Free English classes

The classes are part of a training programme for qualifying teachers studying on the CELTA course. The Teacher Development Centre at British Council Singapore trains a selected group of teachers under this programme every term. The classes are supervised by qualified Cambridge tutors, and form part of the final assessment for the new teachers.

Who can apply?

Foreigners and Singaporeans who wish to improve their English language skills. 

If you are a Permanent Resident or hold a Singaporean IC, employment pass, work permit, dependant’s pass, social visit pass, you can apply for the Teaching Practice classes. Your pass must extend to at least 1 day beyond the final day of the class.

Course levels and dates:

Pre-Intermediate and Upper Intermediate - 4 Apr to 4 May 2017 (5 weeks) and/or 9 May to 8 Jun 2017 (5 weeks)


Classes are held on every Tuesday and Thursday

9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. (Classes will begin promptly at 9.00 a.m.) 

You must arrive on time. Please report to the reception counter 15 minutes before class commences.


FREE!  You will have to attend the full course (consisting of 10 or 20 lessons depending on the option you have chosen) and commit to regular class attendance. There is an attendance deposit of S$200 payable by cash or NETS only. This will be refunded if you attend at least 80% of the classes you register for.


Trainee teachers (various nationalities) supervised by British Council Teacher Trainers.

How can you apply?

You may walk in to Toa Payoh centre anytime between 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. on Mondays for a 'TP' placement test.

If you have already taken the test, you may walk in to the centre anytime on Mondays to apply for the programmme. Please do not forget to bring along a copy of your IC/FIN or any other forms of identification during registration.

As registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, we encourage you to register early to secure your preferred test slot.


British Council Toa Payoh Centre
480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
#09-01 HDB Hub East Wing
Singapore 310480

Call +65 6473 1111, press 5 to find out more.