Singlish to English

What are the differences between Singlish and Standard English? And why does ‘knowing the difference’ matter anyway? This fun and revealing one-day workshop gives you the answers. 

You will take part in role plays, discussions, quizzes and games to learn how to switch more effectively between Singlish and Standard English.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to learn the difference between Singlish and Standard English and how to switch between the two.


• Be able to differentiate between Singlish and Standard English

• Use Standard English in situations that require it

• Communicate more effectively in a global environment

Course Outline


  • What is Singlish? What is Standard English?
  • The Speak Good English Movement


  • Recognising Singlish vocabulary
  • Rewriting into Standard English
  • Numbers and dates


  • Common Singlish errors
  • Prepositions
  • 'Yet’ and ‘already’
  • ‘-ing’ verbs
  • Having something done
  • Numbers and dates

Directness and questions

  • Direct or indirect?
  • Question forms
  • Switching practice

Course Information

Public Training Dates 2018
March 20 June 20 September 26

Length: 1 day

Venue: Professional Development Centre, Toa Payoh

Maximum group size: 16

Course Fees: $636.65 (including GST)