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Old 02-24-2016, 02:40 PM
 
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The OP is a typical white male with yellow fever, typical!

He can't get a white woman to pay attention to him, so he has to go to East Asia to teach English and teach some other "things" to the local women.

No wonder you people are called Cauc-Asian.
Eh, not true on multiple fronts. Obviously there is little I can do to change your mind, but I don't have yellow fever (latinas are my weak spot) and have no problems with women (quite the opposite actually). I do like to travel though and experience other cultures, which is why teaching ESL seems like a good thing to do before committing myself to law school.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:07 PM
 
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A sit-down test/survey means very little. The reality is that Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Chinese ppl all speak ****e English and all four peoples are on the same level, give or take.

Italians and French also speak horrible English, but it's a lot easier to find someone who could understand you on the streets of Paris or Milano if you don't speak French or Italian. It's also a lot easier to order in a random, small restaurant in France or Italy than in Japan or Taiwan if you only know English.
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This kind of story;
"The world's largest ranking of countries by English skills"

EF English Proficiency Index - A comprehensive ranking of countries by English skills
#29 Vietnam
#30 Japan
#31 Taiwan
#37 France
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Old 02-25-2016, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Ok ok , lets be real about this whole question of choosing which Asian country to teach English. Of course it does come down to a matter of taste. As always, some like this and some others like that. I know one person who really likes Chinese girls and no other Asian for him . Then another friend who has lived in Japan for over 11 years and adores Japanese girls. So, when all is said and done, lets be honest

IT'S THE GIRLS !!!
I know numerous white couples who moved here together, and numerous couples comprised of foreigners who met here.

Not to say that foreigners never shack up with locals (I'm married to a former coworker from Hunan and we have a kid on the way), but, this is an ugly stereotype that I haven't found to be overwhelmingly true in living here.
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:02 AM
 
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Then how do you explain many women teach English in Asia too?
Some come for adventure, others come to pay off student loans others come to get teaching experience. others a combination of some or all of the previously mentioned. Some even come to meet Asian guys for romance / fun believe it or not.
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Some come for adventure, others come to pay off student loans others come to get teaching experience. others a combination of some or all of the previously mentioned. Some even come to meet Asian guys for romance / fun believe it or not.
I do indeed know a number of expat women who come to meet local guys, too
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Old 02-25-2016, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I know numerous white couples who moved here together, and numerous couples comprised of foreigners who met here.

Not to say that foreigners never shack up with locals (I'm married to a former coworker from Hunan and we have a kid on the way), but, this is an ugly stereotype that I haven't found to be overwhelmingly true in living here.
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Some come for adventure, others come to pay off student loans others come to get teaching experience. others a combination of some or all of the previously mentioned. Some even come to meet Asian guys for romance / fun believe it or not.
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I do indeed know a number of expat women who come to meet local guys, too
Sometimes I regret not spending a few years teaching English in Asia...
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Old 02-26-2016, 10:42 AM
 
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Sometimes I regret not spending a few years teaching English in Asia...
I feel like if I don't, then I will as well
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Old 03-03-2016, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Land of the Free*
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I've taught in China, Korea, and Vietnam.

Definitely liked them all, hard to say which was the best.

If I could do it all over again, I might head to Japan though. Or maybe I'm just saying that cuz I've tried all the other places.
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:49 PM
 
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welcome to shanghai
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