Teacher Quotes

  • 2016

    "From the moment I was hired, Super English has been nothing short of supportive, trusting, and one of the best decisions I have made. Peter was readily available and timely when answering any questions I had about the visa process and my position as a P3 teacher at Thida.  He also gave myself and the rest of the Super teachers full control of our classes, trusting us to run them efficiently and smoothly. This speaks volumes about the attitude of Super English as many of us had little to no prior teaching experience before joining the team.  As for the Super team, Peter has assembled a dedicated and supportive group of people who are passionate about being the best educators they can be.  I'd like to be able to say this is the best job I've ever had, but calling my position within Super English a job would do it a disservice. So, instead, I'll end with something that is as clichéd as it is true. When I left one family in the States, I joined a Super family in Thailand.  The decision to sign on with Super English for a second year was a no brainer." – Thomas Pernecker, 1st year SE Teacher, signed on for a 2nd year

    “I am into my third year now as a Super English teacher and that is proof of how much I am enjoying my time here.  I continue to feel valued as a teacher and continue to receive all of the support I could wish for as an employee for Super. I can’t think of a negative thing to say as the company has helped me in every way possible and are always available to lend a hand if a problem should arise. I love living in Surat Thani and thank Super English for enabling me to enjoy my time here to the maximum.  I look forward to continuing my experience in Thailand with Super English. There’s no one better!” – William Marlow, 3rd year SE Teacher, signed on for a 4th year

    "This is my third year working with Super English, which should say a lot about my experience.  Peter and all the Super English staff have consistently gone out of their way to keep the focus on teaching, both for my enjoyment as well as the kids.  I’ve seen my little ones grow from third grade to fifth grade and their improvement is very satisfying to see.  All of this wouldn’t be possible without Super English.  I know each day the staff has my back 100% and supports me however I choose to run my classroom.  As an evolving and growing company, we’re getting better and better each year—more resources, more training, more opportunities.  Working at Super has allowed me to develop my skills not only in the classroom, but also allowed me grow into my current role as Assistant Director.  Peter and the rest of the team are fully supportive and go out of their way to make sure we have the tools we need to succeed.  I hope you choose to work with Super English—an experience you won’t forget!” – Keith Mangan, 3rd year SE Teacher, signed on for a 4th year

    “I am now halfway through my third year working for Super English at Thidamaepra school. I had originally planned to only stay for 1 year and here I am almost 3 years later. Thida is the most incredible place to work; it is always such a positive work environment and the students and Thai teachers are always such a pleasure to be around. Surat Thani is also the perfect place to live; you’re within travel distance to many islands and national parks plus the locals here welcome you with open arms and are always willing to lend you a hand. Moving to Thailand has been a life changing experience and I absolutely know it would not have been the same without the support Super English has provided me. I have found my passion in teaching and have grown as an individual and as a teacher. Super English has helped me do so and for that I am forever grateful.” – Jenna Devine, 3rd year SE Teacher

    “Staying on for another year with Super English is one of the best decisions I’ve made. I’ve been able to develop my teaching style freely. My Thai co-workers are always there to encourage and support me with my fresh ideas and activities. The support I have received from Super English has also been second to none. Living in the jungle, just a few minutes motorbike ride from the city has helped make this year and a half unforgettable, not to mention all the free time we’ve had to explore so much of South East Asia. Moving to Surat to teach with Super English - best decision ever!” – Alison Tidd, 2nd year SE Teacher

    “Moving to Thailand to work for Super English was the best decision of my life! My last year here has been a huge learning experience, filled with lots of fun and exploration. With the Thai school year schedule and our comfortable pay, I have been able to see some of the most beautiful places on earth during my holidays! The Monday work day dread is nonexistent here; I really love coming to school every day and work with some of my best friends. Between my amazing students, teacher friends, and jungle bungalow, life is good here!” – Ashton Riester, 2nd year SE Teacher

    "Working at Super English has been fantastic.  It has come with a great support network and the staff have been incredibly helpful. This has been instrumental in helping me master the various challenges that are often present in teaching positions and has enabled me to grow and develop as a teacher.  I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of my students. They, along with the wonderful staff, have shaped a fun and enjoyable experience I won't forget!" – Johnny Goss, 1st year SE Teacher

    "Moving to Thailand was a big decision and I wasn't sure what the outcome would be. With the help of Super English, the decision turned out to be one of the best choices I've made. I can travel at least once a month to incredible places. I get to drive a motorcycle every day. I work with kids who are excited to see me every day. I've found a good balance of work and social life here in Surat Thani." – Braden Linick, 2nd year SE Teacher

    "A year ago, I was sitting in an office telling all of my coworkers that I was going to move to Thailand to teach English. They all laughed and shrugged it off. My mind was already made up though. I remember pouring over travel blogs and stories dreaming about my future life. I came across the Super English website and that's when I decided that sometimes you need to stop reading about other people's adventures to start writing your own.  Living and working in Surat Thani is a blessing- incredible food, incredible people and incredible students. Plus it's the gateway city to some pretty incredible places. Throughout my transition, Super English has been there to help along the way from ordering a taxi to carry my stuff when I moved into my bungalow to checking in every so often just to make sure that everything was alright. So if you're reading this from your office (or bed, desk, couch, etc.), I urge you to take that leap and start your adventure." – Marlana Pawlak, 1st year SE Teacher

    "After having experienced other agencies I can easily say that Super English is the perfect place to either start or continue your journey of teaching in Thailand.  Super provides the tools, resources, and community you need to not only be a successful teacher, but also more easily adapt to the lifestyle of a foreigner in Thailand.  Super English is the smart choice to make your big decision perfect." – Alex Rhodes, 2nd year SE Teacher

    "I have had an amazing year working at Thida. This is now my third teaching position in my third country and I have nothing but good things to say about both Thida and Super English.  Peter and the team are incredibly helpful.  Whatever the query, they have always been available to me when needed.  The monthly socials are great fun and allow any concerns to be brought up in a friendly and informal setting.  It is difficult not to smile when walking around Thida as the kids are so excited and happy to see you all the time that you begin to feel like something of a celebrity.  We have a really great group of teachers who consistently share ideas which makes everything that much easier, especially on those days when inspiration is hard to come by.  Surat Thani is also a fabulous place to be and I would highly recommend it.  The location is excellent leaving us spoiled for choice at the weekends, having to decide between an island, jungle or city trip.   I am so pleased I got the opportunity to come here and work with such a great team in, what is essentially paradise, I would make the same choice again in a heartbeat!" – Michelle Harris, 1st year SE Teacher

    "Working with Super English has been exactly what I dreamed of in terms of being an ESL teacher abroad. We all want the freedom to teach, to have a stress free work environment, and time to travel. Here at Super English paperwork is minimal, supervision is rare, and the teaching is tons of fun. Loads of time off to go traveling and plenty of fun at work - that's it.  Don't miss out on an opportunity to work with Super English, you won't regret it."  - Kris Reilly, 2nd year SE Teacher

    "When I moved to Thailand, I knew within my first week that I would want to live here for a while. Staying in Surat Thani to work with Super English for another year was a very easy decision to make, and I'm so glad I did! It has been another great year of living in the Thai jungle, hopping over to the islands any weekend I want, eating lots of Pad Thai, and of course, spending time with the cutest students in the world. Staying on another year with Super has allowed me to experience more and get a taste of everything Thailand has to offer. I went from teaching P5 last year to P3 this year, and I'm so happy I did both because the grade levels are so fun and clever in very different ways. My time spent living in Thailand would not be the same without either of them. Thanks to Super English, I will never regret my decision to leave everything behind and move across the world!" – Allie Groll, 2nd year SE Teacher

  • 2015

    December, 2015:

    "During the two years I’ve taught with Super English at Thidamaepra School in Surat Thani, I’ve been proud to be a part of a consistently growing and expanding product.  Our Mini English Program (MEP) has gone from eight classes to ten within one year!  That speaks to the commitment of our teachers, the resources available at Thida, and the support given to one another to achieve results and set the bar higher.  I’ve been proud to be part of such an evolving company and am very excited we will return over 75% of our teachers for next year’s school year!  I think that stat speaks volumes to the work environment and atmosphere at Super English and at Thida!  I couldn’t imagine teaching elsewhere." – Keith Mangan, Head Teacher, entering third year of teaching with SE

     “Up until this point, I have loved everything about living in Surat Thani and working with Super English. I am now in my second year here and I would seriously struggle to think of a negative thing to say about my experience here so far. Super English continues to offer complete support and the confidence I have in them helps me to feel secure and settled in Surat. In terms of organizing visas, offering teacher support and ensuring everything runs smoothly, Super English are top draw.  Surat is a great place to live. If you like great food, friendly people and lots of fantastic places to visit then this is the place for you. It’s very easy to get around town and there’s certainly no shortage of restaurants, markets, bars, snooker halls, football fields etc etc! Essentially, it caters for all interests. Surrounding attractions are plentiful and easy to get to. There are stunning national parks and islands in touching distance and this makes for fantastic weekends away. It’s very hard to get bored here! Come on, give it a go.” – William Marlow, entering third year of teaching with SE

     “I am now into my second year working with Super English. My experience working at Thida and with Super English continues to go above and beyond expectation. For example, when my work visa was almost expired, Super English took care of the renewal process and it was hassle free. There is zero stress when it comes to our work environment plus there's a sense of security with your job that Super English offers. Teaching in Thailand has been a life changing and incredible experience and it would not have been this way without Super English.”  – Jenna Devine, entering third year of teaching with SE

     "My time here at Super English has been immensely rewarding, challenging, and lots of fun. My students at Thidamaepra School have pushed me to be a better teacher. Their boundless energy and sense of humour has made it all worthwhile. I'm so glad I chose Super English for my time in Thailand." – Alison Tidd, Senior Teacher, entering second year of teaching with SE

     "Super English is my second time teaching in Thailand so I’ve had the benefit of being able to compare it to similar positions in the country.  The first thing about Super English that I noticed was how upfront everything seemed to be.  Past teachers were easily accessed with any questions I had and information on the city of Surat Thani was readily available.  Teaching with Super has been much simpler than my past experience as well.  The Thai staff I work with are great partners to have and make life at my school that much easier.  Surat Thani itself is full of a great expat atmosphere and I have found no shortage of items to keep me busy, whether it’s been playing football, a night on the town, or checking out one of the many nearby beaches.  Working at Super English and in Surat Thani have been nothing be a great experience so far, so much so that I have already committed to another full school year.  I’m looking forward to whatever else my time here may bring."– Alex Rhodes, signed on for another full year with SE

