Koh Samui Language & Vocational School

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oh Samui Language & Vocational School, founded back in 2003, pioneered the Thai language school industry in Koh Samui, leading the way to become the first fully licensed language school of its calibre on the island. Since then, we have won the ‘Quality School Award’ from the Ministry of Education three times, making us the first school in South Thailand to do so. In addition, as a renowned Bangkok International Language Center, our reputation stretches beyond Koh Samui. Our professional and high standards quickly made us the preferred choice among language schools in Bangkok and Koh Samui for both children and adults.

Our professional and high standards quickly made us the preferred choice among language schools Thai Language Center in Bangkok and Koh Samui for both children and adults. We offer up-to-date and affordable language courses in Thai and English, utilizing a combination of conversational and textbook teaching methods.

With our excellent relationship with the Ministry of Education, we can assist you in obtaining an Education Visa, also known as a ‘non-immigrant ED visa’, which allows you to live in Bangkok or Koh Samui for up to 5 years! Experience our top-notch language courses and enroll in a trial lesson today to see the quality of our language school system in action.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to excel and grow – click the button below to explore our courses and enroll today!

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Our difference

is what makes us better

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Longest running school

Due to our institute having been open longer than our competitors, we have had more time to perfect our school. Our language school was the first of its type on Samui, giving us more time and experience to perfect our teaching methods.

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Thai and English owned

Having both Thai and English owners, we get the best out of both mentalities in their approaches to school management. Which can be felt in our style, values and interaction with our students.

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We are easy to deal with

Unlike our competitors, having both Thai and English management & staff makes dealing with us that much easier. Have your pick of a native Thai or English speaker to help you through the enrollment process.

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Relevant course lessons

At our school we keep our resources up to date by buying the latest Longmans, Oxford and Cambridge textbooks, while following the official European recommend language course framework.

Our Values

are what make us different

Keeping up to date

We feel that to give our students the best possible chance we must give them the most useful and relevant resources possible. Which is why we buy and constantly update the latest in language course material.

A school for everyone

Unlike our competitors, At KSTVS we believe high quality education shouldn’t come with a price tag to match. Our professional courses are priced to give everyone an opportunity to attend, trying to give the student the best possible course without burning a hole in their pocket.

A real relationship

Here at KSTVS we value the bond between our students and teachers, as we believe a strong relationship helps produce a productive environment. Don’t believe us, check out our blog.

Open and Honest

We rely on honesty and openness because we believe they are integral to the successful running of any business. What we say we mean and we always stick to our word.

Corporate responsibility

We cannot stress enough how much this means to us. We firmly believe that everyone has responsibility for their surrounding area, which is why we love getting involved in our local community.

Environment

While we are not particularly a high polluting institute, we still strive to maintain sustainable development while making our operations as green as possible.

Our Team

Meet our Team Leaders

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Kamonchnok Saohin

School owner and Director

Kamonchnok (Pat) is the owner of Koh Samui Tutor and Vocational School. She has been a Thai teacher on Koh Samui since 2002, having worked in the island’s first three international schools before opening her own school in 2005.

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Dave Belcher

School Director

Dave Belcher is one of the directors of Koh Samui Tutor and Vocational School. He moved to Thailand in 2001, and has been responsible for opening and expanding the island’s first three international schools.

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Sarah Fawcett

Principal

Sarah Fawcett is the Principal of Koh Samui Language and Vocational School. She graduated with a degree in English Language & Linguistics from the University of York, UK, and has since gained almost 10 years of international teaching experience.

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Mike Shanai

Manager

Canadian born, Mike Shanai brings to the school not only his Master Degree in Linguistics from UPM University and his 2009 TESOL from Canadian College of Educators, but also his passion for teaching and sharing knowledge.

Our Awards

Three times ‘Quality School Award’ winner by Ministry of Education

If we didn’t need anything else to show how much we care about providing great education we have been awarded the ‘Quality School Award’ of our province in the ‘language school’ category 3 times by the Thai Ministry of education. Officially recognizing the great effort and pride we put into our school to make it the best learning environment possible.

  • 2008 Best Language School in Surat Thani Province

    In the year 2008 was the first time we were awarded this great honor by the ministry of education, having just been granted our Language and Vocational School License

  • 2013 Best Language School in Surat Thani Province

    Since our first award our school went from strength to strength, becoming ever more popular since our Thai language license was granted. With a new influx in English speaking students we were recognised for this award for a second time.

  • 2014 Best Language School in Surat Thani Province

    This year marked our third time to be awarded the Thai Ministry of Education award for Outstanding School Quality, making us the first Language school in South Thailand to have been awarded this prestigious title three times.

