Singapore is the world’s only island city-state and is located on the tip of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia. The city was founded as a British trading post by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819 and continues to be an important center or global trade and investment today and it is one of the original “Asian Tigers” alongside Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. A population of over five and a half million people lives side-by-side on an area of 277 square miles and sixty-three islands. Although the city is highly urbanized, with the majority of people living in high-rise apartment buildings, the government’s “Garden City” policy has created beautiful tree-lined street and there are plenty of green spaces to enjoy. Singapore has a long history of immigration, with the British bringing in workers from all over the Empire and others coming to trade and do business, and the city’s multicultural heritage can be seen everywhere you go in Singapore.
Chinese form the largest section of the population and Chinatown is the original site of Chinese settlement in Singapore. Here you can see examples of architecture influenced by Chinese and Victorian styles as well as important temples. Little India is where the original Indian immigrants were settled and is a bustling community that really comes to life during Deepavali. The Arab quarter is where traders from Yemen settled to live and do business and is now a thriving shopping street where you can buy all sorts including leather goods and Persian rugs. The Colonial District is where the British had their seat of power and is focused around the Padang, a playing field surrounded by City Hall, the old Supreme Court and St Andrew’s Cathedral. It is also home to the Singapore Cricket Club.
There is demand for TESOL teachers in Singapore with positions available in government schools for the suitably qualified as well as tutoring and language centers. It can take time to find a job though and a little patience is required. Contracts tend to be a minimum of one year. The wider region offers far more opportunities for teaching English with strong demand in Thailand and Vietnam.
TESOL Courses in Singapore
Our TESOL training center in Singapore is in the heart of the city in the middle of the Central Business District and is ideally located to make the most of everything this exciting city has to offer. Nearby you will find Clarke Quay and Boat Quay which are excellent places for dining out and evening entertainment. Sentosa Island with all its attractions such as Universal Studios Singapore and Madame Tussauds is just a short drive away. Alternatively, you may like to take a trip to the top of Mount Faber and reach Sentosa by cable car while enjoying fantastic views of the city below.
Singapore is also home to numerous museums and art galleries as well as a zoo, night safari and bird park. There are plenty of parks where you can enjoy peace and quiet and trips to the local islands are a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
With dedicated staff and experienced trainers, ITTT offers quality training to people who want to become TESOL qualified in Singapore. On completion of the course, you will have gained one of the most highly regarded TESOL certificates available that will allow you to apply for teaching positions in the city. Our training centre is also well situated for you to go on and teach in other countries in the region.
TESOL Courses Singapore