     “After only two quick months, I definitely feel like Surat Thani is home and have already decided to stay another year as a teacher with Super English. The teachers at Super have become fast friends and have made my first few months in Thailand much easier. Surat Thani living is truly easy; with the perfect combination of Thai culture, jungle life, and convenience. Teaching is tough; harder than any job that I had in the states. With that being said, I can already say that it is the most rewarding job I have ever had. I love coming to school every day and I truly love my kids. With the difficulty comes lots of laughter and fun, with my students and the other teachers. I know that this is exactly where I belong!” – Ashton Riester, signed on for another full year with SE

     "I have been teaching in Thailand for seven months so far and recently signed on for another year. Before coming here I wasn't really sure what to expect, but it was a decision I'm very happy I made. The kids are great, always so happy and excited to see you. The Super English staff is extremely helpful taking care of visa and paperwork. They are there for you if you need anything really. I've grown as a person and a professional during my time here. I'm not sure when I'll be leaving but I foresee my feet dragging when that day comes." – Brady Linick, entering second year of teaching with SE

      “I backpacked for six months before moving to Thailand. After months on the road I was ready to live in one place and have a routine again. I wanted a more of consistent life style, but had no desire to move back to America. Moving the Thailand to teach has been the best decision! Super English provided me with a great work environment, good friends and the flexibility to keep traveling!” – Torie Foley

     “I have been living in Suratthani, Thailand for just over 2 years now. I work with the K2 level at STIS and they are absolutely wonderful. The smaller class sizes of STIS really offer a more personalized style of learning, ensuring each child gets the absolute most out of their education. We genuinely care for our kids at STIS and aim to give them the best learning experience possible.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I have spent here! The community of Thais and expats alike are a wonderful people. Everyone I have encountered has been super helpful with anything I have needed. This aside, the food is incredible, the culture is intriguing, and the location of Suratthani itself is ideal for popping over to some beautiful beaches and islands. There is a ton to see and do around Thailand, but if you're looking for more, it's also not too difficult to bounce to some other countries and enjoy some other cultures. I've dreamed about traveling across the world since I was a child, and I'm perfectly glad I chose Thailand as my first destination. " – Christel Chappell, two years with SE and STIS

     “I first came to Thailand in 2013 as a tourist, and quickly decided I wanted to stay, find a job and see what the country had to offer a wanderer like me!  I was immediately struck by the friendliness of the people, the amazing food and views, and the peaceful simplicity of life here.  I started out in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, and am now exploring the south from Surat Thani! I have lived in Surat for about four months and have enjoyed numerous trips to the beach and surrounding areas, including the beautiful Khao Sok National Park! We are situated in a very convenient location to reach popular, and more undiscovered, islands and coastal destinations cheaply and quickly on any weekend or holiday! Working for Peter at Surat Thani International School has made the visa process a breeze and I felt very welcome when I first arrived. He gave me a tour of town, helped me buy some things to settle in, and is always available for questions. Life in Thailand is great, and working for Super English is a great way to experience the culture in an authentic way, living as an expat in Surat and spending time with students eager to learn English each day!” – Cati Vanden Breul

     “Thailand has changed my life in so many ways. I've learned so much about myself as a teacher and a person. I never thought I would fall in love with this country when I first accepted the job offer, but I haven't wanted to leave since I arrived. STIS has played a big role in my experience.  The school is very comfortable and my students and coworkers feel like part of my family. Everyone here is friendly and willing to help out in any situation. Thanks STIS for everything!!” – Candace Lee, two years with STIS

     “Family has always been important to me. Deciding to come to Thailand was a hard decision knowing how far I would be from my family. Over the past year and a half STIS has become my family. There is never a day where I feel like I have to hide emotions or issues because these people are my coworkers. Everyone is always willing to lend a hand. Over the past two years, my STIS family has been instrumental in my amazing experiences in Thailand!” – Lauren Rosborough, head teacher, two years with STIS

      “I left my mundane and unstimulating job back in the UK to come out to Thailand. Definitely a wise and inspiring choice because all aspects of the teaching experience in Thailand are never dull. Although at first I was a little apprehensive about the move half way round the world, I quickly adapted to the Thai way of life. Surat Thani is an incredible city! Socially, geographically and culturally there is always fun to be had. Surat attracts teachers from all over the globe and from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Having the opportunity to meet new people and become a part of a new community is both captivating and enthralling. The teaching at STIS is far more rewarding than I could have ever anticipated.  Watching my students learn and develop gives me such a sense of fulfillment and achievement.  My overall teaching experience to date is definitely one I would want to share and promote.  I already have and would encourage more of my friends to come out here and give it a go.” – Marcus Wykes

     “Teaching at STIS is a rewarding and challenging experience. The K1 students are some of the most energetic children at the school and always keep me on my toes. They are excited to participate in every activity from finding shapes to playing hopscotch and every day their English improves. It's a joy to watch them grow. The city of Surat Thani is surrounded by a lot of natural beauty that's easy to access. The night boats to the islands sail daily from Bandon pier in town and mini buses go to Khao Sok national park and Phuket several times a day. It's a great location to explore southern Thailand from. Along with a great school and great location we also have a fantastic Thai staff. They have helped me in the classroom and outside. My Thai teachers always make sure I know about the Thai holidays and include me in the celebrations. They really make me feel like part of the community.” – Aleya Staggs