Interested in taking part in one of our English or Thai courses?

  • Opening Hours

    Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm. Saturday 8am to 4pm.

  • Child Classes

    Child group classes run from 4pm to 6pm weekdays. And 1pm to 4pm on Saturdays.

  • Private classes

    Exam preparation for TOEFL TOEIC & IELTS, specific module help and customized courses offered for private study. Available on request.

  • Adult Classes

    From 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm weekdays.

  • Location

    Located on the central north coast of Koh Samui, near Mae Nam.

  • Qualified Staff

    We only employ native English teachers who are native speakers from England, America, Canada and Australia.

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FILL IN THE FORM

Fill out the visa application forms either online or in school

We will need:

12 passport sized photos
A copy and scan of your passport
An up to date copy of a bank statement
A completed student form

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IF YOU’RE NOT IN THAILAND

Speak to your nearest Thai embassy about what documents they need

Some embassies require the approval letter from the Ministry of Education and some don’t

We’re always here to help

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PAY THE 50% DEPOSIT

We will send the letters to you once we’ve received them

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GO TO THE EMBASSY

Go to the Thai Embassy or consulate to collect your visa

Collect either on the same day or within 24 hours

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COME TO SAMUI

You have 2 months to enter Thailand with your new visa

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COME TO SCHOOL

Now you’re on Samui come and start learning

Education Visas

Study Thai or English with an Education Visa

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y enrolling in one of our courses which entail more than 8 hours per week of study, you automatically qualify for an Education Visa, officially known as an Non-immigrant E Visa. While you can attend one of our courses on a Tourist Visa, the Tourist Visa process in Thailand can be a hassle, the paper work alone is a nightmare, let alone once you’ve got your visa having to do lengthy, time consuming boarder runs just to get a 30 day extension. With an Ed Visa, your time on Samui will be spend enjoying the months, not counting them.

By applying for an Education Visa you let us do the hard stuff for you, we send it off to the Ministry of Education to get your visa approved, then all your need to do is leave the country, have your passport stamped, and return, it really is that simple. We sort all official aspects out for you, so your job is only to fill out a couple simple forms and go get your visa. During this process, you can explore a list of vocational schools in Thailand, and perhaps consider engaging in dual vocational training. Fields like hotel management are popular among international students. The Vocational Education and Training (VET) system here is robust, offering certificate level courses along with hands-on training experiences to ensure you are job-ready.

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Courses including education visas

You are able to extend your education visa at your nearest immigration office, unlike the tourist visa which requires lengthy and expensive border runs. Also, unlike a business visa, you won’t have to have a minimum of 50,000 TBH in the bank nor be entitled to pay any taxes. These visas are also popular due to their flexibility, as you can extend your visa up to 1 year of having lived in country. After which you can apply for a new yearly Education Visa and keep on doing so for a maximum of 5 years.

Due to new rules recently imposed, in order to meet education visa criteria you need to attend your school/course for a minimum of 8 hours a week. Most applicants enrol in a 100 hour course, and once completed simply enrol in the next level up. Our courses vary in length and difficulty and are all structured half conversational work and half text book work, meaning 4 hours a week on each. It may not seem like much in the beginning but it really does add up, with most students being able to notice massive improvements in their speech compared to the beginning of the course.
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An Ed Visa, Educational Visa, is by far the easiest and overall cheapest way to stay long term in Thailand, especially when compared to a Tourist or Business visa.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate in asking them, either visit our Visa FAQ page or contact us.

Prices

Study Thai or English with an Education Visa

English for Adults (Education Visa)

Thai for Adults (Education Visa)

Process & Required Documents

Study Thai or English with an Education Visa

  • Fill in the form

    Fill out the visa application forms either online or in school. When filling these forms in please fill in all requested information, if the ministry of education didn’t need to know it, they wouldn’t ask it. We will need 12 passport sized photos, a copy and scan of your passport, a jpg. of your passport and a up to date copy of a bank statement.

  • If you’re not in Thailand

    If you’re not yet in Thailand, please speak to your nearest Thai embassy about what documents they need, as some embassies require the approval letter from the Ministry of Education and some don’t. It’s always wiser to find out first rather than having to be told later. And remember, we’re always here to help.

  • Pay the 50% deposit

    Pay course deposit. This deposit will be 50% of the course, once deposit is received we will release the letters to you once we’ve received them.

  • Go to the embassy

    On return of your application (between 2-4 weeks) take it, along with yourself, your passport and depending on region 60 USD or equivalent, to the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your area. You should be granted the visa either on the same day or within 24 hours.

