TEFL in Sri Lanka

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Our TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language) programme is a teacher training course for beginner or experienced ESL teachers to either learn the skills of ESL teaching or to improve pre-existing skills.

Having a TEFL certificate is a great way to travel the world. This is a great opportunity to explore other cultures and countries. A TEFL certificate is valuable to teachers with prior qualifications since this will guarantee their ability to instruct ESL. The TEFL certificate the basic qualification needed for teaching English overseas. Lanka TEFL Training Institute is dedicated to helping our programme participants to meet their career goals.

The full TEFL Certification is a 120 hour course
Lanka TEFL Training Institute (LTTI) certification guarantees recognition and job placement worldwide
A 20 hour monitored teaching practice with actual students and who have a variety of levels and ages is a part of this course
Each course is capped at 12-15 participants


These are beneficial additions that will aid your application for the four week,120 hour TEFL course as well as the two week teaching practice course. If you have any experience in the following areas, please include it on your TEFL course application.

Lived, worked or traveled abroad
Knowledge of a second language
Work experience
Recent additional studies
Experience in dealing with a variety of people
Volunteer work
Mentoring, tutoring or teaching
Teaching experience


For Foreign Applicants:

You must be 21 years old by the course start date
You must have a high level of competence in all aspects of English

No previous teaching experience required
You do not need previous experience in teaching English
Our minimum entry requirements are higher than all other TEFL training programs
We want to attract you, the best qualified people to receive top-quality training and then help you get the best jobs
Our TEFL certification requirements mean equal opportunity for everyone

LTTI is an equal opportunity educational institution and prides itself on ensuring diversity within its student body.
LTTI accepts and enrolls students continuously during the year. The admissions staff treats each application personally, evaluating individual as well as intellectual qualities, and making every effort to be thorough, sensitive and fair.
Our goal is to bring together groups with: high academic ability, professional experience and a variety of backgrounds, particular interests, accomplishments and aspirations. LTTI offers TEFL courses where students have much to offer and to learn from each other.

What`s Included

We offer an orientation programme to our international students at no extra cost. We also welcome our students at Colombo airport for free.

Day 01:
Arrival in Sri Lanka. Greet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation. Free time for the rest of the day.

Day 02:
Whole day at Mount Lavinia Beach for fun and relaxation.

Day 03:
Cultural awareness training and Colombo city tour (1 day)

Day 04:
Start of Lanka TEFL Training Institute (LTTI) TEFL course.

We feature a guaranteed local internship placement at completion of your TEFL certificate.

Free Accommodation during the TEFL Course Training
Free volunteer option with teaching underprivileged children in Colombo
Balance payments are not due until the end of the first day of training
On-going Internship and living support from the Lanka TEFL Training Institute
Free Wireless Internet throughout the training centre
24-hour emergency helpline
All course materials are included in the course fee
Helpful guidance about where to find healthcare, buy western food, etc.
Friendship and networking with fellow trainees
Airport meet-and-greet is available
Internationally recognized TEFL Certificate

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Program Locations

Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

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Program Details

Lanka TEFL Training Institute
  • Sri Lanka: Kelaniya
1-3 months
Course Length:
45 Days
American, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African
USD 1100
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