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Enthusiastic Individuals Needed to teach English to the Fun-loving Children of Surat Thani, Thailand
Posted By: Super English <email@example.com>
Date: Sunday, 10 November 2013, at 10:12 a.m.
Super English Language School (www.superenglishsurat.com) is looking for enthusiastic individuals to teach English to the fun-loving children of Surat Thani starting in May, 2014. The students are well behaved, intelligent and eager to learn. The working environment is friendly, supportive, and relaxed. We give our teachers the time and space they need to develop at their own pace while offering support any time they want or need it. There is a Thai teaching assistant in every class.
These positions are tailored for those who enjoy being creative while teaching, are comfortable in a professional organization, like to laugh and have fun in the classroom, and are willing to work hard to make sure the students experience an enjoyable and productive time learning English.
Here are some comments from our current teachers about their experiences with Super English:
"Initially, coming in as a brand new teacher had me a little worried. I feared my performance wouldn't be up to par, or that I would have trouble making friends, or that I would be somewhat lost in a new country. Fortunately, I chose to begin my teaching career with Super English. Not only are the teachers warm and welcoming, but they also see to it that I am as prepared as I can be for every situation in the classroom. Furthermore, the Thai staff at Super English is comprised of some of the nicest people I have ever met. They were so kind to me and were more than willing to help me any time I needed them. I honestly felt like I was part of their family from day one!” - Christel Chappell
“Super English is a wonderful place to develop, expand, and tune your teaching skills. You have lots of freedom and support to create who you are as teacher, while you work alongside an awesome team of hard-working, professional teachers. Teaching with Super English is truly one of the best jobs I have ever had. Not only is it is a great place to work, my coworkers are fun, the Thai food is delicious, and I am just a few hours away from tropical island paradise. SE is a great place to work if you are looking for an easy-going, close-knit community of teachers with whom you can explore Surat Thani, hang out after school, and travel.” - Kristin Brown
“Moving overseas to teach for the first time, I found Super English to be an outstanding place to come and learn to teach and live abroad. Peter and the staff at SE offer great support for incoming teachers, with visa prep and an extensive website with info on everything you could possibly want to know about the job and Surat Thani in general. The support continues when you arrive with training and a close-knit community of teachers to help you get settled, find your niche, and start teaching those Thai kids. Surat is also a great place to live. It’s a nice Thai town with awesome food and it’s accessible to get anywhere else in Thailand. I’ve had a great time here and highly recommend it!” - Eric Brown
"Not only did I choose Super English the first time around, but I decided to come back to them again. This place feels more like home to me than pretty much anywhere else I've lived. It's the whole package - the town is pleasant, the location is fantastic, the food is great, the people are friendly, and all that stuff that you've already heard a million times. For me it comes down to two things - teaching the kids and the quality of life here. I can't really imagine any other place that would satisfy these two requirements any better." - David Modini
“After spending a year teaching abroad in Korea, Thailand and Super English have been a breath of fresh air. I've been able to experiment with my teaching and classroom management in a way that's allowed me to really find who I am as a teacher. The MEP program at Thida has given me the flexibility to run my classroom the way I see fit, as well as the opportunity to develop a close relationship with my students and really feel a sense of pride about what I do in class on a daily basis. I've really enjoyed my time here and it's my plan spend a lot more doing just the same.“ - Jade Church
"Working at Thidamaepra has been one of the best experiences of my professional life. My Thai teachers and Super English co-workers are extremely helpful. While I am switching between topics in a lesson, Teacher Pen keeps drilling the students on the topic we just finished until I have finished preparing the board. It might just be thirty seconds, but it makes a huge difference. My co-workers make themselves very available for advice, any questions, and even a lunch or coffee buddy. Working there is a pleasure." - Susan Devore
"After living in Surat Thani for almost a year and making multiple friends outside of Super English, I have come to the realization that we have it pretty great. Most other schools do not have as much time off as we do, and they have way more paperwork. Being at Super English allows us the freedom for more planning, more traveling, and more fun." - Catherine Tucker
