FAQ

About Lessons Conducted in Singapore

We offer small group and private face to face lessons in Janus Academy Singapore. 

For group classes, our classes usually follow a textbook or curriculum written by our own teachers. This is to ensure that every student could be “on the same page” through selfstudy or attend a makeup lesson if she/he misses a lesson or two. 

For private classes, if the student is an adult, we usually discuss with her/him during the initial trial/consultation session to decide on learning material. It can either be a fixed textbook, customised material or a mixture of both. 

All our teachers are either native or highly fluent in the language they are teaching. In some cases we assign teachers who are highly fluent in the target language with good English command to better help the beginner students. 

For group and private classes, cancellation is free as long as the students could inform us at least 24 hours before the class time. We only charge for same-day cancellation and no-show cases. 

We recommend all our students to finish their term as suggested as language learning requires consistency. However, in some rare cases, we do give lesson break up to 6 months. 

We have many expatriate families studying with us over the years. We understand totally about sudden and unexpected relocation orders by the company. In this case, you can choose to transfer the remaining credits to your friends who are interested to join our school. 

For group classes, if two or more students are absent for any lesson, a makeup lesson could be arranged for them together within the same week provided both the students and the teacher are available. 

For private class, the lesson schedule is relatively flexible. The student and the teacher could arrange their makeup lesson according to their available day and time. 

About Language and Culture Courses

We offer courses with integrated cultural learning. 

Most language courses are structured this way – taking a bunch of grammar rules and arranging them in a certain order, then teaching them to you in a series of lessons. As a student, you know what to expect in each lesson. Overtime, it gets boring and dull. And most importantly, it’s ineffective. And very likely, you will give up half way through and lost your interest to master the language.

We do things differently! Rather than teaching you grammar rules in an abstract way, we immerse you in an interesting story. We make sure you first hear how native speakers speak and see the grammar rule being used in the context, then we teach you how it works, explain to you the culture behind those conversations.

In this way, you will discover the language rules by yourself (with our help of course), and develop more interests in the culture and countries where the language is spoken. The interest is something will keep you going and lead you to advanced level in the future.

We emphasize on training your speaking ability from day one by allocating “Speaking and Pronunciation” session at the start of each lesson. We teach you unique culture learning points throughout each lesson to put the language in context and help you speak in the most native way with appropriate tones of voice and body language. We also offer culture workshops and social events to enhance your learning and provide more opportunities for you to practice the language.

Our curriculum and story has been carefully designed for beginners by teachers with years of experience. It covers all the necessary language learning points you will find in traditional textbooks. On top of that, we add in lots of culture learning points to keep your learning relevant and help you truly master the language in the long run.
If you are a absolute beginner or upper beginner, this course is for you.
 

You will be able to have confidence to speak the new language, express yourself without freezing up or taking hours to form a sentence. You will make the most of it next time when you go to the country where the language is spoken. You will become a “culture insider” of that language’s origin.

Our community

Do you know that more than 80% of our classroom learning students are from expatriate families living in Singapore? Their nationalities include Japan, China, the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Russia…

That’s why all our teachers have been well adapted to teaching the target language as a foreign language  over the years. 

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