English In Singapore


What is the standard of English in Singapore? Are we laying a strong foundation of English for children at home? How effectively are we using English at work and for doing business? What can I do to improve my English or help others improve theirs? How can grammatical English coexist with Singlish? If you have thought about these issues or have an opinion to share about them, join us for an afternoon of discussion on the state of the English language in Singapore at English in Singapore, a symposium organised by the Speak Good English Movement.

Keynote Speakers

Adrian Tan, Litigator, Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

Jeff Cheong, President, Tribal Worldwide Asia Pacific

Panellists and Moderators

Session 1: English in the Singaporean Home


· Jeff Cheong, President, Tribal Worldwide Asia Pacific

· Melanie Lee, Digital Writer, The A-List and Associate Faculty, Singapore University of Social Sciences

· William Anthony Grosse, Master Teacher, English Language Institute of Singapore (ELIS)

Moderator: Susan Ng, Radio Presenter, 938LIVE

Session 2: Effective English at Work


· Jack Sai, Coffee Break at Amoy Street

· Judith d’Silva, Deputy Director (Plans), Nexus

· Kon Yin Tong, Managing Partner, Foo Kon Tan LLP

Moderator: Jennifer Lewis, Managing Director, Communications, GIC

English, Singlish, Broken English


· Gwee Li Sui, Poet

· Irene Ang, Founder/CEO, FLY Entertainment

· Peter Tan, Senior Lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Moderator: Goh Eck Kheng, Publisher, Landmark Books Pte Ltd and Chairman, Speak Good English Movement


15 July 2017 (Saturday)


2.30pm to 5.30pm (Registration starts at 2.00pm)


The Arts House

1 Old Parliament Lane

Singapore 179429

Programme Outline

2.00pm Guest Registration

2.30pm Opening Address with main Announcements - by Chairman, Speak Good English Movement

2.35pm Keynote Dialogue By Adrian Tan and Jeff Cheong

3.00pm Panel Sessions – (1) English in the Singaporean Home OR (2) Effective English at Work

4.00pm Tea Break

4.30pm Concluding Plenary Session - English, Singlish, Broken English

5.30pm End of Programme

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/speakgoodenglishmovement.

For queries, please email nhb_speakgoodenglishmovement@nhb.gov.sg.

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