General English

Our General Intensive English programme is designed to support the development of English language skills for individuals pursuing their higher education as well as for working professionals.

5 Stage Entry Levels

Level Duration IELTS Band Equivalent TOEFL Score Equivalent
Starter 1 months N/A N/A
Beginner 2 months 0 - 2 0 - 17
Elementary 3 months 2 - 4 17 - 31
Intermediate 3 months 5.5 - 6.5 59 - 93
Advanced 3 months 7 - 8 101 - 114
In one year, students should be able to progress through the 5 entry levels.

Start Date

Monthly intake


Morning / Afternoon / Evening

Class Time

4 hours per day
20 hours per week
80 hours per month

Morning Session

8:30am – 12:30pm

Afternoon Session

1pm to 5pm daily

Evening Session

After 5pm & by request

* Weekend sessions are also available

Programme Outcome

  • Able to effectively communicate and maintain conversations with native speakers

  • Able to write thoroughly on most topics using appropriate vocabulary and grammar

  • Competent and ready to work or study in university degree programmes in English

  • Able to conduct business confidently with native speakers

  • Ready to sit for academic tests such as Linguaskill, IELTS or TOEFL

  • Maximum of 8 participants per group to ensure personal attention to develop eective conversational skills

Course Fees (International)

Item Fee Terms
Placement Test 50 11 All year long
Registration & Administration 460 100 One time
Tuition 2,070 450 Per month
Add-on Enhancement Topics (1hour) 100 25 Per hour
Books & Materials (per level) 200 45 All year long
Visa & Medical Insurance, I-card 2500 570
* Enhancement Topics include Creative Writing, Presentation & Communication, Vocabulary & Grammar

* USD- subject to prevailing exchange rate

Part Time English Lessons

Item Fee Promotion
One-to-One MYR 150 per hour 10 hours= RM1,400 (140hr)
20hours =RM2400 (120per hr)
Group (2-4) MYR 100 per hour

Course Fees (Local)

Item Fee Terms
Assessment Test FREE All year long
Registration Exempted
Tuition 1,500 Per month
Tuition plus supplementary course 1,700 Per month
Books & Materials (per level) 200 All year long

Documents Required

Item Non-Visa Applicant Visa Applicant
Application form (completed by student)
Passport photo
Complete copy of passport in colour (minimum one year validity)
Previous Transcripts: High School (Secondary) and College or University certificates
Health examination
* Minimum study duration to obtain a student visa is four (4) months

Application Process

  • To obtain an offer letter from Direct English, the applicant is required to complete the application form
  • To start the visa process, the applicant needs to submit all the required documents and make the initial payment as per stated on the offer letter. The visa process takes between 4 to 6 weeks given that the documents are complete and there are no queries.
  • Once the Visa Approval Letter is out, the applicant will be advised to visit the nearest Malaysian Embassy or Consulate to obtain the single entry visa. Upon arrival, the applicant is required to pay the remainder of the fees.

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Data protection is a matter of trust and your privacy is important to us. We shall therefore only process your name and other information which relates to you in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy. We will only collect information where it is necessary for us to do so and we will only collect information if it is relevant to our dealings with you. We will only keep your information for as long as we are either required to by law or as is relevant for the purposes for which it was collected.

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