Koh Samui Language School • New Schedule • July 2018

New Class Schedule

We are happy to announce the start of a new term in our school this week. We accept new students all year round, and if you haven’t joined any of our courses yet, this is just the perfect moment.

Please, check on our new schedule below.

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If you have any questions about times, dates, levels, or anything else you can think of, please contact us via email, phone, or in person at our office.

See you in the classroom!

 

 

Koh Samui Lanuage School: full-time Chinese teacher needed!

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Full-Time Teaching Job at Koh Samui Language School

Chinese

Koh Samui Language School is looking for a certified native or non-native Chinese teacher for a full-time position.  
As a Chinese Language Teacher you will be teaching small groups of adult students on the island of Koh Samui.  
We are looking for a passionate teacher who is available full time throughout the week. 
Salary is 35000THB. 
Please send your resume to jobs@kstvs.com and we hope to see you soon! 
 
Kind regards, 
 
KSTVS

ED Visa News: Update on Required Documents

At Koh Samui Language School it is our priority to ensure every process of your ED Visa runs smoothly. We constantly follow the news in the immigration policy of Thailand. As you know, immigration rules change all the time, and we have a small update for you and kindly ask for your cooperation.

There are 3 important items required for your visa extension.

1. Police Check

You can easily get it at Bo Phut police station.

To get a police check record you need to:

  • Contact our school at 077 248 228 or 086-947-2883 or come to our office and ask Khun Pat to make an appointment for you with the police station.
  • Take your passport and 600THB and go to Bo Phut police station during its opening hours from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • The procedure of getting a police record usually takes about 5 minutes.
  • Bo Phut police station is open Mon-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm.

2. Bank Statement

Please, make sure that your bank statement was issued not earlier than 3 months ago. Due to new immigration regulations, you have to provide an updated bank statement for each visa extension. The minimum amount on your bank account must be equivalent to 50,000THB.

3. Updated Passport

Before each visa extension we need to send an updated copy of your passport to the Ministry of Education. Please, after each new stamp, promptly bring your passport to our office, so that we can make an updated copy.

We hope that this information will help us avoid any possible delay in processing your ED visa paperwork. Thank you for your cooperation!

Any concern regarding to your ED Visa, please feel free to drop by at our office Mon – Sat 8:30 – 18:00. Or give us a call 077 248 228 and 086-947-2883 Khun Pat

 

Koh Samui Language School closed on Songkran

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No Classes on 13th April

We would like to inform you that on 13th April 2018 Koh Samui Language School is closed for Songkran, the Thai New Year’s festival.

Classes will resume on Monday, 16th April.

Enjoy your holiday and remember to be safe.

Happy Songkran!

Job opportunities • KSTVS • Thai Teacher

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Thai Teacher needed!

Summary

To plan and deliver Thai language lessons and assist the managing director and principal on day to day running of classes and administration.

Performs

Social activities and administration

  • Updates social networking sites
  • Arranges Thai student activities
  • Writes Thai learning blogs

Classroom management

  • Sets up classrooms
  • Writes lesson plans in soft copy
  • Takes attendance
  • Files lesson plans
  • Sources teaching material

Teaching

  • Teaches private and group classes up to 25 hours per week

Resources

  • Downloads eBooks and material
  • Organizes existing material
  • Gathers multimedia resources

Assists principal and MD with

Administration

  • Translates English marketing material in Thai (Flyers, FAQs)

Sales

  • Distributes Thai learning flyers
  • Implements teaching promotions (Trials, parent sessions, new activities)
  • Sells courses to walk in customers

Marketing

  • Places free adverts/information on internet
  • Contacts local PR opportunities
  • Reviews and updates website and collates material
  • Places free and paid ads on web and in print
  • Creates Thai learning advertisements and flyers

Salary

From 20000 to 30000 THB depending on experience.

Contact:

Office@kstvs.com

Khun Pat: 086-947-2883

Office: 077-248-228

ED Visa News: Notice from Thai Consulate in Penang

Thai Consulate closed from 2 April 2018

We, at Koh Samui Language School, would like to inform you that Thai Consulate in Penang will be closed from Monday, 2 April 2018 until further notice due to office relocation to a new building (no. 1 Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman).

If you can’t postpone your visa run, we recommend you to opt for Thai Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Baru, Vientiane, Hanoi or Phnom Penh.

 

Koh Samui Language School • Learning Tips

Probably the most common question that we get from our students at KSTVS is “Is there a quick and easy way to learn a language?” While the answer is rather “no” than “yes”, there are definitely a lot of techniques you can use to facilitate and maximise your learning experience.

Have you looked at our list of language learning tips yet?

We would like to share a couple of other pieces of advice which you might find helpful to memorize new vocabulary and then efficiently use it.

Apply various types of memory

Some people need to hear a word to memorise it, others have to see or write it before they can remember it. It is good to know which type of memory is working best for you, but if you use visual, auditory and kinaesthetic types of memory all together, that will definitely give a boost to your learning.

