This programme is specially designed for adults who wish to develop their English Language skills and enhance their career growth. The programme is offered at two stages: Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Stage 1 is an integrated course which focuses on all 04 language skills: Reading, Writing, Speech and Listening. Special attention is given to develop business communication skills for office use such as writing memos, notes and basic letters. A variety of exercises, tasks and activities have been designed to cater to students’ needs enabling them to function in English particularly in their place of work.

Students can enroll for the Stage 2 of this programme either on successful completion of the Stage 1 or by acquiring the required mark at the Placement Test. This is a comprehensive course designed to enable efficient functioning in the work place. The course material includes business correspondence such as writing e-mails, memos, letters, reports, minutes etc. It also provides for improving skills in reading, listening and speech supplemented by videos.

All candidates who successfully complete Stages 1 and 2 will be awarded the Advanced Certificate in English for Business and Professional Communication by the Open University of Sri Lanka.

Candidates who obtain this qualification may gain entry to the Diploma in English Language and Literature, based on their performance in the assessment.

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Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Certificate Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Language Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Programme Duration :
Stage I - 01 Year
Stage II - 01 Year
Successful completion (any 6 subjects) of the G.C.E. (O/L) is required to apply for the programme. A Placement Test will be held on 17th December 2017.
Issuing of Applications :
05th November 2017
Closing Date for Applications :
07th December 2017
Programme commencing date :
March-April 2018



Application fee - Rs. 500/-
- Programme fee: Stage 1 - Rs. 12,815/-
Stage 2 - Rs. 20,075/-
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This Certificate programme is conducted by the Dept. of Language Studies, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Address :
Dept. of Language Studies, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact :
011 288 1428
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