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Koh Samui Language Schools

 

Look! here we found really useful school comparison list It’s in Russian, so we translated it into English.

Many people go to Thailand not only to relax, but also to learn something new.
This article explores options for learning languages on Koh Samui. 

 

By studying at a school in Thailand you can be granted a student visa, which is convenient in allowing you to live in Thailand for a longer period of time than a normal tourist visa. If a child’s parents study in Koh Samui, the child can also obtain a visa known as a Non-O visa, which is a visa for an accompanying family member. 

 

In order to get an education visa, you just need to follow a few simple steps. First and foremost, you must determine the school that you will attend. We will give you all the inside information in this article to help you make an informed choice. Once you have chosen your school, they will provide you with all the documents for the necessary visa and then you can get your head down and start learning. 

 

Below is a list of schools in Koh Samui that are licensed by the MOI (Ministry of Education), whereby admission into the school allows you to obtain a student visa. At the time of writing, July 2017, it was possible to find information about 7 schools issuing education visas in Koh Samui. Of these schools: 

  • Thai solutions has already closed 
  • Walen is closing due to financial loss and is not accepting any new students 
  • The school of Joy is under threat of visa being cancelled due to the sale of documents for an education visa without providing real lessons 

 

The information for each of the researched schools can be found below, followed by a price comparison table. 

 

Koh Samui Language and Vocational School


Address: 11/8, Moo 1, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84330, Thailand,
tel. 077 248228077 248228 and 086 947 2883086 947 2883
In Maenam opposite store “75”
Website – http://kstvs.com/  
Group on vk – https://vk.com/kstvs 
Page on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kstvs 
Page on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kstvs/  


KSTVS are the oldest school on the island. They have the most students of all the schools and are recommended by the immigration office on Koh Samui. They are the only school on the island who regularly post training content in English, including video reviews from their students. 


Mind Your Language


Web site – mindyourlanguagethailand.com/ 
Address: 142/7 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Smui, Surat Thani 84320
Working hours:  Monday-Saturday 9-18
Sunday: Closed
Phone: 077 962 088


Samui Language School

Samui Language School
Website: www.samuilanguageschool.com/ 
Address: 142 / 24-25, Moo 4, T. Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310 Working hours:
Working Hours: Monday to Saturday  9-18
Sunday: Closed
Phone: 077 960 103

 

A New Language School


Address: 123/152 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320
Working hours: Monday-Saturday 9-18
Sunday: Closed 
Phone: 077 426 981 

 

 

Walen


A branch of a famous network of language schools in Thailand.
You can learn Thai, English, Chinese, and Spanish.
Address: 17 / 11-12 Bophut Road,
telephone +66 (0) 77 310 724 + 66 (0) 77 310 724 and 077310-725,
e-mail: walensamui@gmail.com
The general site of this network of schools is http: www.thaiwalen.com/?lang=en 

The school is not accepting new students and is sending new students to KSTVS. All existing students will finish their paid courses. 


The School of Joy


Web site – www.theschoolofjoysamui.com
Address: Surat Thani, Donsak Pier – Koh Samui,  Tambon Bophut
Working hours: Monday – Saturday  9-18
Sunday: Closed 
Phone: 077 960 776 

According to rumors, there is a risk of visas being cancelled for those buying visas only and not attending real classes. During the last two inspections, the officers did not see any classes at the school and were not satisfied.

 

 

We spoke with a student who is currently registered with The School of Joy. They told us: 

“If you are not going to study, but just want to get a visa, the price is only 15,000 baht”

We also spoke with the immigration department who, in accordance with the law, stated: 

“The minimum standard for obtaining an annual visa is 400 hours of training. If requirements are not met, visas will be cancelled” 

Please view the table below for a comparison of the cost of education in language schools in Koh Samui. They take into account the individual features of pricing and duration of studies in different schools in Koh Samui. For ease of comparison, it is displayed as the cost of education per hour (60 minutes) in THB.

Our pre-intermediate class!

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Pre-intermediate class working hard and having fun

 

Our great pre-intermediate English class this Monday morning! They were working hard and having fun learning English. Most of our students in this class do have an ED visa which allows them to study English and enjoy the island life at the same time! For more information contact us on office@kstvs.com!

Our pre-intermediate classes take place on Monday and Wednesdays from 10h00-12h00.



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Pancake Day at KSTVS

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Pancake Day at KSTVS 
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Last Tuesday it was Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday which we celebrated at our school. This traditional feast day is before the start of Lent,  a time of abstinence that lasts 40 days and ends at Easter.

Our great students in the pre-intermediate English class brought some delicious pancakes to class, which made studying ever better! Doesn’t it look delicious?!

Teacher Mike and his pre-intermediate class.

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For more information about our classes please contact us!

office@kstvs.com

Telephone

077-248228

086-9472883

Rachel Ross – A Principled Principal 

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Rachel English teacher principal

‘Most people would say old age brings wisdom, not when you observe every life lesson you’re given’ – SP

Being a teacher of English you meet a lot of people from all over the world, from different countries, nationalities, backgrounds, societies, races, and social disposition. While this is a rich and rewarding experience, it can also open your eyes to the different mentalities that you thought, perhaps naively, were gone. This interaction may throw some people off, but others, others like Rachel, it draws them in, with the hope that one changed mind can make all the difference.

English lessons come in different formats, some lessons are more textbook based, discussing rules and grammar, others and more situational, and some of them are conversational based. The conversational classes is where we find our heroine bringing a bit of life, a drop of passion and a pinch of belief into what would otherwise be a boring ‘hello, what’s your name’ lesson. Rachel finds herself in her element and begins to introduce social subjects, current and relevant issues which not only help her student’s improve their English, but also encourage open debate about a wide range of subjects, provoking thoughts which otherwise would have gone unturned.

Battling between debating on social consciousness, your teaching responsibilities and in Rachel’s case, her principal responsibilities as well, can be a difficult task, even for the worlds most skilled multitasking juggler. But somehow she finds a balance, and not some 50-40-10 off balanced balance, but more of a nicely distributed 33.3333.3333.33 balance (leaving 0.01% left for her lunch).

Being so far away from any possibilities of involving herself in a real activism, campaigning for change in the UK for example, she takes any opportunity she can find to open people’s minds to new ideas and concepts, such as feminism, equality, veganism, human rights (you can see the trend) and many more. A noble task if there ever was one.

12-04-2017 English Language Teacher

KSTVS teachers

– English Language Teacher – 

– Job Description –
As an English Language teacher you will teach various levels of English 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 teacher to a high standard and prepare their lessons ahead of time.

– Qualifications & Experience –
While experience is not always necessary having the right qualifications are. In order to qualify for this potion the successful applicant must have one of the following qualifications;

TEFL
CELTA
TESOL
 Trinity TESOL

– Salary –

Subject to training, experience and position available.

– Full time staff

25,000 – 35,000 TBH

– Hourly staff

300 TBH

We keep this job position open even when we have no position to fill as we find space and classes for new teachers on a regular basis. If you apply and do not get a position straight away, we will always keep you on record for future work when available.

If interested in applying for our English Teacher position please contact jobs@kstvs.com. with CV attached and a cover letter. 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