Teach in Sri Lanka

Teach in Sri Lanka

Teaching jobs at international schools in Sri Lanka for licensed teachers are mainly in the country’s capital city, Colombo. UK international schools provide plenty of opportunity for teach abroad jobs in Sri Lanka. ESL instructors are also sought after at different educational organizations in Sri Lanka. 

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Teaching in Sri Lanka

Teaching Jobs in Sri Lanka

International schools primarily operate in and around the economic capital city of Colombo. Depending on the school, Sri Lanka can provide teaching jobs for newly licensed teachers without much experience. Many international schools in Sri Lanka are affiliated with a UK curriculum.

Many teachers also travel to Sri Lanka to teach English abroad, as there are a number of ESL teaching opportunities.

Teaching in Sri Lanka - Hiring

English teaching jobs in Sri Lanka may open at various times throughout the year. To apply to teach in Sri Lanka, teachers should create a profile in Teach Away's application system.

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Living in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is on the mend from years of difficult civil war and natural disaster, recently becoming one of the fastest growing economies in the world. English is spoken both in cities and tourist destinations throughout the country, as well as within government. Culturally influenced by Buddhism and Hinduism, Sri Lankan culture dates back over 2500 years. Elephants, water buffalo, and primates live throughout Sri Lanka’s national parks, with green tea plantations and white beaches providing plenty more fantastic sightseeing opportunities.

The cost of living is relatively inexpensive. In the capital city of Colombo, a taxi ride would cost approximately 150 Rs, or around $1 USD. Sri Lanka, renowned for its spices, incorporates Middle Eastern, Dutch and Portuguese influences into their cuisine with dishes such as Lamprais (rice cooked in stock and banana leaf) and Breudher (a Dutch holiday biscuit present) alongside traditional curries and side dishes of pickles, chutneys and sambols.

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TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers

Many private schools in Sri Lanka require applicants to possess a TEFL certificate. The University of Toronto’s TEFL Online Certificate can help you become a leading candidate for some of the top Sri Lankan private school positions.

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Sri Lanka at a Glance

Country Information

Capital - Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka

Language - Sinhala, Tamil

Population - 20.3 million

Currency - Rupee (LKR)

Government - Unitary semi-presidential democratic socialist constitutional republic

Quick Facts
  • The capital of Sri Lanka is the city of Columbo.
  • Since ancient times, Sri Lanka was known for its cinnamon. The country still produces 80 to 90 percent of the world supply of C.verum cinnamon.
  • Sri Lanka is known as both the ‘pearl of the Indian Ocean’ and the ‘teardrop of India’ due to its shape.
  • Although cricket is the most popular sport in Sri Lanka, the national sport of the country is, in fact, volleyball.
  • Sri Lanka is one of the world’s largest tea exporters.
  • In Sri Lanka, when someone shakes their head from side to side with a slight wiggle, it actually means “yes.”
  • Sri Lanka was called Ceylon until 1972.

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