Being confident in English can give your child an early advantage at school, helping them make the most of the education, qualifications and career opportunities that lie ahead. 

Our courses have been specifically designed around the unique way children learn and are taught by experienced teachers who are passionate about the English language and experts in teaching children. We encourage talk, play and mutual interaction in a natural and enjoyable way, in a safe and secure environment, to help your child get the best possible start in life.





Our lower primary course is specifically designed to help young children feel comfortable with the English language.


Our upper primary course is designed to encourage children to explore and experiment with language in a safe, supportive and stimulating classroom environment.


Our lower secondary learner course will improve your child's vocabulary and grammar skills, and develop their confidence with English.


Our middle secondary course can give your child that all-important competitive edge and will help your child work more independently and confidently in group environments.


This course is taught at the following British Council centres.

Term dates



Term 1 7 January to 7 April 
Term 2 24 April to 21 July
Term 3 25 August to 21 December


Course Colombo Kandy Jaffna Matara
LOWER PRIMARY (6 - 7 YEARS) Rs. 23,000  Rs. 23,000  Rs. 22,000 Rs. 23,000 
UPPER PRIMARY (8 - 10 YEARS) Rs. 23,000  Rs. 23,000  Rs. 22,000 Rs. 23,000 
LOWER SECONDARY (11 - 13 YEARS) Rs. 23,000  Rs. 23,000  Rs. 22,000 Rs. 23,000 
MIDDLE SECONDARY (14 - 15 YEARS) Rs. 23,000  Rs. 23,000  Rs. 22,000 Rs. 23,000 

* 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, portfolio

Additional costs: course books, stationery

Instalment payments 

If you possess a Commercial Bank Credit Card you can pay the fees via the 0% interest easy payment plan. Please contact our customer services for more information. 

Discount and offers


If you register your child for 4 consecutive terms at once you will be entitled to a discount. Please contact our customer services for more information. 

*Please note that the multi-term discount scheme and the family discount scheme cannot be used together. 


If more than one child (siblings from the same family) are following the Young Learner course with the British Council, they are entitled to a special family discount. Please see below the information on how the discount works.

No of children Discount available
1st child

No discount

2nd child

10% discount*

3rd child

20% discount*

*Term and conditions : 

  • This offer is valid for each Term and is for siblings in Young Learner classes only
  • All children should be studying in the same term
  • Please produce birth certificates of all your children studying with us to receive this discount. If you have already given us birth certificates, please disregard. 
  • Late submissions of birth certificates will not be accepted
  • The family discount scheme and the multi-term discount scheme cannot be used together. 


Kids and teens are placed into classes according to ages and ability. There are five age bands (Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Lower Secondary, Middle Secondary, Upper Secondary) and within each age bands there are different ability levels. 

It takes upto four terms to complete a level. 

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

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