TEFL in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Date posted:2002-10-17 | Writer: Serendib | Email: [email protected]

To teach or not to teach: in the lovely tear-drop shaped pearl of the Indian Ocean . . .

If you have ever considered living and working abroad in an Asian culture of remarkable historical heritage, stunning natural beauty, and wonderfully warm and hospitable people, then you have found the job you are looking for in SRI LANKA.

Serendib is a non-profit educational foundation dedicating to improving the quality of education for children across the globe, and we are looking for two talented, dedicated, and vivacious teachers to coordinate our expanding English program in Sri Lanka.

You will work in close concert as a full-time teacher at the prestigious St. Joseph's College in the bustling capital of Colombo, filled with the marvelous sights and sounds of open air markets, nearby beaches, entertaining night life, and cultural attractions as well.

We require that each teacher commit to a full time schedule of handling Advanced Level English language and literature courses at the college during the academic semester. During the holidays, you will become the coordinator and Serendib representative overseas for the magical English Education Camp.

This program brings together underprivileged children from all over the province to come together in an environment of peace and harmony, and improve their communication skills in English.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


Unit four focuses on materials. Between authentic and non-authentic materials, teachers can use anything from worksheets, pictures, charts, audio or video recordings, or even company letters. The unit provides helpful tips on designing non-authentic materials that teachers may want to bring to the classroom. Lesson planning is also explored, and an example sheet is given. The unit concludes on resources, such as books and the internet.Even though this fourth unit of the course deals with an area that I consider myself to be well-versed in, there was significant input to take note of still; a perspective to acquire and deliver, and a teaching tip to appreciate and apply. The unit offered a tremendously detailed breakdown of the topic of present tenses and bolstered the analysis with practical tips on how the rules could be explained and made relevant to the students.