The B.A in English and English Language Teaching is a four year special degree which includes the study of Applied Linguistics, English Language Teaching, Literature and relevant areas of Education. It is meant for anyone who wishes to enter the ELT profession and, would, therefore require a sound knowledge of the theories of ELT.

Subjects: Literature and Society, Basic Concepts in English Language Teaching, Discourse Analysis and ELT, The Second Language Classroom: Issues and Concerns, The Theory and Practice of Language Testing, Teaching English for Special Purposes, Principles of Education, Psychology of Learning, Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics, Methodology of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Research Project, Literature in the Second Language Classroom, Computers & ELT (Adjunct Course)

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Undergraduate Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Language Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Programme duration :
Minimum 04 Years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
    a. Those who have passed the OUSL Advanced Certificate in English, after 2012, (NOT Advanced Certificate in English for Business and Professional Communication offered by the OUSL) with the required grades will be permitted direct entry to the Bachelor of Arts in English and English Language Teaching programme. Students who qualify under this category should nevertheless submit an application form before the closing date. or
    b. National Diploma in Teaching English (ESL) of two years duration from a National College of Education (NCOE)orc. Any other recognized two-year teacher training qualification in Teaching English as a Second Language acceptable to the Senate of the OUSL.
    d. Passed 3 subjects (including English Literature) at the GCE Advanced Level Examination or equivalent qualifications.


    All the applicants except those applying under category (a) are required to sit for a Selection Test on 06th August 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon to be held at all the Regional Centres of the OUSL (Colombo, Kandy, Matara, Anuradhapura, Batticaloa, Badulla, Kurunegala and Jaffna).

Issuing of Applications :
9th September 2018
Closing Date for Applications :
9th October 2018
Date of the Selection Test :
21 October 2018


Level 3
Registration Fee Rs. 400.00
Facility Fee Rs. 1,500.00
Library Facility Fee Rs. 100.00
For 30 Credits Rs. 40,500.00
Total Rs. 42,500.00
(Tuition fee per credit Rs. 1350.00)
This fees structure is subject to change.

For further details of the BA in English and ELT contact the following coordinators:


For details about Level 3 (1st year) : Mr. Lal Medawattegedara on 2881430
Level 4 (2nd year) : Dr. Nirosha Abeysekera on 2881058
Level 5 (3rd year): Dr. V. Vanderpoorten on 2881356
Level 6 (4th year) : Dr. K. Warnapala on 2881430

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