Stamford American International Language Academy

Welcome to Stamford American International Language Academy

Language acquisition kick starts and grants access to a premium international education and we believe all children should be given the opportunity to learn and thrive.

Stamford American International School (SAIS) is proud to embrace diversity with a focus on language acquisition for our students aged 2 months to 18 years old. The new Stamford American International Language School (SAILA) is a unique academy that equips students with English language proficiency needed to be successful and thrive in the rigorous academic environment of Stamford American.

Stamford Preparatory Course in English (SPCE)

Stamford Preparatory Course in English (SPCE) is a cutting edge academic English program that prepares students for the rigors of scholastic life at Stamford American International School and beyond. Through an intensive 20-week program, students will learn how to fully engage with an IB-style curriculum in Math, Science, Literature, and Humanities, while improving their fundamental English skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. SPCE’s unique partnership with a University College London’s Institute of Education, the #1 education school in the world, means our highly skilled faculty are on the forefront of English language acquisition pedagogy and classroom technique. No other program in Singapore offers the range of content rich courses that meet the scholarly and linguistic needs of students eager to thrive at the next level.

Unique Features

• Highly skilled and experienced instructors • Cutting edge language acquisition teaching methods

University College London’s Institute of Education partnership

• Stamford American aligned subject area curricula in Math, Science, Literature and Humanities

• Full use of Stamford American facilities and resources

• Inquiry-based learning

• IB-style education model

• 8 hours of instruction per day, 5 days a week

• 10:1 Teacher to student ratio

• Personalized education plans

• Curriculum is taught at two levels of English ability: Foundational and Intermediate

• An array of online English language acquisition resources


English Ability Assessment

SPCE uses the WIDA English proficiency assessment to place students in one of two English levels, Foundation or Intermediate. The WIDA is then administered two more times during the semester, once in October/March and again in December/May. The end of semester WIDA assessment is a major factor in determining if the student has met the SPCE standard for graduation. Throughout the 20-week program, students receive daily individualized feedback in the form of classroom projects, homework, quizzes, and tests in order to accurately monitor the progress of our students. SPCE also utilizes a variety of online tools designed to effectively track improvements in key skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.


Application Fee: S$800 inclusive of GST per enrolment, non-refundable
IELP Program Fee: S$24,686 inclusive of GST per semester
Technology Fee: S$535 inclusive of GST per semester
New Joiner Fee: S$1,500 per new joiner per semester


In alignment with the Private Education Act 2009, a Committee for Private Education (CPE) has been established in Singapore to regulate the private education sector. All Private Education Institutes (PEIs) are required to comply with the regulations under the new Act in order to operate.

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