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, Mondays and Public Holidays
Tuesdays - Saturdays:
9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. (payments* and enquiries)
*cashless payments only

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
  • a Reading Zone for children to read and borrow books from
  • 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

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 7 a.m. till 9 p.m. (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.

2023 Calendar

Adult courses (full-time and part-time)

Intake Dates
4 January – 24 March
12 April – 23 June
10 Mar – 27 Mar
5 July – 15 September
4 October – 6 December

Young Learner Courses

Terms Intake Dates
Term 1 4 January - 26 March
Term 2 10 April - 25 June
Term 3 1 July - 15 September
Term 4 1 October - 10 December


1 January New Year's Day
22 - 24 January Chinese New Year
5 February Thaipusam
8 April Nuzul Al-Quran Day
22 - 23 April Hari Raya Aidilfitri
1 May Labour Day
4 May Wesak Day
5 June Agong's Birthday
29 June Hari Raya Haji
7 July Georgetown World Heritage City Day
8 July Penang Governor's Birthday
19 July Awal Muharram
31 August Merdeka Day
16 September Malaysia Day
28 September Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
12 - 13 November Deepavali
25 December 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