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"Growing school, cramped quarters"

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Current Employee - Teacher in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
Current Employee - Teacher in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
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Pros

Salary and benefits package are great, teaching materials are above par, most fellow teachers are easy to get along with, good location vs my living quarters

Cons

Too many teacher hires of those with no teaching background, campus student body staff is growing but facilities are not. Senior management is distant and doesn't seem truly invested in staff or its students. Students seem to run the show in many cases.

Advice to Management

Kids need discipline and structure. Rewarding lazy students equally as achieving students is ridiculous. Having no punishment system at all is a detriment to teachers and the "play-by-the-rules" top students. With the extremely high student count, perhaps it's time to build a new school or add on to the current campus somehow (build up?).

Other Employee Reviews for Suzhou Foreign Language School

  1. "A good school with a growing reputation."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    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.


  2. "Foreign Language Teacher at Taizhou Foreign Language School"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Suzhou Foreign Language School as a contractor

    Pros

    - 1 month winter vacation
    - 2 month summer vacation
    - free apartment
    - free meals at school
    - kids and their families are incredible

    Cons

    - extremely difficult to deal with misbehaving kids
    - culture of saving face can be infuriating

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