"Enjoy Learning English"

Our vision

To produce citizens who can perform the best in life by using English language as a tool. When they leave HEADWAY they should be able to understand, speak, read and write English fluently.

Headway is a private language school with several branches and franchises across the country. Starting as a small tuition center in Batticaloa, Headway has become one of the leading English language centres in Sri Lanka.

We have been in the field of English language teaching for more than twenty years catering to school children, job seekers, professionals, corporates, college and university students. As an exams registration center for British Council, Headway prepares students for Cambridge Assessment English and IELTS examinations conducted by the British Council Sri Lanka.


To date, 3289 Headway Students have benefited from Cambridge exams and the service will continue for many years to come.

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Why choose Headway?

Our reputation and quality of service are the reasons why Headway is the best place for you to study and improve your English language skills. We offer you far more than just a qualification. Opposed to sitting in a classroom and listening to teachers, Headway students are highly active irrespective of their age. They involve in a variety of activities and ‘enjoy learning English’. Teachers are trained to conduct student centered sessions, through which, Headway has earned its reputation over the last two decades.

Working closely with leading language course and exam providers, Headway helps you to obtain valuable experience and qualifications. More than 3000 students every year cannot be wrong in choosing Headway.

  • More than 20 years of experience in language teaching.
  • International standard syllabus and materials with all four language skills; Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.
  • Amazingly effective methodology, completely different from traditional methods.
  • Contents that are practical and usable in day to day life.
  • Well defined curriculum with interesting activities.
  • Activity based classrooms which give you more practice with your classmates.
  • Crash-courses at your convenience.
  • Experienced panel of teachers who are exposed to modern teaching practice.
    Individual attention and care.
  • Facilities to sit for Cambridge international exams in main cities of Sri Lanka with the partnership with British Council.


Enjoy the comfort of bean bags in our modern library, with a comprehensive collection of books to cater to the very beginner to the advanced. [More…]

Modern classrooms

Modern state-of-the-art classroom apt for language teaching with audio video facilities, comfortable furniture, and air-conditioning. [More…]

Language and Computer labs

Language labs and Computer labs with modern equipment to provide the best learning experience for our students. [More…]

Headway is a sister company of Headway Learning Solutions Private Limited (HLS) which involves mainly in business to business (B2B) with corporate clients. HLS is the authorized Sri Lankan Channel partner for DynEd International Inc. based in San Francisco, USA.

Headway has been an Authorized IELTS Registration Centre for British Council since 2009 and examination preparation and registration center for Cambridge YLE and Main Suite exams.

A franchisee of SLIIT Computing Private Limited for ICT courses.

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