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Academic teaching

My academic teaching experience goes back to when I taught English at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand, as an English language lecturer. I was there for two years, and it was an invaluable experience for me. Here are examples of what I have done throughout my teaching years there:

Classes taught:

Non-academic teaching

Non-academic teaching is what I prefer to call “tutoring.” Here are some of experiences that I have:

Elite Language Institute, Bangkok, Thailand

This is the place where I first discovered my love for teaching. My first student was Ma-Praw, a half-Thai, half-Japanese third grader who was absolutely adorable—but hated English. I was working at Toshiba then, but I also knew I really liked language and kids and would like to do something that could let me do both, so I applied for a job as a part-time language tutor at Elite Language Institute in Bangkok. Since my major was Japanese, my first assignment was “Ma-Praw.” I was hooked. It was a tremendously enjoyable experience and influenced my decision to further my studies in linguistics so I could become a language teacher.

Private Tutoring

I have extensive experience tutoring both English and Thai one-on-one.

In Thailand, I often tutored English on the side of my full-time job. Younger students were elementary and secondary students and older ones were mostly adults preparing to take language standardized tests, such as TOEIC, TOEFL or IELTS.

In New York, I offer private tutoring in Thai for both non-Thais and Thai-Americans. I also occasionally teach in association with Berlitz, ABC Language Exchange, and the Thai Cultural Center in Queens. I tailor lessons to each student’s specific needs, interests and proficiency level. I also offer a “Thai for Tourists” sequence for those who want to learn Thai just for getting more out of a trip to my beautiful home country. For those who are serious about the language, I offer “Thai for Beginners,” “Thai for Intermediate Learners,” and for advanced learners, I usually use a different, much more tailored approach.

Please contact me if you would like to discuss learning Thai and Thai culture with me, or to see some sample lessons. My email address is sasipote@gmail.com.