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Teaching at Eastern International University - EIU

Applying for a position but cannot find any information on the internet???

That was the position that I was in as teachers who are currently employed there are only allowed to post positive notes....even constructive comments are frowned upon.......you have to either remove them or have your employment terminated.

Happy to talk about my experiences so that future teachers can make an informed decision about their future. Feel free to message me :)

Hi, katielou.
What are the schedules like at eiu?

40 hours per week. More like a school not a university

More detail, plz.

Let me know your specific questions and I can respond

Ok, so a typical teaching schedule..
How many contact hrs a week,
How long are the classes,
Split shifts..
Thanks.

24 hours per week contact time - Must be onsite for 40 hours/week
Lessons are 3 hours long
No split shifts - you either teach all morning or all afternoon
Shared office space/shared computers

Paid monthly - first pay was 6 weeks after commencement
Reimbursements not paid until after contract completion and I had left the country (no access to the money)

Yes, they pay you half way through the month. Sounds like a great schedule. Did you love working there?

To be honest I hated working at EIU. I was used to working in a university that applied academic rigor to all it undertakings and honesty towards their employees. This is not what I found at EIU. The manager was openly aggressive, offensive and abusive to numerous members of staff in and outside of work, without any repercussions despite having been reported to Human Resources.     Grades of students were changed by the manager without reason. This behaviour was widespread and serious enough that students who had failed all four skills in examinations had been pushed through to the next level as a 'pass'. The accommodation was advertised as fully furnished but this as not the case. Th cost of setting up the apartment was several months worth of wages. Very high turnover of teaching staff with many sneaking off in the dead of night.

However I had signed a contract for 12 months so therefore felt it was my professional obligation to complete that contract. I shall never return.

But you had the basics in your apartment, right? Like a bed? Were those managers expats or locals?

Apartment had the very basics like a bed, lounge, table,chairs. No washing machine, kitchen wares, modem,   Electricity was very expensive. Cost more per month than the cost in Australia with the wages about a quarter of what you earn in Aus.

The managers of issue are expats but the VN staff were dishonest and will blatantly lie to your face

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