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ESL job with First Leap China and Oden Agency legit???
« on: October 20, 2017, 02:24:47 am »
Hi there

I have been offered an ESL job contract with First Leap China, I was contacted by Carrie at Oden Agency who done my initial interview and my second interview was done by Ritchie Ding from TAL. Can anyone vouch for the agencies that I was in contact with and First Leap???? This is my first job abroad and need all the advice and assurance that I can get...

Thank you!


  • annataleen
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    • May 02, 2014, 01:27:07 pm
    • Incheon
Re: ESL job with First Leap China and Oden Agency legit???
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 11:15:47 am »
You might have better luck asking on a China-centric forum. There are some users on here that are in China, but most of us are teaching in Korea. Good luck!


  • fishead
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    • April 23, 2010, 07:58:05 am
    • Yangju Korea
Re: ESL job with First Leap China and Oden Agency legit???
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 11:41:20 am »
 Can the job sponser you for a "Z " visa. The Z visa is the only visa that allows you to legally work in China. If they ask you to come in on a tourist visa and change it when you get there you will be working illegally and vulnerable to exploitation. If they ask you to come in on a tourist visa it is highly likely the previous teacher pulled a midnight run.
This is a huge red flag.