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  2. Hello, My name is Cici, I am a 31 year old qualified Chinese and English teacher. I graduated from Zhejiang University of Technology 2007, Major in English. I have been working in Global International Foreign Trade since, whilst also teaching foreigners Chinese. I have been teaching English and Chinese to students of all ages for many years now. I currently live in the Jianggan district, I am available evenings and weekends and can arrange lessons at most locations in Hangzhou. My fee is 80rmb per hour for General Chinese lessons and I can provide a flexible and tailored course based on each students requirements. If you think I can help you then don't hesitate to contact me, just send me a message here and I''ll back to you as soon as I can. Looking forward to hearing from you! :)
  3. Hey Everyone, If anyone has any questions feel free to contact me. I currently live in the room. Wendy forgot to mention the +150rmb per month per roommate fee for security (7000rmb for the year). And, if you don't pay this expensive security guard fee for the ENTIRE year's bill 5 months early, they shut off your water without warning for 5 days. Which was a nightmare. Also, Wendy conveniently forgot to mentions that utilities aren't included. The last two months were 605rmb. PM me for more info, I can let you know everything you need to know.
  4. Please chime in, my voting-but-not-speaking friends. I am curious as to your reasons for voting the way you have! Has anyone been to either of these universities? The curriculum guide I received today for NBU's program is about 90% in Mandarin, which could be telling. There was also a refusal to give out completion rate statistics, the suggestion that I would only be considered for the Ningbo City Scholarship if I had paid a year's tuition in advance, and I was informed that the Zhejiang Government Scholorship is not available from Ningbo University (NBU). Further inquiries have been made to both admissions offices.
  5. Hi everyone, I will move in Hangzou after CNY with my wife. Will be nice to know where are the nice place to live. Nicolas
  6. Why, yes! As I mentioned, if the document originates from outside of China it has to be authenticated. At least that’s what I’ve been told. By diploma I literally mean just a piece of paper from an accredited University stating that you have earned BA, MA, MSci, MEng, PhD or what ever degree. They collect your information such as dates, student ID number, etc and apparently have the means to verify it. When I was submitting my application I saw someone with diplomas from University of Edinburgh, University of Melbourne…
  7. You had to get your health check authenticated??? WTF? Q: what do you mean by 'diploma'? In Australia, a 'diploma' is a very specific level of qualification - not a generic piece of paper. ie, we don't have a 'high school diploma'. It comes between the Certificate IV and the Advanced Diploma (after which is the Bachelor degree). Also, the only real difference between your version and the Aus version is basically that it needs to go to the capital city for authentication by a gov department. Everything else was (or could be) basically the same.
  8. With respect to diplomas it seems to be totally inaccurate! The advice was based on my experience authenticating the health check and no criminal record forms. However there’s a government office in China that can authenticate your diploma for you.
  9. It’s great that you found it useful! But please notice that all that I described apparently doesn’t apply to diplomas. I only recently found this out but there is a government agency that can authenticate your diploma, they only need to see the original, no prior authentication of any sort is required.
  10. Looks a bit darker yellow than what I'm used to....
  11. Yeah, I'd really trust that!!!
  12. He was saying - no-one expressed any form of appreciation! Only 1 upvote, and the OP didn't even bother to come back to thank him for it! I didn't comment or upvote, because it's American.... some of what's written is purely for Americans, and does not apply to other countries in the world (which do actually exist :p) It's well-written, but slightly inaccurate (although, sort of irrelevantly).
  13. Yeah, you'll need to have both done :( Cos, you know, China knows better than the rest of the world, and we foreigners lie a lot and can't be trusted... especially anything official!
