About this course

The Spoken English course is for students who have studied English in the past, but need to improve their language fluency and confidence in speaking English.

The 25 hour course will consist of speaking, listening and pronunciation skills in a range of real-life social, academic and professional situations.


Take a Spoken English course with us and you will:

  • get a qualified and experienced teacher 
  • work in pairs and groups to develop real-life communication skills
  • practise your listening, speaking, reading and writing using a range of stimulating materials and classroom activities  
  • enjoy learning English
  • We will give you a free reference membership of our library. Find out more about the benefits of our library services.


    The Spoken English courses are for students at pre-intermediate and intermediate levels. If you are new to the British Council, you will need to take a placement test to find out which level is right for you.
    Book a test by calling or visiting one of our English language centres.


    We measure your progress using continuous assessment and speaking tasks, so you can understand your strengths and where there is room for improvement. 

Where is this course taught?

Dates and prices

Before you register for a Spoken English course you will need to take a placement test, which is a written and a short spoken test to find out your child's level of English.  

Placement test fee (non-refundable, non-transferable) - Rs. 1000

This course is taught in our British Council offices in ColomboKandyJaffna. It is also taught in our Partner English Language Centre in Matara and Galle


Term 1: 13 January 2015 - 21 March 2015

Term 2: 29 March 2015 - 16 June 2015

Term 3: 21 June 2015 - 29 August 2015

Term 4: 03 September 2015 - 07 October 2015

Term 5: 11 October 2015 - 20 December 2015






Please note that prices for each centre differs. Please click on your respective location for more details on prices. 

* Prices are subject to change.

A timetable for this 25-hour course will be given at the time of registration.

Refunds are only possible before your first class and an administration fee will be deducted. 

Prices include:
 student folder, reference membership of our library and a British Council course certificate.

Additional costs: course books and personal stationery.