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Learn A New Language with Lingo

Picking up a new language may sound intimidating without the right environment and techniques. Lingo is a language school that helps you quickly learn a new language – be it in listening, reading, speaking, or writing.

We may be a local language centre in Singapore, but the language courses we offer are truly global. We teach a wide variety of languages, with a focus on conversational skills. Our languages taught include English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Bahasa Indonesian, Malay, German, Italian, Turkish, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, Arabic, Hebrew, Cantonese, Russian, Burmese, Hindi, Tagalog and many others. All our teachers are highly qualified and experienced native speakers so you can be assured of learning the most accurate form of language.

We offer language preparation programs for the following examinations: IELTS (English), DELE (Spanish), DELF (French), CELI (Italian), TESTDAF (German), CAPLE (Portuguese), HSK (Chinese), JLPT (Japanese), TOPIK (Korean), UKBI (Indonesian), SKBMW (Malay), and TPT (Thai). Our examination preparation program will be according to your skill level and goals.

Choose between private classes, semi-private classes, group classes, or virtual online lessons to learn your new language. Each class will only have 1-10 students so every student will get the individual attention he/she needs. We also conduct corporate training programs for both private and civil services in Singapore.

Language Courses at Our Language Centre

Click on the picture to find out about the schedule & fees.
Group classes’ confirmation/postponement/call-off emails will be sent out 3 days before the course start date.
All courses are tentative until officially confirmed on the website.

Contact Us Today

As Singapore’s leading language centre with highly qualified and experienced native teachers, we offer a wide range of languages in Singapore. Contact us today at 6253 3320 or 8811 1995 to learn a new language the LINGO way!

Official Language Exams

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The Official Language exam preparation program offers individual exam preparation according to your level and your goals.

At Lingo we’ll get you ready to sit for the following official exams.

Official Language Exams:

IELTS, TOEFL (English), DELE (Spanish), DELF (French), CELI (Italian), Zertifikat Deutsch, TestDaF, TELC, DSH (German), CAPLE (Portuguese), HSK (Chinese), JLPT (Japanese), TOPIK (Korean), UKBI (Indonesian), SKBMW (Malay), TPT (Thai).

CEFR Guideline

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Common reference levels

The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions that can each be further divided into two levels; for each level, it describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing. The following table indicates these levels. A more thorough description of each level, with criteria for listening, reading, speaking, and writing, is available on the Internet.

Level group
Level
Description
A
Basic user
A1
Breakthrough or beginner
  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2
Waystage or elementary
  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B
Independent user
B1
Threshold or intermediate
  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2
Vantage or upper intermediate
  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C
Proficient user
C1
Effective operational proficiency or advanced
  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2
Mastery or proficiency
  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

Relationship with duration of learning process

Educational bodies for various languages have offered estimates for the amount of study needed to reach levels in the relevant language.

Body Language
Cumulative hours of study to reach level
A1
A2
B1
B2
C1
C2
DW Akademie German 75 150 (A2.1)
225 (A2.2)
300 (B1.1)
400 (B1.2)
     
Goethe-Institut German 80–200 200–350 350–650 600–800 800–1,000 1,000
Cambridge English Language Assessment English   180–200 350–400 500–600 700–800 1,000–1,200
Alliance Française French 60–100 160–200 360–400 560–650 810–950 1,060–1,200
Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge Irish 80–100 160–200 350–400 500–600 1,000+ 1,500+

Classroom Rental in Singapore

Lingo School Classroom

Lingo School Classroom

Lingo School Classroom

Lingo School Classroom

Need a place in town to teach?

Our premises are available on the following days:

  • Hourly rate Mon to Fri before 6 pm: $15 (regardless of the numbers of hours purchased).
  • Hourly rate Mon to Fri after 6 pm: $30 (regardless of the numbers of hours purchased).
  • Hourly rate Saturday: $40 (regardless of the numbers of hours purchased).
  • Hourly rate Sunday: $20 (regardless of the numbers of hours purchased).

Classroom setting:

  • Tables and chairs
  • individual chairs with right handed flip-up tablet arm

Maximum capacity:

  • 23 people

WIFI connection:

  • $10

Call 6253 3320 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a no-obligation viewing appointment now.

FAQs

Lingo School

What is the duration of each course for each language?

There are a total of 12 lessons in each course, and each lesson lasts 1.5 hours. We are also able to arrange private lessons, which are more flexible in timing and cater to the student(s)’ learning requirements.

How much are the cost fees?

It depends on which course and language that you are keen in. Fees for the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced level varies. For more information, please refer to the respective language’s page.

What are the payment methods?

Should you wish to pay by NETS, cash or cheque, please come down to our Headquarters located at Bugis to pay before the course commences. To pay via credit card, simply register online before the course commences and you can pay via PayPal.

