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Share Opening my own language school... The Flood!
2012-6-1 14:30
One day me and Maria went to the school to collect some information from the computer, when we arrived, there was a strange smell. We opened the kitchen door to find that the kitchen had flooded. The kitchen window was open, and for the previous few days, there had been very heavy rain, so we assumed rain had just some in through the window. I cleaned the floor and closed the window, problem solved? Obviously not or I wouldn’t be writing about it in this blog! & ...
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Share Opening my own language school... Advertising
2012-5-29 15:18
After all our furniture was bought, we started to think about the advertising and decoration of the school, we needed leaflets, name cards, posters and signs. Jack said his friend who owned a design company would do the design for free, so we set up a meeting with him at his office. The morning of the meeting, Jack called to say he could not attend the meeting, so me and Barry went to the office to discuss what we wanted. I had designed a simple l ...
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Share Opening my own language school... Work Visa and Business License (Part 2)
2012-5-24 15:25
After the long meeting, I felt a little better, but still needed to make sure that I could get a working visa sorted, so I jumped on the internet to gather information about how to get the required licenses to employ foreigners. I collected all the information together and printed it to show to Jack’s friend. The meeting was arranged and we went to the school for a talk. Jack’s friend wanted to re-highlight all the benefits of using an Education License compared with ...
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Share Opening my own language school... Work Visa and Business License (Part 1)
2012-5-23 17:28
As my Preface to Work Visa post highlighted, getting a visa has not been the simplest of tasks, so any real opportunity to get a visa would be of great interest to me, this is the main reason I decided to go into business with Barry and Jack. Barry and Jack have been friends of mine for a few years now, we regularly go out for diner together, or go for a few drinks, Jack even invited me to his home for Mid-Autumn Festival. We are good friends and will help each other ...
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Share Opening my own language school... Preface to Work Visa
2012-5-22 15:43
This blog post is just a preface to my next blog about trying to get a work visa. Being a foreigner in China I obviously need a visa, but I have had a few problems with my visas in the past. I came to China first on a travel visa, then started to study Chinese at GuangXi University so got a student visa. After a few months of studying, I was offered some part-time teaching work, so I studied and taught. Over time I got many part time jobs teaching in many scho ...
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Share Opening my own language school... Sofa
2012-5-21 16:27
A lmost all of or furniture had been purchased from 2 stores, we just needed something in the reception area to allow students to sit and wait for class, or for parents to wait for students. I just wanted 2 small tables and 8 small chairs, so we set off with Jack and Barry to the furniture market. Every language school I have worked in all have small tables and a few chairs in the reception area, nothing special and nothing fancy, so I wanted the same. We looked at a f ...
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Share Opening my own language school... Phone Line, Internet and Mobile
2012-5-17 15:05
Even though Barry was so useless when it came to buying computers, we asked him to sort out the telephone line, internet connection and a mobile phone for the school. This should have been relatively easy as we had already called the phone company and arranged for them to give Barry a call-back to discuss installation. After 3 or 4 days of silence from Barry, we gave him a call and asked if the phone company had contacted him, he said no and quickly said that I should ...
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Share Opening my own language school... Computers
2012-5-16 16:16
One afternoon, we all jumped into Barry’s car and headed to the computer market to talk with one of Barry’s friends about buying a few computers for the school. Our requirements were very low; we needed a computer for the reception, a computer for the office and a laptop to be used in the classrooms (if needed). We wanted the simplest, cheapest computers that they had, as long as they could run MS Office and play MP3 files, we would be happy. When budgeting for the c ...
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Share Opening my own language school... The Glass Wall
2012-5-14 16:37
On the day our furniture was supposed to be delivered, we asked Ashen to call his friend and come to the school to measure for a glass wall to be fitted. He friend was busy for most of the day, but he finally arrived in the late evening. He asked where we wanted the wall, pulled out his tape measure and went to work. He asked what type of glass we wanted, where we wanted the door, what type of door we wanted and when we wanted it to be fitter. He then got a piece of p ...
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Share Opening my own language school... Furniture Delivery
2012-5-11 15:49
We scheduled for all the furniture to be delivered on the same day as we all had a little free time on that specific day, so it would be easy to set up everything/ When that day arrived, I went to the school in the morning, and sat waiting with Maria. We got a call from the company who we had bought our office furniture and teaching podiums from, they said that one desk was not available in the colour we required, so we decided to choose a different colour instead of w ...
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My name is Daniel, I am 27 and I come from The UK. I have been in China since September 2009.

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