Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Preparation Course

Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Preparation Course........................................................1 ECC (Thailand) Teacher Training Centre............................................................................2 Enabling teachers worldwide .................................................................................................. 2 Innovation and development................................................................................................... 2 The training courses ............................................................................................................... 2 The experience ...................................................................................................................... 2 The trainers............................................................................................................................ 2 Overview ................................................................................................................................ 3 Preparation course – content.................................................................................................. 3 Module 1............................................................................................................................ 3 Module 2............................................................................................................................ 3 Module 3............................................................................................................................ 3 Teaching Knowledge Test Preparation Course (TKT)........................................................4 TKT Preparation Course – Timetable (sample) ....................................................................... 4 Teaching Knowledge Test Preparation Course (TKT)........................................................5 Pre-course reading ................................................................................................................. 5 TKT Preparation Course – Entry Requirements and Cost .................................................6 Entry ...................................................................................................................................... 6 Number of participants ........................................................................................................... 6 Cost + Payment...................................................................................................................... 6 TKT Preparation Course – Schedule and Location............................................................7 Location of Training ................................................................................................................ 7 Preparation Course - Schedule............................................................................................... 7 TKT Preparation Course – Pre Course Task ......................................................................9 TKT Preparation Course – Pre Course Task ....................................................................10 Appendix A – Dates and Prices 2006...............................................................................13 Teaching Knowledge Test – Preparation Course ...............................................................13 Appendix B - Credit Card Payment Authorization Form..................................................14 Appendix C - Accommodation - Bangkok .......................................................................15 Accommodation while training ...........................................................................................15 Walking to ECC from Soi Kasem 1 ....................................... 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ECC (Thailand) Teacher Training Centre
Enabling teachers worldwide
ECC (Thailand) is the largest private language school in Thailand, with a network of schools in Bangkok and all over Thailand, from Chiang Rai in the north to Yala in the south. ECC (Thailand) runs a variety of courses from general conversation to specialized test preparation. Our students range in age from young learners to retirement age adult learners, and in ability from absolute beginners to advanced learners.

Innovation and development
The teacher training centre of ECC (Thailand) was established in 1988 with the aim of improving the quality of in-house teaching and to provide pre-service and in-service training for other teachers in Thailand. In 1990 the teacher training centre was accredited to run the CTEFLA (now the CELTA). In 2003, we held the first YL Extension to CELTA course in Thailand. In March 2005, we opened our second teaching training centre in Phuket and in September 2006 we opened a third centre in Chiang Mai.

The training courses
The training centre runs a variety of teacher training courses. Apart from the CELTA, the centre runs the following courses: YL Extension to CELTA, a pre-service Introduction to TESOL course, a Teaching English to Young Learners course and a Teaching Business English course. All the above courses are fully accredited by the ministry of education in Thailand. Courses can be taken at all our teacher training centres. We offer the Teaching Knowledge Test Preparation course in Bangkok and at other locations on request.

The experience
Every year hundreds of English teachers come to ECC to improve their teaching skills. Studying with other teachers from around the world will give you exposure to stimulating exchanges of ideas and the opportunity to learn from other teachers as well as the trainers. We can also offer an exciting choice of locations; Bangkok: a central location in one of the most dynamic cities in Asia; Phuket: a tropical island paradise with easy access to some of the best beaches in Thailand and Chiang Mai: rose of the north and cool mountain air.

The trainers
All of our teacher training courses are led by our team of highly qualified and experienced teacher trainers, who amongst them have a wealth of varied teacher training experience on 4 continents.

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Module 3 This module focuses on the language teachers and learners use in the classroom and on techniques for classroom management.Teaching Knowledge Test Preparation Course (TKT) Overview The TKT Preparation Course is designed to give candidates the tools and the knowledge to complete the TKT to the best of their ability. Module 2 This module focuses on lesson planning and the use of resources and materials. To introduce candidates to the concepts and terms about teaching and learning that are central to TKT and to give them opportunities to do sample tasks. 2. questions and tests. 2008TKT. To provide materials and activities that give candidates opportunities for professional development by looking at the concepts introduced during the preparation course. language use and the background to and practice of language teaching and learning. The course will take the form of various input sessions that focus on the three individual modules of the TKT. The TKT Preparation Course is one week in length (09:00-16:30). 3. approaches and activities in ELT and assess their validity in the classroom. To introduce participants to the various resources available to English language teachers. The Teacher Knowledge Test (TKT) was developed by Cambridge ESOL for teachers of English to speakers of other languages.doc -3- . Preparation course – content The preparation course will have four main goals: The preparation course will have four main goals: 1. The TKT aims to test candidates’ knowledge of concepts related to language. To introduce candidates to the major current theories. The background to language learning and activities and approaches in ELT and assessment. The three modules involved in the TKT are as follows: Module 1 This module focuses on terms and concepts commonly used to describe language and language skills. 4.

