8 places to learn new languages in Singapore

8 places to learn new languages in Singapore
April 06 08:14 2017 Print This Article


Here are the best places to learn new languages in Singapore!

1. Yi Mandarin

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Mandarin (image credit: Yi Mandarin)

Conveniently located in the middle of Orchard Road, Yi Mandarin has various courses to suit every student’s objectives. You can choose from Conversational Chinese, Business Chinese, and Professional Chinese courses.

They have free 1 day trial courses for you to get a feel of their teaching style and methods. Daily Mandarin classes for 10 weeks cost $500. They also have the option of group, private, and intensive classes. More details here.

Address: 20 Kramat Lane 05-05, United House Singapore 228773

2. Japanese Cultural Society Singapore

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Japanese (image credit: Japanese Cultural Society Singapore)

Apart from being the only local Japanese social organisation that promotes Japanese cultural activities, the Japanese Cultural Society Singapore also has a Japanese language school.

Promising a complete Japanese environment, the school has everything from elementary courses to a 5 year program. Enrolment for elementary or beginner courses open in December each year. Registration and course fee enquiries are to be done at their office.

Address: Midland House, 112 Middle Road #05-00

Singapore 188970

3. Sejong Korean Language School

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Korean (image credit: Sejong Korean Language School)

Sejong Korean Language School offers regular, express, intensive, private and corporate courses for any type of student to pick up the Korean language, under the guidance of experts. The school is located in the Central Business District area, making it especially convenient for working adults whose offices are in the city.

The weekly beginner course that runs for 12 weeks is priced at $360. OCBC staff, NUS students, staff and alumni are entitled to 15% off discount. More details here.

Address: Tanjong Pagar (Main Branch):

#10-25 International Plaza

10 Anson Road Singapore 079903

4. Thai Style Singapore

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Thai (image credit: Thai Style Language Facebook)

Boasting the world’s largest team of trained Thai language teachers, Thai Style has schools in Thailand, Singapore, the UK and the US. Plus, they even offer Skype lessons!

The Singapore branch provides private Thai lessons for $40 per hour, and their shortest Thai course is priced at $80. Lessons are highly flexible, with options of attending just a couple of lessons a week, Skype lessons, and private coaching. Locations and pricing details here.


5. Vietnamese Language Centre Singapore

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Vietnam (image credit: Vietnam Language Centre Singapore)

The Vietnam Language Centre offers a business-oriented Vietnamese course, under the instructor, Mr. Lê Hữu Huy who has taught Vietnamese for several private and public institutions in Singapore such as the Centre for Language Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

The course costs $549 for 10 lessons, and you’ll learn in a group of a maximum of 8 people. Visit their website for course enrolment dates.

Address: 148 Mei Ling Street, 140148

6. Italian Cultural Institute Singapore

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Italian (image credit: Italian Cultural Institute)

A part of the Italian Cultural Institute, the Italian Cultural Institute Singapore has been offering Italian language courses since 1989 for all levels of students.

Regular and intensive courses are $420, more details here. The site also provides helpful information for those considering taking up undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs in Italy.

Address: 43A Beach Road Level 2 Evershine & Century Complex Singapore 189682

7. Russian Language Center in Singapore

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Russian (image credit: Russian Language Center Singapore)

The Russian Language Center in Singapore has been featured in several media articles including The Straits Times and Channel 8. The language school specialises in teaching foreign students Russian in individual, group, and corporate courses, and organises trips to Russia every year.

Prices start at $25 for group classes and increase with the lower number of people per class. More details here.

8. Lingo

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Lingo (image credit: Lingo)

Apart from the above schools which specialise in certain languages, the Lingo language school provides classes on a variety of languages, from Hindu to German to Arabic, so take your pick!

Address: 87 Beach Road Chye Sing Building #03-01 Singapore 189695

Now that you know another language, it’s time to get traveling. Why of visit one of these UNESCO World Heritage sites in Southeast Asia?

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  1. Felix
    December 23, 04:51 #1 Felix

    Thank you for the aritcle. I find that there are a couple of other great local schools that deserve to be mentioned. Schools like Globibo provide not just courses but also free apps and online material for Singaporeans.

    Also portals like Yago provide an overview of many schools in Singapore. They might be a good starting point for students to review which school best fits to them

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