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This is our most popular Sri Lankan volunteering project, and has offered opportunities for anyone who speaking English - aged from 16 to 60, those who have just left school, to those who have been professional teachers - to really engage with the Sri Lankan culture and people, and have an amazing time.

Sri Lankan Government Education Partners

We are proud to be education partners of the Sri Lankan government, training Sri Lankan government English teachers, and placing overseas volunteer teachers and language assistants in  government schools,

How you can teach English

Through games, conversation, arts and crafts, sports, and in the classroom.

Where you could teach English

You can teach in a range of settings, which includes, in age order (see the gallery above):

  • Pre-schools
  • Primary schools
  • Schools for young monks (aged 11-18)
  • Secondary schools
  • Children's homes and orphanages
  • Colleges - teaching unemployed youth, aged 16 - 19
  • In rural Villages

Do people Use English in Sri Lanka? 

English is widely used in Sri Lanka, many children learning English in pre-school, and each child from age 8 (6 in some schools) is taught English in school.


Your teaching and coaching of the children through English will help to bring the language alive for them, making it more enjoyable, practical, and significantly increasing the pupils chances of exam success - which increases opportunities for employment, and university entrance. Your English speaking, coaching and teaching will change lives.


Our support for you will enable you to enjoy and make the most of this project, whatever your  teaching experience,

  • 2 week minimum placement

  • To be a first, or native Language English speaker, or have a good command of spoken English

TESOL / TEFL Training Opportunity

  • As an education company we offer TESOL / TEFL courses, which we can support and help train you with. For more information, go to our TESOL Training Page


This Project is located in the Anuradhapura area,



Individuals and groups

1-to-4 / 5-PLUS

Participants benefiting from this placement include:

  • English speakers

  • Trainee teachers

  • Education MA / PhD students interested in studying education in the developing world.

  • Teachers wishing to move into international education

  • TEFL / TESOL teachers in need of further experience 

  • Teachers, and retired teachers

  • Art / photography / crafts / handiwork skills

  • those interested in teaching / cultures / overseas work with a non-profit and an NGO /  

  • Those wanting a unique, safe, and well structured community experience