     "Surat Thai is a decently sized city, there’s tons to do, lots of great restaurants, and you're only a short motorbike ride away from the countryside.  If you're looking to experience the laid back life of Thailand Surat is the place for you.  My 3rd grade kids at Thidamaepra School are rambunctious, energetic, and fun in all the best ways.  It's been a joy to teach with them with Super English this year." – Joel Garceau

     “It has been such a pleasure working at Noonoy school. I remember Peter telling me it was a magical place to be and teach. I can attest it surely is! Every day you are greeted with warm smiles and hellos. The owner, Kru Ying and the teachers of Noonoy work very hard to provide an atmosphere that is inviting, promotes learning and curiosity in the students. Thank you Noonoy and Super English for a wonderful year!” – Caitlin McCloskey 

     "Teaching in Thailand with Super English is a very easy lifestyle. Living in Surat Thani allows you to travel to the beautiful islands any weekend you wish, but also guarantees an authentic Thai town. Teaching over a 100 students a day may sound daunting, however it is very rewarding and fun. It is a very good feeling to go to sleep at night knowing that you are making a positive impact on future generations" – Calum Jeffrey

     "After graduating from college, I decided to move to Thailand but had no idea what part I wanted to live in. When I stumbled across an ad for Super English, a quick Google search was all it took to have me sold on Surat Thani. It is the perfect mix of town and jungle with easy access to islands and beaches. After only 3 months in this perfect, non-touristy paradise, it feels like home. I am really happy I decided to work with Super English because I get to live here and teach the happiest kids on Earth! Before moving here, I was a little nervous about teaching up to 55 students at a time, but it really isn't as scary as it sounds and I am so glad I'm here!  I’ve signed up for another year!" – Allie Groll

     Teaching with Super English: "You will be sweaty.  You will take many showers.  You will get sick.  You will recover.  You will ride motorcycles.  You will crash.  You will recover.  You will traverse.  You will get lost.  You will discover.  You will learn.  You will get punched - constantly...in sensitive regions - by slack-jawed, joyfully innocent children who love you unconditionally and express this unbridled affection by attacking you with every ounce of tiny power they possess.  You will laugh.  You will cry....when you eat searingly spicy tom yum soup.  You will stress.  You will relax.  You will struggle.  You will find confidence.  You will love it.” – Josh Berry, entering second year of teaching with SE

     “Working with Super English at Thidamaepra School has been a great experience. Teaching with Super English gives me a lot of freedom. I feel like I have the freedom to try new things in the classroom and work with very little oversight. Not to mention the freedom to travel to amazing places that people dream of going to. Everything seems possible working here, and it makes me happy to be living in Thailand and working with Super English. “– Kris Reilly, entering second year of teaching with SE

     

  • 2014

    December, 2014:

     “I've been with SE for over two years now and have been really happy with my time here. It 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.  Deciding to renew my contract (twice) was an easy choice and consistently proves to be a good decision. Working for Super English has continued to provide me with ongoing support, a community of wonderful co-workers and friends, and irreplaceable experience both in and outside the classroom. The parties and events hosted by Peter have always been a nice treat and have made my time here in Surat much more memorable than it might have otherwise been. I always feel lucky that I found SE and I'm looking forward to the rest of my time here.” - Kristin Brown

     “Moving to Thailand to teach English was the scariest yet best decision I've ever made.  In the beginning I was extremely nervous about this life transition.  Super English took away those nerves and has made this transition easy.  Every step of the way from your arrival, to training, to paper work, Super English is there to help.  I love my job and my fellow co-workers so much that I have signed on to stay another year.  Super English has helped provide such a fun environment and rewarding experience that I am not ready to leave just yet.  I am beyond thankful for my experience here and it would not have gone as smoothly without Super English. I highly recommend this job through Super English to anyone who wants to teach abroad for a reliable company.” - Jenna Devine

     “I would never have believed that I could possibly feel so comfortable and so at home so quickly. Having been here just over six months, I can safely say that I am in love with Thailand, teaching, and my new home in Surat Thani. My experience has been so wonderful thanks mainly to the amazing people I have the pleasure of working with. Super English is a brilliant agency to work for, and they do their utmost to help and support all their employees. Thanks Super English!” - Adeline Brown

     “You wouldn’t believe it’s been half a year! What a fantastic 6 months it has been! Re-fueled and re-charged since the October break, being back at Thidamaepra couldn’t be better. The supportive, flexible and driven work environment that Super English continuously provides makes my ambition to grow as a teacher, role model and dedicated professional expand even further. Super English has given me a solid platform for which I can continue to grow. Surpassing all my expectations, Peter and the Super English staff have done an exceptional job in making this life-changing decision an easy one for me. Surat Thani couldn’t feel more like a home and the thought of continuing on for second school year is a great and comforting feeling.” - Emma Thorpe

     "This is my third year with Super English and I've truly enjoyed every minute of it. The children are a joy to spend your time with, and you are encouraged to be yourself and use your imagination in class. It's a pleasant experience when you are meant to have fun at your job, and even better when it comes so easily. On top of that, Surat is a wonderful place to live. I can't imagine any other place I'd rather be."  - David Modini

