Compare two online schools 28 September 2015 Reviewer: Danilforbes from New York
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I know that the teachers at echineselearning are obscenely underpaid. And if the students skip classes, the teachers are not paid at all, while the students are charged for missing that class. This is completely unfair to me. That's also the reason the teachers there take a move often.
Internet can be unpredictable. These teachers don't go to the office; they mostly work from home on their own laptops, and it can be the luck of the draw whether their building has reliable Internet.
These teachers are predominantly young women who might not be as experienced as they stated.
I first did echineselearning, then I moved on to iChineseLearning, which is another online Chinese school that offers similar service. So far, I am doing pretty well with them. The teachers there are stable and don't change so often. As far as I know, teachers at iChineselearning get better payment. Another good part of iChineseLearning is that the schedule is more flexible and there are not as many rules and limitations. And the price is more reasonable. If you are considering learning Chinese this way, I encourage you to try both and compare. Fortunately, both of these schools offer free trial lessons.
In summary, I would not recommend E-Chinese Learning to a friend.