Why Study English @ TMC Academy

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  • Established since 1981 in Singapore

  • Awarded 4-Year EduTrust Certification

  • Conveniently Located in Central Singapore

  • Easily Accessible by Bus and Train Services

  • Voted Preferred Private Education Institute

  • Every Step With You, in the pursuit of success!

Living & Studying in Singapore

Moving isn’t easy, especially if you’re moving to another country. Even if one needs to move within their own country, it’s a new way of life that puts us into a tight corner. Most of us have to adjust to a new way of life during that period of time.

Leaving comfort of your home is one of the challenges that many students who study abroad face. Language barrier is another challenge; on top of losing the comfort of your home, language barrier can cause a lot of difficulties. However, the fact that you need to speak a new language in your new environment can speed up your learning it.

Singapore has English as its official language so it should be quite easy to  practice your English not only in a classroom but also on the streets of the city. And because of the relatively same weather the whole year round, it is normal to spend a lot of time walking around, exploring the sights, or ordering and eating food. Many students coming to Singapore enjoy the weather even though it can be too hot for some. The weather doesn’t require you to bring a lot of clothes over because the temperature is quite stable all year round, even during the night. If it’s too hot for you outside, you can have fun indoor and enjoy the air conditioning that most places have.

When you have fun, it’s good to know that Singapore is one of the safest and tourist-friendly countries in the world. The public transport can take you virtually everywhere, and it’s clean and safe. As you go around, you’ll need to ask for directions, prices, or people will ask you about your background.

So, if you want to learn English, have fun, and see interesting places, come to Singapore and study at TMC. We offer classes with experienced teachers, engaging activities in the classrooms, and we even go on trips during the class time. Come and  study at TMC now!

Hawthorn Language School

Hawthorn Language School is an academic unit under TMC Academy.

Get a head start by developing a strong foundation as you hone your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

We offer English levels from Beginner to Academic English. We also offer a preparatory course for the IELTS examination upon request.

  • Meet students from around the world! Our students hail from China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Mynanmar, Laos, Japan, South Korea and Russia.
  • Learn from teachers from the UK, the US, Europe and Singapore!
  • Courses run from Monday to Friday. Join the various Hawthorn clubs after class, such as Photography Club, Art Club, etc. An Independent Learning Centre (ILC) is available for students to approach teachers for help and use English software for learning after class.
  • Have fun and make new friends on your exciting excursions! Explore Singapore and its dynamic culture.

Fun Learning @ Hawthorn


Here at Hawthorn Language School, learning is never boring. Here are some reasons why you got to be here:

  • Experienced international teachers

  • Dynamic and interactive classes

  • Exciting mix of students

  • After-school clubs and programmes

  • Ongoing assessments

  • Weekly computer classes

  • Excursions around Singapore

  • Independent Learning Centre (ILC)

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Academic Pathway

New Pathway

Campuses Facilities in TMC Academy

City Campus


Located in Central Singapore, TMC Academy consists of two blocks of three-storey building with an attached field. We are easily accessible by many bus services, as well as major train services.


TMC has set up campus-wide wireless networks at City campus for both staff and student usage. Students can now access the online resources and do their projects in between lessons with our wireless facilities from anywhere within both campuses. TMC wireless networks are secured using WPA (Wifi Protected Access) security protocols and MAC Address filtering. They are linked by a 10Mbps-leased line to the Internet.


TMC eCampus is an e-learning portal powered by Moodle. This is a user-friendly e-learning platform which supplements the face-to-face learning environment. Students are able to access the platform at any time and any place that has an internet connection. Students are able to download lecture slides, supplementary notes, assignment papers, exercises; attempt online assessments; interact with lecturers and students in online forum.

Independent Learning Centre (ILC)

The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) is a quiet place  which has access to the library and extra materials which can help you improve your English. Resources are available to help students with listening, grammar, vocabulary and writing practices. The ILC is open for all students.  There will be a teacher present who can help you with any questions about your homework or how to use the materials.  This is a great time to get help from him/her on any particular problems you are having or to improve your skills by working independently.



Outdoor Study


Student Lounge


Hawthorn Now

Programme offered in TMC Academy

Intake Course Name Duration
January / March / June / August / November Certificate in English Beginner: 10 Weeks
Elementary onwards: 5 Weeks per Level
Short Course: Up to 4 Weeks
Upon Request Preparatory Course for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 10 Weeks