"Before coming to work for Super English, I had no teaching experience. Turns out, it's the first job I've pretty consistently enjoyed...ever. I have grown as a person and a teacher exponentially since my employment and because of this, new doors have opened. I was planning on only traveling and teaching this year, but as I've found I enjoy it so much, I'm planning to continue in Asia and maybe other parts of the world!" - Devin Geddings
“During my short yet meaningful experience in the past 5 months. I can happily look back on my decision and believe that I made the right choice coming to Surat to work for Super English and Thidamaepra. The job is very rewarding and the kids are very sweet. Super English has allowed me ease of mind during the entire hiring process and has provided support when needed. On top of that, Surat is a very great place to live. Living in the city allows for you to go on a food journey in search of the next best restaurant or dish as well as allows ease of access to nearby gems such as Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi, and, my favorite, Railay. I couldn't have asked for a better situation :)” - Ashley Walker
“Super English has a family oriented working environment. People who work at Super care about one another. This is a very important aspect to look for when choosing a place to work abroad.” - Brandi Elmore
“I've been working for Super English for about six months now. The choice to teach in Thailand is one of the best decisions I have ever made. It was a little anxiety provoking since this was my first time living and teaching abroad; however, the supportive staff at Super English helped to make the transition smooth. I love the school where I teach, I love my adorable students, I have made new friends in Thailand, and I make enough to travel to beautiful exotic islands on the weekends. In addition, I’m building valuable transferrable skills for whatever I decide to do next. I am very happy here, and the experience is indescribable. To anyone considering this opportunity, I strongly recommend it.” - Andrea Taylor
“Working with Super English gave me the opportunity to have a job I can be proud of. I get to come into work and basically deal with second grade customers. Back home the only jobs available to me were retail/food service type jobs. Coming here makes my degree feel worthwhile and gives me the experience I wasn’t able to acquire back home, at least not right now. And instead of waiting for things to get better, I am able to still continue forward with gaining experience. Living in Thailand has been one of those experiences where you know while it’s happening that you’ll look back on in the future. It hasn’t been perfect but it has been great so far. Coming here through Super English introduced me to cool people that I have become instant friends with, gave me a home and has helped me through any weird/language barrier created situation you could think of from medical to broken down motorbikes. Working here has given me the experience and purpose I was looking for. I get a rewarding job that feels great coming into and the adventures of travel. After adjusting and figuring things out this experience will be one that will never be forgotten and I really believe that is an understatement.” - Krystal Masinter
"If you are on the fence about moving abroad... hurry up and just fall off onto the Asian side. This experience will make you grow for the better in ways you don't even realize until the changes have taken place. Not to say that it is cake all the time, but to know that I can walk into work every day and see thousands of smiling and genuinely happy children makes the worst of days better. Don't get me wrong, this is still a job, but the most rewarding job I have ever worked. As far as SE goes, we are fully supported will materials and left alone after training to do our thing. If you are a team oriented individual, even better because we work closely with each other and there's always friends to bounce ideas off of. From the visa process to the monthly SE staff parties we are well taken care of which is more than most teachers in Thailand can say." - Stuart Ziegler
“Surat, the town in which Super English is located, is quite the 'happy medium'. It's not big enough to be big, not small enough to be small, not boring enough to be boring, and not exciting enough to be dangerous. It has enough Thai English speakers / western amenities to be comfortable while still maintaining enough traditional culture to give one the true feeling of Thailand. I've spent a considerable amount of time in other areas of the country, and I'd rank this city as one of the best suited for first time expats.” - Tom Nohejl
