Our Language Programme
- Our small friendly groups are arranged according to each child's ability
- Our syllabus is relevant to the needs of our students and that it is delivered in an individualized manner
- Our study center is MOE approved and we continually revise and update our syllabus to keep abreast of new guidelines set down by the MOE
- Our teachers are all fully qualified English speakers with post graduate qualifications. They are specially selected for their expertise, their high level of professional commitment and their caring personalities
I was able to score an A in my 'O' Level Examinations. This would not have been possible if not for the encouragement and individual guidance given to me by the teachers at The Language Learner.
Desmond - 'O' Level Graduate
I am very appreciative of the way the teachers at The Language Learner explain my mistakes in my test papers and ensure that I understand them. This has helped me to score better in my school examination papers. I was able to score an A for my PSLE due to constant individualistic assistance of the teachers.
Sabaith - 'O' Level Graduate
l was elated when I received my results because I did not expect to score an A in my 'O' Level Examination and for 'A' Level GP I also scored an A.
Benjamin - 'O' Level Graduate
I am from Korea. Through the patience and encouragement of the teachers at The Language Learner, I was able to score an A* for my PSLE. l've also acquired the ability to interact in conversational English after taking part in the Trinity College London graded examinations in Communication Skills. The teachers at the Language Learner helped me to overcome my nervousness at the prospect of speaking in public. I have got into a very good school in the UK to do my 'A' Levels. I shall be off to England in September 2011.
Jasmine Chu - PSLE Candidate
Although my marks had been border-line when I started at The Language Learner, through one-to-one coaching, encouragement, dedication and the support of the teachers, I was able to score an A for English during my PSLE. I am in Australia now, doing well in school thanks to the Language Learner.
Ash Rae - PSLE Candidate
The teachers have made an effort in helping me to improve on the areas of the examination that I was weak in. Their effort was displayed by my great achievement an A* at PSLE. In addition, I took part in the Trinity College London Examination of Communication Skills, I was able to get a Distinction.
Amanda - PSLE Candidate
I appreciate the intensive, individualised and repetitive manner the teachers at The Language Leamer go through the examination papers. This has enabled me to work on my weak areas while brushing up on my strengths. I was able to get an A* for PSLE.
Joy - PSLE Candidate
I am very happy as I did better than I had expected in the final examinations. The Trinity College London Communication Skills was especially beneficial towards the school Oral English exams as I leant to speak in clarity and develop interpersonal skills.
Hui Mei - PSLE Candidate
l always look forward to my lessons at The Language Learner, the positive leaning environment, brought about by the friendly and encouraging teachers. This has also encouraged me to work hard and I scored an A* for my PSLE.
Kartik - PSLE Candidate
The dedication of the teachers at The Language Learner in preparing interesting lessons and their constant guidance of the methodology of answering certain questions during the examination helped me tremendously.
Essa - PSLE Candidate
Offers of Free Tuition For Cancer Patient
LAST Christmas, Joel Lim, 13, had just won the latest round of a long battle with leukaemia. He was raring to return to school and pass the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) - every Singapore child's rite of passage into the teenage years.
So eager was he to learn that even as other kids his age craved computer games for Christmas, he wished for a good tutor to help him pass that milestone exam.
Within hours of his wish being published in The Straits Times on Christmas Day, eight readers - including qualified teachers, university students and expatriate housewives - wrote in offering to help him out, free of charge.
Joel's mum, IT professional Marianne Lam, says the boy was 'very moved' by the readers' letters. They taught him about the 'gift of giving'. But frail from his illness, he did not quite feel up to the challenge of taking up classes with a complete stranger.
'He realised this only after the offers poured in, and asked if I could check if his old English teacher could help as he was familiar with her,' says his mother.
When she called the teacher in question - Dr Sepalika Gamini, who runs an enrichment centre called The Language Learner - the 61-year-old was more than happy to help her former pupil out. She was so moved by the boy's 'determination to learn' that she waived her fees.
But within a couple of months of resuming lessons in January, Joel's cancer returned. In between chemotherapy sessions, hospital visits and even surgery to insert a shunt into his scalp to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly to his brain, he kept up with his English classes. He also began mathematics lessons with another of his former tutors.
Last week, Joel returned to his school - Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) - to sit his semestral exams. It was his first time back in more than a year - and the first step towards putting his PSLE dream back on track after his relapse.
'I just felt so excited to put on that uniform,' he says. 'I was going back to school at last.'
Dr. Sepalika Kumarasinghe
Ed.D (University of Durham UK)
M.Ed (University of Sheffield UK)