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Keith Downing commented on Keith Downing's blog post KON Shanghai
"Hi Bryan, I always happy to help.  1. So it is basically the the same as in the United States. You will receive a temporary insurance card when you arrive so if there are any medical emergencies you go to the hospital and call the number on…"
9 hours ago
Bryan Hu commented on Keith Downing's blog post KON Shanghai
"Hi Keith, Thank you for opening up this opportunity for me to ask questions before my arrival.  1. How does the health insurance work or how does seeing a doctor work in Shanghai? For instance, do you get a health insurance card and present the…"
18 hours ago
Keith Downing commented on Keith Downing's blog post KON Shanghai
"Hello Nicole, I am happy to answer your questions! 1. Yes, it is just the KON team moving to the online center in Pudong. If you find yourself working at the Shanghai HQ, you are in for a real treat!! There are a ton of great places to eat close…"
21 hours ago
Nicole Castillo commented on Keith Downing's blog post KON Shanghai
"Hi, Keith! I have some questions. 1. You said that the office is moving to the Pudong area. Is that just the Kids Online Department? I would assume the entire Shanghai HQ is not moving locations, correct? 2. Have you found an apartment yet? How long…"
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Apr 14
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Janine Nxumalo commented on Keith Downing's blog post KON Shanghai
"Hi Keith, Thank you for your insightful response, it makes me even more excited and a lot more relaxed! I had a look at Smart Shanghai and the apartments are so beautiful! I am confident that I will find something similar in Fuzhou. In terms of the…"
Apr 11
Kagisho Khokutle liked Keith Downing's blog post KON Shanghai
Apr 11
Keith Downing commented on Keith Downing's blog post KON Shanghai
"Hi Janine,  You have a lot of the same questions I had before I arrived. Lets start out with the easy one first. 1. I had to see 20+ apartments in Shanghai before I found one in the right price range with enough room for my wife and daughter…"
Apr 11
Jack Williams commented on Keith Downing's blog post KON Shanghai
"Great insights Keith, many thanks for sharing your experience. Also enroute to Shanghai in June - I'm sure there'll be a lot of wandering off in the wrong direction, confusing locals with broken mandarin etc. etc. etc.... Mistakes! All…"
Apr 11
Jack Williams liked Keith Downing's blog post KON Shanghai
Apr 11
Janine Nxumalo commented on Keith Downing's blog post KON Shanghai
"Hey Keith, Thanks for offering your assistance for the many questions we may have. Like you, I am also moving to China (Fuzhou) with my spouse and I would like to know how that process works in terms of the Visa process for my spouse, how the plane…"
Apr 10
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Apr 10
Kagisho Khokutle commented on Keith Downing's blog post KON Shanghai
"Hey Keith!!! Thank you for all the insight!!. I attended one webinar which wasn't of the best quality as the sound kept cutting so a lot of vital information was missed. You have given me a better understanding of my arrival!!! I appreciate…"
Apr 10
Keith Downing commented on Keith Downing's blog post KON Shanghai
"Hi Kagisho, You have some great questions and I am happy to answer them.  1. So when you first arrive, your on-boarding group with do a weeks worth of regional induction training. They cover a lot of information on what to expect as well as…"
Apr 10

Profile Information

When will you join EF?
January 2018
What city will you be/are you in?
Shanghai
Which EF division are you with?
EF Englishtown (Online)
What nationality are you?
American
What excites you most about China?
Adventure
What kind of teaching qualification do you have?
TESOL
Who's your recruiter?
Don Smith

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KON Shanghai

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 12:39pm 11 Comments

Hello EF Teachers,

If any one has any questions about the on-boarding process, what to expect, or just generalized questions feel free to ask on this post. I have been in Shanghai for about three weeks and I work in the Kids Online department of EF. Currently, we are based at the Shanghai HQ , but will be moving to our new office space in the Pudong area. I know a lot of you have questions or maybe you feel like your situation is different than everyone else. Please feel free…

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Shanghai in November

Posted on October 2, 2017 at 10:52pm 1 Comment

Hello,

My name is Keith Downing and I am scheduled to start teaching in Shanghai at the end of November. I believe my date will be pushed back as the document authentication took longer than originally expected. I am excited to continue this process now that I have all of my documents uploaded and authenticated. Over the last few weeks I reviewed many other blogs looking for insights on the obstacles others have faced while completing the tasks set by EF. I…

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