e-mailed to the participants. Feedback on these tests will take place on the following day or. grouping students. These tests will consist of practice tests. The timetable is subject to change. error correction (‘mistakes’) and language used by the teacher. Input sessions will be interactive. tasks. Day One Overview/Getting to know you/The TKT – an overview Coffee break Teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom Lunch Classroom management Coffee break Practice Test Module Three Day Two Lexis Day Three Background to language learning Coffee break Background to language teaching Lunch Phonology 1 Coffee break Grammar 1 Day Four Writing Day Five Reading 09:0010:30 10:3011:00 11:0012:30 Coffee break Planning and preparation Lunch Resources and materials Coffee break Practice Test Module Two Coffee break Functions Coffee break Grammar 2 12:3013:30 13:3015:00 15:0015:15 15:1516:30 Lunch Speaking Lunch Listening Coffee break Phonology 2 Coffee break Practice Test Module One This is a sample timetable. Where possible the input sessions will be so designed and conducted to show some of issues covered in the TKT particularly in the area of classroom management (including teacher roles. samples from Cambridge ESOL and sample questions we design ourselves. Some of the input sessions may include homework assignments which will need to be completed outside of classroom time.). All input sessions will cover the areas that are to be tested in the TKT. All candidates should be free to complete such assignments as and when they occur. presentation techniques. meaning that participants will be encouraged and expected to take part and not just sit there in lecture fashion in silence. 2008TKT. marking answers with a pencil etc. Where possible the practice tests will be simulations of the real test conditions (including time. invigilation. practice activities.Teaching Knowledge Test Preparation Course (TKT) TKT Preparation Course – Timetable (sample) Below is a sample timetable for the TKT Preparation Course.doc -4- . giving feedback and correction). with regard to the last practice test.

The reading isn’t compulsory and it is up to individual candidates to decide for themselves if they want to do any background reading. CUP) Tasks for Teacher Education (Tanner and Green. Longman) Grammar for English Language Teachers (Parrott. Longman) Inside Out Elementary – Advanced (Jones and Kay.g. Longman) The Practice of English Language Teaching (Harmer. 2005) How to Teach English (Harmer. OUP) 2008TKT. A number of course books will be available for reference and will also be used in some input sessions (e. The TKT Course (Spratt. Longman) Reading (Wallace.doc -5- . Resources and Materials). Heinemann) How to Teach Vocabulary (Thornbury. Some of the books available are listed below: Cutting Edge Starter + Advanced (Cunningham and Moor. CUP. CUP) Tasks for Language Teachers (Parrott. OUP) All of these books will be available at the training centre for teachers to borrow and read. OUP) Sound Foundations (Underhill. CUP) Practical English Usage (Swan. Longman) English for the Teacher (Spratt.Teaching Knowledge Test Preparation Course (TKT) Pre-course reading For candidates who have been offered a place on the TKT Preparation Course we recommend that students do some pre-course reading. Longman) New Cutting Edge Elementary – Upper Intermediate (Cunningham and Moor. Macmillan) Headway Elementary – Advanced (John and Liz Soars. Pulverness and Williams. Longman) Process Writing (White and Arndt.

Course fees will include all course materials (handouts). Once accepted onto the preparation course. candidates will be expected to pay the full course fees at the latest seven days before course begin. a copy of The TKT Course (Spratt. CUP 2005) and coffee breaks (morning and afternoon).g. Candidates will have to provide their own lunches.g. illness.000 Baht. Candidates will only be allowed to take the TKT Preparation Course only once with ECC (Thailand). Number of participants Courses will run with a minimum of 12 fully paid candidates per course. Pulverness and Williams. In this case. they will need to provide a doctor’s certificate. Payment facilities will include online payment via our secure payment gateway on our website and all the usual payment methods (credit card or cash). If candidates can’t attend for any reason e. If candidates can show evidence of English ability (e.TKT Preparation Course – Entry Requirements and Cost Entry Before starting the TKT preparation course candidates should complete an application form and a pre-course task. this can be arranged on a case-by-case basis. The maximum number of candidates per course will be 20. Candidates will be expected to attend the whole course (100% attendance is expected) and take an active part in the course. 2008TKT. they can attend an alternative course at a later date. All course fees are non-refundable. Cost + Payment The initial cost of the course will be 10. Where an individual school would like to send a larger number of teachers to be trained. PET or Council of Europe B1 gained within the last two years). Places are allocated on a first come basis.doc -6- . then they do not have to complete the pre-course task.

Preparation Course . If individual schools want to have their own TKT Preparation Course. these locations can be considered as long as they meet the following criteria: • • • Air-conditioned Whiteboards Flexible classroom set-up Where other locations are considered for individual schools extra charges may be levied to pay for transportation and accommodation.Schedule Dates for 2008 are as follows: • 20th – 24th October The course will last for 5 days and the days will be divided up into four input sessions per day. Other locations are possible on request. Here is a sample schedule for a typical day: Time 09:00 – 10:30 10:30 – 11:00 11:00 – 12:30 12:30 – 13:30 13:30 – 15:00 15:00 – 15:15 15:15 – 16:30 Input Coffee break Input Lunch Input Coffee break Input 2008TKT.doc -7- .TKT Preparation Course – Schedule and Location Location of Training Training is scheduled to be held at our training centre at Big C Rajdamri.