     "Of all the great things about Super English and Surat Thani, one encompassing point always comes to mind:  Community.  It starts in the office with the other teachers--celebrating one another's achievements, laughing about funny things students did in class, and working towards a common goal.  We're all in this together and work to ensure we're there for one another with ideas, support, or a cheesy one-liner.  Some of the best memories to date have been running into students and parents outside school--at the market, getting coffee, on my motorbike, etc.  Having a previously shy student yell "Teaaahhhhaaa!!" and come running up to me with a target sentence is a pretty cool feeling.  Seeing those breakthroughs is what it's all about.  Super English gave me the support and flexibility to be a teacher and not a robot reciting lines from a textbook.  Living in Surat Thani I quickly realized I wasn't just a teacher who showed up at school and went home, but rather a part of the community and I love that." - Keith Mangan

     “I’ve been in Surat for a little over 2 years now with just a few months to go. Looking back, I remember being really excited about coming here and hoping for a great experience, but Super English has surpassed all my expectations. There’s a reason I signed on for a second contract.  And then a third.  Thailand is an incredible country and after having seen a lot of it, I'm certain Surat is one of the best places to live here. I love my job and genuinely look forward to seeing my students each day. And I’ve felt completely supported the entire time I’ve been here, with Peter and the Super English staff taking care of the confusing visa process, helping with the transition to Thai life, and sponsoring parties to build team camaraderie. I’m really thankful for SE helping to make my time in Thailand so enjoyable, and I know I'll miss this place a lot once I'm gone.” - Eric Brown

     “Working in Thailand has been one of the most important and life-changing decisions I've made in my life.  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. SE 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. Super English provided the means by which this part of my life was able to unfold. Through the creative and flexible work environment offered by Super English, I've been able to develop as a teacher, grow as a professional, and find a lifelong passion as an educator.” - Jade Church

     “I've been working for Super English for just over a year now. I can honestly say it's been one of the greatest times of my life and doesn't even feel like a year has passed! Because of the excellent professionalism of Super English, I never worry about paperwork being mishandled, something not being ready when it's supposed to be, or issues with communication. Removing that stressful concern from my mind has made my time in Thailand all the more enjoyable. I genuinely enjoy my work and my coworkers. It feels very much like a family, and I'm looking forward to another year with my Super crew!” - Christel Chappell

     “Teaching English in Thailand can be a very stimulating and awarding experience. Moving to a foreign country by yourself or with a friend can be a little unsettling as well.  Super English was there every step of the way to ensure that the visa process and traveling went as smooth as possible. From the very first time I emailed Peter to this very date he has always responded promptly. This was one of the selling features for me while searching for teaching jobs in a foreign country. Any question or concerns you have about teaching in Thailand and the visa process will be answered accurately and by the next day. The next selling feature was the training course provided by Super English.  During the training period Peter breaks down the most efficient way to teach a class of foreign students. You are taught how to manage large classes and how to keep their attention.  Without this training the first couple of weeks would have been a lot more difficult.  The housing provided by Super English is nice and clean and a great way to meet new friends when you arrive in Thailand. Super English was extremely helpful to me and I’m sure they will be to you.  I have decided to stay in Thailand for another year and remain with Super English. The first year has gone by so fast with so many good memories in and out of the class room. For me, one year is not long enough. I am really enjoying teaching and the atmosphere at school. The social life in Surat Thani is also great! I am looking forward to meeting the new teachers in May.  If you enjoy teaching and having a good time Super English and Thailand are the place for you!” - Lee Moulden 

     “Moving abroad to teach had been a dream of mine for a very long time before I decided to act on it. When searching the web I stumbled upon the website for Super English. Thailand has always been my number one destination because of the weather, culture and natural beauty. After reading about Super English and talking to Peter I decided that this could be a chance of a lifetime and jumped on the opportunity.  As soon as I arrived in Thailand I fell in love with the hot weather, the people and the culture. Thailand made an amazing first impression on me. The more days that pass the more I love this place. Surat Thani is also more than meets the eye, it's the real Thai experience with great prices, friendly people and lots to do. It's also conveniently close to the islands for a quick getaway to the beautiful sights Thailand has to offer.  As for Super English - it is an amazing company that is there to help every step of the way!  Peter, the staff and all my coworkers have helped me greatly through this huge change and have made this whole experience the best decision I have ever made. As for teaching it is extremely rewarding and the kids could not be any cuter.  My first few months here have changed me for the better.  I have become comfortable with teaching, made many new friends, and have seen so many amazing parts of the world.  I love it here so much I have already decided to renew my contract and stay on teaching with Super English another year to make even more memories.” - Julie Fortier

     "Teaching with Super English has provided me with all the right kinds of challenges. Rather than freaking out about government paperwork, negotiating weird deals with not-quite-legal head hunters, and having to very quickly learn the Thai phrase for "STEP OFF YOUR DESK AND PUT THE SLINGSHOT DOWN", I've been able to focus on developing teaching strategies, finding new games to play in class, and forming relationships with my awesome students. In other words, Super English eliminates so much of the lousy stuff that comes along with teaching in a foreign country that you're more free to experience what's really fulfilling about it. Their meticulous administration, their solid partnerships with the schools where they send their teachers, and their personal care for everyone on the SE team truly make you feel supported during your time here." - Alex DeSantis

