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SledgeCleaver



Joined: 02 Mar 2013
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:41 am    Post subject: "International Foundation Year" Reply with quote

I've got an interview about an IFY ("International Foundation Year") position. Is anyone familiar with these programs? Basically, it sounds like you are teaching high-school curriculum to students whose high school education (and/or English training) might not be high enough to gain entry to a Western university, however they could gain entry after a year or two of study in a college preparatory school.

In any case, this just made me wonder, particularly about the students. Are they really good students, except they just didn't have the opportunity to learn a lot of English while growing up? That seems most likely, but maybe I'm missing something here.

Long story short: IFY, who and what is it, and would it be cool to teach there?
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El Macho



Joined: 30 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do a search on the forums for "foundation year", you'll get an earful.

These programs can vary greatly in quality depending on who is running them. Some have very stringent entry requirements; others, less so.
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Bud Powell



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it pay 30,000rmb per month?
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SledgeCleaver



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

El Macho wrote:
Do a search on the forums for "foundation year", you'll get an earful.


I tried this search, but honestly didn't come up with much.

Bud Powell wrote:
Does it pay 30,000rmb per month?


We haven't discussed particulars, but it's a western-range salary.
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