g.Teacher Training Centre – TKT Preparation Course Application Form Photo here Given name:________________________ Family name: _____________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Telephone (home): __________________ Telephone (mobile): _________________ Telephone (work): ___________________ Fax: _____________________________ Email: _____________________________ Nationality: _______________________ Education + qualifications: ______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ English language teaching experience: ____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ English proficiency level: _______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ (include qualification taken e. How did you find out about the ECC (Thailand) Teacher Training Centre? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Preferred course date: _________________________________________________ Preferred course location: ο Bangkok o Other _____________ Applicant’s signature: __________________________________________________ 2008TKT. PET. and date taken. TOEFL and TOEIC etc. IELTS.) The test score needs to have been awarded within the last two years.doc -8- .

demonstrative adjectives E. There is one extra option which you do not need to use. There is one extra option which you do not need to use. nightclub 8. village 4. over 3. yourself. themselves 4. baby Column B A. / / H. curly 2. /Ω←/ B. by Column B A. our 5. / ε/ I. / ±⊃/ E. paper 5. across. Column A 1. along.doc -9- . that 2. Column A 1. above. reflexive pronouns D.TKT Preparation Course – Pre Course Task This task should be sent in with your application form. / α/ F. Draw lines to match the words and the symbols. which. possessive adjective B. prepositions of place F. his. learner 7. who. prepositions of movement Section 2. You attempt the task by yourself without referring to reference materials. homework 6. / ±⊃/ 2008TKT. /ε/ /Ω/ / / / ±⊃/ / Ω/ / Ω/ / ℘/ / / / Ω/ / / C. Look at the two vowel sounds in each word in column A and match the vowel sounds in the words with the pairs of phonemic symbols in column B. Draw a line to match the example language in column A with the grammatical terms in column B. Name: ______________________________________ Date: __________________ Section 1. / α/ G. against. off 3. relative pronoun C. ourselves. your. /Ω←/ D.

[ + obj + (that) ] They failed to convince the directors that their proposals would work. The students have time to prepare for the test.doc . F. Dictionary entry Convince / κΩν∩ϖνσ / v [ T (of) ] to make someone completely certain about something. C. 2008TKT. The teacher gives the class a surprise test on this. 3. which they should know. Read the dictionary entry below. The teacher has a new class. 4. The students are going to take a public examination soon. Match the situations in which a teacher sets a test (column A) with the reasons for assessment (column B) by putting the correct letter in the box provided. to persuade: We finally convinced them of our innocence. On the first day of the course. The teacher notices that his intermediate students are making careless mistakes with basic question formation. The class has recently finished a unit of the coursebook which focused on the use of the present perfect simple with ‘for’ and ‘since’. E. The teacher gives them an example paper to do under test conditions. ο ο ο ο ο A. There is one extra option which you do not need to use. to familiarize students with the test format to allow the teacher to plan an appropriate scheme of work to show students how well they have learned specific language to allow students to assess each other to motivate the students to revise a particular language area to assess students’ progress on a continuous basis Section 4. The teacher monitors students whenever they carry out speaking tasks and keeps notes about each student. 5. He announces that there will be a test on this the following week. she sets a test which covers some language points she expects the students to be familiar with and others that she thinks the students may not know.TKT Preparation Course – Pre Course Task Section 3. There is one extra option that you do need to use. 1. Draw a line to match the extracts from the dictionary entry in column A with the information provided in column B. B. 2.10 - . The students do not prepare for this test. / I’m convinced that she is telling the truth. D.

Why does Raquel use ‘In fact’? (line 4) a) She’s introducing a contrast with what she said earlier. It was horrible. c) She’s giving herself some time to think. 2008TKT. Example sentence C. Definition Section 5. Headword G. 4. Actually. Part of speech B. It was about 30 kilometers. 2. But there was erm … er … not on a long journey. terrible. Dependent preposition D.Column A 1. b) To ask for the question to be repeated. Single-word synonym E. Oh. 2. And erm. And it was just like being in a cork. Answer the questions about their use of the language by circling the correct option (A. carried by water. 4 6 2 10 11 12 Cristina: Raquel: 1.doc . In fact I’m quite a good traveler normally. I –‘? (line 2) a) She can’t remember the first word. c) To show she is unsure about her answer. Why does Rachel say ‘Yeah’ at the beginning of line 4? a) to show that she heard Christina’s question. and it was very hot. Phonemic transcription F. And my brother started first. convince 3. coming … on the way back. [ + obj + (that) ] 6. B or C) below. 3. Cristina: Raquel: Cristina: Raquel: Are you a good sailor? Have you ever been seasick? Yeah.11 - . Verb pattern H. and then everyone started feeling sick. I have been seasick once. c) She is suddenly interrupted by Christina. b) She’s correcting what Christina said. Read the conversation between two advanced learners. it was a very small boat. I Was that on a long journey? Yeah. v 4. and me and the rest of my family were on the very … in the inside of the boat. no sorry. Why does Rachel stop after saying ‘Actually. (of) 7. The many uses of ‘and’ in lines 6-10 in Raquel’s story a) summarise Raquel’s ideas. b) She can’t understand the first question. persuade 5. to make someone completely certain about something Column B A. I’m convinced that she is telling the truth.

