Cultivating the Ideal Workplace

One language for all - English for sharing ideas, for reaching goals, for being professionals

Thank you for 7 splendid years!

Birthday Treats on us this May and June

Changing the way you speak in everyday life

How you communicate is how you live

Training the management in your office

Good communication starts from the top

Engaging workshops for all of your staff

Workshops are a quick refresher and morale booster

Mix and match content and create a course

Everyday or Business English - select your modules as they suit you

Welcome to Language Works


where we take you further, where you acquire language skills that are key to the way you communicate.

Bienvenue dans votre école de langue anglaise à Singapour.

We are your boutique language training company offering customised language coaching and instruction tuned to your learning needs and objectives. Full- and part-time courses and workshops for adults (expatriates or foreigners) are based on the English and Mandarin language, Communication, and Customer Service.

Our Everyday English (Conversational)Business English and Chinese, and Business Writing courses are effective for managers and executives across different levels and industries. Our 2-day Communication Workshops cover Presentations and Public Speaking, Conversational English and Customer ServiceBusiness English and Business Writing.

You may be surprised to find that learning with our tutors is a far cry from the old school days. We take pride in using a holistic approach to aid in language learning that is centred primarily on the student.

What's your ideal workplace like?


Imagine this. You and your colleagues speak the same language - by international English standards to express ideas and get messages across in the desired manner. You carry a professional image to clients while representing your company, and contribute to exceptional sales and customer satisfaction every day. This can be achieved with proper training through our flexible agendas, customisable classes, and dedicated coaching.

A Learning Experience Created for You


We design our courses to best fit your needs. Working together to meet your objectives, we create a unique experience, and in the process artfully lead your colleagues into reaching those goals. We work closely with HR managers who engage us for company training and executive coaching for both frontline staff and senior management. We take care of the communication problems you face in exchange for greater efficiency and improved relationships at work. 

Real Benefits that Last


When you invest your time and money into a training programme with us, you are allowing you and your co-workers to be exposed to the desired skill sets needed for the ideal workplace environment. We bring together our dedicated coaches' experience and knowledge into every course and workshop, which is the beginning of a positive change that will take place in the minds and actions of the participants. The benefits of improved communication, teamwork, and efficiency go a long way, adding indispensable value to your organisation.


Business English

Language Learning for you in the workplace 
How would you like to present yourself at work? See yourself communicating in a refreshingly professional manner. Your image; the way you listen, speak, and write embodies you. On a personalised level, we coach managers and executives on the elements of Perfecting Business English, enabling you to further excel with competent communication skills.

Everyday English

Language Coaching for you socially
How can you relate best to people who matter? Get the help you need for Perfecting Conversational English in today's everyday context, for more enriching and rewarding relationships with those around you.

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Our Language Coaches

When learning at Language Workst, we ensure that you are making the most out of your learning experience, by leading you in measured steps to achieve your language proficiency targets. We use an open, optimistic, and professional approach when conducting all classes. You would be engaged, encouraged, and motivated to excel in your language abilities.
With adequate time and hard work, you would see your communication skills rise to the next level.

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  • Roderick CLYNE

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  • Roderick CLYNE, 64

    Roderick has spent a lifetime in journalism, in his native Scotland and elsewhere in the UK as well as in France, Thailand, and lately Singapore.

    His experience covers magazines, newspapers, television and radio, mainly as an editor concerned with financial coverage. In Singapore he has worked as a copy editor for The Business Times, and for MediaCorp, and he is Asia editor for a British political weekly.

    He passes on some of his accumulated skills in writing and using English he has studied for and been awarded the CELTA qualification in language teaching.

    Since starting teaching, he finds that much the same techniques are employed as in journalism - striving to make complicated matters simple and easy to understand, while seeking to keep everyone interested and engaged.

    Teaching style: well-read, knowledgeable across various topics, journalistic, easy-going, focused on meaning
  • John FREEMAN

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  • John FREEMAN, 52

    Born and raised in New York City, John holds a B.A. in Sociology, a Certificate in TESL and an M.A. in English Studies: Language in Education.  He has lived and worked in Taiwan (3 years), Indonesia (6 years) and Singapore (17 years).  While his French is foundational and his Indonesian is functional, his Mandarin is fluent – though he never got around to learning how to write in Chinese!
    With about 20 years of teaching experience, he has worked in both language centers and international schools, with students ranging from upper primary to pre-university.  He has also taught Business English and Presentation Skills to adults, having worked briefly in both the travel industry and the financial markets.
    John enjoys interacting with his students and challenging them to become both pro-active learners and informed “consumers.”  In today’s hi-tech age of information overload, teachers and students alike are consumers whether they realize it or not – and thus it is vital that we learn how to gather, compare and interpret the information that is bombarding us on a daily basis.
    In order for real and long-lasting learning to take place, students must be engaged affectively, not just on a cognitive or merely academic level.  John thus endeavors to conduct lessons in ways that draw out the students’ own life experiences and existing reservoir of personal and cultural knowledge.  He himself enjoys sports (both watching and playing!), traveling, reading and history – and sometimes incorporates these elements into his teaching.
  • Esha BATISH

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  • Esha BATISH, 42

    Esha has a varied work background which includes roles in healthcare, in-flight service, public relations, and events management. In each of these settings, she found herself falling into a teaching role, over and above the job scope. Since 2007, Esha has resolved to focus on the merger of her first love and her inherent skill - English language and teaching.

