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Cultivating the Ideal Workplace

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

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

싱가포르의 영어 학교에 오신 것을 환영합니다. 

We are your boutique language training centre in Chinatown. Our English language school offers customised language coaching and instruction tuned to your learning needs and objectives. Intensive and flexible (part-time) English and Mandarin courses for adults and companies are based on honing language and communication skills, drawing from contexts and meanings. 

Our courses are simple:

Social English / Chinese (conversational)
Business English / Mandarin 
Business Writing

Specialised courses: 

Presentations Skills
Focus on Pronunciation
Focus on Grammar

Our courses has been proven effective for managers and executives across different levels and industries. We customise training for management, foreigners, and local colleagues alike. For short-term options, our 2-day Communication Workshops cover a good mix of the above. 

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.

Language Works - Taking you further 

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 our proper training with our spoken english course in Singapore through our flexible agendas, customisable classes, and dedicated coaching.

A Learning Experience Created for You


We design our English and Mandarin 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. As your professional partner, 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 in 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 English / Mandarin course, 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 goes 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 Works, 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 our English and Mandarin courses in Singapore. You will 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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  • 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.
  • Roderick CLYNE

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  • Roderick CLYNE, 66

    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
  • David JOHNSON

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  • David JOHNSON, 57

    David has been involved the business profession for more than 30 years and has owned his company in Singapore for the last 18 years. He brings a broad range of business English skill sets to the table including: team management, sales, marketing and presentations, procurement, corporate finance and office administration, human resources, store keeping, Information flow and digital asset safety consultation.

    As Managing Director and Director of Sales and Marketing and Business Development trainer, a few of his accomplishments include organizing the opening of offices, recruiting, training, coaching and managing sales and marketing people in Asia Pacific.  He has helped people develop business plans and marketing budgets, forecasting, achievement of sales targets, deeper market penetration, robust profit margin, and an increase of sales revenue, which has consistently improved the bottom-line of the company.

    David's Bachelor Degree is in Speech Communications from the California State University, Long Beach, USA and his TESOL Certification is from TEFL International, Zhuhai, China. 

    Teaching style: energetic, encouraging, engaging, positive, business-oriented
  • Adele CHEONG

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  • Adele CHEONG, 36

    Born in Singapore, Adele has a Singaporean-Dutch-Japanese-Korean heritage. Having taught in Hong Kong and Singapore, she has spent the last 20 years living and teaching in Australia. Adele holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary and Adults), as well as a CELTA.
    For the last 15 years, Adele has taught ESL for academic and non-academic purposes, and conversational English to international students and speakers of other languages. She started off as a Speech and Drama teacher for children and then proceeded to conduct “Train The Trainer” classes.
    Although having taught people of all ages, she specialises in teaching tertiary students and adults. Her focus is on speech and pronunciation, with a strong emphasis on offering customised language coaching and enhancing communication skills. She is also a seasoned corporate trainer, specialising in professional presentation, communication and language skills.
    She believes in motivating her students to do their best, extend their own personal limits and inspiring a self-directed lifelong learning process.
    Teaching style: Approachable, professional, down-to-earth, goal-oriented, speech-focussed
  • Ruairi GOGAN

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  • Ruairi 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.

    Teaching style: Spontaneous, casual, relaxed, story-telling, sharing of opinions, engaging
  • Esha BATISH

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  • Esha BATISH, 44

    Esha has a varied work background which includes roles in healthcare, in-flight services, public relations, events management and business consultancy.  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 - the 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, and facilitated corporate training workshops in Language & Communication, Leadership &  Management and Managing Change in Organisational Behaviour. In 2010, she spent some time executing  personalised  English Instruction classes in Japan.

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

  • Shyamala KRISHNAN

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  • Shyamala KRISHNAN

    Shyamala has been a trainer and lecturer for the past 20 years or so in Singapore. Apart from teaching in Singapore, her specialisation in subjects related to Academic English, Business English, Effective Communication and Presentation skills made way to experience teaching life in the Middle East, mainly in Oman and Saudi Arabia.  

    With a keen interest in writing and speaking skills, she has always enjoyed sharing her experience with those interested in improving their delivery skills for professional presentations, effective writing techniques for work and writing projects for academic purposes. She has worked with professionals, international students, and local students at both lower and higher levels, and have personally coached students embarking on IELTS and TOEFL exams.  

    Having a passion for lifelong learning, she is currently pursuing a post graduate program in Education and hope to continue sharing her knowledge and experience unreservedly in the near future.  
  • John FREEMAN

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  • John FREEMAN, 53

    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.
  • Xiang Xi

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  • Xiang Xi, 31

    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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  • +65 6733 3147
  • 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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