Meet the New TBI Director: Windiaprana Ramelan

Over the past few months, we have argued that with the ousting of TBI’s wretched old Director, the hapless and useless Ibu Mariam Kartikatrensi, the victory of her main rival, Ibu Nng Anhar, was complete. For many years, the shady yayasan (charity) USG had been the domain of Ibu Ning, while Mariam had thrown her…

Suara Pembeli: TBI Serpong Parah

Rencananya hanya iseng mau mendalami lagi skill bahasa Inggris. Akhirnya pilihan jatuhlah ke TBI Serpong yg lokasinya di Ruko Golden Boulevard BSD. Setelah menjalani placement test dan wawancara, akhirnya pilihan jatuh ke kelas General English. Sebelumnya saya sudah tanya, range usia untuk murid-muridnya berapa? Diinformasikan oleh Vivi, bahwa sebagian mahasiswa kok sudah dewasa. Okelah pikir…

TBI’s Amazing Shrinking Business! (Part 3 of 3)

With TBI Sudirman closed and TBI Kuningan ‘downsized’ to a smaller and less prestigious address, it seemed time to talk about the elephant in the room: TBI’s shrinking business and the sclerotic management team behind it. In this series we have argued that TBI has now ‘progressed’ from the early to later stages of business…

TBI: The Sick Man of Indonesian TEFL (Part 2 of 3)

This blog has always been based on a simple proposition: TBI (The British Institute) is a fraudulent, delusional and rapidly declining company which is the sick man of the Indonesian TEFL industry. Over the past several years we have attempted to document in its decline by compiling and cross-checking all the information we have accrued…

Photos of the Defunct TBI Kuningan

Here are some photos of the empty premises of the former TBI Kuningan. TBI has now been forced to abandon its flagship school in Jakarta, hot on the heels of having to close TBI Sudirman because it couldn’t afford the rent there. They really are going through a rough patch, as we have been telling…

TBI Kuningan Is Moving…Closer To Oblivion (Part 1 of 3)

At this blog, we have always tried to moderate and conservative in our claims. We have never stated that TBI will go bust on such and such a date; we do not want to indulge in speculation, and there’s no way that anyone outside Head Office can know exactly how bad the finances are. However,…

Hey TBI E-Buddies! Welcome To Kiddies’ Corner!

TBI (The British Insitute), an ailing language chain in Indonesia, has been reeling from the news that its former Head Office at TBI Sudirman (The Sequis Centre) has been closed due to “cash flow” problems. While they will publicly deny they are have serious financial difficulties, no intelligent person will doubt that a company which…

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…

TBI Sudirman RIP (2002-2016)

Today we would like to report the solemn news that TBI Sudirman has bitten the dust. Kicked the bucket. Passed away. In short, TBI Sudirman is ‘mampus’: dead. In the most disastrous turn of events in the history of TBI, they have been caught so chronically short of money that they are now unable to…

TBI Bekasi’s New Owners

A few months ago we were contacted at this blog by the ‘new’ owners of TBI Bekasi (Ruko Sun City) who asked us to contact them about our allegations of fraud, corruption and teacher abuse. They provided us with an email account. We tried to contact them but the email address was no longer in…