“When I began looking for a teaching job, a slight anxiety whispered, "But I'm not a teacher- I don't know how to teach!" Finding this job with Super English was crucial in silencing that voice. Here, you are given guidance and then freedom to learn through your experiences in the classroom. I was relieved to find that there was no pressure to be perfect from day one, and no stress of being critiqued in the classroom! Super English instead has provided a relaxed and open learning environment for its new teachers.” - Amanda Hamp
“When I first moved to Surat it seemed like an ordinary, medium-sized Thai city. After spending the past year here I have grown quite fond of my new home for two main reasons: the food and the travel-ability. The food in Surat is hands down the best I have had in Thailand. There are so many small little places to check out and it’s almost always super cheap. The quality is better than that of Bangkok or any of the islands. The second reason I love living in Surat is it makes traveling around the country so easy. Most of the popular islands are only a few hours away by bus and boat. There are several friendly travel agencies in downtown Surat and if they can’t help you directly they will find the person that can. Surat is also a relatively central location in Thailand, so getting up north to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and beyond is only an overnight train away.” - Fiona Mokry
“I came to Thailand for a few reasons: to replace my waiting job with meaningful work as a teacher, to grow as a human being, to make lifelong friends, and to see places and experience perspectives I never would have otherwise. I can honestly say that after only one semester, my reasons for coming to Thailand have been satisfied and grow richer as time passes. I feel myself changing, I love teaching, and I’ve made great friends. As far as work goes, I haven’t once regretted choosing Super English over the many other agencies in Surat. Peter is clear and very hands off. If you’re struggling, he’ll call in the troops to subtly offer support and keep faith that you will adjust and become a great teacher, which you will. I’ve seen this in myself and others around me since I’ve been here.” - Michael Masinter
To learn more about our school, please visit our website: www.superenglishsurat.com
To read more from our teachers, please visit their blog: www.superenglishsuratthani.wordpress.com
The starting date for these positions is early May, 2014.
- 30,000 baht per month flat salary
- 20-25 teaching hours per week (weekends off)
- 20,000 baht for the holiday month of October
- 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. workday
- minimum amount of paperwork
- one year contract
- three week travel break in October
- all national holidays paid, as well as a 1-2 week Christmas break
- one and a half month travel break in March or April
- all one year visas provided by the school
- 2 months free accommodation in a shared, semi-furnished house in an ideal city location with free wi-fi
- full training
- full support throughout your entire contract
- free Thai language lessons
- monthly school sponsored fun event, such as dinners, parties, a Thai dancing lesson, Thai boxing lesson, Thai cooking lesson, etc.
- comprehensive orientation
A successful applicant will have the following qualities:
- hard-working, professional and flexible
- fun and out-going
- patient, interested in learning and open-minded
- young at heart
Most importantly, a successful applicant will have a genuine desire to teach English to the children of Surat Thani.
We can only accept applications from native English speakers who have a university degree.
To apply for this position, please send an email with your attached RESUME, CURRENT PHOTO, UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA SCAN, as well as RESPONSES to the questions below to firstname.lastname@example.org
What experience have you had in teaching English?
What is your approach to teaching?
What experience have you had living and working in another country?
How do you respond to new experiences, environments and cultures?
What makes you want to live in Surat Thani?
How do you respond to changes in the workplace, such as new educational programs being introduced and teaching new students?
What are some of the things you would like to do in Thailand besides teach?
Have you traveled in Thailand before?
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
When can you begin working with Super English?
JOIN US AT SUPER ENGLISH TO BE A GREAT TEACHER, WORK WITH FUN-LOVING KIDS, AND ENJOY THAILAND!
Here are some comments from previous teachers:
“I have loved living and teaching in the team atmosphere that Super English here in Surat Thani fosters. Thidamaepra is a fun place to teach at and has that positive work place environment - where everyone just seems to get along, that makes going to work a really fun thing to do. I always know that something good will happen at work today!!!! It is also good having a boss who keeps his word. I have always been paid on time and any little issues I may have had, have always been sorted in a fair, positive way. This is important to me!!! Come to Super English, Surat Thani, you'll love it. I have!!!” - Leonard (Lenny) Champness.
