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About Our School

Tŷ-Jia English Language School is an English as a second language (ESL) school. We specialise in teaching adults whose home language (mother tongue) is not English. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your goals!

Over 20 Years of Teaching

From Living Room to Language School 

Tŷ-Jia was founded in 2015 by our Director, Jayne Soh. Jayne spent 20 years teaching in language schools, international schools, primary and secondary schools before finally deciding to realise her dream of opening her own school. Tŷ-Jia evolved from two or three students in Jayne’s living room to a small rented classroom in a heritage building in Chinatown. In February 2019, as word spread and more students joined, it was time to open the Tŷ-Jia English Language School you know today.

Customised lessons

Catered to your level of English.

Native English Teachers

All teachers are native and ceritifed.

Top City Location

We are located right in Boat Quay by the River Walk.

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Our Story

Since our start in 2015, we have served more than 300 students ran over 100 events and workshops, and ran more than 36 different types of language courses.

Communicate with the world

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a networked community of English language learners and set the bar for ESL schools.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide accessible, high quality, differentiated English language learning opportunities and to treat each student with care and concern.

Students Taught

teachers teaching

Language Courses

workshops and events

STAFF

Ty-Jia English Team

STAFF

Our Teachers

M.Teach, TESMC (TESOL) Trainer, COETAIL, BA (Hons)

JAYNE SOH

Jayne was born in the UK and has been a teacher for over 20 years. She has taught in both primary and secondary schools and also in English language schools. After a year in Germany and then thirteen years in Japan, Jayne has now made Singapore her home with her husband and their son. Jayne spends most of her free time with her family, which means that she builds lego, watches superhero movies, and helps out with homework! Jayne also likes to get away from the city and go hiking or skiing in the mountains when she gets the chance.

  • English
  • JAPANESE
  • GERMAN

M.Teach, TESMC (TESOL) Trainer, COETAIL, BA (Hons)

JON QUINN

Jon is from Doncaster in the United Kingdom. After graduating from university, Jon started his teaching career in Poland in 2011. Since then, he has worked in various locations around Poland and his native England in both language schools and summer camps, and most recently taught business and academic English at various companies and government agencies in Timor-Leste. In his spare time, Jon enjoys writing film reviews and volunteering at festivals and events, as well as working towards his DELTA qualification. 

  • English
  • Polish
  • GERMAN

qualifications

CATHERINE RACKLEY

Catherine is from North Carolina in the US and has been teaching for more than seven years. She started her career in Japan, where she taught in both public schools and English language schools. After leaving Japan, she obtained her CELTA and has since taught at a public university in Mexico and most recently at an international school in the far north of China. In her free time, she enjoys working on handicrafts, exploring nature, studying languages, and traveling. Before relocating back to Asia in 2018, she travelled to her seventh continent, Antarctica.

  • English
  • JAPANESE
  • spanish

STAFF

Other Staff

school manager

isabelle le

Isabelle is our school manager and is from Vietnam. Isabelle started her career in Singapore in Marina Bay Sands Hotel and after a short stint as a student at Ty-Jia English School, quickly decided to make a career move to work with us! Isabelle has a Bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism, an IELTS score of 7 and is about to embark on working towards her CPA qualification.

  • English
  • vietnamese
  • chinese

sales and marketing manager

gustav andersson

Gustav is our sales and marketing manager and is from Sweden. Gustav has a degree in electrical engineering and worked with security systems for marine and off-shore applications in Sweden. He also studied history of economic thought before moving abroad to Germany in 2012. He made the move to Singapore in 2015 and worked with business development, sales and marketing for Singapore’s leading physical bullion broker. He describes himself as a tech nerd with an interest in history, music and education. 

  • English
  • swedish
  • German

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Students Say

Jayne is a very experienced teacher especially for Asian English learners. Also she is very passionate, eager and has amazing skills to motivate students. I am really satisfied about her English class! (I am sending my family to the class.)

Choi Korea

Learning Japanese for Business

The teacher’s lesson is using a textbook but it’s a lot of fun because of all the games and activities. Before this, I had only studied in Japan. The native teacher’s lesson is fresh and more practical. At first I was worried about the explanation in English, but now I am relaxed. The school is good, even for beginners.

Nanako, Japan

Learning Japanese for Business

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