My name is Candy Lee, Centre Manager of 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, for you to learn English in Singapore effectively, we have developed a tried-and-tested 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 speaker. Yet, one is expected to know, master and utilise the international language of commerce in many parts of the 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 there is no ham in hamburger and there is also neither pine nor apple in pineapple! Learning English in Singapore 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!
We are part of the Crystal Learning group of language schools. All Crystal Learning schools believe in small-scale language teaching with a practical focus.
Kailing is a Singaporean whose passion and talent is in languages. After living in Beijing for 4 years for her full time education in the prestigious Beijing Language University, Kailing has acquired a strong yet neutral accent. She also holds a diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Together with her strong articulation, her energy and congeniality enable students to connect with her easily and learn well in class.
Kai Ling has over 10 years of experience in both English & Mandarin language instructions for adult learning. She has a track record of effectively teaching students of many other mother tongues.
Her students are mostly expatriate adults from all over the world, working in large corporations like Deutsche Bank, Essilor Amera, JP Morgan, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Keppel Corporation, Kuranda Trading, Mars Food, Royal Bank of Scotland, to name a few. Being fluent in more than 4 languages, she is adept at teaching expatriates who are keen to learn conversational Mandarin or expatriates who would like to further their progress in the English language.
George is a long-time Singapore permanent resident who has conducted business in Asia and across many cultural settings for decades. As a result, he is equipped with firsthand knowledge of all forms of business communication including persuasive formal proposals for corporate boards and drafting letters and emails in various scenarios for different objectives to customers, C level executives, employees, and business partners.
He is experienced in creating compelling advertising copy for mass marketed branded consumer products, and in negotiations and positioning via emails. George is also the founder and former CEO of an Asia Pacific-wide regional software distribution and technical support company.
You are likely to meet George in our Business English course.
Devina has 6 years of experience teaching young learners at the pre-school and primary levels on an individual basis. She has also taught adult learners at a pre-intermediate and upper-intermediate level in many English language schools in Singapore.
The majority of her teaching experience stems from conducting training lessons in relation to her professional experience, such as sales training and product training. She holds a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge as well.
Devina has been in the marine equipment sales industry for the past 6 years. Prior to that, she was in corporate banking for 8 years. She is familiar with business proposals and credit analysis of financial statements for presentation to financial institutions, business partners and various stakeholders.
Devina was previously awarded the Excellent Service Award by Singapore Tourism Board in association with the Association of Banks in Singapore and SPRING Singapore. She also received the Gold and Silver Awards consecutively for her work in the banking industry.
Claire is passionate about teaching the English language and is also passionate about the language itself. She has a keen interest in psychology and understanding people, and she holds a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge.
With years of experience in teaching English to learners of all levels and ages — from children as young as 4 years old to adults — Claire is articulate, analytical, and skillful at breaking the language down into easily comprehensible components. Since 2015, she has also been coaching students sitting for standardised tests such as the IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, SAT, SSAT, LNAT, GMAT, and UKCAT.
Furthermore, she developed and conducted a seminar on Educational Psychology for teachers and executives; trained the faculty and management on the MBTI in organisational settings; and presented at the Earth Day Expo 2014 in Perth, Australia.
Claire is dedicated to helping and encouraging each and every individual to reach their full potential at our English language school.