Why Study English @ TMC Academy

TMC Academy English course covers English grammar writing and speaking skills that prepare students to study/work in English environment.

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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!

Programme offered in TMC Academy

Intake Course Name Duration
January / February / March / April / May / June / July / August / September / October / November Certificate in English Total: 12 months
( 7 levels )
Beginner: 10 weeks
Elementary: 5 weeks
Intermediate 1: 5 weeks
Intermediate 2: 5 weeks
Advanced 1: 5 weeks
Advanced 2: 5 weeks
Academic English: 5 weeks

Holiday English (short course):
1-4 weeks
Upon Request
Customised class available based on corporate request
Everyday English (Short Course) 3 sessions x 3 hours per block
Upon Request Preparatory Course for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 2.5 months

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the global leading high stake English test which is recognised by over 10,000 organisations.  The IELTS test has two test format, IELTS Academic test and General Training test; both are designed to serve different purposes.

The IELTS Academic test is mainly required by universities or academic institutions as part of an entrance requirement test to demonstrate the student has the necessary English proficiency level to meet the rigorous course subjects delivered by the universities or academic institutions the individual has applied to.

The IELTS General Training test is mainly required by government organisation as part of the individual / applicant migration application process to demonstrate the individual / applicant has the necessary English competency level to communicate in English once they have relocated to the new country.

IDP Education Limited is the co-owner of IELTS and we have appointed TMC Academy as a “Referral Agent”.  Please approach TMC Academy for further details on how we can serve your IELTS needs.

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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)

Club & Activities


Take pictures and improve your English at the same time!

Ask Andrew for more details. Send Andrew (andrew.z@tmc.edu.sg) your best picture, or two, from the club and it may be published in our Hawthorn NOW magazine!


Learn new vocabulary and improve your listening skill while watching a movie.

Join Sam (samantha.moberg@tmc.edu.sg) in the lecture theater at block B, for an afternoon movie.

Ask Sam, or your teacher, about the next movie.


Join Alex, and other similary motivated students, if you want to improve your English speaking skills. All you need to do is SPEAK and LISTEN.

For more information, please speak to Alex, or email him – alex.d@tmc.edu.sg


Fun project themes for each session. Working with a variety of materials to develop your creative expression.

All Are Welcome! Every alternate Friday: 2.10pm – 3.10pm.

For more information, please contact Ms. Weinberger (in person) or ilene.weinberger@tmc.edi.sg


Music is a language the whole world speaks

All Are Welcome! Every alternate Tuesday: 2.10pm – 3.10pm.

For more information, please contact Sylvia Laloo (in person).

Hawthorn excursions are about letting students apply their English skills outside the classroom, in real-life settings.

Teachers Profile

Alexander Dibble | TMC Academy Hawthorn Lecture

Alexander Dibble

Andrew | TMC Academy Hawthorn Lecture

Andrew Zajicek

Shan Dani | TMC Academy Hawthorn Lecture

Shan Dani

Sylvia Laloo | TMC Academy Hawthorn Lecture

Sylvia Laloo

Hawthorn NOW

Hawthorn NOW is a quarterly publication featuring articles contributed by Hawthorn English students. Topics include letter writing and reports on class activities/excursions.

With this series of published works, the Hawthorn English Programme aims to instill pride in students and boost their confidence in English literacy. You may view the publications here, or read selected articles here.

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 campus-wide wireless network 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 campus. TMC wireless network 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 open-source learning platform, 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.



The Project Discussion Room allows students to meet and discuss projects at their own convenience. Our students use the discussion room for brainstorming and conceptualisation. This place also encourages a dynamic cultural exchange amongst our diverse student community. It is also used by our Academics to conduct one-to-one consultations for students after lessons.



Outdoor Study


Student Lounge


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!

Academic Pathway

TMC Academy Progressive Pathway May 2017

TMC Academy Progression Pathway