There is a small but steadily increasing demand for learning English in Sri Lanka and it is promoted by the government as a means of communication between different enthnic groups. Therefore, we would expect to see a greater demand for teachers, particularly both the paid and the voluntary sector. However, you are more likely to find paid work in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei and there is a growing industry in Vietnam and Cambodia also.
English is commonly used in government but spoken competently by only about 10% of the population. However, there is a big market for Sri Lankans wishing to train as online English teachers and this might also be an avenue you consider to cover any gaps in paid employment.
Tips for teaching English in Sri Lanka:
* take a quality, accredited TESOL course such as the 120-hour TESOL Premier course
* consider the 30-hour Teaching English to Young Learners course
* the 20-hour Teaching English Online for teaching online and to cover any gaps in employment could be useful
* alternatively, it may be possible to find teaching with a shorter UK-based weekend/3 day course
We suggest one of these courses for this country: