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English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU)

The English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) at the Faculty of Agriculture is a sub-unit of the ELTU of University of Peradeniya. Since its establishment in 1985, the ELTU at the Faculty of Agriculture has developed into a unit equipped with skilled staff and up-to-date technology, and been offering various English language programmes to assist the students at the Faculty improve their English language skills. Currently, the ELTU offers two courses for the students at the Faculty, namely, Intensive Course in English and the On-going Course in English. The Intensive Course in English, which is a supplementary course, is offered for the new entrants to the Faculty, and involves diverse student-centred teaching/learning activities including a variety entertainment programme in English presented by the students at the completion of the course. The On-going Course in English is offered for the first, second, third and the final-year undergraduates of the Faculty, and it is currently offered in six semesters. The aim of the On-going Course is to further enhance the English language competency of the students via an interactive and dynamic pedagogical approach. The English language skills of the students are assessed through a systematic assessment process which tests them on all the four major language skills: listening, speech, reading and writing.

In addition to conducting regular classes for the undergraduates at the Faculty, the ELTU also engages in conducting classes for the foreign students who have got enrolled at the Faculty.