“Super English has provided me with such a unique opportunity to live amongst people in a culture so different from my own. Teaching in the Thai schools and at SE has done a great deal to improve my communication and teaching skills. It’s easy to say that it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.” - Evan Dupree
“Coming to work for Super English in Surat Thani is one of the best choices I've made in a long, long time. I love the town. Surat Thani is "real" Thailand and you get to really experience Thai culture. The food here is amazing. Also, the town is considered the southern hub of Thailand, making all of the islands (Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, etc) easily accessible in just a couple hours ferry ride. As for work, teaching is great. I've taught primary school at both New and Old Thida, as well as high school at Suratpittaya and I have honestly had a great experience working everywhere. Peter always puts the Super English team at the top of his priority list and has been nothing but helpful. The management team and the rest of the teaching crew are all fantastic. I originally came to Super in October 2010 for a one-year contact. I liked working and living here so much that I decided to stay on for an additional semester. My contract is supposed to be up again in March, but I've decided to sign on yet again. If that doesn't say something about Super English, I don't know what does.” - Blake Schlaich
“I went from a 9-5 office gig to teaching in Paradise. Super English has provided me with amazing co-workers/friends/roommates/housing and the flexibility to enjoy Southeast Asia. What can I say? I love my job!” - Becky Kavoussi
“Teaching with Super English has given me everything I want in a job: creativity, autonomy, and meaningful work. I’ve felt supported the entire time I’ve been in Surat and I couldn’t ask for better friends and co-workers. I’m happy to say that I like it so much here that I’m staying an extra 6 months more than I planned.” - Brittany DeNovellis
“Super English has been a great home and easy transition where there frequently is not one, due to the drastic nature of picking up and moving your life across the world. Surat is just the right size to feel big and accessible, yet it feels intimate and is easy to navigate on your own terms. AND, everyone who works for Super English is amazing in their own way and right. We are all so different, yet we hang out as more than just co-workers. Through Super, I am making friends and memories for life, and I feel like had I chosen a different school, whether it be here in Surat or in South Korea (or wherever you may be looking), I would not be getting the depth of experience I am getting now through work and life culturally and socially.” - Shelby Stroud
“After a few months of experiencing the trials and tribulations of the Phuket job market, I was welcomed into the Super English family with open arms. Looking back it's been one of the best decisions I have made since becoming a teacher. The lifestyle, teaching experience, and especially the work environment are as good as you will find in Thailand. Surat Thani isn't a backpackers paradise by any means, but its shortage of western comforts provides a unique, rewarding, and authentic Thai experience that I'm appreciating more and more. So if you're looking to experience real Thailand, meet some great people, and truly hone your teaching skills look no further than Super English.” - Daniel Trevor
“My experience at Super English has been super. Super English has contracts at the best schools in Surat Thani, wonderful management, and an enviable lack of administrative work. But, it is the intangibles that have defined my experience. I met and worked with an amazing group of people that will remain friends for life. And I gained the confidence to feel comfortable teaching ESL classes anywhere in the world. My planned “year abroad” has turned into “life abroad” and Super English helped me get there.” - Michael Bartolomei
“Super English grows both students and teachers. It offers a unique environment of support that sets it apart from other language schools, putting teacher development at the top of its priorities. Students are engaged in a variety of creative ways, and they move solidly toward fluency while having fun! Super English also encourages creativity and fun more than any other organization I’ve known. The kids and support you receive make you become a patient mentor and rock star at the same time! The school gives you the unique opportunity to be challenged and equipped in a supportive group of creative teachers. It is the best place I have worked in my professional life. If you are looking for a place to become a great teacher and have the time to enjoy Thailand, apply with Super English.” - John Phelps
