Koh Samui Language School: Feedback from Students

At Koh Samui Language School, we continuously work on maintaining the high level of the services we provide and keeping our students happy. It is important for us to know whether all our students are satisfied with their classes and the assistance they get from our staff.

You could help us improve by letting us know what you are happy with, whether it concerns your language learning or ED visa processing, and which aspects of our work you think could be improved. Whenever you have any requests or comments, feel free to let us know. You can speak directly to our personnel in the office or send us an email.

We would also appreciate if you could leave a comment on our  Facebook  Reviews  Page or Google.  As well as helping us become better, it will make it easier for other people to make up their minds when choosing a school.

Feel free to drop by at our office

Mon – Sat 8:30 – 18:00.

Or give Khun Pat a call

(office) 077 248 228 and (mobile, Line, Whatsapp) 086-947-2883

email info@kstvs.com or office@kstvs.com

 

ED Visa News: Rating of Embassies

 

Koh Samui Language School takes full responsibility for properly informing you which documents you should provide to get your course approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE), and for applying for and obtaining these documents. It is our duty to ensure that your course is confirmed by MOE and we closely monitor and, whenever possible, speed up the process of receiving the approval letter from them.

We also provide the set of documents usually required for your visa application and assist you in obtaining a police check record if you didn’t get it in your country.

However, Thai embassies all over the world have their own visa application requirements which keep changing all the time.

We cannot ensure that every embassy  in every country will process your application.

All embassies have the right to deny your application without explaining the reason.

We have always managed to get approval from another embassy even if you are turned down at one.

The school is responsible for the letter from the Ministry of Education and the school registration documents, which mean that you have been approved to obtain an ED visa.

Which Embassy to Choose

We continuously collect information from our students about their latest experiences with Thai embassies in different cities and we share this information with you, so that you can make your own decision about which one to choose, considering your circumstances.

Usually no problem

Our students have had only positive experience with the following embassies. No rejections have been reported so far. If you opt for going to Kota Bharu, you can take an organized trip with Herbert, who will take care of your visa application.

Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Vientiane, Laos

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hanoi, Vietnam

Issues may arise

Some students have got their visas in Penang and Kuala Lumpur Thai embassies with no problem, but others have experienced some complications or couldn’t get a visa at all.

Penang, Malaysia (Thai ED visa)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Not recommended

We do not recommend trying to get a visa in the embassies below unless you are not a citizen of these countries willing to have an ED visa before leaving home.

Singapore

Hong Kong

China

If you have any issues while applying your papers or should your documents be rejected, please, immediately contact us via

Mobile, Whatsapp or Line at 086 947 2883

Messenger: @pat.saohin.5      @kstvs

Email: admin@kstvs.com, info@kstvs.com

We will offer alternative solutions and do all we can to resolve your situation in the best possible way.

 

 

 

 

English Beginner Group at Koh Samui Language School

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At KSTVS we make every effort to keep our students satisfied with the quality of our classes and motivated for progress. And there is no better reward for us than our students’ feedback and excellent performance.

In January five people signed up for a new English Beginner course and it’s fascinating, how fast they are learning to communicate in English.

Only a month ago these people would be totally baffled by a mere “Hi! How are you?” and answer in impeccable Russian something like “Извините, но я вас вообще не понимаю!” (“Sorry, I don’t understand a word of what you’re saying”)

Look at them now! Not only do they know how to introduce themselves, give personal details, make simple requests, order a meal at a restaurant and describe their neighbourhood, but they also have become much more confident and resourceful when trying to express themselves in a language that is still new to them.

Thank you, guys, you’re just awesome!

We would also like to remind that you can sign up for any course in our school at any time throughout the year.

 

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

 

Ministry of Education officials visited us at KSTVS • February 2018

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Yearly MOE visit

Ministry of Education officials visited us at Koh Samui Language School (KSTVS) for our yearly inspection and quality control audit.

We discussed a number of things, such as the reasons for KSTVS continuous success over the years, recent innovations and upcoming projects. Here are a few key points of what we talked about:

School staff and material

We make a priority of hiring the best teachers we can, the material and text books we use in the classroom and the management we have (owner, principal and Thai manager) who work tirelessly to ensure our classes and programs are of the highest quality.

Keeping up with technology

We also talked about the use of modern technology in the classroom, including videos and audio for interactive lessons which we already include in our courses. We provide live online study one to one with a teacher, shared online material and group classes streamed on the internet, and one of our major goals is to develop in this field.

