KL & Surrounds
Lorna Whiston Centre
Units 8 & 10 Jalan Wan Kadir 1, TTDI, KL (03 7727 1909); 342A & 343A Lorong Kedah, Pusat Bandar Taman Melawati, Taman Melawati, KL (03 4147 3229/www. lornawhiston.com.my). An English language centre specialising in speech and drama programmes for children, this centre certainly has a good reputation. Classes are conducted in small groups of 12 and arranged around the child’s level of English. Teachers have a wide range of expertise in the field and a good, friendly approach to teaching. Parents are kept updated with their child’s progress at biannual parent-teacher meetings. Programmes include English as a foreign language, public speaking and the aforementioned speech and drama classes. Mon-Fri, 8.30am-6.30pm; Sat-Sun, 8.30am-5.45pm (weekend hours only during terms).
Lot S16-17, Second floor, Centrepoint Bandar Utama, PJ (03 7726 7656); Lot S08, Second floor, Empire Shopping Gallery, Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya, PJ (03 5611 9296/ www.morrisallen-malaysia.com). Morris Allen provides a special method that’s different from other language centres, adopting an interactive approach that strengthens students’ English skills and boosts their confidence and motivation to learn. Teachers give students lots of positive feedback and create an environment where it’s okay to make mistakes. They accept students from nursery to SPM level and the courses offered are on an ongoing basis. Your child may register even after the semester/ term commences. Besides regular classes, the centre also offers short, intensive courses of specific themes to help students improve their usage of English. (Centrepoint) Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm; (Subang Jaya) Mon-Fri,10am9pm,Sat-Sun,9am-5pm.
NEW British Council Penang
Wisma Great Eastern, Suite 3A.1 & 3A.2, 25 Light Street, George Town (04 263 0330/ www.britishcouncil.my/english/schools/ penang). Improve your little one’s English with the British Council’s curriculum for children with the help of internationally qualified teachers. The Interactive White Board (IWB) technology in each of the classrooms will give your kids a chance to experience a different way of learning. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm.
NEW Dynamic Kids
B-4-23 Krystal Point, 303 Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sg Nibong (04 642 2829/www. dynamickidspenang.com). From preschoolers to upper secondary students, this language centre specialises in developing the English language in kids. Programmes include writing courses, readers/speakers workshops and novel studies where kids can improve their language skills. Your little linguist will be in the good hands of their qualified teachers. Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 9am-6.30pm; Sun, 2-6.30pm (weekend hours only during terms). Closed on Public Holidays.
NEW Apple Language Centre
Various locations in Johor (07 556 8511/ www.applelanguagecentre.com.my). The Apple Language Centre provides children with the skills needed to listen, speak, read and write on an international level. They specialise in Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) with classes available for both children and adults.
Various locations in KL and Penang (www. alliancefrancaise.org.my). Aiming to promote both the French language and culture around the world, Alliance Française is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1884 and approved by the French government. They provide a wide range of courses for children and adults at flexible times to suit individual commitments. Kids’ courses are separated into two age groups with separate classes for the seven- to nineyear- olds and ten- to 13-year-olds. Lessons are fun and interactive and the syllabus is well adapted to the children’s age.