“Super English provides unparalleled support to its teachers personally and professionally. Working here for two years has given me the opportunity to grow in ways I hadn't imagined, as a teacher, team member and leader. Surat Thani is a great town close to some of the most beautiful beaches and islands in the world. But there's no reason to suffer when you're not on the beach. Super English is an amazing group of teachers with a really supportive staff who let us be as creative and independent as we want in our classes. Super English really values and supports its teachers. This is a great place for first-time teachers who want to have a serious teaching job and still have time off to explore Southeast Asia.” - Janet Phelps
“6 months ago I decided to quit my job and life in England and travel the world. I bought a one way ticket to Thailand and have yet to leave. I have a great job in a great place, why would I? It all started when I bumped into a couple of Americans on a bus journey. They said they worked as teachers with Super English in Surat Thani. I went to visit them on the way to Bangkok; three days later I had a job teaching, a great place to live and a whole bunch of new friends who instantly adopted me. Surat Thani is what I call 'Real Thailand'. Instead of going from one tourist trap to another you get to see what it's really like: feel the culture, learn Thai, learn Thai boxing, yoga - anything you want. You have all the free time to soak up whatever experiences you want from Thailand. You also have the added benefit of being right near all the best tourist destinations for the weekends - Krabi, for rock climbing, koh panghan, for full moon parties and general paradise, Koh Tao, for scuba diving and Koh Samui. You get the best of everything! Not only does the teaching give you the advantage over other travelers by giving you the money to do these things and increased knowledge of Thailand it is also such an enjoyable and rewarding job. The skills you learn will stay with you for life. There is nothing better in terms of life experiences than living and working in a completely different place. No regrets!” - Leanne Gardner
"This is the best job I have ever had! I was terrified when I first got the job as I had no teaching experience. Super English is such a great company. From the very first day everyone that works here has been nothing but nice and helpful. I feel that I have grown so much as a teacher in the time I have been here. I love my job, I love my kids, and I love all the teachers I work with at Super. I feel incredibly lucky. It is the best company I have ever worked for. If you have a problem Super is always there to help you through it. I definitely recommend the job!" - Amy McIntyre
“Moving to Thailand is the best life decision I have ever made. I know for certain, however, that I may not feel that way if I had not chosen to work for Super English. It is an organized, productive business, and at the same time it has provided me with an endlessly rewarding and fun job. I taught in the United States before this, and I hated my job. I got scared and thought maybe I hated teaching. Working for Super English has revived my faith in the joy of teaching. It has rejuvenated my spirit and my career.” - Jessica Gallant
“If it’s an authentic Thai experience you are after, look no further. Surat Thani has an abundance of quirky little bars, restaurants and markets. For a relatively small town, Surat will leave a big impression on you for the rest of your life! You could spend a year eating at a different restaurants or rice kitchens and never get through all of Surat's offerings. Please, sir, I want some more! The locals are friendly and very welcoming and the students are adorable. Super English encouraged me to immerse myself in the whole Thai experience and I duly obliged. No regrets!” - Chris Ansell
"Choosing an ESL job is difficult. Because the internet is flooded with so many job ads from thousands of schools, it is difficult to make an informed decision based on words alone. During my two years at Super English, every promise that was made to me was kept, I have always been paid the correct amount on time (including bonuses) and I have been given the opportunity to choose my own classes and the autonomy to conduct my lessons in the way that I feel has most benefited my students. I have enjoyed my time in Surat immensely, and I can recommend working at Super English to anyone who wants to experience Thailand and work in a safe, productive and professional environment." - Tristan Rentos
“Surat Thani is a great city for people who want the real Thai experience. When you are here, you won’t feel like you are surrounded by tourists. Super English is a great school to work for. I feel supported by the staff and other teachers, and on top of it all I love teaching the adorable Thai children.” - Anneliese Charek
"Super English has done an amazing job of placing me where I excel in teaching and in the classroom. SE has really made an effort to make sure I am happy and comfortable here in Surat Thani." - Brittney Johnson
"Teaching Thai kids has been an exciting and rewarding experience. They are enthusiastic and eager to learn and they are quite possibly the cutest kids on the planet." - Amber McCarthy
“The weirdest thing about living in an authentic Thai town is the moment that you stop noticing how different everything is and start seeing this place, which is so foreign to you, as your home.” - Joey McCarthy
