Wisma Great Eastern, Suite 3A.1 & 3A.2, 25 Light Street, Penang Pulau Pinang 10200
Telephone number
+60 4 255 9000
Telephone number
+60 4 263 3262
Telephone number


Opening hours:

Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Tuesdays - Fridays:
09.00 - 17.30 (payments and enquiries)

Located in the heart of Penang, a Malaysian state rich in culture and diversity, we provide various English language courses and examination services.

We have:

  • internationally qualified and experienced teachers
  • ten classrooms that provide a conducive learning environment
  • Interactive White Board (IWB) technology in each classroom
  • a Reading Zone for children to read and borrow books from
  • Student Counsellors to help you on your learning objectives
  • a Child Protection Policy to maximise the safety and well-being of your children
  • a corporate training unit that can formulate courses to suited to your company needs
  • free Speaking Club & Writing Club sessions to help you improve on your language skills.

Getting to the British Council, Penang

For those who are driving, there is parking available along King Street, and across the road or within the vicinity. Basement parking is also available within Wisma Great Eastern; the operational hours are from 7am till 9pm (Monday to Friday).

If you are planning on taking the bus, there is a bus stop on Light Street, just in front of Wisma Great Eastern, where you can get off to come to our centre. There is also a free shuttle service from the Ferry Terminal to Wisma Great Eastern.

If you need a taxi, contact Gurney Radio Taxi Service at +60 016 4921527.

English courses we offer at this centre

2021 Calendar

SMART English (full-time) courses for adults

Intake Dates
03 Jan – 05 Feb
17 Feb – 05 Mar
10 Mar – 27 Mar
07 Apr – 28 Apr
30 Apr – 28 May
02 Jun – 18 Jun
02 Jul – 23 Jul
28 Jul – 18 Aug
19 Aug – 09 Sep
22 Sep – 13 Oct
14 Oct – 05 Nov
10 Nov – 26 Nov

Business Communication Skills (part-time) courses for adults

Intake Dates
13 January - 18 March
7 April - 9 June

Young Learner Courses

Intake Dates
9 Jan - 28 Mar
10 Apr - 19 Jun
3 Jul - 11 Sep
25 Sep - 28 Nov

Penang Public holidays 2021

1 January Friday New Year's Day
28 January Thursday Thaipusam
12-13 February Friday and Saturday Chinese New Year
29 April Thursday Nuzul Al-Quran Day
1 May Saturday Labour Day
13-14 May Thursday and Friday Hari Raya Aidilfitri
26 May Wednesday Wesak Day
7 June Monday Agong's Birthday
7 July Wednesday Georgetown World Heritage City Day
10 July Saturday Penang Governor's Birthday
20 July Tuesday Hari Raya Haji
10 August Tuesday Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)
31 August Tuesday National Day
16 September Thursday Malaysia Day
19 October Tuesday Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
4 November Thursday Deepavali
25 December Saturday Christmas Day

You will not lose class time because of scheduled Public Holidays. The Academic Calendar has been designed to ensure that each course will contain the allocated number of classroom hours paid for.


Contact and location

Opening hours

Day Hours
Sundays and Mondays Closed
Tuesdays to Fridays 09:00-17:30