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Express Workshop

2 x 4-hour Sessions (In-Person)

14 & 21 March 2021 · Sundays · 9am to 1pm

Singapore Shopping Centre, S239924

SGD188, including course materials

⚠️ Safe Distancing and Safe Management Measures

Your safety is our top concern, which is why we are operating at less than 50% of the training room’s capacity and enforcing strict safe distancing measures. We will also have safe management measures in place, including cleaning and disinfecting our training room and high-touch surfaces, contact tracing, and temperature screening. There will also be checks on visible symptoms (coughing, sneezing, breathlessness, or running nose) before entering the classroom. We seek your kind understanding and cooperation that any participant who appears unwell will be asked to leave the workshop. All participants are also required to wear masks at all times during the workshops.

What Makes Our Hokkien Workshop Different?

Vocabulary-Building, the Singaporean Way

Singapore Hokkien is unique as there are many variations in pronunciation for the same word. While you can find established romanization system or dictionaries online (e.g. Pe̍h-ōe-jī or Taiwan Romanization System), chances are, it is not how we will say it in Singapore.

In fact, a big part of your beginner’s workshop is to build up your Singapore Hokkien vocabulary. Besides learning about the basic traits of Singapore Hokkien, you will be given comprehensive notes which cover many topics. In addition, your tutor makes extensive effort to listen and correct your pronunciation. In this way, you will have an easier time learning Hokkien.

Efficient-Learning through Creative & Fun Practices!

Traditional language classes spend many sessions building vocabulary by repeating each word after the tutor for x times. For us, we believe that if learning is not fun, you will lose the motivation to learn. Hence, it would not be effective even if you sit through multiple lessons. In fact, this has been proven many times by influential researchers, e.g. Dulay & Burt, 1997; Krashen, 1982.

This is why during your 2 x 4-hour Hokkien Workshop, you will be engaged in many games right at the start of the workshop. We don’t want to give your surprises away, but let’s just say, with so many activities, you can be assured that time flies by in a flash. In addition, you will walk away with an improved standard of Singapore Hokkien.

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Hokkien Workshop Requirements

We need your help to create a conducive learning environment. So we highly recommend you to have:

  1. No or minimal background in Hokkien. We will go at a beginner’s pace so as to build up your basic foundation.
  2. Positive learning attitude. Get ready to ask all your burning questions in a safe environment.
  3. Lots of fun! Yes, let your hair down. In fact, the more fun you have, the better you can retain new knowledge!

We want to know you on a more personal basis too. This helps us to make learning more practical and applicable to you. Thus, in the application form, do share with us why you want to learn Hokkien as well as the topics (listed below) that you are most interested in!

Hokkien Workshop Course Outline

  • Greetings
  • Basic Phrases for Daily Conversations
  • Numbers, Time & Dates
  • Hobbies & Daily Activities
  • Common Body Parts & Medical Terms
  • Food
  • Hokkien Slangs and Idioms for Everyday Use
  • Tips & Tricks for Picking Up Hokkien Faster

Simple refreshments – water, coffee, tea – will be provided. Hurray!

A certificate of attendance will be awarded when you complete both sessions. Hurray! Hurray!

Applicants will be contacted via phone and email. The application will close once the class is full.

P.S. Looking to learn more advanced Hokkien instead? Here’s the link to our Intermediate Hokkien Classes.


Very chilled & relaxed environment, easy to learn. Value for money, will lookout for more future classes!
Hokkien Workshop for Beginners
Thank you very much, Ski + Eugene for the very engaging and interesting classes. And for being extremely enthusiastic in passing on the love of dialect and enabling more conversations with grandparents, hawker aunties and uncles, taxi drivers, etc!
Hokkien Workshop for Beginners
Well-chosen topics of conversation, presented in an engaging manner. I’ve learnt quite a lot in just 2 weeks. Thank you! I’m an educator by occupation and feel that the pedagogies selected to deliver this course are effective!
Hokkien Workshop for Beginners
This is a great learning experience & Eugene & Ski are super friendly, thank you so much for organising this. Aiming to help seniors is a great idea too, I fully support it!
Hokkien Workshop for Beginners
Eugene made learning very interesting with fun and interactive games! Ice breakers were good as well, as it made everyone comfortable to learn together!
Hokkien Workshop for Beginners
Excellent! Vocabulary was taught in categories and matched with the corresponding questions that we can formulate and ask!
Chia Lynn
Hokkien Workshop for Beginners
Interactive games that were able to put the language into good use and allow us to apply directly on daily conversations.
Hokkien Workshop for Beginners
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Hokkien Workshop – How to Sign Up?

  1. First, fill in and submit the application form below.
  2. Next, we will call you – within 48 hours – to inform you of the availability as well as to address any concerns that you may have.
  3. Thereafter, to confirm your seat in the workshop, please make full payment via Local Bank Transfer, PayNow, or PayLah. The payment instructions will be provided in a subsequent email. Please also note that we do not accept SkillsFuture credits.
  4. Finally, sit back, relax, and look forward to your Hokkien Workshop for Beginners!
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