A wonderful thing happens when people share thoughts – they communicate effectively. That is the key to developing not only ideas, but also relationships. Language is a huge enabler of establishing deep relationships, and also an essential bridge for connecting people and their ideas.
At Crystal Learning, we are committed to helping people build strong language bridges. We are passionate about what we do, and we are ready to help you build bridges to other people. We can help you make many good things happen through language.
Yuen Cheok Hoe (Centre Director)
Cheok Hoe believes in building trusted relationships. That’s his style, his way of doing business. When he works with someone, whether it’s a colleague, supplier or client, his focus is on trust and a long term relationship.
Truly successful business relationships are never only a company's achievements, and they do not exist in relationships governed by contracts. They result from tight customer-business partnerships, which require mutual good faith and trust, and which also allow the best ideas to emerge. Breakthrough success requires breakthrough trust.
Cheok also kindles tight and trusted partnerships within the Crystal team, which form the same trusted partnerships with our customer students. In maintaining these standards, we ensure that our students get the best of what everyone at Crystal has to offer.
Candy Lee (Centre Manager)
Candy Lee, our Language Centre Manager, is from Surabaya, Indonesia. She is a linguist, and speaks four languages - English, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia and Korean. She came to Singapore seeking work, and then decided to settle down here. She loves working with languages, and when she is not teaching, she is diligently refining syllabuses. Candy also co-developed three of our language brands - Yi Mandarin, IndoSlang and English Express. She connects with people easily, which over the years has enabled her to help many expatriates and others to learn a new language.
Ammy Ng (Student Care)
Ammy Ng is our student care manager. Her cheerful personality, readiness to help anyone at any time, and her formidable capacity to multitask make her, in our opinion, probably the best student care manager in the world. She is the person to go to for any requests students may have, including make-up classes and class cancellations.
Zheng Min (Senior Trainer)
Zheng Min started her teaching career in China in 1999. Since coming to Singapore in 2003, she has been training foreign and local adults in Chinese at beginner, social and business levels. Over the years she has built a teaching method and style that have helped many foreigners in Singapore in their quest to learn Mandarin.
Mina has taught staff in many organisations that demand excellence, among them DBS, Philips Electronics, OCBC, Aberdeen, INSEAD, BBC News, Cambridge University Press, Deutsche Bank, Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) and British Petroleum. Her teaching method, passion and personality make learning Chinese enjoyable for her students, and enable them to achieve rapid progress.
Gerard (Senior Trainer)
Gerard James Ortega graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature. An alumnus of its elite multidisciplinary University Scholars Programme (USP), Gerard had the privilege of reading a diverse range of subjects, including those from the social sciences and STEM domain. While pursuing a corporate career thereafter, Gerard decided to revisit and deepen his interest in language and literature and returned to his alma mater to attain a Master of Arts.
Gerard believes that psychological barriers to language learning can set back even the most gifted learner and thus strives to create a relaxed atmosphere. In his experience, when lessons start to feel more like friends catching up as they learn together, students will naturally transcend their self-imposed limits to progress beyond their expectations.
Enable language proficiency, and to integrate new professionals into our society
Become the leading language learning centre in Singapore
Conduct all of our business with honesty and integrity
Remain constantly aware that employees are our biggest asset
Ensure that policies and programs encourage continuing development of staff, and select training and development activities that match their career development
Remunerate staff well as the company grows.