Who We Are
The Speak Good English Movement is helmed by a steering committee comprising key academics and professionals in Singapore as well as a secretariat.
The Speak Good English Movement in Singapore
The role of the Speak Good English Movement is to encourage Singaporeans to speak and write in Standard English and help those who habitually use fractured, ungrammatical English to use grammatical English.
It is important to understand the differences in Standard English, broken English and Singlish.
The Speak Good English Movement recognizes the existence of Singlish as a cultural marker for many Singaporeans.
We aim to help those who speak only Singlish, and those who think Singlish is English, to speak Standard English.
To achieve all this, we wish to create an environment of good English in Singapore.
Mr Jason Leow
Managing Director, Corporate Affairs and Communications
Steering Committee Members
Ms Amanda Chong
Deputy Senior State Counsel
Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC)
Mr Jon Gresham
Assistant Director, Asia Creative Writing Programme
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Associate Professor Ludwig Tan
Dean, School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences (SHBS)
Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
Ms Lydia Lim
Head, SPH Schools and Student Publications
Head, Editorial Training for English, Malay and Tamil Media Group
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH)
Ms Melissa Low
Energy Studies Institute
Ms Pooja Nansi
Singapore Writers Festival
Ms May Tan
English Language Institute of Singapore (ELIS)
Mr Yeow Kai Chai
Mr Zulkifli Amin
Head (Adults), Service Development, Adults & Seniors Services
National Library Board (NLB)
What We Do
We encourage Singaporeans to speak grammatically correct English that is universally understood, with the help of partners who run interesting programmes and develop learning content for the Movement.
Run Events & Programmes
Working with different partners every year, the Movement reaches out to Singaporeans from all walks of life. A wide range of workshops, seminars, contests and programmes all year round engages Singaporeans to improve their spoken English.
Co-Develop Learning Content
The Movement works with a variety of partners to develop audio lessons, phrases and English tips to help Singaporeans of various ages and needs to improve their English. These lessons and tips are popular with our readers, and we are always on the lookout for partners to collaborate with to produce more learning content.
Click here to download more information about the Movement.
The English Language
The English language is a complex one and the resources on this site are not intended to be exhaustive, but rather to illustrate common usage of the language.
To download English language tips, click on the following links: