Director’s Greeting 

 Welcome All!  

My name is Lena S.J and I am the founder and CEO of StarKindle Academy in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. I would like to sincere and heartfelt welcome to all students, parents, and teachers. I am honored to have the opportunity to open a campus here in the beautiful city of Johor Bahru. It is with great excitement that I bring to you an environment in which those who desire to be immersed in the English language are offered a quality education in a truly international and diverse city.


To acclimate you more to my background and experiences, I recently completed my Master of Arts in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the United States of America with High Honors, and a Master of Education with a specialization in English Education. In addition, I received a Bachelor of Arts in in English. As you can surmise, education and teaching are paramount to me and it is not just a career to me, but a way of life. I feel that I was born to be a teacher.

I strive to be an educator who listens to and enjoys working with students and empathizes with their language learning difficulties as I once too was in their shoes. It is a truly enriching and humbling feeling that I receive when I see the personal and educational growth within my students because I feel as though I am making a great and positive difference in their lives. Similarly, I often found that their proficiency levels increased by several levels after having lessons in a low-stress learning environment. I believe that learners learn best and enjoy this type of environment because it actively and positively promotes learning.

For instance, I have met several of my previous students after they have left my classroom and many have told me that,  “because of you, my favorite class and subject was always English.” When I hear comments such as these from previous students, it reiterates to me that I am doing what I am destined to be doing. I am very grateful to be remembered as a passionate educator during students’ journeys. This outlook is why I said that “teaching is my life.”


With all my studies and educational experience, coupled with an innovative teaching philosophy, I have combined my training and skills to build an exceptional language institute for you and your young learner. StarKindle Academy is a place that provides a highly individualized curriculum that strives to deeply cultivate an individual's growth and development of his or her fluency in the English language. The StarKindle program is unique and diverse in what it offers. Our program has something for all learners and ranges from beginner to advanced English classes, to test preparation (such as TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT), all of which is a complete education system based on the American national curriculum and academic standards. We are able to effectively implement this and gain drastic growth in language proficiency because our students are completely immersed in English from the moment they enter the academy, to the time they leave.

Since StarKindle Academy is excited to announce that due to our official language being English, all staff members are expressively fluent in English. Furthermore, we have an impeccable library with a vast variety of book genres, which are recommended by prestigious Boards of Education in the U.S.

At StarKindle, we are committed to providing an environment where the students can not only develop their English language skills, but also provide them with tools to help them become responsible and capable learners. So, on behalf of the StarKindle Academy staff and teachers, it is my sincere honor and promise to work with students so that we may assist each and every one of our students in embodying the standard of our Academy. Here at StarKindle Academy we will ensure your student becomes a STAR who will KINDLE the passions and endeavors of the future.


Lena S.J

StarKindle Academy . Founding Director

Brief history

ㆍM.ED in English Education in Hanyang University, South Korea
ㆍM.A in TESOL in Oklahoma City University, U.S.
ㆍTeaching in public schools for 10 years in South Korea
ㆍResearch Assistant for U.S. Federal Grant
ㆍU.S Citizenship teaching in U.S.
ㆍAdult Literacy and ESL teaching in U.S.
ㆍMentor for TESOL teachers
ㆍVice-President of TESOL Club

Director’s Greeting

Welcome All! 

My name is Lena S.J and I am the founder and CEO of StarKindle Academy in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. I would like to sincere and heartfelt welcome to all students, parents, and teachers. I am honored to have the opportunity to open a campus here in the beautiful city of Johor Bahru. It is with great excitement that I bring to you an environment in which those who desire to be immersed in the English language are offered a quality education in a truly international and diverse city.


To acclimate you more to my background and experiences, I recently completed my Master of Arts in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the United States of America with High Honors, and a Master of Education with a specialization in English Education. In addition, I received a Bachelor of Arts in in English. As you can surmise, education and teaching are paramount to me and it is not just a career to me, but a way of life. I feel that I was born to be a teacher.
I strive to be an educator who listens to and enjoys working with students and empathizes with their language learning difficulties as I once too was in their shoes. It is a truly enriching and humbling feeling that I receive when I see the personal and educational growth within my students because I feel as though I am making a great and positive difference in their lives. Similarly, I often found that their proficiency levels increased by several levels after having lessons in a low-stress learning environment. I believe that learners learn best and enjoy this type of environment because it actively and positively promotes learning. For instance, I have met several of my previous students after they have left my classroom and many have told me that,  “because of you, my favorite class and subject was always English.” When I hear comments such as these from previous students, it reiterates to me that I am doing what I am destined to be doing. I am very grateful to be remembered as a passionate educator during students’ journeys. This outlook is why I said that “teaching is my life.”


With all my studies and educational experience, coupled with an innovative teaching philosophy, I have combined my training and skills to build an exceptional language institute for you and your young learner. StarKindle Academy is a place that provides a highly individualized curriculum that strives to deeply cultivate an individual's growth and development of his or her fluency in the English language. The StarKindle program is unique and diverse in what it offers. Our program has something for all learners and ranges from beginner to advanced English classes, to test preparation (such as TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT), all of which is a complete education system based on the American national curriculum and academic standards. We are able to effectively implement this and gain drastic growth in language proficiency because our students are completely immersed in English from the moment they enter the academy, to the time they leave. Since StarKindle Academy is excited to announce that due to our official language being English, all staff members are expressively fluent in English. Furthermore, we have an impeccable library with a vast variety of book genres, which are recommended by prestigious Boards of Education in the U.S.

    At StarKindle, we are committed to providing an environment where the students can not only develop their English language skills, but also provide them with tools to help them become responsible and capable learners. So, on behalf of the StarKindle Academy staff and teachers, it is my sincere honor and promise to work with students so that we may assist each and every one of our students in embodying the standard of our Academy. Here at StarKindle Academy we will ensure your student becomes a STAR who will KINDLE the passions and endeavors of the future.

Lena S.J

StarKindle Academy . Founding Director

Brief history

ㆍM.ED in English Education in Hanyang University, South Korea
ㆍM.A in TESOL in Oklahoma City University, U.S.
ㆍTeaching in public schools for 10 years in South Korea
ㆍResearch Assistant for U.S. Federal Grant
ㆍU.S Citizenship teaching in U.S.
ㆍAdult Literacy and ESL teaching in U.S.
ㆍMentor for TESOL teachers
ㆍVice-President of TESOL Club
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Addr. Level 6 & Level 7, Teega Office Tower, Jalan Laksamana, Puteri Harbour, 79250, Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia
CEO. L&J Global SDN. BHD. | Biz License 1320234-P(Malaysia) | CS Center. Mon --Fri / 11 am - 7 pm  (Korean Time)

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