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Welcome to the Postgraduate Institute of English (PGIE) – the only postgraduate level institution mandated by the government of Sri Lanka for English language education in the country. The PGIE is affiliated to the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL). Similar to the OUSL, we offer postgraduate courses utilizing Distance Education and blended methods, which utilize both distance and face-to-face learning. By combining these methods, we serve students from all parts of the country. Age or location are not restrictions for studying with us,and we welcome students from a wide variety of professional and educational backgrounds. We support the continuous professional development needs of teachers in government schools, private schools and international schools and also help those teaching English language and literature in informal settings to obtain professional qualifications. We also offer pathways for those wishing to become English language and literature teachers. The PGIE also offers Sri Lanka’s only Bilingual Education programme catering to the professional training and certification of English medium teachers in the school system. The PGIE also offers professional English training and qualifications for professionals in banking and finance, hospitality, non-governmental and administrative careers. In addition, we offer a range of short-term courses catering to a wide range of communication and research needs for professionals from academic, research, and industry backgrounds.

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.
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.