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    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