I have been living and working in Surat Thani since October. I am
really enjoying my first few months in Thailand. Working for Super
English is great. It is a small school so you really get time to get to
know the kids, and to develop a rapport with them. The classes are
small, compared to classes at Thida, and you get to see progress in all of
your students regardless of what their English ability is.

The kids are extremely cute and almost all of them are really eager to
learn English. It is really fun to have conversations with your kids
and it is very rewarding when you actually discern what they are trying
to tell you. Stories often involve a lot of gesturing and drawing but
that is half the fun!

The system of teaching that Peter uses at Super really works, it gives
the kids the basics  building blocks of English, which allows them to
build confidence. Once the kids develop a working knowledge of English
you simply build upon their base knowledge. It is a system that takes
some effort to learn but once you do it is quite simple to develop fun
lesson plans that the kids enjoy.

Surat Thani is definitely a Thai town, there is not a lot of English
spoken here at all, however the people are really friendly and I have
always found help when I have needed it. I have had some issues with
my bicycle, my chain falls off fairly regularly. There has not been a
single time when a Thai person has not stopped to help me fix it. We
also live in a small Thai neighborhood and everyone is very friendly
and directs us where to go if we ask them to.

I love living in Surat. It is a relaxed place where you can generally do
whatever you want to if you are willing to put forth the effort. It is
not always easy but everything you need is available if you seek it out.

I am taking yoga classes and looking into massage classes. Surat is
also a great place to be situated for travelling. I think working for
Super English was a good choice to have made. Peter and the staff are
very helpful and accommodating. I would recommend working at Super
to anyone who loves kids and is looking for an adventure.