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 - 4 1/2 months
Stage II - 4 1/2 months
Successful completion (any 6 subjects) of the G.C.E. (O/L) examination is required to apply for the programme. A Placement Test will be held at the beginning of the programme.
Issuing of Applications :
11th December 2016
Closing Date for Applications :
11th January 2017
Programme commencing date :



Application fee - Rs. 500/-
- Programme fee: Stage 1 - Rs. 11,825/-
Stage 2 - Rs. 18,425/-
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This Advanced Certificate programme is conducted by the Department of Language Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Contact the coordinator, Ms. Pramiltha Fernando for further details.
Address :
Dept. of Language Studies, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact :
+9411 2 881 430
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