Beginners Sinhala Course Outline

This multicultural Open Group Sinhala Course for Beginners is perfect for anyone who wants to learn the language in a multicultural environment. You will share the course with students from all over the world who share your interest in learning Sinhala and have the same level of proficiency as you. Your native teacher will start the course explaining basic concepts, like how to read the Sinhala script, and then will guide you towards more complex ones, like expressing your opinion on different matters. If you are looking for a fun and complete way to get started with Sinhala, this Open Group Sinhala Course for Beginners will meet and surpass your expectations!

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Duration of the course:

15 hours

Lesson length:

1.5 hours


Sinhalese: an Introductory Course
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Lesson 1

You will learn greetings for the different times of the day; to introduce yourself; to start using the Sinhalese script; the personal pronouns

Lesson 2

You will learn to ask what somebody’s name is; to ask where something is; common class expressions, such as please repeat, please spell, I don’t understand, what does it mean?, etc; numbers 1-10

Lesson 3

You will learn to give your address and telephone number; vocabulary related to countries and nationalities; to ask and say where somebody is from; the Sinhalese word order

Lesson 4

You will learn to ask and answer how somebody is; more about personal pronouns; to use here and there; to address people; to conjugate the verb to be

Lesson 5

You will learn to talk about different free time activities; to conjugate the verbs to live, to play, to have, to understand and to be called; numbers 11-29

Lesson 6

You will learn the names of different languages; to conjugate the verbs to work and to study; to fill in a form with your details; to ask who somebody is

Lesson 7

You will learn vocabulary related to objects in an office/classroom; to use what, who, and this; to say what you have in your bag/purse; to give positive and negative answers

Lesson 8

You will learn to ask simple questions; to describe objects; to talk about prices; expressions to use when shopping

Lesson 9

You will learn to introduce other people; vocabulary related to colors; to conjugate the verbs to speak, to think, to teach, and to finish; to ask for somebody’s email address

Lesson 10

You will learn to describe people; to use different adjectives; to ask and answer questions about somebody; to give your opinion; to use antonyms and various international words

* You do not need to buy a textbook to complete your course. Your teacher will share their materials (excerpts from textbooks, audio files, videos, etc.) with you during the classes using screenshare. Your teacher may also recommend other textbooks and grammar books to help supplement or continue your studies, but Language Trainers bears no responsibility for your decision to make such a purchase.

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Our Sinhala Teachers


Harshani is one of our most dedicated and enthusiastic Sinhala instructors. She has many years of experience working as a teacher with students of all backgrounds and abilities. Her students love her, and they always say great things about her attitude and methodology: “I am really enjoying my lessons, thank you! Harshani is a very good teacher. The lessons are fun and very informative. Harshani and I get on very well and I really enjoy speaking with her and learning from her.” “(…) Harshani was very good. I very much enjoyed the class and am looking forward to my next lesson tomorrow.” Besides her experience as a teacher, Harshani has worked helping children and families in vulnerable situations. This means that she is very empathetic and capable of finding the right solution for every problem. So, if you get stuck in your studies, Harshani will be able to help and guide you in a motivating way. For her, a teacher’s job is to inspire, support, and mentor students so they can reach their objectives. Sign up for one of Harshani’s courses and learn Sinhala with a capable and enthusiastic teacher!

Please note that Language Trainers has many highly qualified and experienced native language trainers who teach courses for us. Your specific teacher may be one of those profiled here on this page or may be a different, similarly qualified teacher.