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seneca Post time: 2017-8-23 10:56
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In addition, degrees/diplomas and criminal background checks must be authenticated/notarized not only by issuing institutions, but also by the Chinese Consulate General's office in that country.  In theory, that is supposed to eliminate the foreign backpacker teacher... which it should.
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nwd8717 Post time: 2017-8-23 11:40
lots of  fake certificates swarm into the market,it's pretty hard to identify.let's say,not importan ...

The Foreign Chinese Consulate General's Office is charged with the responsibility to authenticate those documents.
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mbursian Post time: 2017-8-26 08:12
In addition, degrees/diplomas and criminal background checks must be authenticated/notarized not o ...
authenticated/notarized not only by issuing institutions, but also by the Chinese Consulate General's office in that country.  In theory, that is supposed to eliminate


One must understand what the purpose of those authentications  is. It has nothing to do with checking the correctness of the document content. In each step of the legalization process, they only validate the signature or stamp made in the previous step.

In the initial notarization, the local notary public or other competent authority may verify that the school or person giving the certificate really exists (or has existed), but after this nobody cares about that. Next authenticator only cares that the notary public is real, etc.

It's a chain of trust, and the guys higher up in the chain do not see if the chain has broken further down below.

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seneca Post time: 2017-8-23 10:56
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It is well known fact, reardless of numbers, that many foreign English teachers come to China as tourists and then go knocking on school doors for teaching jobs, and of course, recuiters are more than happy to take them in, even knowing full well they dont have the requisite qualifications to teach, and knowing that they are breaking the law teaching on tourist visa.  Can't blame these tourists though; who wont want  an easy job with good pay, just because of their foreign looks, and their white skin which Chinese students and parents are obsessed with!

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This post was edited by pnp at 2017-8-26 12:28

This disgraceful situation of unqualified foreigners teaching English can easily be avoided if the supervisory authority did a better job of cracking down on schools which employ those teachers!  It's because supervsion is lax, and in some places, non existent, that schools are emboldened to break the law!
Recently, it was reported that an unqualified Serbian teacher in a kindergarten in Southern China was arrested for drug offences.  This is just the tip of the iceberg; because of poor supervision, many tourists with dubious background have found their way into schools, putting students at risk!

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