An American language school proprietor in Shanghai, about to lose both his school and his Chinese girlfriend, sets up a learning scam to milk his rich but lazy students - until they deal with him in their own, unexpected ways.
An American in Shanghai, Jim, runs a small struggling English language school. Facing bankruptcy and getting dumped by his Chinese girlfriend because he cannot afford to marry her, Jim sets up a "neuro-learning program" scam to milk the rich Chinese parents of his lazy students. He is stunned to learn that his fake devices apparently work. However, the Chinese deal with him in their own, unexpected ways.