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a thread like this was making the rounds over a year ago...
...except the poster had really atrocious English writing skills, but claimed to have a Bachelor of Science degree from an American univeristy -- so it was really hilarious. We all had fun taking potshots at him, until we sortof all decided it was really not fair to the poor guy, who obviously couldn't comprehend half of what was being said.|
Anyway, in spite of what Canchin says, I think your skills aren't too bad, a little slangy perhaps, but do us all a favor, and learn how to use the capitalization key (the small "i" worked for e.e.cummings, but for everyone else it's simply annoying).
Now, to the topic. You have a valid complaint. Here in our province, we have lady from Norway teaching English at one of our universities. I suppose her written English is ok, but her spoken English has an accent as thick as any of my Chinese students. But she has the "western" face, so apparently that's more important than a flawless British or American accent.
In another situation, years ago when I was in Sichuan, we invited a friend of ours to come make a presentation in one of our classes. This young man was born in Vietnam but had grown up in America, held a bachelor's degree from an American university, and had a flawless American accent (with a slight New England twinge). One pompous young student told him to his face that his English wasn't "standard." (all he could see was the Asian face).
Now -- to the solution. It appears you've been making your job inquiries at private teaching companies. Now, these companies are just out to make a buck, so they're following the basic rule of capitalism, which is basically to provide what the client wants. The clients (those receiving lessons in English) want it taught by a white face.
However, I have noted that a number of universities around China do hire overseas Chinese to teach (however, you must hold a Bachelor degree). My own institution has hired overseas Chinese (Hong Kong -- immigrated to Canada at age 17) and Hainan University has a young man with similar credentials as yours (born in HK, raised in UK). If you have a bachelors (in any subject), and your true interest is teaching, then go to one of the several internet forums recruiting English teachers for universities, and you'll no doubt find a job. The catch is that the pay isn't too great (as Tekvicious pointed out). Here in Hainan, it ranges from 3500 to 4500 yuan a month, which is less than a janitor in the States makes. But you can live pretty comfortably on it as long as you stay in China.