Seberang Perai, also written in Malay as Seberang Prai, is the mainland component of the Penang State. But did you know Seberang Perai occupies the strip of land that was known under the British as “Province Wellesley”? Yes, ever since the British acquisition of Province Wellesley in 1800 and its subsequent expansion into the city we now see, the same strip of land remains to this day as part of the Penang State. 

Heavily influenced by early British colonisation, it goes without saying that the English language became interwoven into state governance and administration, thereby making its way into the daily lives of local folk. Today, Seberang Perai forms part of Greater Penang, the second-largest conurbation in Malaysia - and in the rise of urban living, English has become more important than ever before in this city. 

Some people cite that English has gained in popularity as it is a language that is “easy to learn”. However, learning this language can prove to be a challenge, especially for non-native speakers of English. Here at Superprof, we believe that such a challenge is nothing an English class can’t fix. Read on to find the best English tutor in Seberang Perai! 

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English teacher in Seberang Perai  

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The English language is said to be the first global lingua franca. It is the most widely used language globally, playing especially vital roles in international trade and business, diplomatic relations, telecommunications across countries, scientific publications, and mass media publication and entertainment. 

The really fascinating part about the widespread use of English in Seberang Perai is that the language has been intertwined with local slang, making communication with others even more lively and meaningful in the city. The use of such slang, or Manglish as it is more commonly called in the country, can make it difficult for ESOL speakers to select the right words when interacting with local folk - but this twist on English is so widely used, even foreigners have to accustom themselves to this mix of standard British English and Malaysian English! 

While there exists multi-ethnic groups throughout the city, a notable 34% of the Seberang Perai population is made up of Chinese folk, with most of them residing in the Central District. If you’ve visited the Central District, you might have heard this passing phrase being said among the locals there: “Yum cha!”

However, the word “yum” in the phrase should not be confused with the meaning of something being delicious! A widely used Cantonese phrase, yum cha means to “go have tea”, although most Malaysians have adapted this slang to generally ask their friends out for a hangout together. For instance, if you were to ask your friends out to visit a new place that’s just opened, you could easily say, “Come on, let’s yum cha!”

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"Yum cha", often mixed into local English, originally meant to "go have tea" (or enjoy a bowl of Penang laksa!) but in more modern times, the phrase is used to call your friends to hang out. Source: kenhuntfood.com

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Isn’t it confusing when local twists have been added into the English language? It does interfere when you are learning how to speak English, doesn’t it? Let’s remember, though, that English itself is the product of thousands of years of languages integrated into the language we know today. In fact, the parent tongue of English, also known as Proto-Indo-European, was spoken about 5,000 years ago by nomads who are believed to have roamed the southeast European plains. You might be surprised to know that since then, English words have been slowly simplified from languages such as Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Russian and German! 

We can therefore say that English will continue to evolve over time, just as it is evolving with the inclusion of Malaysian slang, so much so that even local words like “lepak” (to loiter around) and “shiok” (describing something as cool or great) have made it into the Oxford Dictionary! That is why it becomes even more important to get a proper education in English, and one sure way of doing that is to take up an English class and learn from an experienced English teacher

Either way, the evolution of the English language does not diminish its place as one of the world’s predominant forms of communication. When calling upon immigrants to assimilate to U.S. culture, then-President Theodore Roosevelt said: “We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.” Different cultures are present across the globe, with each their own renditions of the language just as it is in Malaysia - nonetheless, the fact remains that the status of English remaining ubiquitous to this day highlights why English is important for everyone to learn. Check out ESOL Classes in Shah Alam too. 

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Amal
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Dr. Belinda
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Ruth wang theen
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Where to learn English in Seberang Perai 

Enhance Education offers English language courses for young learners, teenagers, adults and even businesses. They have four strategically located English centres throughout Seberang Perai, so it will be easy for you to learn from experienced, qualified native-level English-speaking teachers. The centres promise to create fun, engaging, student-centred classes to boost students’ confidence, accuracy and fluency in English. Additionally, their free placement test and consultation is a further step to know whether you are reading, writing and speaking English fluently, which can be done face-to-face or online. 

Located in Bukit Mertajam, Erican Language Centre is another place for you to learn English from one of Asia’s top learning institutions. You can also learn how to speak fluently in English with the aid of their world-class educators and effective teaching methodology. The centre provides a range of courses, including a preparatory course for IELTS, a business English course for those who need to upgrade their skills in the working environment, and also specialised courses for reading and speaking. 

In Tanjung Tokong, MyTESOL Language Centre prides in their students’ learning experiences which are different from a traditional classroom setting, along with their warm and welcoming learning environment. The centre offers various English courses, such as morning weekday classes for those looking to study as a group, one-on-one classes for those who want to personally work on their English proficiency, and even classes for those learning English as a second language

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How to speak English Seberang Perai
Classes are available in Seberang Perai to help you improve on all areas of English - even a new learner can pick up skills for speaking confidently in English! Source: pexels.com

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English classes in Seberang Perai generally cater to all populations, even if English happens to be your mother tongue or if you are just starting to learn the language. The English classes that are available in the city reach out to children of all ages, teenagers, adults and even companies seeking to train their employees in mastering English for communication. Most centres offer specialised English courses or classes for these groups, such as English classes for kids, business English courses for adults, English exam preparatory classes and intensive English training programmes for companies. 

You’ll be pleased to know that English classes are carried out pretty much every day of the week in Seberang Perai - so you can choose whatever time is flexible to you, be it during the weekdays or at the weekends, in the mornings after breakfast or evenings after dinner. Almost all English centres in Seberang Perai also provide both group classes and one-on-one classes, so there is the option of also practising English skills with other learners versus the experience of a more personalised English class. 

How much is the average tuition fee for an English class in Seberang Perai? For those looking to budget but still want the quality experience of a great English lesson, classes starting from RM 90 to RM100 per month are available in the area, which also comes with discounts if you choose to enrol in an English course over several weeks (by term).

However, if you are looking for more state-of-the-art learning facilities and a higher competitive edge, there are also classes that range around RM790 per study term for the student who is really looking to step up his or her English game. It might also be helpful to know that some English course enrollments come with a membership fee for their students, so be sure to watch out for any hidden prices and take note of budget-saves such as paying by term instead of paying per class. 

Superprof English tutor in Seberang Perai 

You may be wondering: what if I want to look for the right English teacher first before going for an English class? What if the English tutor does not meet the standards I am looking for? How do I make sure I am getting the quality English lessons that I paid for? 

Luckily for all of us, Superprof solves this problem by offering a wide catalogue of English tutors! All you need to do is log into the Superprof Malaysia page and use the search engine to find English tutors in Seberang Perai. You will be able to see a page of English tutors in the area, along with their portfolios, teaching experiences, class schedules and tutoring fees - and here’s the best thing: most Superprof tutors offer a free trial class for students, so do look for out for them! 

Additionally, there are tutors on Superprof who not only cater for face-to-face classes, but you can even learn from them online! The specifications are further listed in each tutor’s profile, so you can even choose to source out an English teacher from places other than Seberang Perai, as long as the teacher is available for online English classes. Go on, the best English tutor in Seberang Perai is just a click away!

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