     "Getting the chance to work at Surat Thani International School (STIS), which was recently opened by Super English, has been a great opportunity for me.  In addition to working with a great crew of people, I've been able to see the school grow and develop from conception to reality.  The students are amazing as well.  Being able to see their progress and develop relationships with them has been the highlight of my time with the school. Super English and STIS are quality organizations and I couldn't imagine my time in Thailand without their help and support." - Sean Donovan

     “STIS is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Our building down by the lake is known to everyone throughout Khun Tale and we are easily recognized when we go out for lunch or runs or coffee. With such a small office we have quickly become each other’s support. Everything from questions with lessons to a greatly needed coffee runs we can always count on each other.” - Lauren Rosborough

     “Living and teaching in Thailand has changed my life. I was originally supposed to be for 8 months and its now been just over 2 and a half years. Thailand itself is a beautiful country and full of adventure and new experiences. The food is amazing and the people are caring and kindhearted. I have also been able to grow so much as a teacher here in Thailand. At STIS we have a supportive management team and creative teachers that are always willing to share ideas and help each person succeed in the classroom. I love being involved in the start of a new school and having flexibility within the classroom. Thanks STIS for making this opportunity so enjoyable!” - Candace Lee

     "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. They make themselves very available for advice, any questions, and even a lunch or coffee buddy. Working there is a pleasure.  After living and working in Thailand for over a year, I definitely know I am lucky to be a Super English teacher." - Susan Devore

     “I was initially with a different agency when I came to Thailand. There was no communication or leadership within that company. I was very distraught, especially being in a foreign country. Now at STIS, I am much happier in Thailand and love my job. The kids are great, my colleagues are awesome and the whole staff is so supportive. I'm so happy I found STIS!” - April Parks

      “I’ve been very impressed with Super English and have enjoyed my time with them so far.  Having taught for a year in Thailand prior to joining Super English, it’s nice being somewhere which tells you clearly what they want you to do.  They have provided excellent support and negotiated everything with the school for me.  They have organized everything I need for a work permit, without me having to do any of the boring paperwork. Super English has a large group of teachers in Surat, so there are plenty of other people in the same boat as you. We have a little monthly party as well which is paid for and is always a good laugh.” - Patrick Marsh.

     “I knew before graduating university I wanted to come back to Thailand to teach English. I found Super English by chance and would never want to work anywhere else.  Super English is a communicative and reliable agency with the sincere purpose to contribute to students’ educational foundation, while still providing teachers with unbelievable experiences. Being placed at Surat Thani International School has given me the opportunity to teach the perfect age group in small sized classes, making it possible to work with your students in a one-to-one setting. Though I have just started working at STIS, the school atmosphere has made me feel at home instantly by being supportive and welcoming.   Super English also assists with visa runs, making the process to get your paperwork simple and trouble-free. The salary allows you to live well within your means, still giving you the capability to travel around the Thailand and neighboring countries.  Surat Thani is a perfect location in Thailand, close to many of the islands and only a short hour and a half plane ride to Bangkok. There is also a community of teachers within Surat Thani, giving new-comers a network of foreigners from all parts of the world, while still allowing you to be immersed in Thai culture. Thailand, a country dubbed land of smiles, will put one on your face daily.” - Caitlin Matson

     “I looked at teaching in Asia as an opportunity to challenge myself. A new home a new job and new experiences is what brought me out to Thailand. I've been here for a little over 7 months and it has been extremely rewarding. I've pushed myself physically and mentally to the point where I am living a life I couldn't have imagined back in Canada. If you are looking for an extended vacation this is not for you, but if you are looking for an adventure and a job that rewards you on a daily basis look no further than Super English.” - Matt Faguy

     “My time with Super English has so far proved to be immensely enjoyable. The backing given to us by Super English is excellent and I’ve felt supported by them since first arriving in Surat. From the moment we began our teacher training I believe that Super English were giving us the best possible opportunity to become successful teachers here. This support has continued up until this day and it is reassuring to know that I’m able to turn for help if a problem arises. My experience of living in Surat has been extremely positive and the place truly feels like home already. The people are friendly, the city is lively and there is no shortage of fantastic places to eat! The chance to teach in a great school like Thida seals the deal. The fact that I have already decided to stay on for at least another year speaks volumes about Super English. It's a great company to work for, a great city to be in and a great school to teach at. The thought of been here for the foreseeable future is a truly exciting one!” - William Marlow

    August, 2014:

     “Working in Thailand has been one of the most important and life-changing decisions I've made in my life.  Super English provided the means by which this part of my life was able to unfold. Through the creative and flexible work environment offered by Super English, I've been able to develop as a teacher, grow as a professional, and find a lifelong passion as an educator.”  Jade Church

     “I’ve been in Surat for nearly 2 years now with a little over 6 months to go. Looking back, I remember being really excited about coming here and hoping for a great experience, but Super English has surpassed all my expectations. There’s a reason I signed on for a second contract.  And then a third.  Thailand is an incredible country and after having seen a lot of it, I still think Surat is one of the best places to live here. I love my job and genuinely look forward to seeing my students each day. And I’ve felt completely supported the entire time I’ve been here, with Peter and the Super English staff taking care of the confusing visa process, helping with the transition to Thai life, and sponsoring parties to build team camaraderie. I’m really thankful for SE helping to make my time in Thailand so enjoyable!"  Eric Brown

