Peizheng College (Guangdong)

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The Guangdong Peizheng College is a great place for teachers! We welcome you to come to China and teach at our school. We have a very friendly staff and students who are eager to learn. We hope you can join us soon. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us directly. We would be happy to hear from you. We welcome you to Peizheng College!

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  • Benefits 6.8
  • Support 6.3
  • Fun 7
  • Facilities 5.8
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Mr.
10/10

Honest Peizheng Review

Here is a fair and honest review of Peizheng (PZ) after one year. I do strongly recommend PZ overall. I came to get adult teaching experience in a university and that is exactly what I got. I don’t regret a thing and I am happy I came here. I have recommended this job to my close friends and will continue to recommend it to others such as a reader like yourself. That being said, you should know what your life will look like if you accept this job.

PROS:
It is by far the most relaxed, chill job I have ever had in my life. A short bike ride or a 15-ish minute walk to class. No traffic, little pollution.

Work time: Four days with classes, one week day off and weekends off. You plan your English Corner whenever you want to.

Vacation time: Basically two months in summer, two months in winter, as well as national Chinese holidays. University positions in China offer the best vacation time you can imagine. This is perfect if you want a base for traveling, want to do privates, have online schooling to do, or have any other activity to do which is time consuming.

Management: Your manager will be a foreign teacher who is more of an intermediary with PZ management and the rest of the foreign teachers. That being said, any situation, question or concern was handled in a professional and quick manner. You have very little to worry about. They aren’t breathing down your back like some other positions in the ESL industrial complex of china.

Classroom: Small class sizes. 16-21 students in your regular classes. ECs really vary day to day. 3-12 students was my average.

Curriculum: Books are given along with topics to stick to for the week, as well as basic exam guidelines. However, in practice we are pretty much left to our own devices as to what and how to teach under the umbrella of the topic for the week. We have a lot of freedom. I have been able to try so much material, build my teaching portfolio and even perfect lessons which I used before.

Life at Peizheng: After traveling China and living in a really rough part of China, PZ feels like an easy-going bubble in the middle of rural GZ. The local people here are used to handling foreign teachers, and all the students speak some English. It’s a very easy life in China. It’s definitely ‘China light’ until you visit the neighboring towns of Chini and Shiling- that’s where you will see raw China. Huada is the developed and quiet suburb of GZ which is perfect to hang out on a day off, or on the weekend. Huadu is like GZ without the crowds. GZ center is easily accessible and only becoming easier with the metro and the special buses for teachers. However that being said, while the center of GZ is great for a full/half day or weekend trip, don’t expect to be going there every night after work unless you don’t mind spending all your time on public transportation.

Housing: By far the best apartment I have been given in an ESL job. The foreign teachers live in a compound of villas. The apartments are only a few years old and are in great condition. They have spacious studios, regular apartments and even bigger apartments for couples.

Students: Most come from smaller cities in Guangdong. They are humble, working class and lower middle class mostly. 90% have never had a foreign teacher before PZ, so these aren’t the grown up spoiled brats from kiddy training centers. Many will be impressed, curious and interested simply in your existence as a foreigner in China. Classroom management can consist of a sleepy student, or one who likes to use their phone during class. The students may also sometimes be quiet because they simply don’t understand you.

CONS:

As with every job, there are cons.

Classrooms: We have access to use multi-media classrooms once a term or for our English Corners. However your everyday classroom will consist of fans and a chalkboard. No white board, no markers or any screen to show videos. No AC.

Life at Peizheng: PZ has a strong small town feeling. It is what it is, some love it and others don’t.

Housing: Guests must also be registered beforehand. You can’t bring anybody last minute and expect them to enter the compound.

Students: Being a student’s first foreign teacher can be an amazing experience. However, the bad part of this is that you’re teaching students who have studied reading, writing, and listening in English with Chinese teachers who often times had bad English themselves. Some classes have high speaking levels and some just have a really low speaking level. This isn’t all their fault. It is a bigger issue in the paper exam based education system. So, this is where we (the foreign teachers) come in. It’s a part of the job, so just try your best to have fun with them and get them talking.

