• General English
• Academic English
• Business English
• IELTS Test Preparation
• Study Tours
Welcome to Hawthorn-Singapore!
At Hawthorn-Singapore we build on the Asian value of
the family unit. No student is ever alone. Everyone is part
of the family that strives to make learning enjoyable and
Our learning environment promotes the best interaction
Dr. Chin Kon Yuen,
among students and teachers, allowing the teachers to
Chairman / CEO
see students’ individual potential and develop their abilities
accordingly. You will also enjoy great companionship with
like-minded students who share your ambition to achieve.
With a strong commitment to deliver the best value-added
customer service possible, we are continually guided by
industry demands. We offer many alternative education
pathways and are constantly improving our courses to meet
industry needs. Our students are our customers. We are
confident that by giving them the best, they will achieve the best.
Centre Manager / Director of Studies
Dr. Chin Kon Yuen
Chairman / CEO
The Hawthorn-Singapore Director has been with the
Hawthorn Network for four years (previously at Hawthorn-
Melbourne) and is very involved in looking after the quality
of the Singapore school, its staff and students. She is a
qualified and experienced teacher and understands the needs
of learners and how to help them strive towards excellence.
The Director and staff look forward to welcoming you to
Centre Manager / Director of Studies
Studying at Hawthorn-Singapore:
A Complete Experience
Studying English overseas is a fantastic opportunity to
improve your skills. At Hawthorn-Singapore you will benefit
from the quality of the English language instruction in class;
however, to ensure you get the most from your overseas
experience it is also essential that you practise English beyond
the classroom. At Hawthorn-Singapore we provide you with
support, services and facilities of the highest standard so
that you receive a complete English study experience.
Hawthorn-Singapore is situated in the heart of the main
business district of Singapore with ready access to transport,
shopping, restaurants, public facilities and recreational
• classes are held full-time Monday to Friday
• a carefully designed curriculum is used with structured
objectives and outcomes and includes both informal
and formal tests The Hawthorn English Language
• teachers include communicative activities in the
Centres Network is owned and
classroom to help encourage fluency and develop
confidence in using English quality assured by the University of
• after-class clubs and activities provide students with Melbourne, Australia. The Hawthorn
additional opportunities to practise English and interact
centres provide high-quality courses
with students from other classes
• an Independent Learning Centre (ILC) offers students for people who need English
access to a broad range of English study materials for language skills to work or study in
today’s highly demanding
• an English–only policy is in effect at the school and
on all extra-curricular activities international environments.
• free computer and Internet access is available in the
computer lab at lunchtime and after classes
Tailored English for Business courses are available at all
levels to develop English language skills important for
success in international business. The English for
Business curriculum includes:
• oral communication skills for business and communicating
across cultures, negotiating and conflict resolution
• presentation skills
• the language of meetings and conferences
• business correspondence including email, letters, memos
• phoning techniques
• understanding and using financial, agreement and
Hawthorn-Singapore teachers can help you • understanding and using English in a context of
achieve the English results you need for
marketing and advertising
your future studies. • writing resumes and applications for employment
COURSES AVAILABLE Study Tours
To date we have delivered study tours to groups of young
General English students from Korea, Thailand and Taiwan. Most study tour
Hawthorn-Singapore offers general English courses from groups choose a mix of English and off-campus sightseeing
elementary through to advanced level. Students are tested activities. Some groups prefer full days of English in order to
and placed in a class appropriate to their level of English. develop projects and schedule excursions for the weekend.
At all levels of English the aim is to help students develop Lessons are delivered by native English speakers and
language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing to classes are focused on fun learning and practice in speaking,
enable them to communicate confidently and effectively in listening, reading and writing. Hawthorn-Singapore is able
English. to tailor the English content to suit your preferences and
arrange all logistical services (accommodation, transfers
All courses feature a variety of learning resources including etc.) through an external provider.
audio and video materials, a range of texts and course books
where appropriate. Class activities include role-plays and
communication games, surveys, questionnaires, and projects Student Profile
involving whole class, small groups or individuals.
The general English courses are designed to provide learners
with a general foundation of English for social interaction,
personal development and communication.
I am Pierre, I come from Vietnam,
I am 22 years old. I have
Academic English been studying in TMC Hawthorn
The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses prepare for 8 months.
students for further studies in Singapore or other countries. I think Hawthorn is a great school; everyone in the school is friendly
The EAP 1 course is suitable for students entering senior high and helpful. They help me to improve my English very much.
school, foundation programmes, and certificate and diploma Specially, teachers are very good; they help me whenever I need
not only in the class; they also help me to solve my private problems
studies. The EAP 2 course develops these skills further and so i can focus to study. I want to say thank you to my favourite
prepares students for higher diploma and university level teachers. I hope in the future the school will help more and
studies. more students to be successful.
Hawthorn–Singapore offers a preparation course for the
IELTS examination. The 10-week curriculum develops
students’ language skills in speaking, listening, reading and My name is Yan Fei. I come
writing by using the examination format to improve language from China and I’m studying
proficiency. in the Intermediate class right
COURSES FOR LOCAL STUDENTS I would like to improve my English further. I think I will study a major
such as Business Management after studying English here.
• ‘O’ Level English Success
• Intensive Academic Preparation for ‘A’ level graduates My English has improved a lot during my stay at Hawthorn-Singapore.
We are also having a lot of fun, and we enjoy studying here very
much. Come to Singapore to improve your English and make lots of
Hawthorn-Singapore Hawthorn-Muscat Hawthorn-Melbourne
specialises in preparing is located in Oman in the offers a range of English
students for further study in Middle East. The purpose programmes and is well
and through designed premises have regarded as a quality provider
general and academic English state-of-the-art facilities, of academic English courses
programmes. The centre is i n c l u d i n g c o m p u t e r a n d that prepare students for
in the heart of the city and language labs, spacious further study in Australia.
has state-of-the-art computer classrooms and an independent It also has a broad range of
labs and independent learning learning centre. It offers a facilities, including a large
facilities. Hawthorn-Singapore range of general and academic library, modern computer
is part of TMC Educational programmes as well as business labs, a gym, squash courts
Group, an education provider English targeted at company and basketball court.
in Singapore for more than and government employees. Hawthorn-Melbourne is also
20 years. Hawthorn-Singapore It is also an IELTS test centre. an IELTS test centre.
offers direct entry into TMC’s
certificate and diploma courses.
111 North Bridge Road Hawthorn English Language Centres have been helping
#17-06 Peninsula Plaza students achieve their individual English study goals
for more than 20 years.
T: +65 6338 9352
F: +65 6338 5136
Selected Photos Courtesy of M.Takayasu
Hawthorn-Singapore is a The Hawthorn English Language
business established by Centres Network is a group of high-
TMC Education Group in quality English language schools
cooperation with Hawthorn located in Melbourne, Muscat and
English Language Centres Singapore. The Network is owned and
to provide high quality English quality assured by the University of
language training for edu- Melbourne, Australia.
cational, professional and
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