Department of English Language Teaching

Welcome to the Department of English Language Teaching

The Department of English Language Teaching offers a wide range of forward-looking courses to enhance the English language proficiency of the undergraduates and the outside community. The Department demonstrates excellence in teaching through innovative, authentic and communicative pedagogical methods leading to mastery of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of English as a Second Language. The students will be supported to become knowledgeable and creative graduates with greater confidence in themselves to perform as successful professionals and critical thinkers in the evolving job market.

Academic Programmes

At the undergraduate level, we offera variety of forward-looking courses in the six faculties as follows;

Faculty of Agriculture & Plantation Management

B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree programme:

  • Academic English I
  • Academic English II
  • Business English I
  • Business English II

(BST) degree programme:

  • Foundation English
  • English for Technology
  • Business Communication Skills

Faculty of Applied Sciences

  • English Language Proficiency Course 1
  • English Language Proficiency Course 2
  • Business English
  • Advanced English Proficiency Course

Faculty of Business Studies & Finance

  • English I – Grammatical Foundation
  • English II – Composition
  • Business Communication I
  • Business Communication II
  • Certificate Course in Business English – for the Department of Business Management
  • English for Careers – for the Department of Banking and Finance

Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Nutrition

  • English for Science I
  • English for Science II
  • Academic English I
  • Academic English II
  • English for Professional Practice

Faculty of Medicine

  • English for Medical Purposes
  • Special English Course

Faculty of Technology

  • English Language Proficiency Course I
  • English for Technology I
  • English Language Proficiency Course II
  • English for Technology II
  • English Language & Communication Skills I
  • English Language & Communication Skills I
  • English Language & Communication Skills II
  • English Language & Communication Skills II
  • Advanced English for Engineering Technology
  • Business English for Engineering Technology
  • Academic Writing & Presentation Skills

Message from the Head of the Department

It is a great pleasure to welcome you all to the official website of the Department of English Language Teaching (DELT) of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. We are proud to say that, being a part of the Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, the Department efficiently provides its service to all the six faculties of the University, with the dedicated involvement of its academic and supportive staff.

English as a global language which is engrossing and gaining momentum day-by-day, is considered a significant necessity in tertiary education and job market. Accordingly, the Department thinks all its undergraduates should excel in communication skills in English to enter and function well in the extremely competitive professional world. In pursuit of this aim, the Department intends to instil in students the notion of life-long learning. To guarantee a healthy growth of language abilities, the four pillars of language acquisition namely listening, speaking, reading, and writing together with grammar and vocabulary are interwoven into teaching.

The Department offers a variety of courses that deliver English for general and specific purposes through which real-life learning, interaction and collaboration are encouraged. In addition, the courses intend to develop the students’ intellectual curiosity, analytical and interpretative thinking skills and to broaden their perspectives via extensive and rigorous reading. 

We as a forward-looking Department have integrated the newest technologies to our teaching programmes to deliver successful English language courses in both physical and virtual classrooms. The Department is committed to provide the undergraduates the best language learning experience while maintaining a great rapport with them, which in turn inspires them to strive for the best.

We invite you to browse our website to learn more about us!

Contact Info

Department of English Language and Teaching

60200, Kuliyapitiya,
Sri Lanka.

Tel : +94 37 22 83155

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