No job is perfect. However, I do recommend this position. It’s honestly a really great experience in general. I am personally leaving because I just miss the excitement of living in the center of a big city.

How can this program be improved?
White boards and markers in the classrooms.

AC in the student dorms and classrooms.

TV screens in the classroom.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Talor
10/10

Honestly, it’s been great being here.

I really enjoy teaching at Peizheng. I am just finishing up my 3rd year of teaching here.

The students are very friendly and because the class sizes are small (only about 20 students) it is easy to get to know them. This is also beneficial when it comes to grading. It is easier to be more objective in grading with less students to keep track of.

There is a lot of room to grow in teaching experience, gaining knowledge from other teachers. There is also a lot of freedom to try different activities separate from the book (although using the book some is mandated, and actually helpful).

Living on campus is convenient and beneficial for me. Use of the tennis courts, track and field, swimming pool, and basketball courts is easy because they are right there on campus where I live.

The apartments have some maintenance issues sometimes, but the office works with me to get things fixed as I need.

PZ is in a rural setting, which I quite enjoy. It’s much quieter than the city. It’s cheaper than in the city. And at the same time, the newest subway line is only 15 minutes away now so it is much easier to get to the city if need be. The college also provides a free bus every other weekend to take us in and out of the city.

Overall, I feel very free living and working at Peizheng. I think it is really a great place to be.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Talor
10/10

Honestly, it’s been great being here.

I really enjoy teaching at Peizheng. I am just finishing up my 3rd year of teaching here.

The students are very friendly and because the class sizes are small (only about 20 students) it is easy to get to know them. This is also beneficial when it comes to grading. It is easier to be more objective in grading with less students to keep track of.

There is a lot of room to grow in teaching experience, gaining knowledge from other teachers. There is also a lot of freedom to try different activities separate from the book (although using the book some is mandated, and actually helpful).

Living on campus is convenient and beneficial for me. Use of the tennis courts, track and field, swimming pool, and basketball courts is easy because they are right there on campus where I live.

The apartments have some maintenance issues sometimes, but the office works with me to get things fixed as I need.

PZ is in a rural setting, which I quite enjoy. It’s much quieter than the city. It’s cheaper than in the city. And at the same time, the newest subway line is only 15 minutes away now so it is much easier to get to the city if need be. The college also provides a free bus every other weekend to take us in and out of the city.

Overall, I feel very free living and working at Peizheng. I think it is really a great place to be.

Yes, I recommend this program
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George
9/10

I wish the positive majority would write more reviews...

Guangdong Peizheng isn't even remotely as bad as these review online would imply. The foreign staff here numbers 50+, and the negative reviews come from a tiny fraction of those who have worked here over the past few years.

I'm approaching the end of my first year and in 8 years of teaching in Asia (most of that in Korea) this has been one of the best positions.

Pros: Relaxed schedule (most of us work a 3.5 day work week), long vacation time, the housing is quite modern, spacious and clean, class sizes are small, the students have a good attitude (I've been able to test different teaching methodologies on them quite successfully as discipline is rarely an issue and they are eager to do what you ask in the classroom), the area is super cheap to live in (I save most of my salary without even trying), the foreign staff get on well (I've made some good friends here and find just about everyone to be quit pleasant to work and live with), the campus is quite scenic, free busses into the city, daily teachers busses that offer a cheap and comfortable ride into the city and back, free Hong Kong apartment, the Chinese staff have been pretty easy to work with and always do their best to help, there are student volunteers who are awesome people and are more than ready to help with any day to day things if you need it, there's a new subway line 20 mins away by bus (this has made traveling to the airport and back far easier).

