Foreign teachers in Hunan fined over lack of qualifications

Six foreigners were fined for teaching English without proper qualifications or work permits in Hunan province, police announced on Thursday.

Four of the foreigners were caught while teaching at a kindergarten in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province on Dec 2.

The kindergarten was fined 40,000 yuan (S$8,354) for hiring unlicensed foreigners, and they were fined 5,000 yuan each, the police said.

Two other foreigners were caught in mid-December. One was teaching without a license at a training club in the Furong district of Changsha, while the other was teaching at a kindergarten in the Wangcheng district of Changsha.