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Saturday, 10 July 2010 15:46

Who am I?

My name is Denyse Tessensohn, almost retired and 62 years old. I graduated in Law from the National University of Singapore with an Ll.B. (Hons), and practised law for eight years. I have a Masters in Applied Linguistics (NIE) and another Masters in History (NUS).

In 1987 I obtained an LTCL (Licentiate) in Teaching English as a Second Language. My specialties are in Phonetics and improved Spoken English and I have taught these at the National Institute of Education (the Use of English in Teaching programme to new teachers) and intensive English classes to Chinese nationals coming to Singapore as undergraduates at NUS; in secondary schools - RI, RGS, Cedar Girls, Hai Sing Hai and another 25 schools both premier and neighbourhood, to Gifted Education pupils, those in the Express stream and the Normal Academic and Technical streams.

Once a year I am available to do ‘national service’ and teach at the ITE preparing some of the students for the Spoken English component of the 'O' Levels examination.

Currently I teach Phonetics and improved spoken English regionally. My particular interests are in language, Eurasiana and history. I speak some Malay, Cantonese, and a smattering of other languages. An Eurasian whose family came to Singapore in 1843, I am married to an artist and have two grown sons.

My published books are:

Excel in Oral English (EPB)

A*Primary Oral English Skills (Dagmar Books)

A* Spoken English Communication (Dagmar Books)

1000 Most Mispronounced English Words.

Elvis Lived in Katong

Elvis Still Lives in Katong

The Singapore Recreation Club's Commemorative history 1883-2007

Got Money Cannot Die: How to live better for less in Singapore (The Book Publishers) & Modern Manners (Times Publishers)


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Saturday, 10 July 2010 10:30

Why did we move from Singapore to Johor?

Because in Singapore we could not afford to buy a house with land to grow fruit trees and vegetables and have space for our dog to run free. Our simple two-storied bungalow in Johor within the IDR is on 9000 square feet of land and cost us less than a 4-room HDB found in a good location.

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Saturday, 10 July 2010 09:19

So many questions from too many people…hence this web-log

Frankly? Johor suits me brilliantly just as it now is: few people, square miles of space, unbelievable affordability in housing, food and living in general and 80% less stress than in my last 10 years in Singapore.

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