Welcome To English Language Teaching Unit
The English Language Teaching Unit serves all the Faculties at the University and is set up for the specific purpose of teaching English to the undergraduates who enter the University with varying levels of proficiency in English, with a view to improving their knowledge of English to enable them to follow the courses and read the literature in English in their chosen disciplines.
The medium of instruction in the faculties of Science and Agriculture at the Eastern University, Sri Lanka is English and the students of these faculties are required to answer all examinations papers in the English medium. The students in the faculty of Commerce and Management however are allowed the option to follow lectures and answer examination papers either in English or in Tamil. The University therefore endeavors to impart sufficient knowledge in English in order that the students would be able to read, comprehend and collect facts from text books in English in their respective subjects of study.
The English Language teaching Unit at the University also conducts an Intensive Course in English for new entrants as and when requested by the deans of faculties concerned and this is followed by on – going English courses conducted throughout the period of stay of the students in the University.