Section 6. 2. A. The teacher decides which coursebook activities will fit into the time available for the lesson. 1. the teacher walks round the class helping students who make errors or ask for new words. 9. The teacher invites students to suggest topics for course content. MANAGER (manages students and activities during class time) B. Write about the following: Why are you going to take the Teaching Knowledge Test? What are you going to do with the knowledge gained on this preparation course when you go back to teach in your school? 2008TKT. 4. c) Mark new points in the story. 8. __________ Section 7. 6. The teacher finds a video to fit into the topic of the unit. __________ 3. C and D next to the correct number below. 5. B. __________ 2. The teacher introduces the present perfect continuous. __________ 9. 3. __________ 8. b) Have the same reaction. The teacher puts students into groups of three for a role-play. 5. The teacher wants to identify gaps in their knowledge so she asks students to brainstorm crime vocabulary. The teacher gives students a questionnaire in order to find out more about their learning styles and preferences. While students write a story. The adjectives ‘terrible’ and ‘horrible’ (lines 11 and 12) show that Raquel and Christina both a) dislike the way Raquel told the story.b) repeat what happened in the story. PROVIDER (gives expert information about target language) D.12 - .doc . DIAGNOSTICIAN (finds out the needs and interests of students) 1. You will need to use some options more than once. __________ 7. Match the teacher activities with the teacher role by putting the correct letter A. 7. __________ 4. __________ 6. PLANNER (chooses materials and/or methodology before the course or lesson) C. c) Have had a similar experience. The teacher asks a noisy student to speak more quietly. __________ 5.

) All dates and prices are subject to change without notice.th for confirmation 2008TKT. The cost of the course is 10. Krissakorn (Kate) Tel.com or contact Ms.doc .Appendix A – Dates and Prices 2008 Teaching Knowledge Test – Preparation Course 20th – 24th October All candidates must complete the relevant application form and complete the pre-course task. 100% attendance is required for this course. 0-2655-1236-7 email: krissakorn@ecc.ac.000 Baht (Prices are subject to change without notice.13 - . they do not have to complete the precourse task. Please visit the website for confirmation of all dates and prices.eccthai. Where students can show an English ability level equivalent to PET or Council of Europe B1 (gained within the last two years). Please check our site at http://www.

Appendix B Credit Card Payment Authorization Form TEACHER TRAINING CENTRE Thai Fax Number: + 66 (2) 655 1237 UK Fax Number: +44 (870) 161 1256 US Fax Number: +1 (425) 930 5421 ECC (Thailand) Big C Rajdamri 5th Floor. we will send you confirmation of both your payment and place on the course. Bangkok 10330 Thailand I___________________________would like to join the_________ course commencing ___/___/____ in Bangkok o Please deduct the payment from my credit card [ ] Full Payment of __________ [ ] Master Card [ ] Visa Card Number: _____________________________ Name on Card: ____________________________ Expiry Date: ______________________________ (mm/yyyy) Three figure number on the reverse of the credit card ______________________ (If this is missing. Pathumwan. 97/11 Rajdamri Road.doc .14 - . If you do not receive this confirmation within three working days please contact us immediately. Lumpini. All fees are payable in full a minimum of 4 weeks before the start of the course. we can’t process payment) Signature: _______________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________ Important: after payment has been received. 2008TKT.

at the end of your trip.15 - . Accommodation while training To help you get started. If you use the expressway. You can usually find places by asking other teachers or just by walking around the area. there are many cheap good quality guest houses. A taxi from the airport will take you to the nearest sky train station at On Nuch. Here the sky train and the underground have made a big difference to transport in the areas they cover but it is still more convenient to live near to where you will work. The closest cheap accommodation to Big C Rajdamri can be found in the following areas: Soi Kasem San 1 and Rajchapraop Road. tell the receptionist in the booth where you want to go and she will give you an invoice for the 50 baht airport surcharge which you should hand in to your driver at the end of the trip. Address in English: Soi Kasem 1. For your own safety. ensure that the driver has the meter turned on. If money is no object. In Bangkok there is. The 'taxi meter' sign is clearly displayed on the top of the taxi (don't get into one which doesn't have this). we've compiled a list of some of the accommodation available near our Big C Rajdamri training centre. When your journey begins. together with the 50 baht airport surcharge. None of the airport buses go to ECC Big C Rajdamri. Only use authorized taxis.Appendix C Accommodation . More probably. These can be found at the clearly signed public taxi stands immediately outside the arrival hall. Rama 1 Road. clearly signed limousine service counters are located in the arrival hall on the ground floor. finding cheap accommodation is not difficult. 2008TKT. Take the Skytrain to the National stadium (change at Siam Square) and you are about a 2-minute walk from the top end of Soi Kasem 1. Soi Kasem San 1 is adjacent to the National Stadium sky train station. hotels and hostels near the training centre. if anything. The total cost to downtown should be less than 300 -500 baht. It is also usually possible to rent a simple one-room apartment for the period of your training if you allow yourself time to organize this. Once you have found work in Thailand.doc . an oversupply of rented accommodation. We've given you the street name in Thai to show to your taxi driver. the driver may ask you to give him the 30 – 70 baht for the toll. Bangkok 10330 (Opposite the National Stadium) Address in Thai: ซอย เกษม 1 ถนนพระราม 1 ปทุม วัน กรุงเทพ ฯ 10330 (ตรงขามศูนยกีฬาแหงชาติ) There are several ways to get here from the airport. Leaving the station by Exit 3 brings you out at the end of the Soi.Bangkok If you are training with us at our Big C Rajdamri branch in Bangkok. but if you take Airport Bus number 552 this will take you to On Nuch Skytrain station. check to ensure your taxi has seat belts installed when you get in and then wear them. Join the queue. he will pay himself and add the cost to the sum on the meter. Patumwan. The approximate price from the airport to downtown is 750 baht.

