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About us – Learn English with us in Singapore

About Us

candy profileMy name is Candy Lee, Centre Manager of an English Express. We also run a Bahasa Indonesia School and a Chinese language School. Originally from Surabaya, Indonesia, I first studied English formally in Australia and after graduation, I came to Singapore to find work and have settled here ever since. As a non-native English speaker and having learned English as a second language myself, I understand that it can be quite challenging.

That’s why at English Express, we have developed an effective teaching method that will empower even complete beginners to use English in their daily lives. In a lot of ways, English is one of the least forgiving languages to pick up as a "non-native". Yet, one is expected to know, master and utilise the international language of commerce in many parts of world , even though it may not be our preferred language of choice. Many learners have struggled with illogical grammar rules, the seemingly strange spelling and inconsistent grammar. For example, why is there no ham in hamburger and there are also no pine nor apple in pineapple! Learning English is a very personal journey and here, at English Express, we strive to support you in every way we can. If you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them!

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What they say

I’ve attended every Thursday for the past two months, and find our trainer very patient. What I’ve learned is helpful in my work, so I’m gla...
Sara Yin
I am Malaysian, and work in the banking sector. It is important that I speak proper English, especially when meeting clients. I need to come...
Vivian Liew (Banking and Finance)
我觉得课本很好 我学到很多单字和句子 cd 很实用,但我顺常听 因在能有机会再回来上课 感谢 English Express 协助 ( 介绍) 我找住宿的地方。我希望能再来学习。
Amy Chen

Our Trainers

Andrew Cropper

Andrew Cropper portraitAndrew is an English native speaker with deep British roots. He spent most of his working life in Britain, before deciding to relocate to Singapore in 2014. Starting as a management trainee fresh from school, supermarket giant, Sainsbury, was quick to identified Andrew and appointed him as Store manager. There, he oversaw a large operation with a big workforce. But Andrew’s real qualities was discovered and utilised when he was tasked to coach, support and mentor business colleagues who have been identified as high performing individuals for future promotion and accelerated career development. Andrew is trained professionally as an executive and life coach, and eventually obtained the Master Coaching Accreditation award by the Middlesex University. Over the years, Andrew has coached and helped countless professionals, both high achievers and department team players. Having successfully completed CELTA course offered by the prestigious Cambridge University, Andrew is able to deliver essential subject knowledge be familiar with the principles of teaching of English to adult learners. Responsive, focused, organised and enthusiastic are some of Andrew's trait that makes him an effective achiever. Having well developed listening skills with a keen sense of behavioural understanding further equipped Andrew to be an Excellent English Language trainer.

Jonathan Brown

Jonathan Brown from America is an accomplished professional with experience in instructional delivery, e-Learning, and program management experience. He has a proven track record of success in leadership training, and language delivery. Starting out as a franchise development trainer, he provided consultancy services to new start-ups. He designed and delivered ad-hoc training and leadership courses and performance support materials.

He first came to Singapore in 2007 to work as a English language teacher for post secondary and adult learners. With his previous knowledge and experience, he also helped to designed and developed teacher resources and assessment materials for English lessons. He went on to teach English to special needs kids and even developed learning materials for Dyslexia Association of Singapore.

He is highly organized individual with good interpersonal skills, including presenting, collaborative decision-making, running effective campaigns, negotiating, and strong communication skills, (written and verbal). Seasoned, astute, and results-oriented professional. Adept at developing and implementing a comprehensive set of operational procedures. Skilled at identifying new opportunities to streamline the process and enhance overall performance. Articulate communicator with a naturally personable attitude, capable of establishing connections with diverse individuals.

Gerard James Ortega

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Right after graduating from NUS with flying colours, Gerard worked in the Ministry of Education on national examination matters. He created subject syllabuses, developed assessment instruments for linguistics evaluation, and provided consultancy on assessment matters. He went on to take on private sector challenges, and became a public relations consultant conceptualising communication strategies for leading consumer brands like Fujitsu, DHL, etc.

With corporate communications experience under his belt, Gerard returned to public sector and served as media and communication manager for National Arts Council and Civil Service college. For the past 2 years, Gerard had discovered his passion for teaching; English language and communication training. He started conducted pro bono tuition in his church, and went on further to attain the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA), a programme awarded and recognised by the Workforce Development Agency (WDA). With over 10 years of experience in corporate communications, Gerard is an exceptional communicator with a flair for writing and presentation skills. He has also proven to have impressive instructional capabilities.



Trainer Joon

After his graduation, Joon worked for Keppel Shipyard as a project engineer for 8 years. In 2012, he decided to pursue his dream to be an English teacher. He went to Spain and obtain a professional certificate in teaching English as a second language. In the same year, still as a trainee, Joon already started accumulating valuable experience by giving English tuition to both students and working adults.

Never satisfied with what he has achieved, Joon went on to complete his Master degree in Applied Linguistics in the National Institute of Education (NIE, NTU), Singapore in 2015.

Ever since Joon joined English Express in 2014, he has been a favourite trainer among students. His extremely patient and friendly nature is most evident in his teaching approach.

Daniel Lim

Daniel started and enjoyed teaching English to foreign learners since 2007, he has never looked back.

Daniel has taught students from Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Japan and other Asian countries. He is passionate about helping adult learners who aim to upgrade themselves and do better at work.

Daniel’s unique strength is in getting students participate in class friendly activities and making his class interesting and lively. Many students like Daniel as a teacher because he is responsible, helpful and approachable.

Sharon Wong

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    Sharon has good and varied working experience in both the government and private sectors, in Singapore and overseas. After graduating from the National University of Singapore Law Faculty, Sharon started her career in several Government institutions. However, she subsequently realised her passion and took up a teaching job in South America.

Sharon taught Business English and General English to working professionals for 4 years there with one of the leading International Language Institutes, before returning to Singapore. She was also the acting academic director while the director was on extended leave.

With her outstanding academic record and a keen interest in teaching, Sharon particularly enjoys teaching business English to adults. She also obtained her TEFL/TESOL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Teaching English as a Second or Other Language) certification with an outstanding pass in 2004.

Sharon is very well liked by her students for her effective teaching delivery and patient attention to different students’ needs.


The Learning Centre

Nestled in the heartbeat of Singapore, Orchard road, our learning centre is just a stone throw away from Dhoby Ghaut and Somerset MRT station. It’s also very convenient if you are driving as there are plenty of parking spaces available around us. Our pantry area is well stock up to provide you with a refreshing cup of coffee and quick snacks in between break. You are also welcome to swing by early to use the computers or read a magazine while waiting for class to start.