I want to have a job teaching English to Chinese

@averygirl72 (16430)
Philippines
December 18, 2016 11:49pm CST
A chinese PM and ask if I want to teach English. I want to have some extra income so I say yes. My problem is I don't do a lot of video calls. I'm so nervous to talk to him in video chat and I cannot understand what he is saying. So he did not accept me as a teacher. Has anyone here been hired by this Chinese man? He says he will pay US dollars through paypal and he will pay around $4 per hour. I have no experience teaching English to Asians. I think it will be hard.
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@JudyEv (108414)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Dec 16
It's a shame you couldn't understand him. Perhaps you could do a search for work like this.
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@averygirl72 (16430)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
At first he spoke clearly after that I don't understand what he's talking about. Maybe he is not serious. He just want to have video chat with people he encounters here in mylot.
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@JudyEv (108414)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Dec 16
@averygirl72 Perhaps it is his way of practising his English. :)
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@averygirl72 (16430)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
@JudyEv Yeah that's true. Chinese thought Filipinos are fluent in speaking they don't know we are struggling also with conversational English. I'm just good in writing and can comprehend English because it's 2nd most common language here in my country.
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@youless (87664)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Dec 16
English is an important foreign language in China. All children must learn it and therefore the teachers who can teach English are always welcome. And of course the native speakers will be much more popular. It doesn't matter that you don't speak Chinese at all. Since they are the people who learn English. They need to practise it more. At first your English must be good without accent and qualified so that you will be hired. Now there are more online websites to teach children English. You can try to search it via the net.
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@averygirl72 (16430)
• Philippines
22 Dec 16
Do you have English subjects in children's schools?
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@youless (87664)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Dec 16
@averygirl72 Of course. Actually English is one of the main subjects in schools. Today even children will start to learn it from kindergarten.
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@averygirl72 (16430)
• Philippines
22 Dec 16
@youless Most Filipinos can understand English but it should be slow not too fast speaking but most of us don't speak fluently. Few also are good writers in English. Even if it is a major subject in school people here still struggles with their English. We joke around it's "nosebleed" when someone speak English a lot.
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@SIMPLYD (76639)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
It is hard when he doesn't speak any English at all . It has to be that he can at least understand some English words .
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@averygirl72 (16430)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
He knows how to speak in English. He is a decent man. It seems legit but I had trouble hearing what he is saying so he is not interested anymore
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@SIMPLYD (76639)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
@averygirl72 That is also my problem , with Humanatic . I have to use a headphone , which i find it hard to clearly hear what is being said or being listened to .
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@averygirl72 (16430)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD So you tried Humanatic, I don't understand too some words they speak because it's so fast.
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@LadyDuck (131417)
• Switzerland
19 Dec 16
He needs a Chinese speaking to teach him English, or he will never understood. How can you translate Chinese to English if you do not speak Chinese?
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@averygirl72 (16430)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
I told him about that. I told him I don't know Chinese so how can I teach him English. He said I just talk English but make it slow.
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@LadyDuck (131417)
• Switzerland
19 Dec 16
@averygirl72 In my opinion this makes no sense, he cannot learn if he does not understand the meaning of the words.
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@averygirl72 (16430)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
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@lilacs91 (15)
22 Dec 16
That's really strange. In order for him to learn English he has to be taught by someone he can fully understand. Someone who speaks both Chinese and English. How does he not know that?
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@averygirl72 (16430)
• Philippines
22 Dec 16
Maybe he does not know that it is important that the teacher knows Chinese at the same time.
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@cherigucchi (4030)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
You need to try so you can have experience.
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@averygirl72 (16430)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
He's not interested anymore because I can't hear him we had a hard time. I wish to have experience
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@sishy7 (27736)
• Australia
19 Dec 16
Oh, is it with another myLotter? I have taught some English conversations with Indonesians - but it was face-to-face, I imagine that would be easier to do than through a video chat.
@averygirl72 (16430)
• Philippines
19 Dec 16
Yes it needs to be face to face when it's video chat there is some delay.
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