Bangkok 10330 Tel: 662-215-0026-7. Keep walking up the road until you come to Big C (about 3-4 minutes). Paying for a month in advance will reduced the cost to 600 per night or 700 with TV. Prices start at 780 per night or 890 with TV and reduce to 700 per night or 800 with TV with two weeks advanced payment. Tell them you are from ECC and want a quiet room at the back on the side. Rama 1 Road. You’ll find the training centre on the fifth floor. Take the Skytrain one station to Chidlom Station. Rama 1 Road Patumwan. Bangkok 10330 Tel: 662-215-3029. 662-216-4770.com Description: This guest house has an internet cafe and restaurant on the ground floor. Reno Hotel Contact: Maneda Pongsagongnuanit (Manager) Address: 40 soi Kasaem 1. Alternatively you can take the bus from the National Stadium to Central World (the old World Trade Centre). Rama 1 Road Patumwan. The rooms on the 3rd floor from 303 -309 are the quietest.conditioned) and 204 (non air-conditioned). All rooms are all air-conditioned with hot showers.doc . All prices are subject to change. Rooms have Air-conditioning and hot water. The following busses are available. hot water and TV. Take the Skytrain to Siam Square. Thailand Tel: 662-219-4445 Fax: 662--216-8053 Email: mpmbkk@loxinfo. All rooms have air-con. Get off at Siam Square and walk to the opposite side of the platform. Patumwan Bangkok 10330. Get off the train at Chidlom and take exit number 1. Supachai Wongworakan or Kaithip Address: 931/9 soi Kasemsan 1. 662-612-3096-7 Fax: 662-215-3430 Email: renohotel@clickta. There are 78 rooms. 73 (air.000 Baht per month. The daily rate is 480 Baht and they should give you a 15% discount if you tell them you are from ECC and pay for a month in advance.aoneinn.Getting to ECC Big C Rajdamri from Kasem San 1 Soi Kasem San 1 is a two to three minute walk to the Skytrain station at the National Stadium.th URL: None Description: As you enter the soi Muangphol Mansion is the first Hotel on the left hand side. The restaurant is comfortable. Prices range from 450-600 Baht per night or from 10. You can book by fax or phone and pay upon arrival.000-15. 2008TKT.16 - . Muangphol Mansion Contact: Mr.com URL: http://www. Busaba Nimsuan (Manager) Address: Soi Kasaem 1.com URL: none Description: Probably the nicest hotel in this soi and a good place for your first night in Bangkok. Please don’t ask us to confirm prices – confirm with the guest houses/hotels concerned. 662-219-4995-6 Fax: 662-216-4771 Email: aoneinn@thaimail. Walk up to the Rachaprasong intersection and turn right. There is no refund on advanced payments A-one Inn Contact: Ms.co.

bts. Bangkok 10330 Tel: 662 2168867. Open 24 hours for those who come home late! Address in English: Rajchaprarop Road. Bangkok 10400.800 Baht. White Lodge Guest House Contact: Ms. The approximate price from the airport to downtown is 750 baht. clearly signed limousine service counters are located in the arrival hall on the ground floor.asp?hc=1031 Description: For those who want luxury accommodation. 2153042 Fax: 662 2168228 Email: none URL: http://www. weekly . Monthly rates are available if you email.Wendy House Contact: Miss Somwang or Miss Mui Address: 36/2 soi Kasaem 1. Only use authorized taxis. We have been quoted the following net rates per night: daily . Rama 1 Road Patumwan.201 Baht per day.html# Description: Cheap.html# Description: Reasonable Guest House priced at 400 Baht per night 2.accorhotels-asia.520 per week or 9.co.th/e-inforoutes. tell the receptionist in the booth where you want to go and she will give you an invoice for the 50 baht airport surcharge 2008TKT.doc . The Novotel is only a 1 minute walk from our Head Office and Teacher Training Centre. Join the queue. To get the above prices. Novotel Siam Square Contact: Erawadee Essarum Sales Executive Address: Siam Square soi 6 Pratumwan. Rama 1 Road Patumwan.co.2. These can be found at the clearly signed public taxi stands immediately outside the arrival hall.17 - . Pratunam. Naeng Address: 36/8 sio Kasaem 1. These rates also include a large buffet breakfast that should keep you going all day. which represent a 50% discount of the rack rate please book via Ms.300 Baht per day. 662-214-1150 Fax: 662-612-3487 Email: wendyweb@cscoms. The staff mentioned that they always try to provide ECC teachers with a quiet room with table and lamp for doing homework! Prices start at 400 baht per night for a single 450 for a double 10% discount by the month at 10. Bangkok 10330 Tel: 662-214-1149.com URL: http://www.000 Baht per month.com URL: http://www. All rooms have air conditioning and hot showers. Tel: (+66)2 255 6888 Fax: (+66)2 255 1824 Email: corpsale@novotelbkk. If money is no object.3. cheerful popular with trainees on a budget.bts. Address in Thai: ถนนราชปรารภ ประตูนาม กรุงเทพฯ 10400 There are several ways to get here from the airport. Supha Chaisrisak (Receptionist) also ask for Ms. 10330 Bangkok.th/e-inforoutes.com/hotelsearch/default. Erawadee.

