Diploma In English For English Medium Instruction Teachers (DEEMIT)

 

 

Target Group

This course is for teachers who are already teaching and those who hope to teach in the English medium in Grades 6 - 11 who want to equip themselves with the required English language skills to teach subject related co Part I will consist of language enhancement in the skills of speech, reading, writing, listening and grammar. Part II will consist of practical teaching sessions. Each student will be required to teach a particular lesson topic in English. The rest of the class will act as learners by role-playing. After completion of a teaching session, a follow-up discussion will be conducted by the peers followed by an evaluation by the lecturer of the teacher’s performance. Shortcomings in the use of English will be identified with reference to the skills in Part I.

Teachers who are already fluent and accurate in the use of English and are efficiently performing their duties are requested to refrain from applying for this course.

 

Duration

Part I and  Part II of the course each consist of 160 teaching hours.

Eligibility

  1. Teachers now serving in schools or other institutions and who are currently teaching or are expected to teach in the English Medium in 2012 or thereafter in Grades 6 - 11 are eligible to apply.

  2. Applicants should submit a letter from the Principal or Head of the school or institution written on an official letterhead and containing the official seal of the school or institution, addressed to  :

     

    The Co-ordinator, Extension Courses in English, Department of English, Old Library Building,University of Colombo, Colombo 03

     

    and stating as follows:

     

     

    This is to certify that Mr./Mrs./Miss ……………………. is a member of the teaching staff of our school/institution and is now teaching / will be expected to teach in the English            medium  in Grade/Grades……………the subject/s of………………………… and ………………………………………..  This letter is issued since he/she wishes to apply to follow the Diploma in English for English Medium Instruction Teachers(DEEMIT)  conducted by the Extension Courses in English of the Department of English,  University of Colombo.

     

  3. An adequate score at the Selection Test.