Business English and Exam preparation

We also discussed our vocational courses for hotels and business English, preparation for IELTS course and the appropriate application of work permits for our vocational school.

Not ready to rest

Our students can be assured that we work hard every year since we opened in 2003 to improve our standards. Although we are consistently awarded by the MOE for our performance, we will always try to improve more!

Chinese language course at Koh Samui Language School • ED Visa

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Learn Chinese and get an ED Visa

Chinese is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, one of the six official languages of the United Nations and is gaining increasing popularity both in the east and in the west.

Koh Samui Language School is happy to offer you Chinese classes with a highly qualified native teacher.

Learning Chinese in our school is another great opportunity to get an ED visa for up to one year.

Chinese ED Visa Course & Private Classes

Would you prefer to have all the teacher’s attention focused on you, or to study in a friendly environment of a small group? We are happy to provide you with both individual and group classes.

Chinese visa group course – 29,900THB (200 hours, one year)

or 39,900THB (400 hours, one year)

Private Chinese classes – 600THB per hour.

Any questions about the course, 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

ED Visa News & Rules: Extension Stamp

We regretfully learned that a few our students had got their visa extended only for one month instead of three despite having all the necessary documents from the school. We have found out that students in Koh Samui are currently getting a one month extension stamp regardless the school they are studying in.

While it is not the school’s fault and influencing the immigration office is not entirely within our command, we, at Koh Samui Language School, consider it our duty to keep you informed and help you sort it out.

Immigration checking schools in Koh Samui

All the schools in Koh Samui are being checked by the Immigration officers for conducting classes according to the schedule and having all the students in class. This procedure should last about a month after which, if you have been attending your classes as required, you can go to the Immigration office to get the remaining two months of your extension without having to pay extra.

We remind you that consistent attendance is obligatory for all ED visa holders.

We are apologizing for any stress this situation might have caused and hope that it will be resolved soon.

 

Koh Samui Language School: Your Contact Details

Stay in Contact with Koh Samui Language School for your classes

Dear students,

We kindly ask you to provide us with your valid contact details (phone number and email address) so that we can contact you quickly whenever there is any important information for you.

As you know, the immigration regulations in Koh Samui change every now and then, and being able to get in touch with you quickly can be essential for your next ED visa extension. Whether there are changes in the time table or any new requirements concerning your paperwork, we should keep you updated in order to avoid any complications with the authorities.

We would also like to remind you to contact us every time you can’t come to class.

Consistent attendance is a requirement for all ED visa holders.

Koh Samui Language School • Back to Regular Schedule • August 2018

Dear students,

We are happy to announce that our school is getting back to our usual time table and all classes will be held as originally scheduled.

Please, check when your next class is to be there on the right day and time.

Time table-August 2018

 

We are sorry for the inconvenience that these temporary changes might have caused, and thank you for your understanding.

See you in the classroom!

Koh Samui Language School • Schedule Change! • August 2018

Class Schedule Change

Attention, everybody!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have to change our time table starting from  6th August, 2018 until further notice. This is because of the requirements of the Ministry of Education. We are currently working on solving this issue and getting back to the schedule convenient for everybody.

Please, check when your next class is not to miss it. We remind you that regular attendance is obligatory for all students who have an ED visa.

Time Table (August)

We are sorry for the short notice and possible inconvenience.

See you in the classroom!

 

 

Koh Samui Language School: on Time for Class

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Tick Tock goes the Clock

Another term at Koh Samui Language School has kicked into gear, and we are happy to congratulate all our students on taking up new courses. We would also like to welcome the students who have just joined the school.
Our teachers continue working on making your classes enjoyable, engaging and efficient. It is a well-known fact that feeling comfortable and having fun is essential for a productive learning process. In our school we make sure that your learning experience is efective in every aspect.

Time for a break?

While we admit that having a short break in the middle of a two hour class can be beneficial as it is an additional opportunity to digest the new information and socialise with your groupmates, we would like to remind you that it is supposed  to be short.
Our courses are designed for two two-hour classes per week. Being late for class or enjoying your break for “a bit” longer makes it impossible for the teacher to fit all the planned material in the remaining time.

Let us respect each other and try to be in time for the beginning of lessons. We understand that all sorts of things may come up, and if you do happen to be late, please, try to catch up with the rest of the group without distracting your groupmates.

We appreciate your understanding and wish you to have fun in and out of class!