mini bar. Makkasan. TV (with satellite channels) and 24 hour room service. All rooms have private bathrooms with hot and cold water.18 - . PJ Watergate Hotel Contact: Reception Address: 467 Soi Wattanasil. check to ensure your taxi has seat belts installed when you get in and then wear them. There is an internet café in the lobby downstairs. a fridge and air conditioning. Ratchaprarop Road. 2008TKT. The room comes equipped with TV (with cable). Take the Skytrain to Chidlom station (and exit at exit 1) and you are about a 5 to 10-minute walk from most of the accommodation listed below.com URL: http://www.000 Baht. Golden Inn Contact: Reception Address: 463/3 Soi Wattanawong. Bangkok 10400 Tel: 66-02-650-0953-5 Fax: 66-02-650-0952 Email: makkasaninn@makkasaninn. When your journey begins. Bangkok 10400 Tel: 66 -02-651-6826-30. Makkasan Inn Contact: Reception Address: 57/5 Soi Wattanawong. 66-02-651-6751-53 Fax: 66. at the end of your trip. together with the 50 baht airport surcharge. Rooms are equipped with the following items: IDD phone.th Description: A small. The monthly rate is 19. The hotel has a fitness centre attached and an internet café (80 Baht per hour). If you use the expressway.com Description: New and clean hotel with bright airy rooms. satellite TV. The 'taxi meter' sign is clearly displayed on the top of the taxi (don't get into one which doesn't have this). air conditioning.000 Baht per month plus 750 Baht per month for electricity. No charge for water. The total cost to downtown should be less than 300 -500 baht. Rooms are air-conditioned and include a mini bar/fridge. Bangkok 10400 Tel: 66-02-254-3314 Fax: 66-02-651-6358-59 Email: none URL: http://pjwatergate. shower and bath with hot and cold water. the driver may ask you to give him the 30 – 70 baht for the toll. None of the airport buses go to Big C Rajdamri. Rajchaprarop Road.co. Rajthevee. but if you take Airport Bus number 552 this will take you to On Nuch Skytrain station. he will pay himself and add the cost to the sum on the meter. boutique style hotel located in a quite side street but within easy walking distance of the training centre. Breakfast can be had from as little as 55 Baht per person. ensure that the driver has the meter turned on. For your own safety. 9.02-651-6831 Email: none URL: none Description: Nice one room apartment type accommodation with bathroom/shower. Rajchaprarop Road. More probably.doc .makkasaninn.which you should hand in to your driver at the end of the trip. Pratunam.

Bangkok 10330 Tel: 66-02-253-5373 Fax: 66-02-253-7774 Email: ushenee@hotmail. dema@loxinfo. Bangkok 10440 Tel: 66-02-208-0022-23 Fax: 66-02-208-0388-89 Email: sales@indrahotel.com.com URL: http://www.com) D’Ma Hotel (66-02-650-0288.280 per day (which is 20% discount off the rack price) for guests staying for a month.com or bkkcityinn@gmail. http://www. Bangkok City Inn Contact: Khun Ushenee Address: 43/5 Rajdamri Road.g.dmahotel. sales@bangkokpalace. IDD phone.indrahotel. air conditioning and a bathroom with bath and hot and cold water.doc . Arnoma Hotel (66-02-255-3444. Pathumwan.com URL: Description: Situated a three-minute walk from the training centre. Prices start at 1. this hotel offers Thai style decorated rooms.arnoma.com.19 - .500 Baht for a monthly stay (breakfast included).600 Baht for a studio single room for long stay residents (e. You can choose between smoking and non-smoking floors.com Description: Large hotel located about a five-minute walk from the training centre. There are a number of higher priced hotels in the Ratchaprarop area and we have listed some of these here for your convenience. Indra Regent Hotel Contact: Reception Address: 120/126 Ratchaprarop Road.Rates start at 1. one month). All rooms come with satellite TV.900 Baht or 28. http://www. http://www. This price is exclusive of 10% service charge and VAT (7%).bangkokpalace. in-room safe. The above prices are exclusive of 10% service charge and 10% government tax.co.com) 2008TKT. All rooms have airconditioning. fully equipped bathroom and coffee/tea making facilities. The price includes breakfast. arnoma@arnoma. This hotel has all the facilities you would expect from such a hotel. Daily prices for standard rooms are 1.com) Bangkok Palace Hotel (66-02-253-0510. satellite TV.th.

