The English Language Teaching unit of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka offers the Diploma in English Course to cater to the needs of the general public. This course is designed to promote academic and professional skills of the participants.

The aims of the course     

To assist employees both in publicand private sector organizations to enhance their prospects of using English language in order to improve themselves and their performance at work.
To assist school leavers to develop their prospects at the job market.

The objectives of the course

To develop general communication skills in English.
To promote career prospects.
To extend the community service of the University.
To improve the quality of lives of the people concerned.

Target groups

Public and private sector personnel preferably from the North Western Province.
Non-English teachers preferably from the North Western Province.
Members of the non - academic staff of the university.
School leavers depending on the number of vacancies.

The structure and content of the course;

Duration of the course;
12 months - weekends (48 weeks - Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
(Classes are not held on public holidays).
Number of contact hours;
Total number of contact hours: 384 (8 hrs. x 48 weeks)
Core subject areas and contact hours;
Subject Code        
Contact Hours
English Grammar DE 01 96
Comprehension and Composition DE 02


English Literature

DE 03

Communication Skills DE 04 96