ESOL College is specialised in providing outstanding knowledge in English as a prominent course amongst many others islandwide, existing for over a decade developing professional bodies, at a supply of universally declared certifications issued by the University of Cambridge, UK. Our institute remains as a specialised training and teaching language centre, for which provision of examination preparation courses for the British Council is our top priority.

Furnished with 85 aptly trained teachers having over 5000 students empowered island-wide as of present, ESOL celebrates for having a decade of service excellence since its initial release administered under Mr. Himantha Karunaratne (CEO) and Mrs. Amali Jayasinghe (Principal) in 2006, with the vision to walk benchmark upon the Asian region, nourishing citizens of Sri Lanka with outstanding knowledge irrespective of social strata. We are currently being operative in Maharagama, Malabe and Hanwella, with more branch expansion plans underway, accounting to develop the goodwill to enhance our social service at a focus to approach more urban and rural parts of the country.

Our service makes an umbrella of learning probabilities, for all ages from 3, with a comprehensive insight into the English language under diverse learning programmes for all age groups. Students are enrolled with much diligence by our panel of teachers, whereas the process would conduct an oral interview having an outcome to which student placements on the appropriate levels will follow. Students would be required to complete set of tutorials during the one year period following this placement, and it would also be followed up by requiring students to sit for monthly examinations to assess their ability to progress on to the YLE, KET, PET or FCE examinations conducted by the University of Cambridge. These examinations would consist of paper and mock examinations adapted by past papers issued by the University of Cambridge and the British Council. Students who fill up to the level of anticipated standard would qualify to face the examination and may proceed to the respective levels, while students, who are unable to reach the expected standard, will be guided to continue with a set of forty eight tutorials without being permitted to sit for the exam until their suitable preparation for the next examination is developed.

The learning environment at ESOL College is dynamic—hosted within modern classrooms fully air-conditioned and facilitated with comfortable seating and perfect lighting—because we value the belief of providing our students best learning experience available. Students are privileged to utilize many accessories, including well laid-out study areas comprised of state-of-the-art audio/video units for practical application significantly beneficial for young generations with the palm for technology.

We guarantee you will face the best learning experience joining with the ESOL, as a trusted partner leading the nation to improve knowledge in English.


Our Teachers

Having empowered a variety of students over the past decade, we have identified that our success stems from the perfect ‘fit’ between our teachers and the contemporary course delivery mechanisms they adopt within the classroom set-up.

Our staff members have undergone a one year teacher training programme (TKT) conducted by the British Council, providing them a thorough understanding of teaching methods and child psychology. As a result, our students benefit from high standard classroom sessions that are carried out using the most apt method, for each programme.

Following a unique ‘activity based’ teaching system, we have over 85 well trained teachers who are not only knowledgeable within their subject matter but they are also passionate tutors who genuinely wish to impart their knowledge to the students. Our teachers undergo training themselves in order to thereafter teach the students on a daily basis. This unique focus on teacher training has enabled our teachers to successfully adhere to the activity based teaching methodology, which has delivered results time and time again.

Furthermore, our teachers aim to simultaneously develop the four fundamental skills required to excel in the study of the English language. As such, we focus on enhancing the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking of our students, so that these skills develop concurrently.

Our core competency is the activity based teaching method which sets us apart from the rest. Therefore with a vision of opening new branches to cater to the rural communities of the Country, our strong focus on teaching will continue to help us carry out the holistic development of many more students, in the years to come.


CEO's Message

I am both honoured and humbled to head a community of warm and friendly teachers, who not only offer the highest standards of education but have consistently delivered results over the past decade. Having developed a reputation for quality standards over the past 10 years, I wish to uphold this same standard for the years to come as well, in catering to our 3000+ students who hail from various walks of life. Upon stepping into our next decade of service excellence, I am confident that this is what will enable us to accomplish our vision of becoming a benchmark for educational institutes, within whole of Asia.

Our combination of running small classes by experienced teachers, within a unique learning environment through the adoption of innovative techniques has rendered outstanding academic results for our students over the years. From Prep all the way through to Level 10, we enable our students to grow and develop through their preferred learning styles. Thereby our focus has always been to ‘mine’ the unique strengths and abilities of each student and direct them towards the pathway that’s most suitable for them.

This is what has enabled us to earn the trust of many prospective parents who value our small class sizing, which affirms that extra attention and care for their child’s holistic development.

Himantha Karunarathne
CEO / Managing Director

Principal's Message

It gives me great pleasure to see the results we have delivered over the past decade. This is as a result of the dedication and commitment displayed by our talented cadre of teachers who tirelessly work to give added value to your child’s English learning experience.

From internationally acclaimed certifications from the University of Cambridge UK, to offering Cambridge ESOL examinations, we continue to uphold the name as one of the best ESOL trainers in Sri Lanka. All examinations are administrated by the British Council and we take great care in teaching and developing the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, to ensure best results.

The happy smiles on our students’ faces and their subsequent results give us great satisfaction in continuing to maintain our unique ‘activity based’ teaching method. And our hope and aspiration is to further expand our scope to reach a wider audience irrespective of social boundaries; one that we are committed to accomplish in the near future.

Amali Jayasinghe

GM's Message

At ESOL College, we are not only committed to maintain the impeccable image and highest standards, but also to carry it forward to newer heights. We firmly believe it can be achieved by experiential learning, effective assessment and providing academic ownership to the students, by focusing on creative and critical thinking. The importance of education in the life of an individual cannot be overstated. It shapes individuals in their formative years and infuses in them values that would govern all their choices in life.

Shifaz Ameer
General Manager

IT Manager's Message

Collaborating education with technology creates wonders and increases potential ability for an institute to deliver higher accomplishment to its students. At ESOL College, we strive continuously to make a difference to our management style and teaching methods by involving technology in a unique manner and believing in “Continuous Improvement Process”.

Farshad Nadheem
Manager IT

HR Manager's Message

We at ESOL College are very clear about what we want to deliver. We strive to produce young minds who wish to engage with the world of knowledge, minds that are hungry for “more”. It is our considered belief that if the process is right, the results will follow. We are also fortunate to have an experienced and committed team. I, along with our team of silent workers and dedicated faculty, intend to build on this strong foundation and raise the standards in all spheres, to the zenith.

Taniya Warnakula
Manager HR and Administrations

P & P Manager's Message

Having experience over 6 years at ESOL College in the IT Department, our team is committed to the principles of positive impact, open communication and are guided by the overarching goals of academic excellence, well-being and operational effectiveness. Team working environment is highly encouraged, which I believe is the key to the success the institute has achieved so far.

Kawindu Weerasinghe
Manager – Printing Division

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