Wisma Great Eastern, Suite 3A.1 & 3A.2, 25 Light Street, Penang Pulau Pinang 10200
Telephone number
+60 (0)4 255 9000
Telephone number
+60 (0)4 263 3262
Telephone number


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

2018 Calendar

SMART English (full-time) courses for adults

Start Date   End Date
3 January 2018 24 January 2018
25 January 2018 22 February 2018
23 February 2018 16 March 2018

Workplace English (part-time) courses for adults

Start Date   End Date
3 January 2018 28 February 2018
28 March 2018 17 May 2018
27 June 2018 15 August 2018
19 September 2018 14 November 2018

Young Learner Courses

Start Date   End Date
6 and 7 January 2018 17 and 18 March 2018
31 March and 1 April 2018 3 and 9 June 2018
30 June and 1 July 2018 2 and 8 September 2018
22 and 23 September 2018 24 and 25 November 2018

Young Learner Holiday Courses 2018

Start Date   End Date
3 December 2018 7 December 2018

Penang Public holidays 2018

1 January New Year's Day
31 January Thaipusam
16 to 17 February Chinese New Year
1 May Labour Day
29 May Wesak Day
2 June Nuzul Al-Quran Day
15 to 16 June Hari Raya Puasa
14 July Penang Head of State Birthday
22 August Hari Raya Haji
31 August National Day
9 September Agong’s Birthday
11 September Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)
16 September Malaysia Day
6 November Deepavali
20 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