Suzhou Foreign Language School

www.sfls.com.cn
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A good school with a growing reputation.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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Pros

The staff is helpful and friendly to those who are willing to work. The school is growing and changing rapidly and trying to model itself after a western education system. This school is not a good place for foreigners who want to have easy money and a lot of personal play time. This is a real school.

Cons

Management can often be distant or missing. Language barrier can cause difficulty occasionally. This is a school that is typical of those in China: red tape and sudden schedule change are a constant hassle.

Advice to Management

Don't put so much attention on one program. Other students in each group are valuable resources that should be seen as potential successes rather than profits.

Other Employee Reviews for Suzhou Foreign Language School

  1. An excellent place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    SFLS was a great place to work. Easy hours. Very friendly environment to foreigners. Always paid on time. Colleagues are so chill, everyone meshed real well. I didn't think I'd be able to find green so easily in China, so being able to smoke with so many coworkers was chill. School is close to an underground. Three meals a day included. Students are super smart and motivated.

    Cons

    The school is near the end of Line 1. Its hard to eat the cafeteria food every day. A few of the staff can be quite sexist, but I hear that's everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you're doing. SFLS is the best (non-international) school in Suzhou. It would have been nice to get paid more than 10k though - raising the salaries might boost morale and lower the turnover.


  2. One of the best schools for foreign teachers to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Mathematics Teacher in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
    Former Contractor - Mathematics Teacher in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Suzhou Foreign Language School as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment, understanding and supportive management, beautiful city and an amazing group of colleagues both foreign and Chinese.

    Cons

    It's a private Chinese school with an International dept.

    Advice to Management

    There is scope of improvement in management. The intake of students in the international dept should be on credit basis.


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