About this course

These 25-hour courses help you to improve your listening, speaking and pronunciation skills, as well as teaching you useful everyday expressions. You will increase your fluency and confidence when speaking English in day-to-day 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 and pronunciation using a range of stimulating materials and classroom activities 
  • become a more independent language learner 
  • enjoy learning English 
  • We will give you 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 level check to find out which level is right for you.
    Book a level check by calling or visiting one of our English language centres.


  • We measure your progress using continuous assessment and speaking tasks. 
  • We do this to help you understand what your strengths are 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 level check, which is a written and a short spoken test to find out your level of English.  

Level check 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.

Terms Dates
Term 1 15 January – 01 April 2017
Term 2 19 April – 30 June 2017
Term 3 19 July – 24 September 2017
Term 4 06 October  – 15 December 2017

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

* Prices are subject to change.nd an administration fee will be deducted. 

Prices include: student folder, reference members

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

Refunds are only possible before your first class ahip of our library and a British Council course certificate.

Additional costs: course books and personal stationery.