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

2019 Calendar

SMART English (full-time) courses for adults

Start Date   End Date
2 January 2019 23 January 2019
24 January 2019 21 February 2019
22 February 2019 15 March 2019
27 March 2019 12 April 2019
17 April 2019 9 May 2019
10 May 2019 31 May 2019
19 June 2019 10 July 2019
11 July 2019 1 August 2019
2 August 2019 23 August 2019
11 September 2019 2 October 2019
3 October 2019 24 October 2019
25 October 2019 22 November 2019

Workplace English (part-time) courses for adults

Start Date   End Date
9 January 2019 6 March 2019
27 March 2019 16 May 2019
19 June 2019 7 August 2019
11 September 2019 30 October 2019

Young Learner Courses

Start Date   End Date
5 and 6 January 2019 10 and 16 March 2019
23 and 24 March 2019 1 and 2 June 2019
15 and 16 June 2019 24 and 25 August 2019
14 and 15 September 2019 23 and 24 November 2019

Young Learner Holiday Courses 2019

Start Date   End Date
26 November 2019 30 November 2019

Penang Public holidays 2019

1 January New Year's Day
21 January Thaipusam
5 to 6 February Chinese New Year
1 May Labour Day
19 May Wesak Day
22 May Nuzul Al-Quran Day
5 to 6 June Hari Raya Puasa
13 July Penang Head of State Birthday
11 August Hari Raya Haji
31 August National Day
1 September Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)
9 September Agong’s Birthday 
16 September Malaysia Day
27 October Deepavali
9 November Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
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