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505, 2021

COVID-19 ADVISORY UPDATE: 5 MAY 2021

By |May 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorised|

In accordance with the Singapore Government's tightened COVID-19 measures on social gatherings announced on 4 May 2021, with effect from 5 May 2021, we will be re-implementing Phase 2 safe distancing measures such as having a cap of 5 students per group in a class with a safe distance of 3 metres between groups, on top of all other measures in place (safe distancing of at least 1 metre apart [...]

2804, 2021

Interview with Startup Founder: Ruzaini, Headstart Language

By |April 28th, 2021|Categories: Thai|

With a vision to to become the go-to language school for language education in Singapore, education startup Headstart Language aims to develop students into multilingual speakers who can make a difference globally. I sat down with Headstart Language’s founder and CEO, Ruzaini to discuss future plans and how, together with his team, he is pushing for quality yet affordable language education for the masses. [...]

2310, 2020

The Benefits Of Being a Polyglot

By |October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Language|

What is a Polyglot? “A polyglot is defined as someone with a high degree of proficiency in 5 or more languages.” 40% of people in the world are monolingual. They are fluent in only one language and a majority of them are American, Brit, Aussie or Kiwi. They do not see the need to pick up a second language as majority of the world speaks English as their first [...]

1806, 2020

COVID-19 ADVISORY: KEEPING OUR LANGUAGE CENTRE SAFE

By |June 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

In accordance with the Singapore Government's Post Circuit Breaker measure, we will be able to resume language classes on-site with effect from 19 June 2020, but will ensure safe distancing of at least 1 metre apart during the conduct of training, on top of all other measures in place (temperature taking, contact tracing records, travel declaration). As such we will be implementing safe distancing measures to ensure the safety of all [...]

1806, 2020

The Language Advantage – How We Stay Relevant In Today’s World

By |June 18th, 2020|Categories: Language|

Picking up a new language is not as easy as it sounds. It requires time, patience and tons of practice. Learning a language is not just about knowing how to read, write and speak. A language at it's core, represents a unique culture and identity. As we are approaching the tail end of 2019, let us be reminded of the language learning goals you forgot about way back in [...]

1806, 2020

6 Reasons to Choose Singapore as a Destination for Studying English

By |June 18th, 2020|Categories: Language|

1 - Singapore is a modern and cosmopolitan city full of culture, historical sites, entertainment and great night life. 2 - Singapore people are famously open, friendly and easy going so you will have plenty of opportunity to meet local people and practice your English. 3 - The English spoken in Singapore is very close to British English yet it has its own character and melody. 4 - The city [...]

1806, 2020

The Loy Krathong Festival of Chiang Mai

By |June 18th, 2020|Categories: Thai|

What is Loy Krathong? When we think of a Thai festival, the first thing that comes to mind is Songkran (เทศกาลสงกรานต์). However, there is another widely celebrated festival in Thailand known as the Loy Krathong festival (ลอยกระทง). The Loy Krathong, loosely translated as "floating container", is a nationwide celebration in Thailand but despite this, it is not an official public holiday. Loy Krathong falls on the 12th month of [...]

2903, 2020

How Difficult is it to Learn Thai?

By |March 29th, 2020|Categories: Thai|

Is Thai Difficult? 'How difficult is it to learn Thai?' is likely one of the main questions individuals ask themselves when they are considering whether to learn the language. Obviously, the more difficult it is will mean it takes somewhat more time and require more hard work before individuals are able to communicate openly. Nonetheless, there is no straightforward response to this inquiry. There are a wide range of variables that will affect how troublesome it will [...]

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