There has been a HUGE change in the cirriculum at my school. The foreign teachers are now the main teacher for all subjects (English-speaking, writing, reading, Math, Science, Computers, etc.) We may not even have a chinese teacher in the class with us to help. This is for young, young children (discipline is a concern without the chinese teachers present) We are not allowed to use any chinese in the classroom. Not discipline as in beating the kids…but as in getting them to pay attention, etc.
This is a huge change which not even the chinese teachers are happy about, but the owner is doing it regardless. The foreign teachers are now expected to work more for less money. We already work our butts off and work a 25 teaching hours a week (plus prep time, school activities(not paid), etc.), which will now be increased. We are already at school mon-friday 8:30-5:00. What is the going rate for foreign teachers in this circumstance? What other schools do this in Taiwan?
This change is not what we signed to nor agreed to, but we love the kids and the other chinese teachers are great…just the owners are *%$%^.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. We are pretty flustered at this point with our school.