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
penang@britishcouncil.org.my

About

Opening hours:

Closed on Mondays
Tuesday - Sunday:
09:00-17:00 (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

2020 Calendar

SMART English (full-time) courses for adults

Intake Dates
08 Jan – 30 Jan
31 Jan – 21 Feb
26 Feb – 18 Mar
01 Apr – 22 Apr
23 Apr – 20 May
21 May – 11 Jun
01 Jul – 22 Jul
23 Jul – 14 Aug
19 Aug – 10 Sep
23 Sep – 14 Oct
15 Oct – 06 Nov
11 Nov – 26 Nov

Workplace English (part-time) courses for adults

Intake Dates
8 Jan - 5 Mar
1 Apr - 28 May

Young Learner Courses

Intake Dates
4 Jan - 22 Mar
4 Apr - 14 Jun
27 Jun - 5 Sep
19 Sep - 27 Nov

Penang Public holidays 2020

1 January New Year's Day
25 - 27 January Chinese New Year
8 February Thaipusam
1 May Labour Day
7 May Wesak Day
10 May Nuzul Al-Quran Day
24 - 26 May Hari Raya Puasa
6 June Agong's birthday
11 July Penang Head of State Birthday
31 July Hari Raya Haji
20 August Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)
31 August National Day
16 September Malaysia Day
29 October Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
14 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
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 09:00-17:00