Cons: The humidity in summer can be a killer, but good thing it doesn't last TOO long, teaching facilities are fairly basic, living in a compound means someone usually sees you coming and going (can't just walk out your door and be a stranger in the crowd if you're in the mood for that), it's fairly far from the city (I couldn't actually care but you might - the transportation options make it painless enough to visit though).

Overall - it seems to me that the people who complain a lot are just looking for reasons to complain, are not well suited to work in Asia overall, or aren't used to/willing to overcome general challenges that adults need to face - it's easy to work here and there are a lot of positives. The things that people have complained about management doing have been really minor and I can't say I came across some annoying that that management did that wasn't understandable.

This job gives you so much freedom to do what you want in terms of teaching and private endeavors. The curriculum is very structured but you are free to implement it however you want, which is great as I'm doing the Trinity DipTESOL and can refine my teaching in this setting easily - small class sizes and eager students are a blessing. The textbook is there but I'm not bound to it. There are perhaps teachers who use that freedom as an excuse to be lazy in the classroom - but that type of thing obviously isn't encouraged or accepted as some reviewers might imply. In terms of private endeavors - it's a good place to work on side projects as there is so much free time.

All in all: If you want to come teach here - speak to current teachers or visit the campus if that's a possibility. Be wary of 1/10 negative reviews - clearly someone who rates the place that low when there are so many obvious advantages is a disgruntled employee or complainer - and with so many foreigners here of course such personalities will appear from time to time.

A rural job in China isn't for everyone - so contact the teachers and ask questions, we will give you an honest answer on what's good and bad based on what you're looking for. But don't pass on a good opportunity based on the disgruntled few online.

How can this program be improved?
The place and the students deserves more longer term, professional teachers - so teachers who actually like the place should be encouraged to go online and post a review so that people don't back out of coming here when it's actually a good place. I didn't even know about these review before coming - and reading them after being here for almost a year is kind of funny. I wonder who these ex employees were and what really happened for them to be so cynical about the place - maybe managment was different then.

Another improvement (and my only complaint): Less control over the comings and goings of the compound. It keeps the place safe, secure and quiet - but we're all adults. I don't want to register visitors who come to my home. It's a quick and painless process - but I would rather not have to do it at all.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Roderick
8/10

Peizheng College – My Experience

Having worked in Peizheng College for nearly 3 years, I feel I have some knowledge of what it is like for a working teacher here.
Speaking to other teachers in Peizheng, they mostly all agree that the college is a pleasant place to work in and that the students and pace of life are two big incentives. There are, of course, always a minority who don’t enjoy the experience, for a variety of reasons, and I have no intention here of denying them that right. However, surprisingly, quite a few teachers that do leave come back again, and often say, after experiencing other work environments, that Peizheng College was a far better experience than they had at the time realised.

The social life in Peizheng is, putting it simply, great, and with many opportunities – games, sports, events, restaurants, etc, to get involved in.
Of course it’s not all perfect, and if I said it was I’d be lying. That’s not what I’m trying to do.
For foreign teachers the English teaching here is aural based, and for that reason the classrooms were setup, some years ago, quite sparsely by the then foreign directors, purposefully, to encourage an environment that is geared towards aural teaching and practice. Many teachers love this form and find it easy to work with but some, perhaps instituted in the bed of grammar focused teaching, find it hard to stick to. The reason for this form is to encourage students to use what they had already learned in their pre-college school environment but which they had not had the opportunity to practice in real time. This is a serious issue in China and student-confidence in their English speaking abilities are low, even though they are well learned in most other aspects of English, especially writing. So, putting it simply, China has not been good at giving its school students the opportunity to practice any aural skills in class – the students have the ability but have not had the opportunity. Peizheng College, in this respect, is a forerunner and has taken the problem seriously by doing something about it. It has made the College a popular choice amongst potential students for that reason, though there are other factors too, and the growth rate has been phenomenal.
The students mostly love it, and find these types of classes exciting and beneficial.