  • Come to Samui

    Now with your freshly approved Thai Education Visa you have 2 months to enter Thailand on your visa, and make your way to beautiful Koh Samui.

  • Come to school

    Now you’re on Samui and have your course starting date, take the weight off your feet, unwind, and welcome to Paradise.

Fill in form • Koh Samui Language & Vocational School

FILL IN THE FORM

Fill out the visa application forms either online or in school

We will need:

12 passport sized photos
A copy and scan of your passport
An up to date copy of a bank statement
A completed student form

Call embassy • Koh Samui Language & Vocational School

IF YOU’RE NOT IN THAILAND

Speak to your nearest Thai embassy about what documents they need

Some embassies require the approval letter from the Ministry of Education and some don’t

We’re always here to help

Pay for course online • Koh Samui Language & Vocational School

PAY THE 50% DEPOSIT

We will send the letters to you once we’ve received them

Education Visa • Koh Samui Language & Vocational School

GO TO THE EMBASSY

Go to the Thai Embassy or consulate to collect your visa

Collect either on the same day or within 24 hours

Koh Samui • Koh Samui Language & Vocational School

COME TO SAMUI

You have 2 months to enter Thailand with your new visa

Language students • Koh Samui Language & Vocational School

COME TO SCHOOL

Now you’re on Samui come and start learning

Education Visas

Study Thai or English with an Education Visa

B

y enrolling in one of our courses which entail more than 8 hours per week of study, you automatically qualify for an Education Visa, officially known as an Non-immigrant E Visa. While you can attend one of our courses on a Tourist Visa, the Tourist Visa process in Thailand can be a hassle, the paper work alone is a nightmare, let alone once you’ve got your visa having to do lengthy, time consuming boarder runs just to get a 30 day extension. With an Ed Visa, your time on Samui will be spend enjoying the months, not counting them.

By applying for an Education Visa you let us do the hard stuff for you, we send it off to the Ministry of Education to get your visa approved, then all your need to do is leave country, have your passport stamped, and return, it really is that simple. We sort all official aspects out for you, so your job is only to fill out the a couple simple forms and go get you visa.

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Upper Intermediate English Classes • Koh Samui Language & Vocational School

Courses including education visas

You are able to extend your education visa at your nearest immigration office, unlike the tourist visa which requires lengthy and expensive border runs. Also, unlike a business visa, you won’t have to have a minimum of 50,000 TBH in the bank nor be entitled to pay any taxes. These visas are also popular due to their flexibility, as you can extend your visa up to 1 year of having lived in country. After which you can apply for a new yearly Education Visa and keep on doing so for a maximum of 5 years.

Due to new rules recently imposed, in order to meet education visa criteria you need to attend your school/course for a minimum of 8 hours a week. Most applicants enrol in a 100 hour course, and once completed simply enrol in the next level up. Our courses vary in length and difficulty and are all structured half conversational work and half text book work, meaning 4 hours a week on each. It may not seem like much in the beginning but it really does add up, with most students being able to notice massive improvements in their speech compared to the beginning of the course.
[wdgpo_plusone]

An Ed Visa, Educational Visa, is by far the easiest and overall cheapest way to stay long term in Thailand, especially when compared to a Tourist or Business visa.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate in asking them, either visit our Visa FAQ page or contact us.

Prices

Study Thai or English with an Education Visa

English for Adults (Visa)

Thai for Adults (Visa)

Process & Required Documents

Study Thai or English with an Education Visa

  • Fill in the form

    Fill out the visa application forms either online or in school. When filling these forms in please fill in all requested information, if the ministry of education didn’t need to know it, they wouldn’t ask it. We will need 12 passport sized photos, a copy and scan of your passport, a jpg. of your passport and a up to date copy of a bank statement.

  • If you’re not in Thailand

    If you’re not yet in Thailand, please speak to your nearest Thai embassy about what documents they need, as some embassies require the approval letter from the Ministry of Education and some don’t. It’s always wiser to find out first rather than having to be told later. And remember, we’re always here to help.

  • Pay the 50% deposit

    Pay course deposit. This deposit will be 50% of the course, once deposit is received we will release the letters to you once we’ve received them.

  • Go to the embassy

    On return of your application (between 2-4 weeks) take it, along with yourself, your passport and depending on region 60 USD or equivalent, to the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your area. You should be granted the visa either on the same day or within 24 hours.

  • Come to Samui

    Now with your freshly approved Thai Education Visa you have 2 months to enter Thailand on your visa, and make your way to beautiful Koh Samui.

  • Come to school

    Now you’re on Samui and have your course starting date, take the weight off your feet, unwind, and welcome to Paradise.