i2 is different.
Established in 2006, i2 is perhaps the most prestigious English Language school and employs 400 foreign English teachers. Now we have 5 campuses in Kunming.
We are proudly multinational and multicultural, respecting and embracing differences between people and peoples. With operations in Europe and America, 5 campuses in Kunming, 30 campuses in Chengdu and more throughout China, providing courses in language, sports, dance, arts and sciences, no other school offers such varied opportunity to excel for students and teachers alike.
The unique i2 system of personalized education combined with an exclusively foreign teaching faculty provides an all-round and grounded international education - our teachers are recognized as some of the best in the country.
We invite you to join us.
Better education - Better life.
* 10,000+ RMB a month plus bonus incentives
* Flexible and understanding support staff to help with getting settled
* Employment visa (Z)
* Contract completion bonus: 9,000 RMB
* flight allowance provided
* Accommodation: housing allowance provided — 1800 RMB
* Paid national holidays plus 2 weeks annual leave
* Two days off every week
* Continuing academic training
* Medical and accident insurance
* Weekly schedule: 22 teaching hours plus 3 hours of substitute teaching, demonstration classes or activities and 5 hours of professional time
* Airport pick up
* Promotion opportunities – build a career
* Minimum of Bachelor degree (BA/BSc) from an accredited college/university
* Native English Speaker
* TEFL/TESOL certified preferred
* At least two years classroom experience
* Age：23-58 years old
Hupan Campus: Room 101, Building 33, Lakeside Dream Community, Guangfu Road, Xishan District,Kunming.
Green Lake Campus: 28 North Green Lake Road, Wuhua District, Kunming
Ru'an Campus: 2nd Floor, 3 Ru'an Street, Wuhua District, Kunming
Gaoxin Campus: Room 402, Botai Office Building (at the crossing of Middle Haiyuan Road and Dianmian Avenue), Gaoxin District, Kunming
Dianchi Campus: Room 21, Block 1-1, Office A4-B, Dianchi Satellite City, Hongta East Road, Kunming
(滇池校区：滇池度假区红塔东路滇池卫城小区欣街坊1-1 21室. 滇池卫城公交站旁）
If you look to the right of this page, under classifieds, you'll see a Ninaxu advertising for a job "Full Time English Teacher at i2." Don't bother.
First and foremost, the teaching experience is awful. You're class will be a revolving door of students, as upper managment constantly swaps students in and out of classes. You'll start to build a relationship with a student, and students will build relationships with eachother, only to be swapped to a different class with a different teacher. Not to mention, you'll be asked at the last minute to fill in for students you have not prepared to teach, because management would rather not cancel a class when a teacher is sick, because that lengthens the amount of time until the contract ends, thus depriving them of more money.
Are you sick? If you call in, you'll get a string of abusive WeChat messages from your boss complaining about your attitude. That is even if you have a medical excuse.
Leave the job, you'll get threatening messages after you have left.
Promises? What are those.
That leave they put in the contract, they have many ways to weasel out of approving your leave. My suggestion, take it ASAP.
The classroom materials are awful. You always are told that the private company needs you to sacrifice for their (profits) difficult needs. No in-classroom computers, in-fact just one computer for the entire office. A couple of broken down CD players, a box of disorganized CD's, and yours is almost always missing or being used by another teacher.
They insist that you use their book, but they don't provide the materials, such as flash-cards. So you spend a great deal of time doing tedious work to get ready for class. The books themselves are garbage. You'll be handed kids who don't know hello how are you, and the book has no phonics material, and really no vocabulary building exercises.
Also, the staff office of the Greenlake Campus was covered in human waste from a broken sewage pipe, and was not fixed for months. This is not a metaphor for life at i2.
You're Chinese colleagues will tell you to work harder, or give you lots of advice. But, when a child freaks out, and you need a Chinese staff member, they will be several floors away, gossiping at the reception desk. But, they are always able to inform on you, and tell you how you can do better.
You'll be asked to "volunteer" for the children at holiday parties. They'll try and guilt trip you. But, you are volunteering for a "for-profit" party, as the school charges parents quite a bit of money for their children to attend.
The marketing department is immoral to criminal. They play on the desperation of parents of children with learning disabilities. Lying, and telling them that their teacher (only 1 or 2 teachers there actually hold a certificate) not only holds a teaching certificate, but specializes in learning disabilities. There were autistic students, dyslexic students, and many other types of issues. They will be lucky if their child is taught by somebody with a generic TEFL certificate. Then, after signing the contract, they will make fun of the family and students they just signed up.
You'll notice that no veteran Kunming expats work at i2, most are imported (many from Russia, Boris from "Chicago".), or at least from other Chinese cities. Just, don't work here. It is an awful and immoral company, that will screw you and the cusomter over in the name of profits.