The Week That Was #2019-09

Wow! Last week was extremely busy and the week to come looks to be even busier. As I start to write this, it is early Sunday morning and I need to depart soon on a “reconnaissance mission” to the unknown reaches of western Phuket. I need to find the location of an obscure temple where I will be starting a 10-day English camp tomorrow; supposedly, it is on the route of a songteaw (local bus service) and I want to ascertain the travel time and observe local landmarks so I know when to tell the driver to stop.

I only took a few photos since my last update (and absolutely no video), including several of my two classes at Phuket Town’s oldest and largest school…

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Back to School!

SAM_6907We are actually nearing the end of Term 1 for the 2015-16 school year but this past week saw me putting in a full schedule once again at a government-run school, something I will continue until the term break seven weeks from now.  This is due to yet another teacher skipping out on his contract – lately, I seem to specialize in these finish-the-term substitutions.  Luckily, this time I only had to give up two of my in-house lessons (meaning those I do during the day at the language school) in order to fill in at the high school.  I still have my Saturday morning bank staff lessons and Sunday English camps so it will be quite some time until I have another day off!

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It’s English Camp Time Again!

English Camp Thailand 2014

My language school will be hosting an English Camp later this month for Sri Suthorn School here in Phuket.  I get asked to do these quite often following my success with camps held at resorts in Phang Nga Province.  This will be my first during which I won’t have to stay overnight.  Spread over two (half-) days, four teachers will lead 240 students through fun learning activities the culmination of which will be interviewing foreigners on Surin Beach.  These camps are always a lot of hard work for the teachers but a lot of fun for the students.  Since this one will be held just a week before Christmas, I am going to suggest incorporating the holiday into at least one of the games.

Of course I will post photos once the camp has finished (and I have time to recuperate!).