I probably posted a couple pics of the school in an earlier post, but here's a view of the school from the roof of our apartment building. The two buildings actually share a boundary line, but unfortunately there's no direct way to get onto the school's campus from the apartment. Instead, we have to walk down the street and around to the school's front entrance. It's only about a 6 or 7 minute walk, but a direct route would be pretty awesome.
I've only had classes with my 11th graders so far. I will be teaching English classes for the Thai teachers as well, but that won't start until next week. The classes I've taught have all gone pretty well so far. It seems as if there are a handful of kids in each class who are noticeably more comfortable with communicating in English, and they are the ones who end up answering most of the questions during class. There is a strong group mentality in the classes. The students like to consult with each other for most everything. Answering questions, completing activities, you name it...The tests, as expected, will be taken without help from the class, so it will be interesting to see how that goes.
In addition to the classes, just about everything at the school seems pretty legit. The lunches (which are cheap as free) have been pretty good so far. Also, it seems as though rice is served with just about every lunch, so, even if I come across a less than appetizing meal, I'll be able to fill up on some rice. I've had a light schedule this week, due to not having any of the teachers' English classes this week, but it still seems like I'll have plenty of time throughout the school day to plan lessons and whatnot. So yeah...so far life in Thailand is pretty sweet.