Global English Centre (GEC) provides a variety of course types and lengths tailored to suit all academic levels, from beginner to advanced. Small classes ensure personal attention can be provided to each student. Our extensive range of English courses are run by an international team of dedicated and highly qualified English teachers who are also native speakers from Australia, UK, USA and New Zealand.

GEC is situated near the centre of the city business area with major shopping facilities a short walk away. All of the classrooms are fully air-conditioned, there is a computer room, and a wireless network throughout the building offers free internet and e-mail access.

GEC provides the opportunity to learn English in a friendly atmosphere with qualified, caring staff. Combine this with the perfect tropical setting in one of Malaysia’s most popular tourist destinations and the learning experience becomes a total lifestyle adventure.


  • Student-Centred
    We believe that you will learn more quickly and retain knowledge when the things to be learned are personally interesting to you. The structure of set curriculum combined with the flexibility to accommodate your special interest give you a new experience in language learning and the freedom to flourish, bringing passion and personal interest to the classroom.
  • Award Winning Language Centre
    The Ministry of Education Malaysia awarded GEC a 5 star rating for “Best Private Education Institution” in Sabah, Malaysia with an overall score of 98%. Since its establishment GEC has been honoured with this award for the last three years in a row, and is recognized in our industry as a leader in English education. We are a quality education. We are a quality educator.
  • Streamlined Student Visa Processing
    GEC has been authorized and licensed by the Malaysian Ministry of Homeland Security and Immigration Malaysia to issue student visas for all International Students for period of three, six, nine and twelve months. GEC’s international student department has been able to streamline the student visa application process for its students. This substantially reduces the amount of documentation required and the length of time it takes to issue the stu- dent visas. From the time of submission, student visas will be approved within three weeks.
  • Full English Immersion
    GEC is located in the Southern suburbs of Kota Kinabalu city, therefore you will be situated in a safe environment. You will have plenty of free time for fun while trying out your new English skills. GEC arranged activities vary from tours, ordering in local restaurants, to shopping expeditions which encourage the use of English in a normal everyday situations. After class, you can travel together with your classmates in your own time to explore the local attractions that will give you memories that last a lifetime.
  • Exciting Activities
    A GEC education is designed to maximize your language improvement and the GEC activities program complements this perfectly. Our activities are available throughout the week and weekends, so there’s never a dull moment in or out of our classrooms.
  • Central Location
    GEC is located in a secure mixed residential and commercial area of Kota Kinabalu’s Southern suburbs, one of the city’s most popular and attractive areas. In GEC surroundings you can find supermarkets, hair salons, fitness centres, laundry services, hospital, clinics, dentist, coffee shop and a multitude of restaurants providing a comprehensive menu from a variety of countries.
  • Quality Inspected Accommodations and Homestays
    GEC’s Student Accommodation Department can place you with a local homestay family, giving you a supported cultural living experience and a great opportunity to practice your language skills at home. If you want to live independently or with other students or travellers, GEC also offers student residences such as Student Lodges or Self Service Apartments.
  • Interactive Classrooms.
    At GEC, languages are taught in a dynamic and energetic way. We believe active communication in the classroom is the most effective way of learning by speaking, students achieve fluency. We build your confidence and ability by practicing and using your new language skills with native speakers in conversation and other practical situations. You will learn from our knowledgeable and dedicated teachers, who have combined 90+ years of experience in the education industry and know how to help students succeed.
  • Experienced Teachers and Supportive Staff
    GEC teachers are required to have a university degree, a recognized English teaching certificate, and relevant teaching experience. All our instructors are native English speakers, and are  carefully selected for their ability to motivate and inspire you. GEC staff welcome and support you with whatever personal or academic challenges you might face and participate with you in the various activities. All this interaction sets you up for success.
  • Diverse Student Population
    GEC attracts students from around the world and is committed to maintaining a diverse student body no single language group makes up the majority. At GEC, you will experience a truly cross-cultural learning experience, and will make amazing friendships that will last a lifetime!


Courses Offered:
•International English
Program (IEP)
•IELTS Preparation
•TOEFL Preparation
•English for Children
•English and Work Experience
•English and Volunteer
•Study Tours/Exchange Program
•Summer/Winter English Camps
•English Grammar &
Grammar Writing
•English Conversation
•HRDF Approved Corporate/
Company Training Courses
•University Pathway Programs
Additional Services:
•Student Visas
•5 Types of accommodation
choices including on site GEC
Student Lodge and Homestay
•24 Hour Airport Transfers
•Internship Programs


For more info, please call us at 088 – 426 810, fax us at 088 – 429 810 and email us at

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