One of the main issues that some teachers have had in Peizheng College has been to do with the strong application of control. Most teachers accept this, in varying forms, but some, I think, find it too difficult to adjust to and can become embittered by it (this is not intended to belittle and I acknowledge that in some cases I may be a mile wide of the mark by saying this). There are, however, teachers here who have been in Peizheng for a very long time – up to 16 years. Some have told me that the control issues that have taken place in the past, and that have upset some, are more bark than bite, and if not taken to heart almost always pass over. To be honest, this is how China is and, I suspect, is not just an issue to be found in Peizheng College by the foreign teaching fraternity but is something that happens all over China.

Though this is a sparse account of Peizheng College, I think it is an honest one. There is no doubting that the staff here do have the best interests of the foreign teachers at heart, and have provided ample evidence of that on many occasions, but like a very large ship there are many departments and this causes complications that make it difficult to fulfil every good intention. Peizheng College is a very big place with now 18,000 students, an increase of six thousand since I first came to work here. It is then, growing rapidly and with such rapid growth it is impossible that there will not be some growing strains. Yet despite this, I would still say that Peizheng College is a peaceable and pleasant place to work in, with, as mentioned, lots of activities and opportunities for those who are willing to give it a try.
The key, I think to successfully living and working here, is to not lean too heavily on one’s own understanding of how things should work – China is different in every way and culture shock is a very real problem to deal with.
I hope this will serve as a useful and helpful account of what it is like to work in Peizheng College, and a help for anyone trying to decide whether to come here or not.

How can this program be improved?
As a teacher who is still working in Peizheng, I would say it is improving. This last semester, (Fall, 2017) there was a lot of forward progression, and this coming semester (Spring 2018), the hope is there will be much more.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Daniela
1/10

try other places first

to summarise in one word: disrespectful
disrespect from the support team and staff
Try other places first.
I had a bad experience with Peizheng College in Guangdong Province over a period of time. I am posting my experiences here, as Peizheng College is a big recruiter of foreign teachers, and regularly advertises on this website.

The main problems I had concerned teaching hours, a deposit I was asked to pay for my apartment, and health problems at the campus which I was not told about.

Firstly, after I arrived there, the college wanted to change my contract and tried to increase my teaching hours (but for the same salary - no corresponding increase in salary!).

The college seemed to think that changing already agreed contracts wasn’t a problem.

Secondly, the college also tried to increase (by 100%!) the “deposit” I should pay for the apartment I would have lived in. The college staff pressed me to pay this much higher deposit immediately in cash, despite my employment contract saying my apartment deposit was due to be paid after I had received my first month’s pay.

Also, I encountered health problems at the campus which I was not informed about before travelling there. In the days before I arrived, the area around the college had an outbreak of the “norovirus”. Local health authorities investigated the outbreak and closed the campus for 1 week.

If I had known in advance about these problems, I would have reviewed my travel and working arrangements to reconsider when, or if, I would travel to this college. However, as the college had not informed me of any of this, I felt my health and wellbeing were put at significant risk.

Given these problems, I departed Peizheng College after working there a long time. And based on my experiences there, I do not recommend this college to any teacher seeking employment.

How can this program be improved?
- clean house with management replacement
- revise priorities
- continued increase in enrolment and revenue should match workload, compensation and infrastructure developments
- reduce the amount of FTs
No, I don't recommend this program
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Jennifer
2/10

