Language Courses

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

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.

 

 

IELTS preparation • Koh Samui Tutor & Vocational School

Ready for challenge?

You have been studying English for a while and feel that you lack direction and a distinct goal? Or you are about to apply for a job or university in an English speaking country?

We have great news! Our school is happy to offer you an IELTS preparation course which starts this January. A highly qualified teacher from Britain will guide you through all aspects and pitfalls of the exam in a friendly and supportive atmosphere of a small classroom.

Who is this course for?

  • English-language learners who want to track their progress
  • People wanting to travel to English speaking countries
  • Students planning to study at a higher education institution
  • Students and workers applying for visas

When?

The course starts on 23rd January, 2018.

Tuesday 12:30-14:30

Thursday 12:30-14:30

 Are you ready to open a world of opportunity?

Sign up now!

To sign up, 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

 

KSTVS New Schedule January 2018

New Class Schedule

It’s a new year and we have a few changes in our class schedule! Please, take a look to make sure you will not miss your class. See you in the classroom!

Time table for January 2018_new

 

 

 

 

Choose the right course at KSTVS

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Koh Samui Language & Vocational School is proud to congratulate our students on the end of another term and is happy to offer more opportunities for studying English starting from January. Whether you are in doubt which group you should continue in, or want to choose your first course in our school, this is the perfect moment to consider your options. Time for level up!

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Agreement

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Let’s agree!

 

Student and School Agreement

 

Please take time to read our Student and School Agreement so that we are all ‘on the same page’.

It’s important for us to ensure we are working together, allowing both students and the school to realise their full potential.

Our agreement is a binding document which every student is required to sign.

 

 

‘on the same page’  is a commonly used idiom in English, but what does it mean?

  • Thinking in a similar way  e.g ‘Sarah called the meeting to make sure everyone was on the same page.’
  • Usage notes: usually said about efforts made together to solve a problem
  • Related vocabulary: on the same wavelength

Children’s English Classes

 

 

 

Weekday English Classes

 

Our native English speaking teachers are here for your every need. We guide students through a fun and educational English course that encourages them to build competence and confidence as learners. Our course includes an excellent variety of creative activities that encourage children to develop academic, personal, and social skills.

Whether your child needs support with school homework, exam preparation, or just need some extra one-on-one English attention, we are here for you.

We offer a comprehensive course for after school classes, which are inline with the internationally accredited Oxford curriculum. We also have more advanced and specialist courses available. Should you require them, please ask.

 

Get Set Go 1

Our level 1 classes are designed with a smooth, fun, and interactive introduction to English in mind. We begin by introducing key sections of the vocabulary, such as colours and ‘hellos & goodbyes’ to help improve students’ listening and speaking. We also provide an introduction to phonics, reading and writing.

Due to our long term experience running language classes for children, we know how hard it can be to have a child focus on a whiteboard or textbooks, so we design our classes with fun and interactivity in mind. We make each lesson as stimulating as possible and we even organise field trips just to keep things interesting for them.

The textbook we use is ‘Get Set Go’ volume 1,  published by Oxford University Press. The textbook creates a rounded syllabus specially designed for children.

 

Get Set Go 2

These classes are a slight step up from their younger counterpart. In this class we aim to once again widen the student’s vocabulary and to introduce more descriptive words so the child can speak about different subjects with a base level of understanding. We work heavily on phonics, aiming to help the child to pronounce possibly difficult sounds in a clearer way. The child’s writing will also be worked on to a higher degree, as we attempt to have the child writing short concrete pieces on their own.

Just like the other classes we still aim to make these classes as fun and stimulating for the child as possible. Trying to learn a new language can be a massive strain even for the most experienced adult, so as a child we know they can lose interest if the classes aren’t engaging enough. So, we do our best to make them interesting as well as educational for the student.

Oxford University Press published ‘Get Set Go’ volume 2 are used in the class, combining a firm mixture of reading, writing, listening, and speaking tasks.

