Faculty of Arts
The Faculty of Arts is the largest of the seven faculties in terms of both the number of students and staff. Student enrolment in the Faculty of Arts is approximately 3500 and at present there are over 650 1st year undergraduates. Academic lectures are conducted in all three media (Sinhalese, Tamil & English).
The ELTU conducts English language classes for students in their first, second and third years and special certificate courses are conducted for final year students.
English Language Course – 1st Year
New entrants are given a common placement test and are divided into 3 levels according to their competence in English. (ESL 101, ESL 103 & ESL 105)
English language Course For The Second Year Students
In the second year the students are divided into Intermediate and Upper Intermediate levels according to the marks they obtain at the 1st year end semester examination.
Lower Intermediate Level (ESL 201)
Intermediate Level (ESL 203)
English Language Course- 3rd Year
Writing in the third year includes sentence patterns, grammatical structures and interpreting diagrams and charts. Academically oriented reading passages largely focus on reading comprehension. The 3rd year students are taught presentation skills. For practice, they have to conduct research on a subject related or on a current topic and present it in class.
Courses conducted under the IRQUE- IBG 1 &2 ( World Bank Project)
At present the ELTU with the help of the Career Guidance Unit of the University of Peradeniya are conducting career guidance course in English medium for a selected noumber of second year undergraduates.
An English and Skills Development Programme is conducted for the final year undergraduates at the Faculty of Arts. This includes teaching of all four skills ( reading, writing, listening and speaking) in English. Also included in this programme is English through IT. This course is held at the weekends and it enables students to practise English language and its four skills using computers.
The ELTU conducts a weekend English course of approximately 7 weeks duration, for students enrolled in MA and MPhil programmes.
The ELTU has conducted English courses for the technical staff in faculties, library staff, and non academic staff, whenever a request for such courses have been made.