About this course

Learning English with the British Council can give your child that all important competitive edge. Our teens courses are for children aged between 14 and 15 years and are focused towards maximising their grades, ready for university. Students will focus on group work such as problem solving, project work, topical discussions and working independently.


Choose an English teens course and your child will:

  • get a qualified and experienced teacher
  • work in pairs and groups to practise their English and improve their social skills 
  • explore the world through a range of exciting topics and projects
  • develop their study skills and do better at school 
  • learn to love English.


The children are placed into classes according to age and ability and there are five levels in this course. Levels one to four are divided into two cycles. Level five is a four-term course for students who have completed teens level four, but are not old enough to join an adults class.

If your child is new to the British Council, they will need to take a placement test to find out which level is right for them. Register for this course and book a placement test by calling or visiting our English language centres.


We use continuous assessment to measure progress through homework, tasks and tests to assess your child's progress throughout the term. At the end of the academic year there will be a test.

 At the end of each term, your child will get a report with comments from their teacher about their participation and progress.

Your child will receive a certificate during the academic year. To receive a certificate your child will need to attend at least 60% of the course (i.e. minimum six out of ten lessons in each term).

Where is this course taught?

Dates and prices

Before you register for a teens 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. 800

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

Price includes: 

  • British Council student folder, notebook and portfolio

Additional costs: 

  • Course books 
  • Stationery 

Course days and times


Monday - Friday  14.45 - 17.15
Monday  17.30 - 20.00
Saturday 08.00 - 10.30, 10.45 - 13.15, 13.45 - 16.15, 16.30 - 19.00

*Please note that these days and times are subject to change. It may be possible to change your selected days and times after registration, if places are available.


Days Times
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday  15.00 - 17.30
Saturday  09.00 - 11.30, 12.00 -14.30, 15.00 - 17.30

*Please note that these days and times are subject to change. It may be possible to change your selected days and times after registration, if places are available.