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NEW Ja­pan Foun­da­tion Kuala Lumpur

18th floor, North­point Block B, Mid­Val­ley City, 1 Medan Syed Pu­tra, KL (03 2284 6228/010 241 2305/www.jfkl.org.my). Be­sides run­ning classes for stu­dents of var­i­ous pro­fi­ciency lev­els, KL’s of­fi­cial Ja­panese lan­guage cen­tre or­gan­ises film screen­ings, art fes­ti­vals and more. Fre­quented by Ja­panese ex­pa­tri­ates and fans of Ja­panese cul­ture, the Ja­pan Foun­da­tion feels like a home away from home to some. The on­site li­brary is a plus for stu­dents who wish to im­merse them­selves in the lan­guage. (JFKL) Mon-Fri, 8.30am-4.30pm; (Li­brary) Tue-Fri, 10.30am-6.30pm, Sat, 10am-6pm.

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). Lorna Whis­ton is a well re­puted English lan­guage cen­tre that spe­cialises in speech and drama pro­grammes for chil­dren. Classes are con­ducted in small groups of 12 and ar­ranged around the child’s level of English. Hired in­struc­tors have great ex­per­tise in their fields and love kids. Some pro­grammes in­clude English as a for­eign lan­guage, pub­lic speak­ing and the afore­men­tioned speech and drama classes. Par­ents are kept up to date on their child’s progress at bian­nual par­ent teacher meet­ings. Mon-Fri, 8.30am-6.30pm; Sat-Sun, 8.30am-5.45pm (week­end hours only dur­ing terms).

Mor­ris Allen

Sec­ond floor, Cen­tre­point Ban­dar Utama, PJ (03 7726 7656); Sec­ond floor, Em­pire Shop­ping Gallery, Jalan SS16/1, Subang Jaya, PJ (03 5611 9296/www. mor­risal­len­malaysia.com). Mor­ris Allen sets it­self apart from other lan­guage cen­tres by 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. The cen­tre ac­cepts stu­dents from nurs­ery to SPM level and cour­ses are of­fered on an on­go­ing ba­sis. Your child may reg­is­ter even af­ter the se­mes­ter has be­gun. Reg­u­lar classes aside, the cen­tre of­fers short, in­ten­sive cour­ses on spe­cific themes to help stu­dents im­prove their ev­ery­day us­age of English. (Cen­tre­point) Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm, SatSun, 9am-5pm; (Subang Jaya) Mon-Fri, 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm.

Jo­hor

Ap­ple Lan­guage Cen­tre

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in Jo­hor (07 556 8511/ www.ap­ple­lan­guage­cen­tre.com.my). Ap­ple Lan­guage Cen­tre strives to equip chil­dren with high lev­els of English in the ar­eas of lis­ten­ing, speak­ing, read­ing and writ­ing. The cen­tre spe­cialises in Cam­bridge ESOL (English for Speak­ers of Other Lan­guages) classes for both chil­dren and adults.

Pe­nang

Bri­tish Coun­cil Pe­nang

Wisma Great East­ern, Suite 3A.1 & 3A.2, 25 Light Street, Ge­orge Town (04 255 9000/ www.bri­tishcoun­cil.my). Im­prove your lit­tle one’s English via the Bri­tish Coun­cil’s kids’ curriculum. In­ter­na­tion­ally qual­i­fied teach­ers will lead classes us­ing the In­ter­ac­tive White Board (IWB) tech­nol­ogy so your child will ex­pe­ri­ence a mod­ern ap­proach to learn­ing. Tue-Sun, 9am-5pm.

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, no stu­dent is ex­cluded from Dy­namic Kids’s pro­grammes, which in­clude writ­ing cour­ses, read­ing and speak­ing work­shops, and English novel stud­ies. Your young lin­guist is cer­tainly in good hands with their qual­i­fied teach­ers. Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 9am-6.30pm; Sun, 2-6.30pm (week­end hours only dur­ing terms). Closed on Pub­lic Hol­i­days.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions

Al­liance Française

15 Lorong Gur­ney, KL (03 2694 7880); Sec­ond Floor, 14 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, KL (03 2283 3523); 46 Jalan Phuah Hin Leong, Ge­orge Town, Pe­nang (04 227 6008/www.al­liance­fran­caise.org.my). Aim­ing to pro­mote both the French lan­guage and cul­ture around the world, Al­liance Française is a not-for-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion founded in 1884. Its many cour­ses for chil­dren and adults have flex­i­ble sched­ules to suit in­di­vid­ual com­mit­ments. Kids’ cour­ses are sep­a­rated into two age groups for sev­ento nine-year-olds and ten- to 13-year-olds. (KL) Tue-Thu, 9am-1 & 2-7pm; Fri, 9am-1pm & 2-6pm; Sat, 9am-1pm & 2-5pm. (Bangsar) Tue-Fri, 11am-1pm & 2-7pm; Sat, 9am-1pm & 2-5pm. (Pe­nang) Tue-Fri, 10am-1pm & 2.30-6pm; Sat, 10am-2pm.

Nathalie’s Gourmet Stu­dio

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