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Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
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The bear



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Non Sequitur wrote:
They did indeed live in an hotel.
If you can exist for a semester in what is effectively an en suite hotel room (no cooking - which was in communal kitchens) you are a better man than I.
By comparison Dalian Maritime had one or two bed apartments with sitting room and bathroom. Facing south and very sunny.
I used to come across one DUT teacher sitting in the nearest KFC in winter just to get out of the hotel.
International students shared the floor and kitchen.


Forget that.
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Tazz



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were decently furnished-cleaned, as I recall......with no utility charges-internet and phone provided. SO they had communal kitchens and laundry facilities? At least everything worked. Having recently experienced the pleasure of staying in a 'furnished apartment' provided by Guangxi University in Nanning, with old and broken furniture, charges for utilities, an unsanitary moldy bathroom- I know which I would prefer..... Rolling Eyes
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Non Sequitur



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try having a 'guest' over. Laughing
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Tazz



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did. She was a senior party member..... Shocked
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Non Sequitur



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps it's my age but having a chat while one or both is required (there being no alternative) to sit on the bed is not my ideal scenario. Embarassed
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chryanvii



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard good things about SATC, so if you work there, everything should be okay.

The apartments were nice at DUFE...especially for a single person. 3 rooms, and a big bathroom. Your own washer, nice kitchen, etc. Heating in the winter is now provided by hot water, so it runs 24/7, unlike other places where it's shut off at night.

IBC (called SIB before) is a purely team-driven environment. The salary may be high, but there is almost no autonomy, and you work under a coordinator who tells you what to teach. It's a very standardized, "American-style" teaching program, where you have to follow the plan to a "T". I had heard that the workload was getting heavier and heavier after I had left, and that re-submissions for certain exams had to be done.

Lesson plans are done on a rotational basis, and must be submitted to the team through an online "cloud". Everyone must follow your plan.

When I was there, it was necessary to stick very strictly to the book, so that all members of the team were on the same page.

You are given a syllabus at the beginning of the semester, and have to follow the syllabus strictly. Therefore, there is really not much room for creativity.

The students were hard-working, and the first-years were especially great. Dalian is a good city, but is cold almost half the year.
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twowheel



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chryanvii wrote:
Lesson plans are done on a rotational basis, and must be submitted to the team through an online "cloud". Everyone must follow your plan.

When I was there, it was necessary to stick very strictly to the book, so that all members of the team were on the same page.

You are given a syllabus at the beginning of the semester, and have to follow the syllabus strictly. Therefore, there is really not much room for creativity.


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No thank you.

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The bear



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chryanvii wrote:


IBC (called SIB before) is a purely team-driven environment. The salary may be high, but there is almost no autonomy, and you work under a coordinator who tells you what to teach. It's a very standardized, "American-style" teaching program, where you have to follow the plan to a "T".
Lesson plans are done on a rotational basis, and must be submitted to the team through an online "cloud". Everyone must follow your plan.

When I was there, it was necessary to stick very strictly to the book, so that all members of the team were on the same page.

You are given a syllabus at the beginning of the semester, and have to follow the syllabus strictly. Therefore, there is really not much room for creativity.



Ah, sounds awful. It's bad enough when you sub and have someone else's lesson plan to follow. Teaching, in many ways, is individualistic, not something that can be distilled down into a series of steps.
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ajmci



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject: Organised & Professional Reply with quote

I visited Dalian and had a very constructive meeting and visit to DUFE last month. A different type of job opportunity meant I declined their offer but I was very taken with what they had to offer - a pleasant little campus close to some nice coastal walks, basic but OK apartments, and an organised & ambitious teaching programme.

I observed 1 class and was really impressed by the classroom atmosphere and the students' spoken abilities. Chatting with the teacher, I learnt that a lot of lessons are shared with the objective of improving them through personalisation.

Seemed a good place to develop teaching skills and experience a fairly relaxing (in China!) way of life.
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