read the other reviews first

I do recommend working at Guangdong Peizheng College. The reasons are many and will be explained below.
First, I suggest that you read all of the reviews on this site and other ESL sites.
Then, I suggest that you consider what mainland China is and Chinese culture in the context of today's world.
In short, China is change.
In short, Peizheng is pricey. And it's treatment of Westerners is clinical.
First, it is pricey to come here.
The housing deposit is at an extremely high rate for the entire year. New teachers must pay for it up front.
Peizheng students are fine, for the most part. However most all of them are here because they do not like to study. And that there is someone who can afford the 30,000 RMB per year expense rate. And in China there is a national standardised exam whereby they must get a good score and in turn are presented with higher educational institution choices.
In case of Peizheng, those students did poorly on this exam. Notwithstanding the mainland China academic environment is a highly competitive place.
The price you pay for 35-55 other teachers here is high. It is a university so naturally most everyone already has some kind of "teaching experience."
that is, young persons and couples fresh off of the plane to sixty-five year-old men who ensure job security by entertaining the students well.
Most "teachers" here succeed in oral English by entertaining the students. This edutainment is what keeps the pistons firing in this school which was founded as recently as 1993.
The administration is excellent at one thing: that is, to cover theirselves. This form of liability seeps into every move of the office where it creates bureaucratic and quasi-bureaucratic policies all of the time. This keeps this employed meanwhile ignoring the needs of the foreign teachers. So expect a guarantee in pleading ignorance.
Who will sail the ship doesn't matter. The real goal is keeping the ship seeming like its going somewhere while no one is the captain. And the leader of such moves is related to the founder, in an illegitimate manner.
Many of the coworkers have borderline personality issues. Moreover they are unable to succeed in a regular job and lifestyle back home. Or they never matured past adolescence.
If you can play games, entertain, make noises and be a stand up comic, then this is the place for you. There is no lesson prep required except for a few teachers who have English majors which need stimulation beyond the norm. Oh yea, and the Dean may decide to change the textbook mid-ship.
The classrooms themselves are quite small, hot, and void of any "smart" capabilities such as a projector or even a listening device.
Keep in mind that the school is a cooperative with the local municipality in which there is an agreement to hire local workers and share in an incentive sharing plan.
The enrollment rate continues to increase. The third largest city in China is nearly 90 minutes away.
So, there is a massive persons density here like London. Don't expect a quaint and charming countryside.
The locals are as indifferent and ignorant to foreigners. They have seen the hordes in Guangdong for a century or more. Mainly all for trade reasons.
Overall don't come here if you want a true depiction of the welcoming nature of China, and true interest in English language learning.
A lot of people in the West need a job. And there are some who really need a job.
There are so many other opportunities out there that will make you feel rewarded, and to not have to be around such an unwelcoming environment.

No, I don't recommend this program
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Lavender
2/10

There are plenty of better schools in China

I worked at Guangdong Peizheng College for between 2 and 5 years and had experience in a few different levels of management and teaching- my advice to you is to stay far, far away from this school and the people who live here. The Chinese management holds major animosity towards foreigners; lies, deceit, forgery, and corruption at every level are commonplace. The thing is, this school is FAMOUS for having the most foreign teachers in Guangdong Province. Kids come here to study English and learn from foreigners, so the school is forced to hire lots of foreigners and there's no way that they can ever do away with the huge FT population; necessary evil. But the Chinese administration doesn't like foreigners and treats them worse than the cleaning people. If you work at PZ, you will ALWAYS be under suspect and you will NEVER be treated respectfully. People come here and think that if they "stay under the radar" than all will be good and the management will eventually see their good behavior and treat them fairly. No. That's Western logic and it doesn't work here. At PZ, if somebody sleeps with a student or shits on the roof of some apartments (not kidding), even if the management CAN figure out who that person is, they won't do it. Instead, they will punish the entire foreign teacher population. Imagine living in a place where you have to get a permission slip before ANYBODY comes into your house from the outside; your Chinese girlfriend, your sister from the UK, your friend who lives in GZ; anyone. And the administration reserves the right to deny anybody the right to have a friend over and they won't give you a reason, they'll just say no. It's common for the foreign teacher's at PZ to refer to their housing complex as a "prison" which is exactly what it is.

In addition, the foreigner community at Peizheng is a bit weird and a bit cold, which I think is partly due to the influence of the Chinese management. Gossip here is impossible to escape. People have way too much free time and the internet speed is circa 2001, so there's not much to do but sit around and talk about who is sleeping with whom; which is actually quite relevant to your life because anything another foreign teacher does can be something that changes the rules which govern your life. Think twice. Also note that the only positive review on this site was written by someone who was recruiting for PZ at the time of writing; go figure.

