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Created by Gary Hayes: Jun 6, 2017 3 replies
Echo English. I'd like to encourage teachers to record their experiences of working for Echo English. Echo English are refusing to release my documents which means I have been unable to transfer my visa and take up a desirable position in Shanghai when my contract ends on June 30. They regularly take 60% of the salary a school is offering. For example if you receive 7k rmb they are taking 11k rmb of an 18k salary. You may also find that when you arrive a school has not been assigned to you. I was promised a school in central Hangzhou but I'm 18km and a 90 minutes bus ride away, there is no subway.

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John Vitols: Sep, 4, 17
At the risk of repetition I’ll say it again and again and again . . .

If you’re going to get involved with businesses, which is what these so-called language ‘schools’ are, complete with a cash register at the door; just as you are chasing the dollar, so are they and invariably at your expense. If you have the right qualifications and documents, it’s always far safer to take a lower salary (and working hours), in state schools which have a reputation to uphold and are more likely to be regularly monitored by SAFEA. All the problems foreign teachers have arise from these private ‘schools’. If you have a choice, stay away from them!
I hope you got your problems sorted out Gary and good luck.
Gary Moore: Sep, 18, 17
That sounds like a nightmare. Is their someone in the Chinese government that you can speak to for help?
Edward Martucci: Nov, 17, 17
Same process as a regular school: file complaint at the PSB and local SAFEA office. If you're terminated they must release all docs immediately. As a side note English programs like Echo English, WEB International, English First, Wall Street English, as well as schools who copy names of famous Universities like Stanford or Oxford are considered a joke by the local populace in China. "Chain" English "training centers" are a horror for their treatment of teachers.