Koh Samui Language School offers an exciting opportunity to learn Chinese with a qualified native speaking teacher and stay on the beautiful island of Samui for 11 months with an ED visa.

Don’t miss your chance!

A new term starts on 7th January 2019 and there are only 8 places left.

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Perfect time for embracing a new challenge!

Any questions regarding enrollment or 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

 

 

 

 

KSTVS Students and Teachers get together

It is time for another Koh Samui Language School social, where students and teachers can get together and have a chat in an informal atmosphere.

It would be great to see everybody for dinner before the school closes for Christmas holidays.

Join us for an evening of delicious Thai and European food, friendly people, and great conversation!

When?

7 pm on Friday 21st December.

Where?

Boat Bar, Bangrak.

Address: 4171, Tambon Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84320

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Boat Bar is an open-air place with a few tables set right on the sand and a pool table hidden in the shade of palm trees. It is perfect for chilling out to the sound of crashing waves, enjoying an ice cold beer and watching the sky turn all shades of orange and pink in the sunset.

 Who?

You are welcome to bring family and friends. The more the merrier!

What’s on the menu?

Thai and European food. Feel free to let us know about your preferences before 17th December.

How much?

Price yet to be confirmed, around 300THB per person.

What to do next?

We would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance by sending us an

email: info@kstvs.com

or in person at the school

or via the whatsapp group

Christmas is coming, it is time to have a break, wind down and forget about work or studies for a couple of weeks.

Koh Samui Language School is happy to announce our school holidays for 2018-2019! There will be no group classes from 25th December to 7th January 2019 and back to business on 8th January 2019.

If you need to get your visa extended during this time, please, come to the office and pick up your documents before 25th December.

“May this Christmas find you surrounded by those you love and those who love you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”

From us at Koh Samui Language & Vocational School

Koh Samui Immigration: attendance for ED visa holders

A few schools have recently been closed in Phuket because of their students not present in class. Therefore, we would like to remind you that regular attendance at school is an obligatory condition for your staying in Thailand on an ED visa.

According to the current immigration rules in Koh Samui, all ED visa holders should attend at least 70 per cent of the course they are enrolled in. Students with poor attendance can get their visa annulled by the Immigration Office.  In order to avoid possible problems with your ED visa, please, make sure you come to class.

The school is not responsible for any visa issues caused by your continuous absence from class and, therefore, will not be able to help you resolve them.

What if you can’t make it?

Your ED visa validity and smooth visa procedure is our concern as well as yours. So, in order for us to be able to help you with any arising issues, we kindly ask you to notify the school managers about your absence, in case you can’t be present in class for any reason.

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

To all students of Koh Samui Language School

Life in Koh Samui never gets boring. Once you are used to the immigration rules, they get changed again. We, at KSTVS, understand that the better you are aware of the current situation, the less confusion there is, so we would like to update you on a few changes in ED visa extension terms made by the Immigration Department.

Koh Samui

English & Chinese ED Visa

12 months – 4 extensions • or • 11 months – 3 extensions

Now, all holders of ED visa who study English or Chinese and wish to stay in Thailand one year will have to get their visas extended four times, following this scheme:

  1. You come to Thailand with your brand new ED visa and, when passing passport control, get a stamp for 3 months.
  2. Extension 1: Three months later, you go to the Immigration Office with a set of documents kindly prepared by the school and get another stamp for 3 more months .
  3. Extension 2: Three more months have gone by, it’s time for another visit to the Immigration Office. This time they will stamp your passport for only 2 months. Disappointing, we know, but this is what the new rules are.
  4. Extension 3: Next time you will get a stamp for 3 months again, which, along with the previous stamps, will let you stay in Thailand for up to 11 months.
  5. Extension 4: If you wish, you can get another stamp for 1 month, so that you can stay in Thailand for 1 year in total.

Thai ED Visa

9 months – 2 extensions • or • 15 months – 3 extensions 1 visa run

If you are learning Thai, the procedure is slightly different and is as follows:

  1. You arrive in Thailand with a new ED visa and get a 3-month stamp at the passport control.
  2. Extension 1: When your stamp is about to expire, you go to the Immigration Office with the set of documents prepared by the school and get another 3-month stamp.
  3. Extension 2: You do the same thing three months later.
  4. If you want to continue your studies, before your third stamp expires, you have to take a progress test in Thai. The good news is that there is no need to go to Surat Thani for that purpose any more. You can take the test in the school, and our teachers will provide you with any assistance you might need.
  5. Visa run: Once you have done the test, you should take a trip to a neighboring country and apply for a new ED visa, which will let you stay in Thailand for 6 more months.
  6. Extension 3: Three months after your visa run, you will have to pay another visit to the Immigration Office for your final extension.

