Education in Singapore

Language courses in Singapore

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There are many reasons to study another language – personal enrichment, learning about another culture, wanting to travel to another country armed with the ability to communicate with the local community. Below is a list of institutions that offer language courses:

Alliance Française de Singapour
Offers courses in French and French culture at all levels of fluency, from beginner to advanced and beyond.

A.T.T. Language Centre
Teaches English & Mandarin. No website available so no way of knowing what it's like before you call.
19 Tanglin Rd. #08-01
Tanglin Shopping Centre
Singapore 247909

Inlingua Singapore
Short part-time courses in English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Malay, Tamil, & Vietnamese
Tel: (65) 6235 5222

The British Institute in Singapore
Gives a variety of English language courses
30 Napier Road
Singapore 258509
Tel : ( 65) 6473 1111
Fax: (65) 6472 1010

YMCA Singapore
Offers language enrichment programmes in English & Chinese
1 Orchard Road Singapore 238824
Tel: (65) 6336 6000
Fax: (65) 6336 8003

Goethe-Institut in Singapore
Offers German language courses

Spring Language School
Teaches a variety of Asian and European languages, although not all are available for adults. However, adults can learn certain languages such as Chinese.

It may also be a good idea to call the embassies of the country whose language you're interested in learning to find out if they can recommend any schools/courses in Singapore .

Update 14/08/2010


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School listings
This is a good list, although there are more schools that can be found on for more school listings in Singapore.

 Susan Tan


Major schools missing
It appears like or is missing.
Also sites like provide a good overview of all schools in Singapore.



Update in 2013
I see that this article was written in 2010. In the meanwhile, new schools have appeared, others gone out of business.

Also, a new directory site has popped up which aggregates courses, schedules, reviews and pricing from all language schools in Singapore:

We just launched in 2010, so no wonder it's not in the article. But we have grown to be the place to find and compare language courses in Singapore.



URL updates.
For the mentioned schools:

A.T.T. Language Centre - haven't heard of them. May not exist any more.

British Council
New URL:

Spring College

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