Full time Teacher of English - 6 months

Deadline: Mon 07 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • Deadline: Mon 07 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • Sri Lanka, Colombo
  • British Council, Sri Lanka
  • Experience: 5 YEARS
  • Positions: 3
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

Plan, prepare and deliver 25 hours of high quality English language teaching that meets the needs of different customer groups taking into account individual learning styles, integrating learning technologies into everyday classroom practice to enhance language learning, and completing teaching related duties to specified standards. This teaching will include both adult and young learners.

Details of Position

The British Council enjoys considerable prestige in Sri Lanka and the English Teaching operation is one of the oldest and biggest in the network employing over 80 teaching staff who are an equal mix of Sri Lankan and expat teachers to deliver around 55,000 class hours to approximately 6,000 students per term across all four centres. Demand for English courses is strong and classrooms are generally full.
Although English is widely spoken in Sri Lanka, overall levels of proficiency are low and for young Sri Lankans, better English is key to achieving their educational and professional ambitions. Student numbers are split between young learners (70%) and adults (30%) and the regular public course offer is made up of English, Spoken English, IELTS preparation and business English.
Away from work, Sri Lanka provides teachers with the chance to explore one of the worlds most beautiful island destinations.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks


Celta/Trinity Cert + 2 years full-time post qualification teaching experience

Salary and Benefits

There are two salary tiers in place. Salary given is per month.
Basic Salary
Core- LKR 177,100
Higher- LKR 320,306

Expat Teacher LKR 100,000
Local Teacher LKR 29,000
Placement on the tiers will be based on the following criteria:
Core teacher- Celta/Trinity Cert + 2 years full-time teaching experience
Higher teacher- Celta/Trinity Cert + Delta/DipTESOL (+ TYLEC)
Expatriate Teacher The allowance covers transport and an expat allowance (to meet the higher costs of living away from your home country)
Local Teacher this is based on local staff TACOS, and is a combination of transport allowance + medical allowance
In addition to this, half a months basic salary will be paid as an extra gratia payment at the end of the contract.
LKR 220 = 1 GBP (April 2018)

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