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Department of English Language Teaching

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

Welcome to the Department of English Language Teaching

The Department of English Language Teaching (DELT), University of Peradeniya is the largest Department in the University, equipped with well qualified staff in the field of English language teaching and learning.

The main goal of the department is to empower undergraduates by honing their English language skills to pursue their academic and professional careers. For this, innovative teaching methodologies, assessment procedures, academic collaboration with expert professionals and other latest research and developments (R&D) in the field of ELT are employed.

The Department of English Language Teaching (DELT) of the University of Peradeniya serves all nine faculties of the university through English Language Teaching Units (ELTUs), but is administratively located within the Faculty of Arts. Its primary objective is to teach English to undergraduates for academic, specific and general purposes. While individual faculties have specific requirements and courses to fit their English language needs, the Faculty of Arts offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to its students at three competence levels in the First (ELA 1000), Second (ELA 2000) and Third (Diploma Certificate Course –ELA 3000) through the years of study. These ESL courses combine English for General Purposes (EGP) and Humanities and Social Science-based English for Specific Purposes (ESP), approximating a 1:2 ratio, while aligning with the UTEL descriptors.

News & Events

Research Methodology

Workshop 02 was held on 03rd March 2023 at the Main Library Auditorium with the participation of the DELT staff. This involved group presentations of research articles on Action Research in ESL/EFL.

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Professional Development Programme - 2

Professional Development Programme - 2 on “Team Work”, was held on 06th December 2022, at the Faculty of Arts with the presence of the resource person Dr. Asanka Bulathwaththa, from the Department of Psychology.

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