I worked at this place for several months. It was a big mistake. At this "institute" the "manager" of the foreign teachers is an annoying little man called "Muzza" from Australia.
At first he will be nice to you on the phone, just to give you false assurance that he is a nice guy to entice you to sign the contract. Then after you arrive at the school he will start stabbing you in the back. The curriculum/syllabus at the school is appalling, however the teachers must prepare detailed lesson plans in accordance with it.
Many of the students at IEN, 18-23 y/o are poorly behaved and have no discipline, however you are not allowed to discipline them yourself, you must tell Muzza about it. This guy is a sniveling weasel of a man who always blames the foreign teacher for any problems that occur.He always says TIC ( This is China ) and seems to have forgotten that he is Australian, not Chinese, the quintessential race-traitor in my opinion. Teachers with years of experience at other universities are not respected at IEN. They are told "We will show you how to be a good teacher".Teachers are hardly given any notice in regard to a change in syllabus. There is no internet access in the classrooms at IEN and teachers must prepare elaborate PPT's each week, it seems all they know how to do is prepare PPT's in that place. Teachers are threatened with fines for being late, and I know some Chinese teachers who were fined and lost a chunk of their salary. One Chinese teacher had her payment of salary delayed by six weeks. Teachers must also provide a doctors certificate if they are sick, but what if you wake up one morning with vomiting and diaohrrea after some bad food one night? It is just ridiculous and stupid.
Some of the students there are very nice, especially the girls ( and some of the guys ) and they try their best. Many of the foreign teachers there are also nice people and do their best in spite of being micro-managed and having to follow ridiculous and rigid guidelines on a daily basis. David, a guy from the USA the Academic Director is a good guy, he is not a bully, but has to take shit from Muzza, or Musa as he is also named, plus he must report to the silly Chinese micro-managers there. Why Dave does not quit and find another job is beyond me, his IT skills are very good. This is a very stressful place to work, and also very time consuming. You will have no social life if you work there.
Also, Fuzhou people are very arrogant, racist, and indifferent to foreigners. Fuzhou is not a nice city despite the propaganda you will be told when you apply the job. Be warned that IEN is one of the worst types of corporate education you will come across. If you want to work at a Chinese university just sign a normal SAFEA contract at a normal university. Avoid IEN, it's hell! I could add a lot more, but I think that will do, just stay away!
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