Bernard Lee, our Academic Director holds an MA in English and Linguistics from the National University of Singapore. He also has a post-graduate Diploma in Education (Distinction) from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. Additionally, Bernard holds an Instructor’s Certificate – Principles and Methods of Teaching Spoken English, which qualifies him to train teachers of English to teach spoken English. As a licensed teacher, Bernard has taught a number of years in the Singapore school system to secondary school students. He has also trained pre-service and in-service teachers of English. In more recent years, Bernard taught English to Vietnamese government officials (including Directors and Deputy Ministers) in a special international programme established between the governments of Vietnam and Singapore and conducted by the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Finally , between 2009-2011, Bernard conducted special English courses for scholars from ASEAN, India and China under the prestigious A*Star and Ministry of Education Scholarship schemes of Singapore.