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    Mandarin Chinese Courses in Singapore

    Enroll in EF’s Mandarin Chinese courses in Singapore and experience life at the crossroads of East and West.

    Study English or Mandarin Chinese in Singapore and discover Asia’s international metropolis. Singapore is a hyper modern city located on a string of islands in South East Asia. English and Mandarin are official languages here and are widely spoken on the streets. Our school is situated in the heart of the city, just a short walk from the nightlife of Boat Quay and shopping of the Clarke Quay district. The sandy beaches of the East Coast Park are also nearby.

    Our English and Mandarin Chinese courses in Singapore are enhanced by our iLab classrooms, exam preparation options and small class sizes. Our school features a spacious student lounge, popular sun terrace and a games area. EF’s language courses focus on conversation, and immersion with the local community is easy from our location, with the bustling Chinatown and old town in Little India just a short trip away. EF Singapore offers a truly international atmosphere, both in and outside of the classroom.

    Asia's Multicultural Metropolis

    Singapore is booming, with new restaurants, downtown skyscrapers and boutiques opening more often than most people can keep track of. And while Singapore’s modernization is always progressing, the traditions that shaped the city remain intact. Signs of a British colonial past can be seen in many of the civic buildings and traditional places of worship such as the Thian Hock Keng Temple sit in the shadow of towering skyscrapers.

    Cultures have been rubbing shoulders here for centuries, and the descendants of Chinese, Malay and Indian peoples blend with a substantial Western expat population to create one of the most multicultural urban areas on the planet. The geography of Singapore is dominated by crystal blue waters, as the city consists of one main island and 63 smaller islands. The climate here is uniformly tropical, and Singapore’s white-sand beaches are some of the most idyllic in the world. During your English or Mandarin courses in Singapore, hop on a cable car and take in the views of downtown on your way to Sentosa Island, a favorite beach and party spot of locals.

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    Program Highlights

    • Start any Monday, all year round
    • Study abroad from 2 to 52 weeks
    • Advance one language level every 6 weeks, guaranteed
    • Learn and explore with friends from 100 countries

    School Highlights

    • School located in a stylish building in central Singapore
    • Modern interior features latest learning technology
    • Spacious rooftop terrace offers fantastic views of the city
    • Hiking tours and excursions to Bintan Island and Kuala Lumpur
    • Nearby attractions include Clarke Quay, Chinatown and the Esplanade
    • 2-minute walk to shops, bars and cafés
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    LEARN MORE, FASTER.

    Guaranteed results. You’ll advance one level every six weeks – thanks to our innovative and personalized learning method that blends classroom lessons, interactive tools and cultural immersion.

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    • Intensive Course

      Accelerated language acquisition, our most popular course.

      32 Lessons / weekLearn more

      Start date
      Every Monday

      Level
      Beginner to Advanced

      Length
      2 to 52 weeks

      Ideal course for
      Students wanting to learn a language as quickly as possible for academic or professional reasons.

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    • General Course

      A well-rounded program of language study.

      26 Lessons / weekLearn more

      Start date
      Every Monday

      Level
      Beginner to Advanced

      Length
      2 to 52 weeks

      Ideal course for
      Students looking to gain a sound understanding of the essential disciplines of a language through a well-rounded course.

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    • Basic Course

      Combine your language studies with a fun-filled vacation.

      20 Lessons / weekLearn more

      Start date
      Every Monday, summer only

      Level
      Beginner to Advanced

      Length
      2 to 12 weeks

      Ideal course for
      Students who want to focus on how to communicate as well as enjoy lots of free time to explore the destination.

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    • EF Internship Program

      Combine a minimum of 8 weeks of language study with 8-9 weeks of practical experience.

      32/26 Lessons / weekLearn more

      Start Date

      Every Monday

      Level

      Upper Intermediate to Advanced

      Length

      Minimum 8 week course with 50-100 internship hours

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    AT HOME IN THE WORLD

    Live like a local. You’ll feel at home in Singapore – whether you’re enjoying chili crab with a local family or living at EF’s residence in the Bukit Timah District.