Will I get any refund if I wish to terminate or withdraw from the course?

Please refer to our Part-Time Students’ Terms and Conditions. Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable. Should you require more details, please email your enquires to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Are the teachers native speakers of their respective language?

Yes, all of our teachers are native speakers of their respective language.

How do I register?

You may do so by clicking the “ENROL” button next to the course that you are intending to enroll in. You will then be brought to a page where you are required to fill up your particulars. Complete the registration form online and pay via PayPal to register for the course.

What does the “(T)” stands for?

This stands for tentatively. The class commencement date and time will be confirmed once we have enough registered participants. Just choose your preferred day and time for lessons and we will notify you when the class is commencing.

How much do you charge for private lessons?

The rate is dependent on the language and the duration the student has signed up for lessons. It is also possible to have between 2 to 6 students attending the same lesson, which will accord for an adjustment in fees. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details and we will be glad to assist you.

I want to learn a particular language. However, I am unable to locate the class schedule on your website.

For these languages, please submit your enquiry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., stating the language that you are interested in taking up. We will attend to your enquiry as soon as we can.

Do you offer corporate training programs? My company is interested in conducting a language course

Yes, we do. Please send us an email of your company’s requirements and additional details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, please call us at 62533320 and we will transfer you to our corporate sales personnel who will attend to you.

How long is the course validity?

The participant(s) agrees to complete the course within 1 year from the date of the first lesson. Lingo has the right to refuse to provide further lessons to the student after the expiry of the 1 year time period.

Testimonials

Testimonial
Joseph Tan
I attended Vietnamese class with Có Hiện. She’s a very dedicated teacher who will go beyond her duty to make sure we understand the lesson better. It’s always enjoyable to take her lesson. Cảm Ơn rất nhiều
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Siyu Fang
Very nice experience of private Spanish course. The teacher is experienced, funny and friendly. The staff there are super helpful in terms of scheduling.
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Melody Lim
I attended the Thai Basic 1 class and both the admin and teachers helped me a lot in finding the right class (as I have attended previously years ago). Will definitely recommend this school to my family and friends! Thank you Lingo Team!
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sintwinity
Took basic German with an excellent teacher Ms. Elena. She has a very clear yet condensed mode of delivery, though sometimes a little bit fast but I can keep up. The location of the school is very convenient, just behind liang seah street near bugis MRT. The school is filled during weekday night classes, though the class size remains small and comfortable. Looking forward to more lessons, and maybe trying Japanese :)
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Jingying Chan
Lingo School is an established institution that offers many language courses at affordable prices (especially for working adults), which is the main reason I signed up to learn Spanish. The teachers are friendly, experienced and qualified; the course materials are well-structured to suit learners of every level. I never had any problems with the administration. They're always helpful and responsive. Timings and location are also A++. 100% recommended
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Shuyi Tan
I am learning German Language in Lingo School. Robert and Marco are awesome teachers as they never failed to keep the class engaged. They are also very dedicated teachers who ensure that all our doubts are answered even if it means that it is eating into their private time. School staff are generally very friendly and responsive. I have once faced an issue with the class schedules, the principal of the school personally called me to explain the situation, patiently listened to our feedback and took the necessary action to make sure our learning with the school was smooth and enjoyable!
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kso
I have been learning Spanish at Lingo for some time now, and have enjoyed every lesson with them. The classes are fun, interactive and engaging. My teacher is dedicated, experienced and extremely patient with us. The admin staff are helpful and attentive. I have made much progress in the language and would highly recommend my friends to take up a language course at this school.
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Roselle
The staff was very helpful and attentive. I had a lot of queries but they assisted me throughout, without showing any sign of frustration. I took up Thai and Japanese course here. The teachers were well-trained and I learnt a lot. Will definitely recommend this place to pick up languages
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weixuan lui
The teacher for Malay Ms shazwani is extremely kind and helpful. She’s very passionate in teaching and does not hesitate to go an extra mile to give her students the best
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NIVEK NIVEK
Been learning Thai language for 2 years. Very fortunate to be under a dedicated teacher, Kroo Natnapas. She keeps the lessons fun and engaging and even sources for additional teaching materials for the class.
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Jasmine pek Jia Yu
I have been learning Thai with Lingo for almost one year. Kroo Thip (Native Thai Teacher) has been very friendly and patient towards us. I always look forward to attending the Thai Class every week, as the teacher makes the class very fun and engaging.
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Wen Jian
Attended basic 1 for Malay 3 months ago, now at basic 2. Cikgu Shaz was very engaging, and has initiative to give us additional vocabs in different context to help us understand better. Additionally, she was very patient with us from the start, explaining our mistakes clearly and concisely. Will be attending pre intermediate.
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