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Full Time Teacher of English - 2/3 year FTC
South Asia
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Sri Lanka
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Location : Colombo / Kandy Duration : 2 or 3 years Number of posts : 5-7

The British Council enjoys considerable prestige in Sri Lanka and the English Teaching operation is one of the oldest and biggest in the network employing over 90 teaching staff who are an equal mix of Sri Lankan and expat teachers to deliver around 55,000 class hours to approximately 6,000 students per term across all four centres.  Demand for English courses is high and classrooms are generally full.

Although English is widely spoken in Sri Lanka, overall levels of proficiency are low and for young Sri Lankans, better English is key to achieving their educational and professional ambitions. Student numbers are split between young learners (70%) and adults (30%) and the regular public course offer is made up of English, Spoken English, IELTS preparation and business English.


Away from work, Sri Lanka provides teachers with the chance to explore one of the world’s most beautiful island destinations.

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The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.