Personalise

All our courses are designed to be relevant to a large number of people. However, we all have different needs and purposes, and once in a while some students ask: “Why are we learning this word? It’s not something I’d use every day”.  On the one hand, this remark seems quite fair. On the other hand, however, think of an episode when you stumbled trying to express yourself. Was it a word like “bus”, “restaurant” or “paper” that you so desperately lacked? Or something that goes beyond the beginner level, like “achieve”, “flea” or “thoroughly”?

Large vocabulary is one of the attributes of a fluent language speaker, and if you want to become one, embrace the idea that there are (almost) no useless words. You never know, who you might have to speak to and what about, so why not be open to all chances and be prepared?

So, what can you do to retain a word which you are not likely to use right after the class or even a week later?

Think, how this word refers to you personally, what it stands for in your personal reality. Imagine a situation in which you could apply this word. Literally, picture it to yourself, think how and who you would say it to. For example, if you have learned the word “chubby”, think of a baby you smiled at yesterday, or a person you know who has got chubby cheeks. Imagine, you are describing them to a foreign friend, make up a sentence, say it to yourself a few times.  Make it meaningful to you.

Meaning vs. Translation

In general, there is nothing wrong with translating new vocabulary, but very often students waste a lot of time trying to translate a new word or phrase into their first language instead of getting the idea of it. The sooner you will get into the habit of linking a word directly to an object or an idea rather than to a translation, the easier it will become to understand new words, seize the meaning from the context and enlarge your vocabulary more efficiently.

Simplify

It is natural for people to think in their native language. The problem is that when you easily and quickly build a long and complex sentence in your first language and then try to translate it into the language you are learning, you very often find yourself lacking words and constructions. Again, if you get used to avoiding translation whenever it is possible, it will save you a lot of time and effort. But even if it seems impossible to you so far, make your sentences simpler. Adjust your inner native language voice to the level of your second language. Replace the unknown words with the ones you already know. You will find out that you can say much more than you thought you could.

Practice makes perfect

Practice is the most important thing when mastering any skill. Get out of the classroom, speak to people and don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Watch movies and TV shows, listen to podcasts, read books or blogs in the language you are learning. All these small things together will make a big difference!

Have you ever used any of the tips above? Do you find them helpful? Do you have any other tricks up your sleeve? Feel free to share your experience in the comments.

Koh Samui Language School • Progress Test Results

Mid-Term Progress Test in English Beginner and Elementary groups

Last week our English Beginner and Elementary students took a progress test, which was a great opportunity for them to check what they had learned and which aspects of the language they still had to brush up on.

Although some students felt nervous and a bit pessimistic about the whole thing, all of them had really impressive results.

We would like to thank everybody for your great performance and participation in class and congratulate you on your high scores! We wish you good luck in your further studies. We, from our side, will do everything to make our classes engaging, effective and fun.

We remind you, that progress tests are an important requirement of immigration for extending your ED visa.

ED Visa News from Ministry of Education – Police Check

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Koh Samui Language School visited Ministry of Education

Our school managers have visited Ministry of Education and we are ready to share the latest news.

 

 

There has been a small change in the list of documents required for getting an ED visa. From now on you need to attach a police record to the regular set of documents.

Where do I get a police record?

If you didn’t get a police record in your home country and you are already in Koh Samui, no worries!

You can easily get it at Bo Phut police station.

How does it work?

  • Contact our school at 077 248 228 or 086-947-2883 or come to our office and ask Khun Pat to notify the police station that you need a police record.
  • Take your passport and 600THB and go to Bo Phut police station during its opening hours from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • The procedure of getting a police record usually takes about 5 minutes.
  • Bo Phut police station is open Mon-Sat 9:00am-5:00pm.

At KSTVS, we always ensure every process of your ED Visa runs smoothly, whether it is your first time of applying or extending it, it is our priority to keep it convenient for you.

Any concern regarding to your ED Visa, please feel free to drop by at our office

Mon – Sat 8:30 – 18:00.

Or give us a call

077 248 228 and 086-947-2883

Khun Pat

Immigration requirement for your ED visa: English and Thai progress tests

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Adult Classes

Progress tests are a part of every course and will take place every three months

A warm and homely atmosphere created by our teachers in the classroom, topped up with stunning beauty of a tropical island, makes learning foreign languages in Koh Samui so appealing.
There is nothing we take more seriously than providing our students with the highest quality education. Yet we understand that just sitting at a desk and staring at the textbook the whole class is a thing of yesterday, and all our teachers do their best to make their lessons feel more like a friends’ get-together rather than a tiring academic experience.

So why take a progress test?

The mere recollection of school or university tests and the prospect of taking another one here at KSTVS makes a lot of adult students flinch.

Number one piece of advice: don’t panic!

No one will give you bad marks or judge you if you make a mistake or don’t complete the test in time. Look at it from another angle – a progress test is an excellent opportunity for you to see your strongest points and see which aspects you should work on harder. Knowing where you are at learning a language gives you a sense of achievement and satisfaction.  It is also a perfect way to compare your current level with that of a few months ago – you might be surprised!

 Requirement of Immigration

In connection with the recent tightening of immigration rules, taking a progress test every three months is a necessary condition for the extension of your ED visa.