Sign language varies from country to country so if you’re looking to pick up some Singapore Sign Language (SgSL), The Singapore Association For The Deaf is the place to be. SgSL is a combination of Shanghainese Sign Language (SSL), American Sign Language (ASL), and Signing Exact English (SEE). Study visual language basics and develop your gestural communication capabilities. By the end of the course, you’ll have no problem fingerspelling, greeting others and introducing yourself. Beginner courses go for $180 for 24 hours of lessons.
Beyond dialects and Singlish, there’s so much more to Singapore’s linguistic landscape than you think. Whether you’re sick of relying on subtitles or determined to spruce up your resume, head to these language centres and say goodbye to (sometimes wildly inaccurate) online translators. Did we mention the overseas immersion trips, social nights and movie screenings that you can look forward to?