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British Council opens its doors in Mutiara Damansara

June 25, 2014 | Campus News

PETALING JAYA (18 June, 2014) – The British Council has opened a new branch, bringing its popular English courses closer to residents and working professionals in Selangor.

British Council Mutiara Damansara is the first British Council branch housed inside a shopping mall. The 540 sq m facility is located on the second floor of the Cu

The Mutiara Damansara branch is scheduled to deliver the same English courses provided in the Kuala Lumpur branch, with programmes for children between the ages of five and 17, and communicative English courses in the evenings for young adults and professionals. 

British Council Malaysia celebrated the opening of the Mutiara Damansara branch today with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, performed by its Country Director, Gavin Anderson. Also present were actress Kaameshaa Ravindran and actor Md Zhafir Muzani bin Mohamad, who play Anusha and Mazlee in the TV series, Oh My English!. 

“The British Council is excited to be able to provide the public more access to English, to help them develop and improve their language proficiency. We are also grateful to have this platform for further growth,” said Anderson at the grand opening. 

“We are excited about this new chapter and we hope to have more branches in the Klang Valley and other cities over the next five years. We look forward to serving these communities and bringing our unique style of teaching along with learning opportunities to them,” he added. 

“We hope that families will appreciate the convenience the new branch brings,” said Ginny Rowlands, Branch Development Manager for the British Council. “Parents can drop their children off for lessons and then get on with their shopping.”

Registration is now open for the courses that will run at British Council Mutiara Damansara. These are English courses for pre-school, primary and secondary school levels, including English for Primary School classes, and IELTS preparation courses. 

The British Council has more than 70 years of British excellence and leadership and excellence in the field of English language teaching worldwide. This new branch has been designed with nine state-of-the-art classrooms and the latest audio visual equipment to help its team of professional teachers deliver the distinctive methodology that the British Council is so proud of.

The main Kuala Lumpur branch situated at Wisma Selangor Dredging, Jalan Ampang has seen dramatic growth over the last decade and currently teaches English to approximately 3,000 students in a typical week. Current courses include fast track study skills to prepare students for university, professional skills for working adults, and the hugely popular interactive courses for children. 

In addition to their onsite courses, the British Council also provides customised courses for organisations looking to improve their staff’s oral and written communication in English. These can be delivered at the place of work and tailored for maximum effectiveness.

British Council Mutiara Damansara is located at Lot 245A, Second Floor at the Curve, and is open every day from 10am to 9.30pm. For more information on the British Council and its English language courses, please call 03-2723 7900 between 9am and 8pm, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.britishcouncil.my

About the British Council

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the United Kingdom and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We are a Royal Charter charity, established as the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Our 7,000 staff in over 100 countries work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year through English, arts, education and society programmes. 

A quarter of our funding comes from a UK government grant and we earn the remainder from English services, education and development contracts we bid for as well as partnerships. For more information, please visit: www.britishcouncil.org. 

You can also keep in touch with the British Council through twitter.com/britishcouncilblog.britishcouncil.org/and www.facebook.com/BritishCouncilMalaysia. For more information, visit www.britishcouncil.my


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