Wow, sounds great and sorry for your little one. Hope it is an experience which may be used to become battle-hardened in this world of bullies we strive to survive in. Thanks for sharing it and I will definitely take your advice and go check it out for myself.
I seek some help to find/figure out how to place my children at school in the BaiYun road area. While private schools may be an option, I prefer to place them in public school as it is much more affordable (or so I hope). I know homeschooling has often been suggested here, it is not an option for us - our kids must excel in Chinese and lead a normal life outside of home, with the locals.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions, tips or leads. Cheers
Hope everybody here is doing great and greatly enjoying Kunming. I am planning to settle in Kunming in the near future with my family. We are Muslims and our family is very attached to our religion.
I was wondering whether anybody would know anything about Islamic schools in or around Kunming? - and we don't mind if they are not private schools, rather we prefer, that they are local (public or semi-public) schools (teaching Chinese language and aspects of Chinese culture).
Thank you all for the information - kindest regards to all!
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I have not worked at i2, but I will throw in my 2 cents. I applied over a year ago to i2 and I was refused there despite having over 9 years teaching experience, all the required documents and a passion for the job. The interview I had began with a question about my faith which I duly answered because I like to always sustain clarity in my relations with people, especially people I will be seeing daily.
After discussion, I have been refused the job on the grounds that they did not believe me to be able to juggle between work and my stated goal of learning Chinese saying "You are a good teacher indeed, but the working schedule may not allow you to learn Chinese that well as you wish".
I never thought that having 2 days off in the week, plus the mornings of 3 days off (plus evenings of Saturday and Sunday) would not be enough to learn Chinese...at least as "well as" I wish. Then to their credit, I can understand that in the "money over education" scheme they live by, it is unimaginable that a language may be learned in such a manner.
And yeah...religion had nothing to do with that.
P.S: Finally, local teachers in Kunming teaching in other branches narrated of reviews by actual teachers who worked in i2 saying very similar things the negative reviews here do.