you will very probably be besieged by people offering you unauthorized taxis. Road. As you leave the airport. If money is no object.Phuket If you are training with us at our Phuket branch. The other option is to take a ‘taxi meter’. Phuket 83000. Ask the driver to drop you off at the Tavorn Hotel. Speak to the teachers at the branch. Prices are sometimes lower during the low season (May-October). The prices outlined here are subject to change. It is also possible to rent a simple one-room apartment for the month if you allow yourself time to organize this. we've compiled a list of some of the accommodation available near our Phuket training centre. Muang. You may be able to obtain better deals by negotiating the price. Nearly all of the accommodation is within easy walking distance of the training centre.20 - . The break in the journey can last up to an hour so. Thailand 2008TKT. The price into town is the price shown on the meter plus a 100 Baht airport surcharge. These taxis come in a variety of colours (just like in Bangkok). hotels and hostels near the training centre. The approximate price from the airport to Phuket City is 400 baht. The training centre is directly opposite this hotel. When you see this sign. When you come out of the airport you will see a sign saying ‘Taxi Meter – 100 metres’. they’ll certainly know some cheap places to stay. clearly signed limousine service counters are located in the arrival hall on the ground floor. don't be tempted to use these! At the very least you will end up paying a great deal more than you should and much worse things have been known to happen. This can be a long journey as the minibus stops just before you get to town and passengers are subjected to a sales pitch for hotels around Phuket. the training centre is opposite this hotel. Getting to the Training Centre To help you get started. check to ensure your taxi has seat belts installed when you get in and then wear them. The places here are in easy walking distance (2-10 minutes) of the training centre. When you get to the taxis ask them to take you to the Tavorn Hotel. Guest Houses Rattana Mansion Address: 18 Chanajaroen. if you decide on this route. look across the car park and you’ll see the taxis about 100 meters away. Check that the driver switches the meter on! For your own safety. Accommodation We have compiled a list of accommodation around town. There are a number of different ways to get to the training centre from the airport. There is also a minibus service into town which costs 100 Baht.doc . there are many cheap good quality guest houses.Appendix C Accommodation . No matter how pleasant or persistent they are. keep calm and cool because you will eventually arrive at your destination.

clean and well equipped rooms.com URL: www. Nana Chart Mansion Address: 41/34 Montri Road. double fan rooms at 350 Baht per night. a double with fan and bathroom costs 280 Baht per night and an air-con double with bathroom costs 380 Baht per night.phukettoday. radio.com URL: www. and based in an old style Chinese shop house. Mid-Level Hotels Daeng Plaza Hotel Address: 57 Phuket Road.doc .com Located near the two biggest department store complexes in Phuket town (Robinson and Ocean) and about a ten minute walk to the training centre. 3 Fax: 66-76-230053 ext. Thailand Tel: 66-76-230041-2 or 66-76-230050 ext. an internet café (20 baht per hour) and is very near to a large second-hand bookshop. There is also a restaurant in the lobby area. Muang. 121 A small apartment-like establishment situated about 5 minutes from the training centre. Muang. IDD and a refrigerator. established in 1929. Thailand Tel: 66-76-211154 or 66-76-225740 or 66-76-225741 One of the first guest houses in Phuket. Phuket 83000. There are different types of room available at the On On: a Single room with fan but no bathroom goes for 140 Baht a night.Tel: 66-76-222600 or 66-76-223056 or 66-76-223042 Fax: 66-76-222603 Email: info@rattanabeach. The air-con rooms come with a TV and a fridge. Different types of rooms are available starting with single fan rooms at 250 Baht per night (300 Baht if you want a TV). the Holiday Plaza offers basic accommodation.rattanabeach. Muang. Phuket 83000. Rattana Mansion offers nice.21 - . Phuket 83000. On On Hotel Address: 19 Phang Nga Road. a single with fan and bathroom goes for 200 Baht a night. Rooms start from 300 Baht a night for a fan room and 450 Baht a night for an air-con room. Holiday Plaza Address: 174 Phuket Road. Phuket 83000. air-con singles at 400 Baht per night and air-con doubles at 450 Baht per night. Muang. All rooms come with TV. Thailand Tel: 66-76-218424 or 66-76-354833 Just around the corner from the training centre and with an attached restaurant and internet café (20 Baht per hour). Thailand Tel: 66-76-213951 or 66-76-216428 Fax: 66-76-213884 Email: daengplazahotel@hotmail.com/daengplaza Description: Reasonable mid-level type hotel located about 3 minutes away from the ECC training centre. a coffee shop and restaurant. Prices start at 700 Baht for a twin room and 850 Baht per night for a double. 2008TKT. This guest house boasts a laundry service.

Thailand Tel: 66-76-211333-5 Fax: 66-76-215559 This hotel is located directly opposite the training centre and is also the oldest hotel in Phuket town. Phuket 83000.g. restaurants.th 2008TKT.com URL: www.th URL: www. A standard twin or double costs from 650-750 Baht.com Description: Situated two minutes away from the training centre. Taladyai. air conditioning in all rooms. Phuket 83000.500 Baht per night. you can get the standard twin room for 550 Baht per night. a deluxe twin or double costs from 850-950 Baht and a suite costs 1. You can visit the Phuket museum. It could be rather noisy.500 Baht per month. Prices start from 280 Baht per night for a standard room with fan rising to 450 Baht per night for a standard air-con room. Muang.000 Baht per month. This is a basic mid-level Thai hotel.doc . Phuket Montree Resotel Address: 12/6 Montree Road. If you let them know you are training with ECC. Has a small coffee corner located in the lobby and a laundry service is available.imperialphuket. They offer a monthly deal of 12.Prices start at 1. the Imperial is a small. Thailand Tel: 66-76-211941 or 66-76-212936 or 66-76-216294 Fax: 66-76-212849 Email: montree@e-mail. Prices vary depending on the type of room you choose.600 Baht per month).com/montreeresotel About a 10 minute walk from the training centre and close to O’Malley’s Irish Pub and Restaurant. 83000. They do a monthly deal on the air-con rooms (12.co. Hotels – Top End The hotels in this category have all the facilities you would expect from 3-5 star establishments e. For guests staying longer than 10 nights deduct 50 Baht per night from the above prices. Phuket 83000.phukettoday. The price for a standard room is 550 Baht per night. Muang. Imperial Hotel Address: 51 Phuket Road. Muang. Breakfast isn’t included in the price and there is a government tax charge of 11%. clean hotel in the mid-level range. fitness centres and internet cafes. Tavorn Hotel Address: 74 Rasada Road. Phuket. which is located within the hotel. The Metropole Hotel Phuket Address: 1 Soi Surin. for 30 Baht. Montri Road.000 Baht per night for a standard double or single room. Thailand Tel: 66-76-215050 or 66-76-214020-9 Fax: 66-76-215990 Email: metropole@phuketinternet. Thailand Tel: 66-76-212311 Fax: 66-76-212894 Email: reservation@imperialphuket. They have an annex called ‘Budget Hotel’ where you can get a fan room for 4.in. cable TV. Deals are also available on the other room types as long as you let them know you are from ECC.22 - . swimming pool.

