Welcome to the Post Graduate Institute of English (PGIE) – the only tertiary level institution responsible for the English language in Sri Lanka. The PGIE is an institute based at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) and like OUSL, conforms to the Distance Education mode of teaching/learning.Currently the PGIE conducts the only Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language available in Sri Lanka. The PGIE also conducts courses in English as continuing professional education, and workshops and short courses related to English and the teaching of English. In addition, it is involved in spearheading research on English and especially English Language Teaching in Sri Lanka. Vision To be a leader, renowned for academic excellence and research in English Language Teaching and English Education, enhancing professional and pedagogical skills across the country to meet changing needs. Mission To provide opportunities for and support excellence in English Language Teaching and English Education at postgraduate level through scholarship and research; through influencing the development and implementation of national policy in English Language Teaching and English Education, and by providing new direction to English studies at national level.