  14. That is not the case. I had it done it in the US on a form downloaded from the Chinese embassy website. But I wish I did it in China, I was just not aware of such an option. Because if you do it abroad you have to authenticate it at the Chinese embassy, and the first step of this lengthy process is to get it authenticated by a notary public. Guess what? When I turned up at the practice with a notary public whom I hired, my physician refused to show her ID. According to her it’s because her driver’s license had her address and she didn’t have her passport with her. This basically rendered the exam form useless. Fortunately for me the notary personally knew another doctor who does health checks for immigration purposes and he agreed to help me out (mind that I’ve been to this guy’s practice before and was told by a receptionist that he can only do a specific health check form for green card, not just any health check form). The same notary guy later told me (no offense to anyone): “You’re European, you don’t know how it works here. It’s all true what they say, many people here are stupid, you alway have to talk to the boss.”
  15. Master bedroom/en-suite a washroom in a 4-bedroom apartment is available from 1st Feb --located in a compound near the crossroad of Rd. Wensan & Rd. Xueyuan downtown Hangzhou (There are grocery stores, bakerys , And lots of restaurants in walking distance, western or nonwestern and other facilities such as Gym, hairdressers, bars(Reggea bar) are also in walking distance.) -- Move in condition(even with blankets,quilts,beddings) -- Share a huge sitting room, a dinning room and a huage balcony and a laundary room and a full size kitchen with other 3 persons( a British girl and two American guys) -- No agent fee -- High speed internet access. -- 24*7 security guard The apartment is fully furnished. The flat is on the top floor of the building(the 16th floor) so it is quiet and has a good view. The rent is 2600rmb/month and prefer a longterm at least more than 6month Pics will be coming soon...
  16. From what I've heard they don't even accept one from your country (not dissing Ireland, I mean any country that isn't China), and you have to get it done here regardless.
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  18. It's not that simple, from what I understand. I hear that pre-loaded gift cards are all the rage these days, but I'm not going to argue on the merits of the Chinese legal system. The programs discussed are largely international law, with only a certain percentage being Chinese legal study. (It is taught in English, after all, and the majority of students will be locals). A Bachelor of Law isn't very useful (or even available) in Canada anyway. It'd be more useful than a sociology degree, but less useful than an engineering degree. Canada requires a Master's in law before you can sit for the bar exam, and the law schools don't care at all what kind of bachelor degree you have (or what country it is from). You can get into law school in Canada with a degree in computer science or engineering, but not straight out of high school. Returning to Canada, however, is not my end game, so lets put that aside. Anyway, to answer your question, by quoting myself, "My primary goal is to keep myself occupied for four to six years until I can get permanent residency and / or a Master's of Law." IE, I want to stay in China indefinitely, but I can't legally work without a master's degree, a bachelor's and experience, and/or permanent residency (Chinese green card). So, in order to fufill my lifelong dream of being an English teacher (without the threat of deportation), I'm going to take a bachelor's degree program in International Law, to keep myself occupied while I wait out the five year requirement for permanent residency, or to precede a Master's degree. Make sense? Good. ( Just to be clear, the underlined section was sarcasm )
  19. Are you also looking for part-time teachers?
  20. Hi everyone, I've been living here in Hangzhou for 4 months now and the honeymoon period has definitely ended. I'm finding it very hard to meet people apart from colleagues. I'd be interested in finding people to do regular stuff like hiking, movies, exploring Hangzhou, tennis, squash etc. I'm not into going to bars at all, those years have definitely passed me by. If you're in a similar boat and wondering where the f*** are the over 25s contact me!
  21. What should have been asked up front is - why would a Canadian come to China to study law?? Chinese law, and the rest of the world law, are going to be quite different! (and why does it take 4 years to learn "to win a case, you need X amount in the hongbao"?)
  22. Hi everyone! I'm selling a very warm and comfortable quilt (200×230cm) with 2 pillows. The set for 150 rmb. Don't hesitate to contact me if interested! :-) Annabelle
  23. I live right next door to it as well.
  24. Looks like a good place. I'm living near this place.
  25. I’ve been told that I need to get a health check in my home country for my working visa application (Z visa). I thought the health check is only required later when I change the z visa to a residence permit (within 30 days of arrival) and can, therefore, be done in China. Could you please confirm this? It would be so expensive in my home country. Also, if you know of any official government links with this information, please let me know. I’m having trouble finding official confirmation.
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