Education

Education

Educational Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL – International program), Education faculty, Chulalongkorn University
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Education faculty, Rajabhat Rambhaibarni University
  • Junior Vocational Certificate in secretarial work, Surin Vocational College
  • Junior High School Certificate, Prasatwittayakarn school
  • Primary school Certificate, Ban Kokphet School

Additional Courses

  • Full-time study on the Bridge Programme, Cardiff University, UK
  • Creative Writing course, Cardiff University, UK
  • IELTS preparation, British Council, Bangkok, Thailand

Seminars

  • Seminar on Integrated-learning Morality for Developing Communities, Lab School Project, Youth development Center, Surin, 2013
  • Seminar for Continual Teacher Development and Improvement, Thongtharin Hotel, Surin, 2013
  • Training in Designing Standardized Learning Units, Sirindhorn dam, Ubonratchathani, 2012
  • Training and developing of Newly Qualified Teachers program, Sirindhorn dam, Ubonratchathani, 2012

Research and Writing

I have carried out the following principal research and writing tasks:

  • ‘Effects of strategy-based reading instruction on English reading ability and reading self- efficacy of lower secondary school students.’ This 274-page thesis was carried out as part of my Master’s degree award, and was presented to Chulalongkorn University in 2014.
  • A study in the Title of effects of a word stress game on pronunciation of grade 9 students, presented to Educational Service Area Office 33, 2013
  • As co-author and translator of a series of educational books and online applications for teaching foreign English speakers to learn Thai. This series is called QUEST (Quick, Easy Simple Thai), and consists of the following 4 books and 2 apps: Learning Thai Your Great Adventure, The Perfect Thai Phrase Book, Memory Aids to Your Great Adventure, How to Read Thai (books); and The Learn Thai Alphabet app, and The Learn Thai Numbers app (web and iPad applications).

Moral Principles for Working

  • The basis for success: will, effort, thoughtfulness, and reasoning
  • Ethics for living: kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and neutrality
  • Moral shame and dread

Awards

In 2013, a number of Newly Qualified English Teachers had to present on a series of topics for the 9th Secondary School Academic fair at Surawittayakarn School, Surin – I was bestowed with the ‘excellent presentation’ award.

In June 2010, at the end of my year long, full time studies on the Bridge programme at Cardiff University, UK, I was granted the ‘most excellent student’ award.

The following list of achievements and awards have been granted due to various roles I have performed while teaching at Krathiamwittaya School.

Parents of Thai pupils please take note: if you want your child to have the best possible future and chance of learning to speak English to a high level, then please see my results as a trainer for English speech contests (click here or scroll down).

 

  • English narrator for the parades and victory ceremony, annual school sport, Krathiamwittaya school, 2013 & 2014
  • Committee for the English Debate Competition, higher secondary school level, Buachedwittaya school, 2014
  • Committee for the Impromptu Speech Competition, higher secondary school level, Buachedwittaya school, 2014
  • Committee for the Impromptu Speech Competition, lower secondary school level, Prasartwittaya school, 2013
  • Master of Ceremonies for the English Camp Project for secondary school students, Benchamarashutis School, Chanthaburi, 2004 shadow-ornament

Speech Contests

Gold Medal Awards

  • Trainer of the gold medalist for the Impromptu Speech Competition, Higher Secondary School level, Buachedwittaya school, 2014
  • Trainer of the gold medalist for the Impromptu Speech Competition, Lower Secondary School level, Buachedwittaya school, 2014
  • Trainer of the gold medalist for the Impromptu Speech Competition, Higher Secondary School level in Prasartwittaya school, 2013
  • Trainer of the gold medalist for the Impromptu Speech Competition, Lower Secondary School level in Prasartwittaya school, 2013
  • Trainer of the gold medalist for the Impromptu Speech Competition, Higher Secondary School level, Sangka school, 2012

Silver Medal Awards

  • Trainer of the silver medalist for the Regional Impromptu Speech Competition, Lower Secondary School level, Sakonnakorn province, 2013
  • Trainer of the silver medalist for the Impromptu Speech Competition, Lower Secondary School level, Sangka school, 2012

Bronze Medal Awards

  • Trainer of the bronze medalist for the Regional Impromptu Speech Competition, Higher Secondary School level, Sakonnakorn province, 2013
  • Trainer of the bronze medalist for the Regional Impromptu Speech Competition, Lower Secondary School level, Nakornpanom province, 2013
  • Trainer of the bronze medalist for the Regional Impromptu Speech Competition, Higher Secondary School level, Chaiyaphum province, 2012