How can this program be improved?
Burn it to the ground.
No, I don't recommend this program
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BF
5/10

good for one year, and easy to get

We would not recommend working at Peizheng College. This post is based upon the job and work conditions. As far as teachers at life in China, the post by Puzzlebox is accurate.

Foreign professors used to live in an older, smaller units. The College moved us to a gated compound around 4 years ago.

The school was also operated by Hong Kong owners. Thus the turnover a few years ago has caused some large management changes.

Make no mistake it is in the countryside. As big as Huadu is expanding, it is still a distance from the large metro, Yonge street kinda place.

Also, because of this, the school seems to have given an ownership to the local population. So kind of like a land-grant institution. Management will always side with the local janitor, plumber, cleaner or construction worker. And back down should support to a foreign Professor be needed. Again: there are fifty teachers here in a private school.

Individually, a few instances here and there may not seem so bad, but if fifty teachers are here, over time the result should be a huge pattern, as noone can actually remember all the paths, but people don't want to seem dumb in a meeting, so they just sit there in ignorance. This is particularly tough on new hires.
This applies to the passport, visa, utility bills.

No, I don't recommend this program
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Anon
9/10

Nice place to teach and live

I was there for 3 years and they were probably some of the best years of my life. If your goal is to explore Asia, it's a great place to call home-base. The campus is beautiful and serene, making it a great place to live a semi-retired kind of life.

Pros:
-Great hours, lots of time for you to pursue other interests.
-Cheap cost of living. Salary is way more than enough to live on.
-Great commute time. 7 minutes of walking from apartment to classroom.
-Perks include free use of an apartment in Hong Kong(perfect for getaways!) and free Chinese lessons
-Sweet students who are easy to teach

Cons:
-Is set in a rural area, far from the city center
-Transportation can be tricky

Yes, I recommend this program
Elly
10/10

Guangdong Peizheng College

Awesome place to work as a Foreign Instructor.

I have just signed a new contract for my 3rd year at Guangdong Peizheng College.

Its located within a beautiful mountain and lake area in Chini Town.

The city of Huadu is 30 minutes by bus and Guangzhou city is about 50 minutes by bus.

There is about 55 foreign instructors and most of us are quite sociable.

Our apartments are only 2 years old, very new and modern.

Teaching the students is the best part of Peizheng College. The foreign instructors teach 20 periods per week which is about 16.5 hours per week. In my 2 years of employment at Peizheng College, I have always been paid on time and in full.

The new administration (IECO) has been in the office for the last 3 years. They are very good at sorting out the visa paperwork for new foreign instructors. In my experience they have looked after the foreign faculty really well.

Im definitely loving my life at Guangdong Peizheng College.

Yes, I recommend this program
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puzzlebox
1/10

A note in regards to Foreign Teachers at Peizheng

This is something I posted on another thread. Hopefully, this will shed some more light on the situation at Peizheng College. I have edited some of it, in order to paint an even clearer picture for this thread.

I should also mention here; in this post, I am not addressing any of the problems at PZ in regards to the program directors and management, nor the corruption of the admin. This post is only a note concerning the situation in regards to the Foreign Teacher population at this college. Hopefully, it will help anyone who is even remotely entertaining the thought of working at this school.

There certainly has been much posted recently on various threads and forums concerning the FTs at PZ being losers, druggies, alcoholics, lunatics, misfits, perverts and undesirables, etc. etc. Yes, it's a sad story; but much of it is true. Of course, by stating this; it may attract a certain personality type to apply there. Not my intention at all!

However, not every FT at PZ (past and present) necessarily falls into any of these negative categories. Surely, it takes a different personality to even think of traveling to China, and then residing there for the purpose of work. And certainly a very different personality to stay there year after year, after year. If you do speak to any of the FTs at PZ, as well as anywhere else in China, you will certainly hear a variety of stories and reasons why they are there. Some are honorable, and some not so deserving of respect.

