TBI’s Financial Woes: Old-Timers Head for the Exit Door

In our most recent post on this blog, we revealed how far TBI has now fallen in the eyes of its employees. These unfortunates have been forced into accepting salary by installment lately, because this low-class language school has hit such financial woes that they are now paying salaries two or even three times a…

The New TBI Kelapa Kading: Study in a Storeroom!

One of the more bizarre recent tweets from TBI Kelapa Gading was one in which they proudly displayed their classroom facilities with the following quote: Hi TBuddies! Ini lho suasana kelas dan pembelajaran di TBI Kelapa Gading, khususnya program Children. This translates loosely as, “Hi TBuddies! This is the classroom environment at the TBI Kelapa…

TBI Kelapa Gading: That “My Teacher Can’t Speak English” Feeling

We recently made the mistake of looking at the TBI Kelapa Gading twitter account. Oh boy, there are so many grammar and spelling mistakes on that thing. They truly are an embarrassment to the name of English language education. They don’t know the difference between “quiet” and “quite”, for example. These people have such low-quality…

TBI Now Widely Loathed by Its Own Staff

The leaks from TBI Jakarta continue to be almost unbelievably negative. The school closures, staff layoffs and pay cuts have taken their toll on morale. Even people who used to be tight-lipped and careful are now heard complaining openly about how badly managed and unjust TBI is. Indonesia is a hierarchical society. People are often…

TBI: Where Teachers “Almost” Have Qualifications!

One of ┬áthe many problems with TBI is that it is a bubble of similarly deluded individuals. It always was. It is a place where people tell themselves that their extraordinarily low standards are actually the benchmark for the whole industry! Their delusions of grandeur are nowhere more in evidence than when it comes to…

TBI’s “Teen Students”: For Sale on Shutterstock.Com

We recently visited the TBI website to look at the latest version. We did not expect to be impressed but the rubbish they are now offering was gob-smackingly bad even by their own rock bottom standards. Look at it yourself and you will see pathetic testimonials from teachers with entry-level qualifications (you can lead academic…