About Us

Who We Are

The Speak Good English Movement is managed by a steering committee comprising key academics and professionals in Singapore as well as a secretariat.

The Speak Good English Movement in Singapore

The role of the Speak Good English Movement is to encourage Singaporeans to speak and write in Standard English and help those who habitually use fractured, ungrammatical English to use grammatical English.
It is important to understand the differences in Standard English, broken English and Singlish. 

The Speak Good English Movement recognizes the existence of Singlish as a cultural marker for many Singaporeans.
We aim to help those who speak only Singlish, and those who think Singlish is English, to speak Standard English.
To achieve all this, we wish to create an environment of good English in Singapore.

 
Chairman

Mr Jason Leow
Managing Director, Corporate Affairs and Communications
GIC 

Steering Committee Members

Ms Amanda Chong
State Counsel
Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC)

Ms Catherine Lau
Assistant Chief Executive
National Library Board (NLB)

Mrs Greta Georges
Creative Director
Cloudy South Productions

Mr Jon Gresham
Director
Sing Lit Station Limited

Associate Professor Ludwig Tan
Dean, School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences (SHBS)
Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

Ms Melissa Low
Research Fellow
Energy Studies Institute

Ms Pooja Nansi
Festival Director
Singapore Writers Festival  

Ms May Tan
Academy Principal
English Language Institute of Singapore (ELIS)

Mr Yeow Kai Chai
Writer
 

What We Do

We encourage Singaporeans to speak grammatically correct English that is universally understood by working closely with our partners to run events and programmes and develop learning content.

Run Events & Programmes

Working with different partners every year, the Movement reaches out to Singaporeans from all walks of life. A wide range of workshops, seminars, contests and programmes all year round engages Singaporeans to improve their spoken English.

Co-Develop Learning Content

The Movement works with a variety of partners to develop audio lessons, phrases and English tips to help Singaporeans of various ages and needs to improve their English. These lessons and tips are popular with our readers, and we are always on the lookout for partners to collaborate with to produce more learning content.

Click here to download more information about the Movement.

The English Language

The English language is a complex one and the resources on this site are not intended to be exhaustive, but rather to illustrate common usage of the language.

To download English language tips, click on the following links:

For other sites that explore the complexities of the English language, do visit the following links:

Grammar

Commonly Confused Words

Pronunciation

This online dictionary has both British and American pronunciations:

 

 

Dr Ludwig Tan
Vice-Dean (School of Arts & Social Sciences)
SIM University
 
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