Teacher Mondi: Thai and English Language Teacher

Hello, my name is Duangta Mondi, and I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and thank you for visiting my website.

I’m a native Thai national (I’m Thai), and I am a qualified English language teacher working for the Thai Ministry of Education at a Thai State school.

I have a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (International Program) from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

I invite you to have a look around my website and, if you are interested in learning either English or Thai with me, I teach privately and can accommodate small groups, 1-on-1, and, for those further afield, via Skype.

If you have any questions, or would like to obtain further information, then please feel free to contact me. I will endeavor to respond as soon as I am able to.

About Me

A little about me...

I’ve spent most of my life in Thailand, but have been abroad a few times, most notably to Cardiff where I studied on the Bridge Programme (and was awarded the ‘Most Excellent Student’ award).

I obtained my Bachelors of Education from Rajabhat Rambhaibarni University in Chantaburi some years ago; and my Masters of Education from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok in 2014 (click here for a list of my qualifications).

I teach at a state school called Prasartwittaya school, and I've been here since January 2016 (prior to that, I taught at Krathiamwittaya School for 3.5 years); both schools are located in Surin province, Thailand.

For those visitors who aren’t in Thailand, or are unfamiliar with Thailand’s geography, Surin is in the North-east of the country, about 600 km from Bangkok.

As a member of the school’s foreign department, my role and other functions include:

  • Teaching Basic English 5 and 6 to Grade 9 students
  • Teaching Additional English including English for working and General English to Grade 11 students
  • Helping the foreign department with public relations
  • Assisting with the school administrative and personnel work

As you can no doubt imagine, with a school of 800 pupils, there’s a lot going on, so I invite you to look through my site, to learn a little more about me, my educational qualifications, achievements, awards, and so on.


Education

Activities...

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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 and Achievements

Awards

Awards

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.

Achievements

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
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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

My Books

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