Teach English in a school in west Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    Our English School is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to provide cultural exchange, teaching and help with syllabus development. Our small English language school is situated 29.9 from the Airport in the town of Kotehena . Our private school teaches children aged 3 - 8 years. In the future we hope to provide basic English evening and weekend classes to local adults who wish to improve their spoken English. We welcome kind-hearted volunteers from around the world who are willing to give their time in exchange for a genuine Sri Lankan experience.

    We also provide volunteers with the opportunity to partake in local community outreach prgrammes to more deprived areas of the Western Province. During your placement volunteers will go for the day to a small rural school and / or an orphanage where they will teach English to and play with the children. Afterwards volunteers are invited to eat locally prepared food with the villagers.


    Volunteers will be required to provide their help five days a week:
    Monday to Friday 8.30 am -12 noon , 3 pm - 6.00 pm (6 1/2 Hours)
    Sunday - Holiday

    These hours can be negotiated to suit specific requirements. During saturdays and Sundays volunteers have the day off to do as they choose. The nearest town Colombo offers good places to eat and some tourist activities, whilst longer trips to other regions such as Kandy, Kurunagela and Sigiriya are possible by bus.

    We require volunteers to stay a minimum of one month, however longer three month stays are preffered. Longer placements will be of greater benefit to our students and will allow for volunteers to become truly intergrated in the local community and the school and therefore have a more authentic experience.


    We provide volunteers with two Sri Lankan meals a day five days of the week. During days off volunteers can cook for themselves or take their pick from the tasty and affordable food at the many local cafes and restaurants!

    Our volunteer accommodation is situated Closer to our school, with facilities such as wifi, showers, a fridge and a stove. It is a ten minutes walk from the school.

    We currently have one bicycle which volunteers are free to use.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We aim to provide the best possible opportunity for students of our school to learn English through foreign teaching. In exchange for helping us make this possible, travellers will benefit from a genuine Sri Lankan experience - eating delicious Sri Lankan food and becoming part of a sri lankan community which is scarcely frequented by tourists.

  • Help


    Volunteers are expected to help 5 hours a day, five days a week.so volunteers are free in the evenings to go to the beach or relax. On days off we can recommend places to go, and potentially help with accommodation and/or transport.

    Since this is an English pre school, and we have a strong emphasis on correct oral communication and pronounciation, we require a short informal Skype chat to see if we are both compatible, and if you have any questions these can be answered too.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Tamil, Sinhala

  • Accommodation


    Own room with private bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nearby Colombo is the capital city of Sri Lanka, there are markets, temples, churches, the beach and cafes to visit and enjoy.

    Aside from Colombo, there are other nearby towns:

    1.crow island beach colombo 15 (Distance 1km)
    2.Ellie House Park ,Colombo 15 (2KM)
    3.Galle Face Colombo 1 (4-6 km)
    4.Gangarama Temple(4 km)
    5.St.John'sChurch 500m
    6.St.James Church 600m
    7.St .Anthony's Shrine 2km
    8.World Trade Centre -3-4 KM
    9.Kandy is the next biggest city after Colombo and has many cultural and tourist experiences, such as temples, food, festivals and more. It can be reached by bus in around six hours and is another great option for your days off.

    10.Overall, Sri Lanka is a fairly small island and many more places can be reached within a few hours, so there are many different interesting destinations for you to choose to visit during your free time! Have a chat with us and we can work out whats best for you, and potentially help with transport and accommodation in various places.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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