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Department of English Language Teaching

English as a Second Language

This course is designed to enhance the different English language competencies of graduates. Most of the existing English Degree programs offered for the Bachelor of Arts Degrees have not been specifically designed to produce teachers of English since those programs have their own unique objectives. Consequently, ELT-related course units are not prioritized in such curricula. However, the syllabi for ESL include practical as well as theoretical units. Hence, it will create skillful graduates who can cater to the requirements in the field in addition to the teaching of English.
Year I Semester I
ESL 111 (3) Advanced Grammar and Reading
Year I Semester II
ESL 121 (3) Second Language Acquisition
Year II Semester I
ESL 211 (3) G+M Introduction to the Structure of English Language
ESL 212 (3) G The Use of Literature in ELT
Year II Semester II
ESL 221 (3) G+M Practicum in English Teaching
ESL 222 (3) G An Overview of Approaches and Practices in ELT
Year III Semester I
ESL 311 (3) G+M Classroom Practices in Sri Lanka
ESL 312 (3) G* Curriculum Development for ESP
ESL 313 (3) G* Pronunciation for English Language Teachers
Year III Semester II
ESL 321 (3) G+M Testing and Evaluation
ESL 322 (3) G* Research Methods in ELT
ESL 323 (3) G* Teaching Academic Writing
ESL 326 (3) G* Scientific Report Writing
G* is required to be followed by the students who obtain ESL as a major subject in General Degree only.

SLQF Level:
General 05 | Honours 06

120 (Hons) | 100 (General)

04 Years (Hons) | 03 Years (General)

Medium of Instruction:

Delivery of Lectures:
Full time