There have been a lot of problems with teachers getting ripped off in China by unscrupulous agents and illegal agents.
In fact, one reliable estimate from the CFTU (more on them later) is that only around 20% of agents in China are authorized and legal – the other 2,000 or so agents are illegal and unauthorized!
And these illegal agents are making a LOT of money…
Fake TEFL or TESOL Certificates are a fact of life.
This article explores why they exist, where they come from, ways in which they are being used and methods by which legitimate companies are combating their use.
(PS click here if you need to get a genuine TEFL Certificate.)
In the past – some twenty or thirty years ago – many teaching jobs were available…