Before we start the blog, we would like to just talk a little bit about the school. Since 1999, IH Bangkok has provided English classes by CELTA-qualified teachers for all learners, and CELTA and DELTA teacher training for budding teachers from all over the world. The school is ideally situated on Silom Road, a roughly 30-second walk from Sala Daeng BTS station. Silom Road is lively and entertaining and when we finish work, it can be pretty crazy walking out of the building straight into the night market. The sights, sounds and smells of the vibrant South-East Asian city come alive here, and we all feel very lucky to live and work in the heart of Bangkok. Most of the teachers live on or close to Silom Road, so we enjoy meeting up for meals, drinks and exploring what the city has to offer. As anyone who has visited Bangkok before will tell you, there is an almost inexhaustible list of things to do here.
The school itself caters to students of all ages; from weekend classes with very young learners to university students and retirees from all around the world enjoying extended Study Holidays in The Land Of Smiles. The school is open from 8am-7:30pm weekdays, and from 7.30am-6.30pm on weekends. If you have any queries or questions regarding English classes or teacher training, please contact Marshall, the school’s Marketing Director at [email protected]. In the coming weeks we will be writing about the inner-workings of the school so that you can get a better idea about what goes on here, from the thoughts and feelings of students and staff alike.
We will post weekly on a variety of topics, as we feel that we have much to share about our lives in Bangkok, both in and out of school. As mentioned, we will be posting interviews with staff, students and survivors of the CELTA and DELTA!!! We also want to cover our experiences of cultural events in Thailand, such as Loi Krathong later this month, and Songkran to name but two. In addition to this, Thailand has a wealth of fascinating historical and religious sites, and we want to tell you all about them. As Bangkok is a hub for exploring Northern and Southern Thailand, as well as South East Asia as a whole, we can’t wait to share our memories and photos of these beautiful locations over the next few months. Please check out some of the photos of the school and our students on social media too.
We hope that you enjoy reading Teacher Talk Time. Teachers try not to talk too much during class to increase student talk time, so we are very happy because now it’s our time to talk!!! Kop-kun krap.