70, Rakka Road Chundikuli Jaffna
Telephone number
+94 (0)11 7521 521
Alternative telephone number
+94 (0)11 4521 521


All our classrooms are comfortable, air-conditioned and fully equipped for learning. We use digital whiteboard technology, projectors, DVD/CD players and a sound system to enhance your child’s learning experience. Our class sizes are a maximum of 20 students for all our courses.

If you enrol on an adult course with us you will also get free reference membership of the English Learning Zone in our library, which gives you access to:

  • a wide range of self-study English learning resources
  • self-study paths for each level to guide you to the resources you need to support your course
  • practice materials for English language exams.

Dates and Prices

Course Timetable

English (50 hours) Rs 43,500
Spoken English (25 hours) Rs 26,500
Business Communications Skills (A and B) (25 hours) Rs 26,500
English for IELTS (50 hours) Rs 43,500
IELTS intensives (25 hours) Rs 26,500
Success@University (25 hours) Rs 26,500
English for Young Learners (25 hours) Rs 26,500
English for Secondary (50 hours) Rs 43,500


On full payment of fees: Payments can be made by cash, cheque (made payable to the British Council Jaffna), and credit card (Master/Visa).

Two-instalment payment plan:

  Standard fee Instalment 01 (at registration)

Instalment 02 (by week 05 of a term)

50-hour course (Adult ) 43,500 26,000 17,500
25-hour course (Young Learner and Adult) 26,500 16,000 10,500
Short courses (1 day - Adult) 12,000 - -

Term dates 2016

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

Contact and location

Telephone enquiries opening hours

Day Regular opening hours
Wednesday - Sunday 08:30-18:00

Teaching Centre opening hours

Day Regular opening hours Payments
Wednesday - Sunday 08:30-18:00 08:30-16:30

Library open hours

Day Regular opening hours Payments
Wednesday - Sunday 08:30-17:30 08:30-16:30

Registration Information

Checking your English Level

You need to do a level check before you register.  This test will place you in the correct class for your level.  To book a test please call us on 011-7521521.  You can also come in and visit us to book your level check.  

You need to bring the following with you:

  • Adults – NIC/Passport and Rs. 1,000 (non-refundable)
  • Young Learners – Birth Certificate and Rs. 1,000 (non-refundable)

Level checks are held two to three weeks before term starts.  Call us to find out when our next level check session is being held.

Buying your Course Book

Once you have registered for your course you will need to purchase the required book.  You can do this at the British Council Jaffna.  

Your Classmates and Teacher

There will be a maximum of 20 students in your class and your teacher will be a UK qualified professional.  

We have a diverse teaching staff which reflects the fact that English is an international language and the UK is a diverse, multi-cultural society; all our teachers are UK qualified which is reflected in the high teaching quality and effectiveness of learning. Our teaching material is from the UK which gives added cultural context to the learning.

Access to Library Services

We know how important it is to use English as much as possible when you are learning.  So we provide all students with free membership to our reference library which contains study materials appropriate for your level.

You may decide to join our main library which has over 3,000 Books, DVDs, periodicals and newspapers.  You may participate in storytelling sessions, study skills workshops and our speaking club. Please visit our branch for more information about our library services.