    • EF Homestay

      Experience maximum cultural exchange by living with native speakers in a private home. Gain insight into local culture, pick up expressions with greater ease and return home with a more authentic accent. Enjoy breakfast and dinner with your host family on weekdays, and all meals on the weekend.

    • EF Residence

      Live in the heart of the city alongside EF students from over 100 countries. Enjoy easy access to your course center by public transportation – as well as the city’s shopping, restaurants and sport facilities. Residences vary, but often offer Wi-Fi internet access, meal plans and more.

      Sixth Avenue: Triple/quad room from $45/week. Twin room from $95/week. Single room from $335/week. Shared facilities. Self-catering.

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    • “I have learned quickly with EF because the teachers are magnificient! And I can practice what I learn in class because the school is in a country where they speak the language I am studying”

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    • “Singapore was my first experience in Asia. Everything is brand new and super modern – and people are super nice and helpful ! This has been the best experience of my life!”

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    Student life in Singapore

    Singapore is one of Asia’s most international cities, and the multicultural vibe here is ubiquitous. A walk through this city is like stepping across the globe as you pass through Little India, Chinatown, downtown’s British colonial district, and the Malay-Arab Kampong Glam neighborhood. EF’s activities coordinators are onsite to introduce you to a city where East meets West on nearly every street.

    Sightseeing & CultureShoppingSports & OutdoorsExcursionsEntertainment & Nightlife
    Sample authentic dim sum in a Chinatown eatery, browse the bustling shops of the Little India district and tour the magnificent Sultan Mosque of the Kampong Glam district. Stroll across the ultra-modern Helix Bridge, whose curving pedestrian walkway elegantly crosses Marina Bay. Take in the city’s best view from the Singapore Flyer, downtown’s massive observation wheel. Glide across the sky aboard a cable car on your way to the white sands of Sentosa Island, home to a theme park, wildlife reserves and palm tree-line beaches.
    Singapore offers some of the best shopping in all of Asia. You’ll find brand-name stores lining Orchard Road, the city’s hub for Western brand-name shops. The waterfront Vivocity is the city’s largest shopping mall while Arab Street in the Kampong Glam neighborhood is a destination for hand-made and antique wares.
    Dig your feet into the white sand of a Kusu Island beach and swim in the crystal waters of Pulau Hantu island. Hike the lush, tropical forests of the Bukit Batok Nature Park and mountain bike on the muddy trails of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Spot seahorses while snorkeling around the fish-filled coral reefs of Sisters’ Island.
    On the weekends, you’ll have the chance to take unforgettable trips to Singapore’s neighboring countries. Explore Malaysian culture while visiting Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bharu and the Penang Islands. Scuba dive in Indonesia’s picture-perfect Bali and discover Buddhist treasures in Thailand.
    The waterfront Boat Quay and Clarke Quay are the hottest nightlife spots where you’ll find sophisticated lounges and raucous bars. Dance the night away in Zouk, the island’s most celebrated nightclub or catch a live performance at the Esplanade Theater. Satisfy your taste buds by lingering over a plate of Hainanese chicken rice.

    Prices & Dates for Singapore

    Personalized and flexible. Your course is personalized to meet your specific needs. With start dates every Monday and programs ranging from 2 to 52 weeks, you can study when it’s most convenient for you. All prices include accommodation with a local host family.

    Included in the Price

    Course
    • 20,26 or 32 English lessons per week (40-minute lessons)
    • 20,26 or 32 Mandarin lessons per week (40-minute lessons)
    • EF Placement test and progress tracker
    • EF Course Certificate
    • Post course English level report
    • Online pre & post course
    • Free access to My EF – Your Online Campus. Meet new friends, explore your destination and improve your language skills!
    Accommodation
    • Monday-Friday: breakfast & dinner
    • Weekends: all the meals
    • Twin room with homestay
    Lesson materials
    • Digital learning media (tablet)
    • Academic material
    Accessibility
    • Wireless Wi-Fi Internet at EF school
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