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School Social

Why siesta when you can FIESTA!

Our next social event is coming soon.

This is not only a chance for us to get together, but we will also be saying farewell to our Principal, Sarah, who is returning to England.

Join us for some great food, music, drinks, and to say goodbye!

When?

Friday 1st September at 7pm.

Where?

Tasty Bar and Café is the ultimate Spanish restaurant in Koh Samui! Not only is the food exceptional, but staff are fantastic too.

Tasty Bar and Cafe, 147/1, Moo 2, Chaweng, Bohput, Ko Samui 84320

Who?

Friends and family welcome. The more the merrier!

What’s on the menu?

Delicious Paella, homemade bread with oils, olives, and Spanish tortilla, washed down with a glass of Sangria.

How much?

 

Only 350B each!

 

What do I need to do?

 

You MUST confirm your attendance for this dinner:

 

  • Email: principal@kstvs.com
  • or tell us at school
  • or send a message on the school whatsapp group

July Social Event

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Koh Samui Language School Social

 

It’s almost time for our favourite day of the month! This month we will be digging in to some of the best Italian food on Koh Samui. Da Bardo Restaurant is ranked 4th on the island on Tripadvisor, so get ready for some seriously scrumptious food!

 

 

When?

 

Thursday 27th July 7pm

 

 

Where?

 

It’s located on the road to the Lomprayah in Maenam. Turn off the main road under the archways and it’s about 50m down the road on the left

 

 

 

Who?

 

Friends, family, and new faces are all welcome

 

 

What’s on the menu?

 

A selection of pizzas from the restaurant’s menu

 

 

How much?

 

300B per person

 

 

What do I need to do?

 

Please confirm your attendance so the restaurant can be prepared.

Email principal@kstvs.com come in and see us at the school, or call us on 077248228.

Thai teacher needed!

Thai teacher needed!


We are urgently looking for a Thai/English Language Teacher.
 
As a native Thai speaker you will be teaching English to hotel staff on the island of Koh Samui.  
We are looking for a passionate teacher who is available full time or part time throughout the week. 
Salary is negotiable. 
Please send your resume to jobs@kstvs.com and we hope to see you soon! 
 
Kind regards, 
 
KSTVS

 

Chinese Teacher needed!

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Chinese Teacher needed!

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We are urgently looking for a Chinese Language Teacher.  
As a Chinese Language Teacher you will be teaching hotel staff on the island of Koh Samui.  
We are looking for a passionate teacher who is available part time throughout the week. 
Salary is negotiable. 
Please send your resume to jobs@kstvs.com and we hope to see you soon! 
 
Kind regards, 
 
KSTVS

Day in the life – Dave Belcher, English Teacher

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Advanced and upper intermediate classes can, as their names suggest, prove to be too advanced for certain students, especially when they don’t have the right teacher. Having the right teach can make all the difference for someone learning a language, a teacher who can explain something in perhaps a simpler way, a teacher who doesn’t need to rely on slideshows and board work to teach their class. To put it bluntly, to teach advanced English you need an advanced English teacher, and in this case, Dave Belcher is your man.

Being one of the owners, operators, founders and English teachers at the school can put a lot of extra work on his plate, but he still finds the time to put all the bureaucracy to one side and turn his attention to his students. Dave teaches 2 classes, advanced English and upper intermediate English, using in both the ‘Cutting Edge’ textbook series for the more theoretical side of his classes. But Dave is what you could call a bit of a maverick when it comes to teaching, and tries to keep away from the more ‘traditional’ side of the classroom. Instead, Dave likes to make his classes interactive, and when he’s not using CDs for the listening side of the classes, Dave likes to stuck into his classes, and engages everyone in a group discussion, working on their English in a slightly more radical way.

In Dave’s on words, when in class he likes to ‘use humour to break down the cultural barriers’, as he aims to create a relaxed class atmosphere, get to know his students on a personal level and help his students to learn in a more natural way. Dave believes, strongly, that learning a language isn’t just about speaking to someone, it’s about communicating, and you need to be confident enough to remove the pre-existing cultural stereotypes in your head, and learn, through language, that people are people no matter where they were born.

As his students are already proficient when speaking English, he tends to leave the board out until it gets complicated (and English most definitely gets complicated), only then resorting to the board to show different grammar rules, in their full, glorious forms.

In short, Dave Belcher is a English teacher not to be reckoned with, holding years of experience under his belt, Dave knows what he’s doing and isn’t afraid to break outside the box to give his students a better understand and grasp of the wonderful language the world (mainly the English speakers) calls English.