“I have been with the school for over three years. I have made true friends with teachers working with other language schools but many times I have heard, “The Super English team seems so close. You guys have fun together.” I can honestly say that Super English is the best school, especially for a first time teacher who is looking for a strong support system and a lot of holidays! The friendships are genuine because Super English fosters a caring, positive, fun and supportive environment. The teachers come first. Super English management understands that a teacher must be enjoying themselves in order to be an effective teacher. Very few schools give you support from the moment you get off the plane. Most schools try to make you feel like it is an honor for you to work for them. Super English makes sure that you always know how much Super English appreciates YOU!! - Victoria Biggs
“This past year Super English has been an ideal place to work. Peter, the owner, is always helpful and encouraging and all the teachers are as great as can be. My classes are always full of energy, a lot of fun, and are as rewarding as they can be challenging. The relationships I've built this last year with both my students and the other teachers are amazing. I wouldn't trade this past year for anything.” - Mitch Burbick
Here are some comments from our past teachers about how their experiences with Super English have helped them in other endeavors:
Victoria Biggs: “After finishing work for Super (Finishing with a BANG!! I might add. Peter threw an incredibly memorable and touching party) I moved on to taking a few months off on the island of Samui and then taking up work as a TEFL course Support Manager and Instructor. My work with Super enabled me to branch out into other aspects of teaching, such as teaching teachers. My experience with training Super teachers was invaluable for this position, which I stayed with for almost a year.
I then made a move for money, and took a position at an International School. Again, my experience with Super was proving invaluable as it allowed me to find work in an International School although I do not have a Teaching Degree.
The most important thing is that Super is not a one trick pony. I had the chance to teach a wide variety of age groups and also to train teachers for those positions. It left me feeling ready for anything a new job could through me. I had experience with it all!!
The variety is also something I miss, as well as the support and understanding of the management. Having Western management is an incredible blessing, if you seek out a less stressful existence. Especially if this is going to be your first job overseas or in Thailand; if you want to grow at your own pace and learn the ropes in a supportive and inspirational atmosphere then Super English is the best place to do it!”
Tristan Rentos: “After working for two years at Super English, I decided that it was time to move on to a new experience so I accepted a job in Hanoi, Vietnam. Not once in this new job have I doubted myself or my abilities as a teacher, and I put this down to the training I received from Peter and Victoria at Super English. Peter once told me that if you can teach at Super English, you can teach anywhere in the world. He was right!”
Amy McIntyre: “I really want to say if you are considering working for Super English, but worried you may not be good at teaching or worried you may not like teaching or even worried about the pay – don't be, just do it. I was all those before I went to Thailand, it was the best thing I ever did! Super English allows you to be as creative as you want to be in the classroom and they will support you even if those creative ideas don't always work out. They will not make you feel like you are a terrible teacher, they will encourage you! Super English helped me gain the confidence I needed to become a teacher. Not only confidence in the classroom, but also the skill to be surrounded by foreign people that do not speak English and still be able to communicate.
I now teach in Japan. When I first arrived here I was picked up from the bus station and taken to my apartment and that was pretty much it! I had to figure everything out for myself. There were no teachers throwing welcoming parties. It took me about 4 months to get settled. After 2 days I was settled with SE! I made so many new friends after 1 day. I make a lot more money in Japan but I work 6 days a week and really long hours! I don't get much time off work and rarely travel! My social life is non-existent.
If you want to go teach abroad please don't let lack of experience stop you, nor the common worries you may hate it. You won't! There will be tough days like any job but you will have so much fun, you will get to travel around Thailand and experience a new culture. The pros will make up for your bad days! You will meet such great people and have the best time! Don't even worry about money, you will be able to eat, party hard, travel most weekends. I even saved money and went to London for a month then came to Japan and lived for a month. Do it because you won't find a better company!! I miss you SE!!!”
