TEFL courses in Sri Lanka is conducted by Lanka TEFL Training Institute in Partnership with London Teacher Training College in the United Kingdom.


London Teacher Training College (LTTC)
Based in South London, the London Teacher Training College was established in 1984 and has over the years trained a vast number of TEFL teachers from around the world. The college prides itself on the quality of its courses and the individual attention it provides every student who enrolls.
About Principal at London Teacher Training College (LTTC)
Dr. Phyllis Vannuffel is the Founder and Principal of the London Teacher Training College. She has been involved in teaching English as a foreign language since 1975 and has taught in more than eight countries. Her career has included preparing and examining large numbers of trainee teachers at both certificate and diploma level for Trinity College London TESOL courses. She has been an examiner for the Cambridge suite of UCLES exams and also been a Cambridge item writer.
About Lanka TEFL Training Institute, Sri Lanka
Lanka TEFL Training InstituteEstablished in 2012, Lanka TEFL Training Institute has pioneered the teaching of TEFL course in Sri Lanka. In partnership with London Teacher Training College in Britain, it prides itself in keeping to a high standard when it comes to training the students to the level that is expected by LTTC. With 6 batches completed so far with many types of students (University lecturers, Sri Lankan government teachers, international school teachers, private teachers) successfully completing the course, the institute is well and truly the leader for providing TEFL qualification in Sri Lanka. Batch 07 commences on 7th January 2018 at the new workshop premises in Dehiwala.

What is “TEFL”?

“TEFL” is the acronym for “Teaching English as a Foreign Language”, or simply, English language instruction for non-native speakers.

The field of TEFL is currently one of the fastest growing educational fields in the world. The field presents an array of excellent professional opportunities for teaching English all around the world.

To Teach English as a Foreign Language in a foreign country (non-native English speaking country), a TEFL Certification is typically required as schools and language institutes want to hire teachers who have received proper training. You don’t need to possess a degree in education, prior teaching experience, or even a college degree to get paid to teach English abroad.

Private language schools abroad want to hire people who have received a certain degree of professional level training. Internationally recognized standards hold that professional-level TEFL certification must meet certain standards established by leading bodies in the field.

The TEFL course provided by Lanka TEFL Training Institute is such a body which provides the internationally recognized TEFL certificate. Details of the course are mentioned below:

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TEFL course information:

Course Code        : TEFL120

Course Level        : Level 5 TQUK Endorsed

Course Length      : 120 Hours

Delivery Method   : Classroom


Course Fees (5 months Weekend course – Saturday or Sunday – 9am to 4pm)

Sri Lankan students     : Rs. 150,000/- (Early Bird fees: Rs 135,000/-)

Registration fees         : Rs. 3,000/-

Foreign Students        : US$ 1500/- (Early Bird fees: US$ 1350/-)


Course Fees (1 month Weekday course – Monday to Friday – 9am to 4pm)

Sri Lankan students     : Rs. 175,000/- (Early Bird fees: Rs 160,000/-)

Registration fees         : Rs. 3,000/-

Foreign Students        : US$ 1800/- (Early Bird fees: US$ 1500/-)


Entry Requirements:
G.C.E O/L Credit Pass in English
G.C.E A/L Credit Pass in General English
Other professional/academic qualifications can be considered.
Each student needs to take a placement test to determine suitability for the course.


What’s Included:

– All study materials

– Certificate & transcript

– Full Tutor and Admin support

– The Course fees includes Exam Fees to obtain the certificate from London. This certificate is given only once a student successfully completes the assignment for the course and fulfills the required teaching practice hours.

Next Intake:

– Batch 11 – (5 month course)
– Commencement Date 17th June 2018
Early Bird fees: Rs 135,000 (register by 26th April 2018).
– Standard Sri Lankan student fees – Rs 150,000 *
– Foreign Students – US$ 1500 (Early bird fees US$ 1350, register by 26th April 2018).
– Classes conducted every Saturday 9am to 4pm.


– Batch 12 – (1 month intensive course)
– Commencement Date  2nd July 2018
– Early Bird fees: Rs 160,000 (register by 22nd May 2018).
– Standard Sri Lankan student fees – Rs 175,000 *
– Foreign Students – US$ 1800 (Early bird fees US$ 1500, register by 22nd May 2018).
– Classes conducted every weekday Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm for 1 month.


* Installment payment options available. Inquire for details

Lecture Panel:

Mr. R. Subasinghe (M.A, Dip. in Ed, B.A)

Area of expertise – Teacher Trainer
Over 25 years experience in the field of education. A former lecturer in teacher training at English Teachers Training College, Peradeniya. He is an expert in educational assessment and evaluation. Mr Subasinghe was also former deputy commissioner of examinations at department of examinations, Sri Lanka.


Ms. D. Fernando
B.A. (English, French, International Studies) (Kelaniya),
CELTA (Cambridge),TEFL (UK), Dip. TESOL  (UK), DELF Government approved sworn translator under Ministry of Justice (English, Sinhala, French)

Area of expertise – Language & Phonetics
A graduate of Kelaniya specialising in English & French, Ms Fernando is currently a part time lecturer at 2 leading institutes in Colombo. She is also an author of English Literature and French books for O/L students in Sri Lanka. She has 2 years experience in teaching TEFL course. She is currently reading for her Masters in Linguistics at University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.


Ms. J. Savage TEFL (UK)

Area of expertise – Language & Pronunciation
Born in the UK, Ms Savage has traveled around the middle east including Bahrain where she has engaged with students in teaching English. She is a past student of Lanka TEFL Training Institute. She currently resides in Sri Lanka and conducts a number of English classes in the south of Sri Lanka. She is assigned with a number of modules involving pronunciation as a native speaker of English.


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“I thoroughly enjoyed learning under qualified lecturers at Lanka TEFL Institute. It had been challenging at first with the required quality of standard maintained at the institute, but eventually under due guidance, I was able to learn and adapt to the new standard. I am happy to maintain this standard as I walk away with a valuable certificate from UK.”

Mayomi Dharmakeerthi

Teacher at Gateway International College

“I achieved my certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, from Lanka TEFL Training Institute. How about you? I will make use of this highly sought-after certificate to internationally strengthen my career ladder as an English lecturer.”

Indika Thilakaratne

English Lecturer at University of Colombo

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