English language classes at British Council, Colombo & Kandy

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British Council, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Learning English can open many doors for you whether it is furthering your education by going for more school or new job opportunities.  The British Council, Sri Lanka offers many courses that help school children and young adults to study and learn the English language.  They also help with understanding English grammar, pronunciation, and to expand your English vocabulary. They also have   classes for IELTS Preparation.

The British Council, Sri Lanka teaches students 16 years and over with a variety of levels, ranging from Elementary to Advanced.  The general English classes progress through levels so students are able to begin where they feel comfortable and move up through the levels as their abilities advance.

At the Beginners level courses concentrate on the basics, which include the alphabet, numbers, and vocabulary used in every day.  Basic grammar is also introduced as well as reading and writing skills.  There is only one Beginner level.  The Elementary level concentrates on the basics for communicating in spoken English in a limited range for everyday activities.  Writing and understanding short simple texts are also taught.  Some of the main course objectives are being able to use a phone to find out basic information and to make simple arrangements, to get simple travel information, and to write short basic descriptions of events.  There are three Elementary levels.

Pre-Intermediate focuses on building confidence in communication for common situations and the ability to exchange ideas, as well as to understand and write a range of everyday texts.  Intermediate levels focus on conversation and being able to communicate in more demanding situations and being able to understand more complex texts.  Upper-Intermediate levels are concerned with independent communications and fluency as well as understanding realistic texts and abstract and complex ideas in both writing and speech.  Pre-Advanced works on developing the ability to communicate independently and focuses on grammar and vocabulary skills.  Advanced classes work on being more flexible and confident with communicating in work, school, and social situations.  As well as improving further upon reading, writing, speaking, and text abilities.

The British Council, Sri Lanka uses internationally-acclaimed textbooks and supplementary materials that suit each students individual needs, they also provide teachers with computers, video and audio capabilities to help individuals learn.  Each student is assessed on their participation, speaking performance, writing, and grammar.  Students just need to register for classes, pay their fees, and take a placement test in order to begin their course work.  Cost varies depending on the level of course work taken.

Other English coursework offered by the British Council includes, General English, English for Further Studies, Better Spoken English, IELTS Preparation, Young Learners, and English for Teachers.  Whether you are learning English to further your education, for personal reasons, or to improve future career goals the British Council can help with learning the basics of English like alphabet and basic grammar, to being able to understand complex written and spoken ideas.


British Council, Colombo
49 Alfred House Gardens (PO Box 753), Colombo 3
Telephone +94 (0)11 7521521/ +94 (0)11 4521521
E-mail: info.lk@britishcouncil.org

British Council, Kandy
88/3 Kotugodella Veediya, Kandy|
Telephone        +94 (0)81 2222410/ +94 (0)81 7222410

Website: http://www.britishcouncil.org/srilanka-learning-general-english-courses.htm

If you are interested in other English classes in Sri Lanka then take the time to check out what they have to offer at:




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University Senior Lecturer at University of Sri Jayewardenepra, Sri Lanka


  1. Lawrence Vadivel October 30, 2014 at 1:11 am - 

    Hi, I like to follow an English course at British council at Colombo. Only one month I will be in SriLanka. (November 2014)

  2. Nandana Morawaka October 25, 2014 at 7:08 pm - 

    My daughter likes to follow a spoken English course at British council Colombo after O/L exam on this December.Please help me to get details(course fee,duration,admission fee,dates and time) as soon as possible.Thanks

  3. Hiran September 25, 2014 at 7:07 pm - 

    Managali – These English courses start on various months of the year. Please call above number.

  4. Managali September 24, 2014 at 8:33 pm - 

    I wan’t to follow an english course British council. I wan’t to know courses details with course fee and admition fees and any details. pls send me information.

  5. nelan September 10, 2014 at 7:55 pm - 

    I want Know about general English course in 3 month .
    How to Apply it ?

  6. Nishari Mallawa arachchi September 5, 2014 at 1:21 pm - 

    I like to follow spoken English course & grammar course at British council at Kandy
    please send me suitable English course details with course fee & admission fee.
    As well as starting date

  7. Bandara August 13, 2014 at 7:46 pm - 

    Please let me know details including fees + admission fees on English courses suitable for a student after O/L.

  8. kavitha August 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm - 

    I like to follow post graduate degree
    Please send me a details.


  9. krishantha July 15, 2014 at 10:25 pm - 

    i like to follow an english course at british council in colombo

  10. sithumli July 14, 2014 at 4:52 pm - 

    I like to follow spoken English course at British council at Colombo
    please send me suitable English course details with course fee & admission fee.
    As well as starting date

  11. chathuri rajaguru June 25, 2014 at 11:52 pm - 

    i like to follow an english course from primary level

  12. Gerard Fernando June 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm - 

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I’m Gerard and intending to do my IELTS Academic exam at BC colombo,Sri lanka.Therefore,I will be very thankful to you,if you could send me (e mail me) your IELTS 2014 schedule with all dates and test centres including your charges and online registration procedure.

    Thank you,


  13. Sampath Pinto June 5, 2014 at 11:00 am - 

    I need a spoken English class for my son 14 years old ( Grade 09 in School )
    please send me suitable English course details with course fee & admission fee.
    As well as starting date
    Thank you
    sampath – 05.06.2014

  14. Hiran April 25, 2014 at 9:59 pm - 

    nisansala – Contact British council

  15. nisansala April 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm - 

    I like to follow spoken English course at British council at Colombo. pls give information.

  16. KLRP Kurulugama March 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm - 

    I am 20 years old girl .I want to follow a spoken English course at British Council. Please help me to participate for an English course on weekdays or on Saturday.

  17. imran February 14, 2014 at 11:41 pm - 

    II like to followfollow an english course at British council kndy

  18. manori February 8, 2014 at 9:41 pm - 

    Want to know about starters movers……. grammer course. Thanka

  19. THRISHALA January 3, 2014 at 10:16 pm - 

    I would love to follow a cource in british council colombo.

  20. Hiran December 12, 2013 at 6:03 pm - 

    If You want to follow a course, call British Council.

  21. priyadarshani December 12, 2013 at 10:33 am - 

    i wont to follow an english course at British council in colombo

  22. upali rajapaksha. November 2, 2013 at 5:56 pm - 

    I like to follow an English course at British council in Kandy.

  23. tharangani August 22, 2013 at 9:23 am - 

    English language classes at British Council, Colombo

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