About Us

Who We Are

The Speak Good English Movement is helmed by a steering committee comprising academics, professionals and practitioners 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 standard English and provide resources to learners who wish to improve their English.

The Speak Good English Movement recognises 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.

It is important to understand the differences between standard English, broken English and Singlish.

To achieve all this, we wish to create an environment of good English in Singapore.  


Mr Jason Leow
Vice Chair & Head
Edelman Financial Communications APAC

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
Research Fellow
Energy Studies Institute

Ms Pooja Nansi
Festival Director
Singapore Writers Festival  

Ms May Tan
Academy Principal
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 standard English, 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:



Dr Ludwig Tan
Vice-Dean (School of Arts & Social Sciences)
SIM University
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