All the steps might seem confusing at first sight, but do not worry – it is our job to guide you through all of them and provide full assistance at every stage. Our staff will answer all your questions and process all the paperwork 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

 

– Chinese Language Teacher – 

KSTVS has a full-time position of a Chinese teacher for Thai natives.

– Job Description –

As a Chinese Language teacher you will teach various levels of Chinese to international students in a classroom or private setting. Classes are at various times throughout the day and sometimes on weekends. Teachers are expected to teach to a high standard and prepare their lessons ahead of time.

– Qualifications & Experience –

Qualifications & experience are preferred.

– Salary –

25,000 – 35,000 TBH

Depending on training and experience.

If interested in applying for our Chinese Teacher position please contact jobs@kstvs.com. with a CV and a cover letter attached. Or you can comment below, leaving your name & email address and we will contact you as soon as we can.

Contact:

jobs@kstvs.com

Khun Mike 088-011-1204

Office: 077-248-228

 

 

 

School manager needed at KSTVS:

  School manager needed at KSTVS, must be able to communicate in English and speak and write Thai fluently.

  – Job Description –

As our schools manager you will be expected to manage the day to day operations of classes, administration & staff (including teachers), as well as other managerial tasks.

– Qualifications & Experience –

Successful applicant must have experience in an educational profession & in a management position. Qualifications are not necessary but preferred.

 – The role requires –

 A positive and enthusiastic Thai and English speaker.

Communicate well in English

Speak, read and write fluently in Thai.

 Experience in management and educational positions.

Must know how to use Microsoft Office 2013.

Organization skills

 – Salary –

25,000-35,000 THB (depending on experience and qualifications.)

– Benefits –

2 – 4 weeks holiday per year

5 or 6 day working week

Full time positions are available immediately

Contact:

Office@kstvs.com

Khun Pat: 086-947-2883

Office: 077-248-228

โรงเรียนกวดวิชาและอาชีวศึกษาเกาะสมุย

 รับสมัครงาน

ตำแน่ง ผู้บริหารโรงเรียน

มีประสบการณ์ทางด้านการบริหารสถานศึกษา

สามารถพูดภาษาอังกฤษได้ ,  เขียนและพูดภาษาไทยได้

ใช้ Microsoft Office 2013  ได้

เงินเดือน 25,000 ถึง 35,000 บาท

ทำงาน 5 – 6 วัน ต่ออาทิตย์

หยุดพักร้อนได้ 2 – 4 อาทิตย์

Advanced English class

Koh Samui Language School policy allows you to enroll in any course at any time. It gives you an opportunity to join a group of the appropriate level without having to wait for the beginning of the next course. Our teachers are real professionals and help new students adapt fast, so there is usually no problem about that.
However, you may find yourself in a group of students who are already half way through the book and you might realize that you are the only one in the class who can’t make head or tail of what is going on.

Our teachers have got a few tips which can be helpful for you to find your way about and catch up with the rest of the group easier.

Don’t Panic

The group might be in the middle of a topic, practicing the grammar and vocabulary they got familiar with in the previous lesson. If you feel lost and understand next to nothing, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are in the wrong level group. The teacher will not be able to ignore all other students and focus on you personally, but don’t feel shy to ask for some extra help if you need it. And when a new topic is introduced, you might see that it is not that difficult after all.
If you do realize that you are much weaker (or stronger) than your group-mates, you can try and switch for another level.

Participate

Be open, don’t be shy to say a few words about yourself in the beginning of the class. Keep in mind that it is totally fine to make mistakes or misunderstand something. Relax, look around, there will definitely come an activity about which you will feel more confident. So, there is your chance to blend in, just go ahead and grab at it.

Do Self-Study

At the end of each book, you can find the summary and practice of what has been studied in class. Once you know which module the group is at, you can go to the corresponding pages, read the brief explanation of grammar rules and see the list of active vocabulary which the group has already learnt. The course is designed in such a way that the previously studied material is used and recycled in the following lessons, so, studying a bit on your own will help you to feel more at ease.

Ask Teacher

Should you have any questions that you can’t clarify on your own, feel free to ask your teacher during the break, before or after the class. Our teachers are always there for you and will be happy to help.

Catch-up Classes

If you feel desperate and understand that all the tips above are not working and you are still far behind the rest of the group, you might want to take a few one-to-one classes. It will cost you extra, but the teacher will be able to focus on your weaker points and, in a few sessions, will cover all the topics already studied by your group-mates, which will make your further studying much more efficient and enjoyable.

We hope that these tips will help you have a most wonderful learning experience in Koh Samui Language School. See you in the classroom!

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

 

 

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.