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

2017 Calendar

SMART English (full-time) courses for adults

Start Date   End Date
13 September 2017 11 October 2017
12 October 2017 8 November 2017
9 November 2017 30 November  2017

Young Learner Courses

Start Date   End Date
6 and 7 January 2018 17 and 18 March 2018

Young Learner Holiday Courses 2017

Start Date   End Date
4 December 2017 8 December 2017

Penang Public holidays 2017



1 January New Year's Day
28 - 29 January Chinese New Year
9 February Thaipusam
1 May Labour Day
10 May  Wesak Day
3 June  Yang di-Pertuan Agong's Birthday
12 June Nuzul Al-Quran Day
25 - 26 June  Hari Raya Puasa
8 July   Penang Head of State Birthday
31 August National Day
1 September Hari Raya Qurban
16 September Malaysia Day
21 September Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)
18 October Deepavali
1 December Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Christmas Day 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