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 Head Office: We Couldn’t Pay the Rent!

In recent days we have had confirmation of the shocking reports that not only has TBI Sudirman gone out of business, but TBI (The British Institute) has been forced to abandon its own Head Office on Level Four of the Sequis Centre. They used to be so proud of that office, right in the financial…

Surprising News from Binsar at TBI Bekasi

Nowadays, there can’t be many people in the Jakarta TEFL industry who haven’t heard the whispers about TBI Bekasi, the school which has earned itself the dubious honor of being TBI’s most disreputable franchise school. During 2012 and 2013 we spoke with no less than 5 previous expat teachers who had worked for Binsar, the…

Better Lock Up the Sugar, Binsar (A Summary of Bekasi Allegations)

Starting in February 2013, we bought you 13 serialized installments of a teacher’s report from inside TBI Bekasi. This was the first ever teacher to finsh a contract with the school’s owner-manager-terrorizer, Binsar Simorangkir. The fact that it took almost 5 years before one ex-pat managed to stay at TBI Bekasi Suncity for a full…