Global English Guide

The future demands an ability to communicate at a globally acceptable standard of international English. As Singaporeans do business, travel and study on an increasingly international and multi-national stage, the ability to communicate in standard English becomes more important.

It is, no doubt, for this reason, that the Ministry of Education in Singapore is raising the benchmark in Singapore schools to that of a globally acceptable standard of English. Global English is attainable but will require the weeding out of non-standard language that may be used by those whom English is not the first language.

This guide is an aid to doing this. It targets the ʻmain offendersʼ, the expressions and grammatical errors that can give people away as non-native speakers. The guide is based on years of research on the common vocabulary and grammar errors that occur in the use of the English language in Singapore.

Download the guide here!