Get Set Go 3

This is designed for children up to roughly 16 years old, depending on ability. In these classes we aim to teach the child short, spoken pieces describing hobbies, places, wishes, etc. Their reading and writing will match their speech and they’ll be able to understand simple texts as well as being able to write short descriptive and concrete pieces.

In these classes the children are often more mature then their younger counterparts, therefore we try to create an educational environment while still including the fun and interactivity of the younger ages. We feel learning to speak a language should be a group activity and so the students are encouraged to engage in group work, enabling them to use their English in a comfortable and safe setting.

‘Get Set Go’ volume 3, published by Oxford University Press are the official textbooks for this class, giving the children different tasks focusing on speaking an reading, presented in an enjoyable way.

When?

Every weekday

4pm – 6pm

How much?

Private class per hour

600B

 

Learning should be fun

 

 

Learning can and should be fun

This isn’t a statement said simply from a moral standing, but out of scientific research too.

When you learn something new, a chemical called dopamine shoot through your brain. It’s what makes us feel happy. Our body feels rewarded, which gives us motivation to repeat whatever caused it.

The reason for this electro-chemical connection between learning and reward is that our brains have obviously been designed to have fun through learning!

Even the most boring grammar point can be exciting. Today, we learnt about commas in our advanced class. Take a look at how much fun we had (and learn the rules about commas at the same time)!

Do you want to have fun and learn English? Contact us for information about our classes.

Children’s Classes

Saturday School

 

Reading, writing, speaking, listening, and lots of FUN!

 

 

Our Children’s Saturday School offers students the best learning experience possible! We provide interactive, engaging learning experiences that give students the opportunity to make friends, have fun, and learn something new!

We offer small groups with highly qualified teachers. Our native English speaking teachers guide students through a fun and educational English course that encourages them to build competence and confidence as learners. Our course includes an excellent variety of creative activities that encourage children to develop academic, personal, and social skills.

Students from 3 to 18 years old are welcome to join us!

View our flyers for more information.

 

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Thai Conversation

 

Thai Conversation Class

Learn to speak the local lingo at Koh Samui Language School

Thai people are very friendly and would not hesitate to start a conversation with international travellers or expats living in Thailand. Whether you want to order food or ask for directions, this is the course for you to get started.

Make the most of your time in Thailand by attending our new Thai Conversation Class.

Our Thai Conversation class is taught by our native Thai Teacher, Khun Kae. She uses a variety of instruction and activities to teach you tips and tricks about Thai-tones, important words, and useful phrases.

Here is a sneak peak at one of our conversation classes earlier this week.

Why not come along and try one of our classes for FREE?  Please see our school timetables below.

 

 

Hospitality English

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Hospitality English Courses 

Aim for the stars!

Five Star Language is a branch of Koh Samui Language School which was started in 2003 to write English service training material including text books and multi-media solutions for the hospitality sector, as well as offer language training to hotels and resorts.

Our portfolio consists of three language courses, ‘Essential Language’, ‘Hospitality in Focus’ and ‘English for International Hospitality’,  three top quality language courses supplied alongside their own unique text books. All material is used on a case by case basis for individual hotel and hotel brand needs with focus on English service training.

  • 8 different departments
  • Two books (levels) for each department
  • For beginner and intermediate
  • Speaking and listening
  • Each level is 40 hours
  • Simple, fast and effective
  • Conversation skills & vocabulary

  • 6 departments
  • 5 books (25 chapters) each department
  • Intermediate to advanced students
  • Speaking, listening, reading, writing
  • Each book (30 hours) has five chapters
  • Detailed and in depth
  • Grammar & vocabulary

  • Mixed departments
  • Four books
  • Intermediate to advanced students
  • Speaking, listening, reading, writing
  • Each book 30 hours
  • Improve interactions and conversation
  • Fluency, grammar & production

 

 

Take the next step and join the ranks of the 5 Star Language Hotels.

Join our 100+ Five Star Language Customers now!

Click here for more information.