Anneliese Charek: “Researching teaching jobs while abroad is not always easy. You are taking a big risk when you move to another country (sometimes one you have never been to) for a new job that you really don’t know too much about. I felt confident that Super English was a good place to work from the start. I say this because I was able to connect with everyone there long before I started the job. There is a lot of great information on the website. For every question I had, there was an article posted that gave me answers. Peter was also really great in staying in contact. He always answered my questions, and helped me prepare for my move to Thailand. He also got me in touch with the other teachers already working there. Already kind of knowing them made me feel more at home once I got there.
When I arrived I was welcomed with open arms. The whole year I spent in Suratthani I felt safe, and protected by this community of teachers/managers/housemates/friends. Everyone is really there for you, and everyone really helps everyone out. It was such a pleasant year being surrounded by really good-natured, down to earth people.
I left Suratthani and SE feeling like I got everything out of the experience that I wanted to. I definitely grew as a teacher, I gained experience, I learned about a new culture, I traveled, I meditated, and I spent time with very nice people. I strongly recommend SE as a great school to work for.”
Mitch Burbick: “Super English was my first teaching gig. I learned a ton really quickly and it definitely helped set me up for this job I've gone onto. There was a really great feeling of community with all the teachers, and I learned a lot from the ones with experience to share. During the time I was there, people looked out for each other, both in school and out. It was really easy to feel 'at-home' in the office and in just in general. The support from management was always great and they definitely always worked with me when something came up. Peter was super approachable and always really helpful. I appreciated that about Super English a lot.”
Chris Ansell: “Super English provided the perfect platform for me to go and teach confidently and creatively anywhere in the world. Some schools have an abundance of information and ideas in books but Super English has all of this in the people who work there. It is less library and more family. I have just worked some summer camps in Italy and thanks to my time at Super I wasn't the tutor asking for advice and ideas, I was the one sharing them!”
Brittney Johnson: “My experience at Super English completely changed my perspective about teaching English abroad. I taught English in South Korea prior to coming to Thailand. I'd like to say that having a year of teaching under my belt helped and prepared me to teach in Thailand....but it didn't. I basically taught from a book in Korea. I followed a curriculum step by step. Teaching at Super English was completely the opposite of that. SE allows you to be creative and to find the inner teacher within you. You can develop your own teaching style and methods. SE encourages you to go well outside the box, try new things, and most of all to make teaching fun! SE says to have fun first and learn second. SE has prepared me to be an independent teacher and worker for future jobs.”
Craig Blackburn: “Looking back on my time at Super English with the benefit of several years' worth of hindsight, I can honestly say it was the beginning of a transformative period for me professionally as well as personally. It now seems very clear to me that the skills I learned in at Super English - being a good team member, being a good team leader, and communicating across cultures - have been key to my success in graduate school and my new career in international relations. The ability to work with small and large groups is absolutely crucial to what I do now, whether it's working on economics homework with a problem set group or figuring out how to split up a large research project among several co-workers. Being able to communicate effectively and respectfully across cultures is of paramount importance because a large percentage of the student population at my school is not from the US. I also frequently travel abroad, and hope to continue working outside the United States. I think back on my time in the Super English office as a kind of test kitchen for this. The SE staff graciously shared their time with me and taught me about Thai culture. Not only that, but through them I learned to see the world through a different set of eyes. Finally, being given the opportunity to work as Head Teacher was instrumental in the development of my leadership skills. I am now comfortable leading, delegating, and organizing, and am currently president of my university's Thai club. I didn't realize it at the time, but what I was doing at Super English was developing a skill set, one that would be integral to my success at school, at work, and elsewhere in life. Finally, in addition to the skills I developed at Super English, I also now have a wealth of stories and anecdotes through which to illustrate the accomplishments I list on my resume during job interviews.”
JOIN US AT SUPER ENGLISH TO BE A GREAT TEACHER, WORK WITH FUN-LOVING KIDS, AND ENJOY THAILAND!
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