insist beforehand that Zhejiang University Helen TEFL Company [Hangzhou Helen TEFL Company] categorically confirms everything is definitely satisfactory with no surprises, which has previously often been the case.
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St. George



Joined: 06 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:57 pm    Post subject: GO SOMEWHERE ELSE Reply with quote

If the Company is as bad as you say they are, then anything they say or provide will not be reliable, so your advice should be: 'don't waste your time with them; go somewhere else'.

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Jock



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:28 am    Post subject: Frequent Turnover Of Support Staff Reply with quote

With a few exceptions, Zhejiang University Helen TEFL Company Chinese staff are poorly paid and not generally well looked after. Obvious consequence is there is a frequent turnover of support staff. Local appointees are then given insufficient time to gain expertise. Latest strategy has been to employ minimal cost interns which will likely only exasperate matters. Situation rarely gives new foreign teachers confidence as they head off to their respective placements.

For ‘Medical Cover Zhejiang University China TEFL Helen Networ Co’ see http://www.esl-jobs-forum.com/viewtopic.php?t=6723
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Jock



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:10 am    Post subject: I don't regret leaving this company Reply with quote

http://eslwatch.info/?format=html&catid=0&id=6575
In particular see review submitted from Taiwan.
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