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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).

Mor­ris Allen

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.

Pe­nang

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.

Jo­hor

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

Al­liance Française

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.

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