    Her love for the English Language and all its nuances was inculcated from the early days at school, where she spent 4 years learning Speech and Drama under the tutelage of Sister Dolores Healy, the last remaining teaching nun in Singapore. After obtaining her TESOL and CIDTT certification, she has since taught Speech and Drama, ESL for academic and non academic purposes, Business Writing and Conversational English, conducted Corporate Training in Language and Communication, and also held personalised  English Instruction classes in Japan in 2010.

    Esha works with her clients to create SMART goals and suggests and implements the methodology that best suits their personality and learning styles to reach their targets.
    Teaching Style: Friendly, goal-oriented, facilitating, encouraging exploration
  • Rory GOGAN

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  • Rory GOGAN, 55

    Originally from Chicago in the US, Rory graduated from Loyola University with a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy.

    He worked as a floor trader at the Chicago Board of Trade for 8 years before moving to China, Hong Kong, and then Singapore in the early 90s.

    Rory's students range from kids on up to adults in classes where he teaches all levels of English, corporate presentations, technical writing, and composition.

    Rory is energetic, gregarious, humorous, creative and sports mad. He'll push you to learn in a fun classroom environment. Be warned - he will make you laugh.
  • Jeffrey SOH

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  • Jeffrey SOH, 68

    Jeffrey graduated with a degree in Business Administration and has had more than twenty years of experience in Sales and Marketing in the local and regional contexts.

    Through these he has built up presentation skills covering a wide range of situations and to a wide diversity of cultures. Having a deep sense of commitment and desire to help others, he decided to pay it forward to society by sharing his knowledge of presentation skills to others. His forte in English has also led him to teach English to students, both local and international.

    A firm believer in professional development and continuous learning, he further equipped himself with ACTA trainer - facilitator certification as well as with the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers and a Certificate of Educational Studies in Public Speaking from the UK College of Teachers.

    With his varied experience he has also taught Marketing and Customer Service modules to BTEC diploma and higher diploma courses.

    He looks forward to making a difference in other people's life.

    Teaching style: serious, pragmatic, down-to-earth, skilled, mentoring, giving
  • Petrisha SUN

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  • Petrisha SUN, 35

    Petrisha has a vast experience in the field of communication, language, and marketing. Over the years, she has contributed to corporations such as Mediacorp, Microsoft, Nokia, the WPP Group, and DBS Bank.

    As an avant-garde talent to Language Works, Petrisha is the Principal Consultant, and conducts personalised corporate training and language coaching to students from around the globe.

    In each of her classes, she ensures the students' takeaway is as beneficial as is their learning at full potential. She works efficiently to guide students with pronunciation, word stress, and intonation, neutralising students' accents and moving it towards international standards of English. She enjoys teaching Business English and writing, as it enables executives to progress in their career - and views their growth as her own.

    She is a natural motivator, and her happiness grows out of watching her student's confidence increase, along with the knowledge of how their lives can change with the way they communicate. Her classes are built on student awareness, encouragement, and a whole lot of positivity.

    She has written short stories and poems out of her passion for creation through writing, and she aims to instil in her students the same passion for the English language.

    Petrisha spent a part of her childhood and working life in San Diego, California. Having travelled extensively on business, she returned to work in Singapore in 2007.

    Teaching style: professional, strict with errors, spontaneous, thought-provoking, challenging

    Book Petrisha for private master classes catered to your learning needs. Enquire here.
  • Gary JONES

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  • Gary JONES, 56

    Gary is a native of the UK, and has taught TESOL in the country of his birth and in China, before moving to Singapore to teach in 2011.

    He is a great advocate of the PPP (Presentation, Practice, Production) teaching philosophy as this gives structure to his lessons and helps to guide his students. He also believes in less TTT (teacher talk time) as it encourages his students to practice their English as much as possible.

    He instills confidence and has a relaxed teaching style which helps to build a strong bond between himself and the student(s). He ensures that his students are focused and achieves this through inspirational and motivational teaching.

    As well as holding a TESOL certificate Gary is also qualified to teach Business English and has taught business students from a wide range of countries both in groups and on a one-to- one basis.

    Gary is relocating to Dubai and will be able to do classes online via Skype. 

    Teaching style: humourous, easy-going, focused on fluency, objective, flexible 
  • Xiang Xi

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  • Xiang Xi, 30

    Xiang Xi is native to the Chinese language. She lived in Japan for about 5 years and graduated with a Master's Degree in Social Education in Osaka University. It was there when she started to teach Chinese to Japanese students. The students came from different backgrounds,  and she met the needs of different students and discovered her interest in teaching, and decided to devote herself to the teaching profession.
    Settling in Singapore has enabled her to be exposed to different local cultures, with Chinese being one of the four races here. There are many who are increasingly interested in mastering Chinese as China begins to prosper, and Xiang Xi believes she can take this opportunity to teach as well as impart the history behind the language.
    She is also able to teach the Japanese language after years of living in Japan, and this enabled her to be even more proficient in the language.

    She is friendly and easy-going, and she likes to share life experiences with friends and students.
    Teaching style: Serious, easy-going, focus on language etiquette, encouraging speech


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  • Our Office & Training Centre:
    57A Pagoda Street, Level 2
    Singapore 059216
    Seconds from Chinatown MRT Exit A
    Go straight past a few shop houses on the right (2 shops after the Five Foot Inn), and we are on level 2
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