1-Day Switch from "Singlish" to Standard English Course In Singapore

Code-switch seamlessly between "Singlish" and standard English for clear communication in diverse situations

All our courses are not subsidised and non-claimable using SkillsFuture credit

Switch from "Singlish" to Standard English Course Overview

This course is created, owned, and trained by its original creator,  Ms. Emma Jarman-Jones. Learn from the original creator.

Communication is critical to career success. In a multi-cultural and multi-lingual Singapore, communicating effectively can sometimes be a challenge. This workshop will enable you to code switch easily between Singlish and Standard English enabling you to convey your message clearly in any situation.

At the end of the course, learners are able to:

  • identify and define the differences between Singapore English and standard English
  • recognize common Singlish phrases and be able to “code switch”
  • identify common language issues (writing and speaking) that have an impact on meaning and clarity
  • identify common pronunciation issues
  • recognize syllable stress and sentence stress patterns

This workshop is suitable for anyone who is looking to enhance their communication skills and be able to code switch between Singlish and Standard English. The course will benefit both Singaporeans as well as those new to Singapore.

Learners are guided through the topic with a combination of group discussion, pair work, small group and whole group practice.

Course Outline

  • What is “Singlish” v “Standard English”?
  • When is it appropriate to use “Singlish” and/or “Standard English”?
  • Commonly misused words
  • Common “Singlish” expressions and the “standard English” equivalent
  • Identifying common grammar / sentence structure issues
  • Commonly mispronounced words
  • Improving articulation – word stress/sentence stress
  • Practice

Our Dedicated Trainer

Emma has worked as an external consultant and trainer with both private and public sectors, designing, customising and delivering programs, and coaching individuals.  This work includes writing, speaking, interpersonal and management skills training. She has over 20 years experience training in Singapore, as well as regionally in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. She believes in the potential of every person and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of training that will benefit the individual, as well as the organisation.

Emma holds an MBA from Imperial College, London and a Diploma in Human Resource Development from the Singapore Institute of Management. She is also a certified Equine Learning Practitioner from the Equine Psychotherapy Institute Australia and more recently attended practitioner training in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) at Bangor University, UK.


  • Equine Assisted Learning Practitioner, EPI Australia
  • MBA, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Bachelor of Arts, Keele University, UK
  • Diploma Human Resource Development, Singapore Institute of Management
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching, Cert TESOL, UK

Course Registration

All our courses are not subsidised and non claimable using SkillsFuture credit.

Organisations with more than 2 learners, click here to download registration form.

All registration forms should be submitted at least 2 weeks before course commencement. Many courses have pre-requisites, which are intended to foster a learner’s success in the course. Be sure to check the necessary pre-requisites before registering.

This course is not subsidised and non claimable using SkillsFuture credit.

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Course Information

Course Code:


Course Fee:

S$530.00 (Nett)

Inclusive of lunch and 02 coffee breaks with snack items.

Call us for a group rebate when you register in a group of 8 or more.

Absentees will be charged the full course fee.

Course Dates:

1 day, 9:00am – 5:00pm
(7 hrs, exclude lunch break)

A closed class can be requested if you have a group of at least 8 or more registered for the same course and at a preferred month, subject to trainer availability.

Closed class is not customised class.


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Training Venue:

To be confirmed one (1) week prior to the course start date.


ALS reserves the right to reschedule, postpone or cancel any course, change the trainer and venue at short notice and at its absolute discretion, due to insufficient enrolment, class size, availability and circumstances outside our control.