Many are exploring. Some are hiding. A few are actually there for cultural exchange and to teach. There are missionaries. There are heathens. There are some seemingly normal and relatively sane people too (However, that number is very limited. But they do exist, besides their idiosyncrasies.).

And of course, there are all the undesirables (that everyone has heard of in the forums): and plenty of them. Yet, all in all, these categories of foreigners do have one thing in common; they are living and working in China. We all have our opinions of, and ways of dealing with the people we come in contact with. Some handle the social environment better than others. Peizheng is unique in that is has so many FTs; too many, in my opinion. And I think many who know of Peizheng (from the inside) will agree with that opinion. Therefore, it is only fitting that PZ would have more undesirables too.

By far, the ratio of undesirables, in relation to the descent folk so to speak, truly outweighs the numbers at other schools in China. So now, think about it: Find 70-80 people from various backgrounds and cultures, with different educational and work experience, different sets of ethics and moral values, and throw them together into a completely different environment other than the one they are used to; "Voila" you get a mess, just like the one at PZ. It's no surprise.

The source of the problem (as I tend to state this in other forums) is truly the "FAO" at PZ. They just don't know how to hire FTs. And they don't really know how to handle the ones they do hire; both the good and the bad. They have had this problem for many years, and now it has finally blown up in their face! And to tell you the truth, it's about time!

It would appear (through various forum posts and the fact that PZ is still advertising to fill positions this late in the season) that PZ is now facing the coming term with less teachers than it had anticipated. Yeah, there are murmurs on campus that EEC is changing the programs so they will not need as many FTs as they have had in the past. But even if that is true, usually it takes a very long time for any changes to actually be made. And, even if they have already put some of the changes in place; it looks like they are still short in the number of teachers they need for the coming term. Or should I say? They are short of foreign bodies to fill the PZ educational graveyard. This school is certainly not known for its standards of excellence.

And btw, those of you (both, new and veterans) who are teaching at Peizheng this coming term; be prepared to be doing a lot of overtime (whether you want to or not). The foreign supervisors will not ask; they will put it on your plate like it is expected of you to agree.

This seems to always happen at Peizheng, term after term; The FAO comes up short! Thus, the undesirables are left to storm the gates and reside within the walls and even outstay their welcome in many cases. But, this year, the FAO is coming up "way too short"; which one would think, would make the admin (and/or those above the admin) to take a good look at what's really going on in the FAO.

However, as stated by another poster on another forum (not word for word): "This is China and they will do whatever they want." And yes, the FTs are only foreigners here. And yes, Peizheng is Peizheng and it will do whatever it pleases; which tends to almost always displease most of the foreign body who are teaching there.

Yes!! It's good to see so many forums opening up 'the can of worms' that truly belongs to PZ and its FAO. Regardless of the difference in opinions that describe the situation at PZ; this thread (as well as all the other forums) is sure to help spread the word that Peizheng is an absolute "Avoid Destination" for most.

Peizheng is in desperate need of a "Face-Lift", and soon. When, and if, it does get one; hopefully, there will be some substance behind it and some real changes will be made (especially the FAO). This is not a time for PZ to exercise the usual Chinese concern of "saving face". Maybe the "Real Power" behind the scenes at PZ will soon realize that "to save face" now, they really have to make some dramatic changes!!! And yes! They should start with the FAO!!!

For the time being: Peizheng is truly a place to avoid, unless you need plenty of melodrama, senseless paperwork, and you are willing to abandon any principals that you may have concerning fair treatment and respect.

No, I don't recommend this program

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About Peizheng College

The Guangdong Peizheng College is a great place for teachers! We welcome you to come to China and teach at our school. We have a very friendly staff and students who are eager to learn. We hope you can join us soon. If you have any questions, feel...