Located on the tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is a truly cosmopolitan city and has been home to people from all over the globe for hundreds of years. The world’s only island city-state, Singapore was founded in 1819 as a trading post by Sir Stamford Raffles and remains an important center of international trade and business today. Since independence the city has blossomed into highly-developed, Asian metropolis where skyscrapers rise above tree-lined streets, Chinese shop houses and British colonial buildings.
The legacy of the British Empire and Singapore’s multicultural history can be seen in the numerous districts where different ethnic groups settled in the city. The Colonial District was the seat of British power in Singapore and is centered on the Padang, a large playing field that is home to the Singapore Cricket Club and is surrounded by City Hall, the old Supreme Court and Saint Andrew’s Cathedral. In this district you will find Raffles Hotel; home of the Singapore Sling cocktail and now a national monument. Chinatown is where many of the original Chinese migrants settled during colonial times and is home to many beautifully decorated shop houses and important temples. The Arab Quarter is where traders from Yemen settled in the city and it is now a thriving shopping street selling leather goods, Persian rugs and more. Little India was originally home to Singapore’s Indian population and features Hindu and Buddhist temples.
The TEFL job market in Singapore can be a tough nut to crack, but with the right qualifications and a bit of patience; you should be able to find a job that’s right for you in one of the private colleges, language schools or tuition centers. There are plenty of opportunities available in the wider Southeast Asia region especially in Thailand and Vietnam.
TEFL Courses in Singapore
The TEFL training school is located in a building right in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District and is ideally situated for making the most of all this amazing city has to offer. Whether you are looking for exciting nightlife, intense shopping, delicious food or to chill out in natural surroundings, Singapore has it all. You can head to one of the many parks or the botanic gardens for a relaxed time in nature. Clarke and Boat Quays and Sentosa Island are the ideal destinations for entertainment and good food while Orchard Road is heaven for any serious shopper with a large enough wallet. There are also a number of museums where you can learn about Singapore’s fascinating history and the city’s excellent public transport network makes getting around to see everything a breeze.
For those looking to complete their TEFL training in Singapore, ITTT offers high quality courses from dedicated trainers. On graduation you will receive an internationally recognised TEFL certificate that will open up teaching jobs in Singapore and the rest of the world. By completing the course at ITTT’s training centre in Singapore you will be ideally placed for jobs here and in the wider Southeast Asian region.
TESOL Courses Singapore