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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. "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


  2. "Don't care about their teachers anymore"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Suzhou Foreign Language School full-time

    Pros

    Good classroom environment
    Kids have a high level of English
    Most Chinese co workers are friendly

    Cons

    The school changed headteacher a year or so ago and has become more and more difficult to work at. Treatment of foreign teachers by the international department is good but only when it suits them, they follow the contract to suit their own needs and are unwilling to solve problems faced by teachers, such as, late pay, missing pay, reimbursement of flights and medical bills. There is a lot of annoying things I have found working there that could be easily solved but nobody seems willing to do so, and over time I have seen problems become both more and more common and irritating. My advise, go elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teachers and be fair

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