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Department of  English Language Teaching

Department of  English Language Teaching, which accommodates the largest body of students enrolled to all faculties of the University of Colombo. The courses provided range from General English to English for Specific Purposes according to the needs of the different faculties. In addition to conducting intensive and ongoing courses for undergraduates, the unit also contributes to the English language enrichment of the wider community through their online and offline Business English programmes.

The strength of the unit lies in its versatile teaching staff consisting of more than 40 permanent, temporary and visiting lecturers with postgraduate qualifications and its dedicated team of 1 Administrative Officer and 3 non-academic staff.

Diploma in Business English

The Diploma in Business English is a one-year programme that is conducted in a blended mode with both online and face-to-face interactive learning opportunities. This offers the opportunity for the participants to earn a qualification that will add value to their professional life. 

The programme enables the participants to experience online learning which will equip them not only with language skills but also with IT skills.

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    Schedule for 15th Batch -2024/2025

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    Diploma in Business English - Schedule for 15th Batch -2024/2025
    Description Time Frame
    Selection Test  10th December 2023
    Course 01: Social English 12th Feb 2024
    Course 02: Essential Communication Skills for your career  04th Mar 2024
    Course 03: Management and Leadership Skills 25nd April 2024
    Course 04:Multiculturalism and Cross-cultural Communication 13th May 2024
    Course 05: Meetings, Interviews & Negotiations 3rd June 2024
    Course 06: The Art of Speaking 24th June 2024
    Course 07: Business Correspondence 15th July 2024
    Course 08: Strategies of Marketing and Advertising 5th Aug 2024
    Course 09: Managing Financial Affairs Vs Banking 26th Aug 2024
    Course 10: Listening Skills for Business English 16th Sep 2024
    Revision ( one month) 7th Oct to 20th December 2024
    Distribution of Certificates 2025
    Face to face session  Date
    Orientation : Face to Face session 01 11th Feb 2024
    Face to Face session 02 : Social English 10th March 2024
    Face to Face session 03- Team Building 21st April 2024
    Face to Face session 04- Interview skills 19th May 2024
    Face to Face session 05- Project Proposal and Grammar 07th July 2024
    Face to Face session 06- Presentation Practices 11th August 2024
    Face to Face session 06- Model Paper Discussion 20th Oct 2024
    Assessment Dates
    Oral Examinations : Presentations 15th Sep 2024
    Final Written Examination 22nd Dec 2024
    Submitting the Project Proposal 15th Jan 2025