Being in a multilingual country like Singapore means that families have the privilege of learning multiple languages. However, did you know that English still remains the primary language spoken islandwide – be it in schools or in the workplace? If your child, or perhaps even yourself, needs extra coaching in the area of the English language, here are some courses and classes to sign up for!
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Catering to kids aged 2.5 years old and above, My English School is known for delivering exceptional results through its small class size and multiple levels of classes catering to each kid's English proficiency. Class size is kept to a maximum of 10 to ensure that each kid receives devoted attention to enable maximum learning. With over 23 locations islandwide, it is extremely convenient for families!
My English School, 309 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 #04-05 Choa Chu Kang Centre Singapore 680309, www.learnwith.myenglish.com.sg
Known as the premier English Specialist, LCentral English offers English classes to kids from Nursery 1 up to Primary 6. They even have dedicated classes to prepare those in primary school for the "dreaded" PSLE exams. Their lessons feature a smart classroom that blends innovative classroom practices with technology for an all-round sensational experience for kids!
LCentral English, Blk 846 Yishun Ring Road #02-3673, Yishun New Town Singapore 760846, www.lcentral.net/
Interested in picking up Queen's English? The best place to learn is at the British Council, which offers English courses for both adults, teens and kids. They also organize study camps to help kids gain even more confidence in communicating together in English, and develop the skills of problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Prefer accelerated learning? Perhaps opt for their 1-on-1 or small group private lessons instead.
British Council, Napier Road Centre 30 Napier Road Singapore 258509, www.britishcouncil.sg/english-courses
The Learning Board is known as one of the best English tuition centres in Singapore and prides themselves on undertaking a different approach to help students nail that elusive A in their exams! They leverage their proprietary motivation-based teaching methods. Students acquire reading and writing skills to meet all challenges in their examinations in Singapore and beyond.
The Learning Board, Kembangan Court 5 Jalan Masjid #01-14 Singapore 418924, www.thelearningboard.com.sg
Using accredited English course syllabus from Oxford, English Explorer aims to help students gain confidence in speaking and using the English language in their daily lives. From small and private classes to group classes, they have a variety of options to cater to your needs. There are also online classes if it is too much of a hassle to head down physically to their building.
English Explorer, Level 7, Hengda Building, 137 Cecil Street, Singapore 069537, +65 6519 1865, www.englishexplorer.com.sg/children-english-courses
Beyond just a typical classroom setting, Julia Gabriel Centre engages students in creative and innovative ways! This includes Drama & Communication programmes as well as Readers & Writers programmes to help kids improve their grasp of English in a fun manner. There are also dedicated programmes for adults, which similarly leverages on their unique educational methodology.
Julia Gabriel Centre, 4 Tampines Central 5, #05-03 Tampines Mall, Singapore 529510, www.juliagabriel.com
Helmed by 2 award-winning veteran American teachers, Zoo-phonics School leverages a playful and unique yet effective approach that will have your child well on the way to reading success in just a few session! Their approach focuses on helping children learn the shapes and sounds of the alphabet - these is no better place to pick up the English language than here!
Zoo-phonics School, Blk 265 Serangoon Central Drive #02-267, Singapore 550265, www.zoo-phonics.com.sg
EduEdge offers English classes to kids from primary up to junior college. They have a proven track record of 90% improvement rate and 85% of their students manage to improve their grades by 2 grades or more! Their programmes ranges from English Mastery up to English Gear-Up, catering to students with varying levels of needs.
EduEdge English Specialists, 301 Serangoon Ave 2, Singapore 550301, www.eduedge.com.sg
English Express is one of those centres that is registered with the Ministry of Education and runs small group classes to ensure maximum learning for students. Catering largely to adult learners, they offer both onsite and online English classes, offering you the flexibility to decide which option based on your schedule! Their classes are kept to a maximum of 8 and paces students based on their individual proficiency levels.
English Express, 20 Kramat Lane #05-05, United House, 228773, www.englishexpress.com.sg
The Language Boutique prides itself on helping children nurture a love of learning! Their highly qualified teachers create fun and interactive English classes for students aged 3 - 18. Aside from their regular English lessons, they also offer group classes during weekends and during school holidays to help students get up to speed.
The Language Boutique, The Co, 75 High Street, Singapore 179435, +65 6734 4322, www.thelanguageboutique.com
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