About Us – Britishway English Academy

About Us

For over 18 years British Way English Academy has been the largest English Training Academy in Sri Lanka with sixteen branches island wide, producing and graduating over 21,000 students annually under the expert guidance of our dynamic, well-educated team of lecturers.

We believe every student has unlimited potential for growth and personal development. We at British Way unlock that potential, grabbing the hearts, minds and the commitment of the students. We fully respect this intangible human ability and harness it, which is why we are the most respected English training organization in South Asia.

We are an ISO 9001:2008 certified company who have been awarded as the Best English Academy of the world at the 7th World Scientific Congress (2016) held at the UNO head office in Geneva. We are the winner of “MASSCO Awards” 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2017, Merit award winner of National Chamber of Commerce 2017  which added more value to our presence proving that we are the leaders in the field.

To strengthen our mission, we are in affiliation with the most reputable and the largest assessment body in the world , Educational Testing Service USA (ETS®), the developers and the owners of TOEFL® and TOEIC®.

We are now affiliated with the Lincoln University, Malaysia offering Bachelor degree in English and Pearson Qualifications offering international recognition in English. Moving forward, we are offering the best students in our courses an internship in Vietnam and Italy in collaboration with the AEISEC Colombo. We have already established our international presence with our first overseas branch in Vietnam, marking the beginning of our international branch network.

Our Vision

To be the most respected provider of English language training Academy in Asia by 2025.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide affordable English language courses of the highest quality, equipping our students with the necessary grammar skills and fluency, thereby enhancing their future career prospects. Not only do we provide the highest-quality English training but we also equip our students with valuable life skills. We train our students on how to face and get through the interviews. We give knowledge and guidance in etiquette, body language, voice training and how to answer questions effectively so that they can succeed and realize their dreams and get their ideal job.

British Way English Academy

2004 - 2024

The first British Way branch opened in Nittambuwa.  The first class only had 7 students.  As they say, from small acorns, mighty oak trees grow.


Kiribathgoda branch opened.


Negombo branch was established.


A busy year! Two branches were opened: Kandy and Nugegoda.


British way went from strength to strength. 3 branches were established: Matara, Galle and Anuradhapura.


Gampaha branch was established.


Rathnapura branch opened.


Our first Tamil branch in Jaffna opened its doors. Also, NIPS Campus was established in Gampaha.


BWEA won the award for the Best English Academy in the world at UNESCO’s 7th World Scientific Congress in Geneva.  Our first MASSCO Award for Best English Academy came this year.


Our 13th branch in Embilipitiya opened. This year too, Thames College joined the BWEA family.  Also, we were awarded the SLIM Brand Excellence Award this year. If this wasn’t enough, a Special Presidential Award was given by His Excellency hon. President Maithripala Sirisena recognizing the service we have rendered towards the development of the young generation’s education and skills. We were awarded the MASSCO Award for the Best English Academy in Sri Lanka for the second time this year.


Consecutively for the third year, we were honoured with MASSCO Award for the Best English Academy in Sri Lanka. We set up our new branches in Bandarawela, Kalutara and Polonnaruwa paving the way to thousands of students to enter the knowledge-based community with flying colours.


This year too was written in red letter with a lot of awards and international recognition. Three new branches were opened in Kaluthara, Bandarawela and Polonnaruwa. We were awarded the Brand of the Year at SLIM Brand Excellence held in 2019. We received the MASSCO award for the best English Academy in Sri Lanka for the 4th consecutive time. Bachelor of Education in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) awarded by our partner university college, Lincoln University College, was started enabling many Sri Lankan students to obtain an international degree in Sri Lanka.


We opened our first international branch in Da Nang, Vietnam marking the beginning of an international network. The first International School of British Way International school network was established in Nittambuwa opening thousands of students receive quality education that keep them one step ahead of others.