    “Teaching English in Thailand can be a very stimulating and awarding experience. Moving to a foreign country by yourself or with a friend can be a little unsettling as well.  Super English was there every step of the way to ensure that the visa process and traveling went as smooth as possible. From the very first time I emailed Peter to this very date he has always responded promptly. This was one of the selling features for me while searching for teaching jobs in a foreign country. Any question or concerns you have about teaching in Thailand and the visa process will be answered accurately and by the next day. The next selling feature was the training course provided by Super English.  During the training period Peter breaks down the most efficient way to teach a class of foreign students. You are taught how to manage large classes and how to keep their attention.  Without this training the first couple of weeks would have been a lot more difficult.  The housing provided by Super English is nice and clean and a great way to meet new friends when you arrive in Thailand. Super English was extremely helpful to me and I’m sure they will be to you.”  Lee Moulden

     “I would never have believed that I could possibly feel so comfortable and so at home so quickly. Having been here just over three months, I can safely say that I am in love with Thailand, teaching, and my new home in Surat Thani. My experience has been so wonderful thanks mainly to the amazing people I have the pleasure of working with. Super English is a brilliant agency to work for, and they do their utmost to help and support all their employees. Thanks Super English!”  Adeline Brown

    “Moving to Thailand to teach English was the scariest yet the best decision I’ve ever made. I was coming into a place where I was unfamiliar with the language and culture. At first I was nervous about this life transition; however Super English made this entire process extremely easy. Every step of the way from your arrival, to training, to paper work Super English is there to help. I have grown so much as both a teacher and person since signing on with Super English. I love my job, all the kids I teach and all my fellow co-workers at Super English. It is a fantastic company to work for which provides a great experience in and out of the classroom. I highly recommend this job through Super English to anyone who wants to teach abroad for a reliable company.”  Jenna Devine

    “I'm coming up on my 2 year mark with Super English and I can say without a doubt that I made the right decision in staying longer. SE has continued to provide me with ongoing support, wonderful co-workers and friends, and irreplaceable experience both in and outside of the classroom. Thank you to SE for always being so organized and helpful with visas and work permits so that we get to enjoy teaching and life in Thailand.”  Kristin Brown

    "This is my third year with Super English and I've truly enjoyed every minute of it. The children are a joy to spend your time with, and you are encouraged to be yourself and use your imagination in class. It's a pleasant experience when you are meant to have fun at your job, and even better when it comes so easily. On top of that, Surat is a wonderful place to live. I can't imagine any other place I'd rather be."  David Modini

    "Coming to Super English is thus far the best teaching decision I've ever made. With Super English I am not only working for a school that possesses a dedication to education and integrity, and not only do I work with the best team around, I have the opportunity to be as involved in the progress of the school as I wish to be. Super English is a school I trust, and a school that trusts me. And I have found that to be a rare quality for an English school to have."  Heidi Anderson

    “Packing your life up and moving 15,000 kilometres away can be daunting even for the most adventurous of souls. Teaching English abroad is not a vacation, it’s a vehicle to immerse yourself into new culture, a new place, a new experience. Having never taught formally in my life I was intimidated at the prospect of teaching fifty 10 year olds a foreign language. From the moment I accepted the position with Super English, Peter and the entire team of teachers were available and happy to help answer any questions and offer their advice. When I finally did arrive here in Surat Thani a room was waiting for me to get settled into and begin my new life in Southern Thailand, not to mention a roommate who has become a long term friend. After listening to horror stories from fellow teachers at other schools about visa issues and paperwork associated with work permits and documents required to teach legally made me realize how lucky I was to find Super English. Everything has been smooth as silk requiring nothing more than a few signatures or a couple hours of my time. Having this huge aspect of the transition process taken care of has allowed me to use my time to experience the more satisfying facets of living in Southern Thailand.”  Matt Faguy

    “I've heard a lot of horror stories about teaching English in Thailand and unfortunately a lot of those stories about shady teaching agencies are true (unpaid salaries, lack of visa support, etc.). Working at Super English couldn't be farther from that.  SE is run in a highly professional manner. Salary payment is prompt and fair, your visa is totally taken care of, and there is an always-open, direct line of communication between teachers and the management.  On top of all that, the support SE provides to new teachers is invaluable. Training and housing for all new arrivals ensures that transitioning to a new career and new country can go as smoothly as possible.  SE is a great place to work for anybody looking to get into teaching English abroad that appreciates a little hard work and a lot of fun. (Did I mention the employee parties?)”  Sean Donovan

    “Thailand (in general), SuratThani (in particular), working for Super English and teaching at Thidamaepra School – have exceeded my expectations beyond anything I could’ve hoped for!  Since I’ve visited Thailand twice before and fell in love with the country both times, I knew that I would love living here as much as I do now.  As for Surat Thani, this city is an absolute gem!  It is not too big and not too small – in fact, you sort of have the best of both worlds!…And the exceptionally close proximity to the beautiful islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Phi Phi – definitely make it an AMAZING place to live!  Peter and the rest of the staff at Super English have made my experience living and working in Thailand a great one!  Without their constant support and guidance, I do not think my time here (especially my arrival in this foreign country), would’ve been anything close to as perfect as it was/is.  And last but not least – teaching!  I never in my life thought that I would love teaching as much as I do.  Perhaps it has a lot to do with the fact that I teach high school to all girls – a demographic I love, have the most experience with, and whom I can relate to exceptionally well. All in all, this 28 year old Canadian couldn’t be happier to have made the move to Thailand, chosen Surat Thani as my town, Super English as my agency, and Thidamaepra as my school!"   Jen Hodgson

    “No day in Surat is a struggle. My experience here since day 1 has been made easy, exciting, and enjoyable. Super English, Thidamaepra, friends, and opportunities are just some of the many reasons why already I feel so welcome and settled here. Teaching at Thidamaepra is a fulfilling experience, seeing the buzz, excitement and passion within each individual student makes my day. If it wasn’t for the support and guidance received within and outside of Thidamaepra that Super English continues to provide, then I may never have discovered my passion for teaching. What a great bunch of people to share this experience with!”  Emma Thorpe

    “Moving to live and work in Thailand has been an unreal experience and by far one of the best decisions I've ever made. Having been immersed in the Eastern culture from birth, the Western to Eastern lifestyle transition was extremely easy. However, this was also due to the excellent support I received off the friendly staff and returning teachers of Super English. I have continued to receive this support over the past few months; giving me the utmost pleasant experience in Surat Thani. As I am the only English Teacher at my school it is a highly rewarding job, as the entire student population admires everything I do. Furthermore, having the opportunity to teach children from nursery up to Grade 6 has been an incredible adventure in itself. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far living in Surat Thani and working for Super English; I look forward to the months ahead!”  Gemma Wong

    “I've been very impressed with Super English and have enjoyed my time with them so far. Having taught for a year in Thailand prior to joining Super English, it's nice being somewhere which tells you clearly what they want you to do. They have provided excellent support and negotiated everything with the school for me. They have organized everything I need for a work permit, without me having to do any of the boring paperwork.”  Patrick Marsh 

    “Since my arrival in Surat Thani to work with Super English, one particular aspect that stands out to me is how quickly time has gone!  I think that speaks volumes to the enjoyment level I’ve had since April.  It’s refreshing to be in an environment where I’m able (and encouraged) to try out new methods, styles, and materials.  This has been a big change from past teaching experiences!  Surat Thani quickly won me over with its genuineness, warmth, and ease of travel.  I couldn’t imagine teaching anywhere else.”  Keith Mangan

    "For me, the only thing that can match Thailand's beauty is how much I can grow here as a teacher. Spending the last eighteen months with the same students has given me a new respect for learning in my own life."  Susan Devore

    “Super English seems to employ people of only the highest quality. Everyone is ready to help each other in a moment’s notice; whether it is school related or personal. I have never worked with a company that takes care of its teachers the way Super English does.”  Lauren Rosborough

    “I’ve been working at Super English for over two months, and it has been such an incredible opportunity. I am growing as a teacher and learning new things every day. I am surrounded by supportive coworkers, a reliable management team and dedicated students. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me at Super English.”  Candace Lee

    "I have been working for Super English for almost a full year now, and it has been an absolute pleasure! When you first travel abroad like this, it's understandable to be worried about what you'll be getting into. With Super English, I've experienced a solid support system for my every concern, whether it be due to culture shock or to the international working process. Super English houses an awesome group of some of the most committed teachers I've ever met, and I look forward to spending more time working for this company and continuing to develop myself into the phenomenal teacher I hope to be."   Christel Chappell

    “My time with Super English has so far proved to be immensely enjoyable. The backing given to us by Super English is excellent and I’ve felt supported by them since first arriving in Surat. From the moment we began our teacher training I believe that Super English were giving us the best possible opportunity to become successful teachers here. This support has continued up until this day and it is reassuring to know that I’m able to turn for help if a problem arises. My experience of living in Surat has been extremely positive and the place truly feels like home already. The people are friendly, the city is lively and there is no shortage of fantastic places to eat! The chance to teach in a great school like Thida seals the deal.”  William Marlow

    “Moving abroad to teach had been a dream of mine for a very long time before I decided to act on it.  When searching the web I stumbled upon the website for Super English. Thailand has always been my number one destination because of the weather, culture and natural beauty. After reading about Super English and talking to Peter I decided that this could be a chance of a lifetime and jumped on the opportunity.  As soon as I arrived in Thailand I fell in love with the hot weather, the people and the culture. Thailand made an amazing first impression on me. The more days that pass the more I love this place. Surat Thani is also more than meets the eye, it's the real Thai experience with great prices, friendly people and lots to do. It's also conveniently close to the islands for a quick getaway to the beautiful sights Thailand has to offer.  As for Super English - it is an amazing company that is there to help every step of the way!  Peter, the staff and all my coworkers have helped me greatly through this huge change and has made this whole experience the best decision I have ever made. As for teaching it is extremely rewarding and the kids could not be any cuter.  All in all my first few months here have been life changing!"  Julie Fortier

     

  • 2013

    November, 2013:

    "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. SE 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

  • 2012

    2012:

    “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

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    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.”