000 Baht per night for a single room (3.doc .th URL: www. Muang.URL: www.000 Baht without breakfast. Royal Phuket City Hotel Address: 154 Phang-Nga Road.com Description: The Metropole is a deluxe hotel with all the facilities you’d expect. Pearl Hotel Address: 42 Montri Road. Phuket 83000.co. Guests staying at the Pearl also get to use the facilities of the Pearl Village on Ni Yang Beach. You need to add a 10% service charge and 7% VAT to the above prices. Prices start at 1. 1.650 for a double/twin room. The usual 10% service charge and 7% VAT applies here. Prices start at 2.royalphuketcity.com URL: www. Phuket 83000.23 - . Thailand Tel: 66-76-211044 Fax: 66-76-212911 Email: pearlhkt@loxinfo.metropolephuket.com Description: Another top end hotel with all the usual facilities including a spa. They also offer a monthly rate of 45.550 Baht for a single. 2008TKT.500 Baht for a twin) and the price doesn’t include breakfast.000 Baht per night for a single (or 2.400 with breakfast). Thailand Tel: 66-76-233333 Fax: 66-76-233335 Email: hotel@royalphuketcity. Prices are 3. Prices don’t include breakfast but carry a 10% service charge and 7% VAT.com/pearlhotel Description: Another top end hotel with all the usual facilities plus a rooftop Chinese restaurant and a very inviting swimming pool.phuket.

Teacher training enquiries Teacher Training Centre – Big C Rajdamri 5th Floor.th International enquiries From outside Thailand. Email: jobs@ecc. Pathumwan. Thailand standard time is 7 hours ahead of GMT. Telephone charges to and from Thailand can be quite expensive.24 - .Bangkok We can be contacted by email. phone. Bangkok 10330 Tel: +66 2 655 1236-7 Fax: +66 2 655 1237 (24 Hour voice.ac. 97/11 Rajdamri Road. Lumpini. 97/11 Rajdamri Road. so we recommend using electronic form where you can.th (job enquiries only) If calling from within Thailand. If you would like to call us. +66 (2) 253 3312 Fax.doc . fax or "snail mail". General and employment enquiries ECC (Thailand) Big C Rajdamri 5th Floor. Pathumwan. it may be faster and cheaper to contact us for job or teacher training enquiries via our international fax service: UK Fax Number: +44 (870) 161 1256 US Fax Number: +1 (425) 930 5421 2008TKT.ac.Appendix D Contact Details . our office hours are 9:00am to 6:00pm. fax and answering machine) Email: tesol@ecc. due to new numbering systems you must include the 02 area code regardless of which province you are calling from. Bangkok 10330 Tel. via any of the addresses below. Lumpini.

you will need to enter the building from the side entrance. and then head down to the Ratchaprasong Intersection.Big C Rajdamri Branch Map Our Big C Rajdamri branch is most easily reached by taking the skytrain (BTS) to the Chidlom station.25 - . Just take the lift here to the 5th floor. 2008TKT. This can be found on the right hand side of the building (looking from the front of the building). Turn right at the intersection and walk up the road until you come to Big C. When attending a training course at ECC Big C Rajdamri.doc . walk to exit 1. We are on the fifth floor. After disembarking the skytrain.

66-76-219062-3 Fax: 66-76-215933 Email: celtaphuket@ecc.doc . You will need to negotiate the fare before the journey commences (price range 20-50 Baht). 2008TKT. Phuket 83000 Thailand.Appendix E Contact Details – Phuket Teacher training enquiries Teacher Training Centre – Phuket ECC (Thailand) Phuket. 73/1-2 Rasada Road.th Phuket Branch Map Our Phuket branch is most easily reached by taking either the limousine service (400 Baht) or the minibus (100 Baht) from the airport into town.ac. Taladyai. Muang. From the bus station ask a Tuk Tuk or Songthaew driver to take you to the Tavorn Hotel. Ask the driver to drop you at the Tavorn Hotel in Phuket City and you’ll see ECC directly opposite.26 - . Telephone: 66-76-214498. There are also ‘Taxi Meters’ available costing 100 Baht airport surcharge and the fare on the meter.

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