Welcome to the Extension Courses..

The Department of English has been running several Extension Courses in English since 1983 for teachers, employed persons, those seeking employment and those who are not internal students of any University, through its Extension Courses Office, located at the Arts Faculty Building. These courses are conducted during weekends.



The Awards Ceremony for the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 batches will be held on

20TH DECEMBER 2017 at 12.30 PM




Final date for Registration for Awards Ceremony is Saturday 09th December 2017, 9.00am - 3.30pm at the Office of Extension Courses in English.

Extension Courses in English - Department of English

Diploma in Advanced English for Administration and Academic Purposes (DAE)
This course is suitable for those with a higher intermediate knowledge of English who want to develop their language skills to meet the professional demands of administration, research, academic life and study abroad.

Diploma in English for Teachers of English (DETE)
Teachers of English attached to any of the schools in Sri Lanka, who are keen on improving their performance levels in English with a view to further advancement in English Language Teaching. (ELT).

Diploma in English for English Medium Instruction Teachers (DEEMIT)
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 perform their functions efficiently.

The courses are two years of study consisting 320 hours of teaching.

Extension Courses Awards Ceremony