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B.Ed (Hons) in English

This programme aims to produce teachers who are competent to teach English Language and
Literature in secondary schools including G.C.E Advance Level classes.

Graduate Opportunities

  • Upon completion of this programme, the graduate will not only be able to join the public sector but also will be highly sought after by the private sector since the medium of instruction of this degree programme is English.
  • A graduate has the potential for employability in positions where the basic requirement is an undergraduate (Hons) degree
  • In the event of a graduate wanting to pursue a career as an academic, there is a possibility of enrolling either in a Masters' in Education (M.Ed.) or Masters' in Philosophy (M. Phil.) programme
  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Entry : February / September
  • Location : Malabe
  • Delivery: Weekdays
  • Medium of Instruction: English

Entry requirements

Minimum of three (03) “S’’ passes in any subject stream (‘English’ should be one of the main three subjects) in one and the same sitting at the GCE (Advance Level) Examination (Sri Lanka/London) and the same sitting, and a pass at the Aptitude Test conducted by SLIIT

Code Module Credit
Semester 1
ED1013 Philosophical Foundation in Education 03
ED1022 ICT for Education 02
ED1062 General English 02
EN1013 Study Skills 03
EN1023 Introduction to English Language and Grammar 03
EN1033 Basic Concepts in English Language Teaching 03
EN1043 Introduction to English Literature 03
Semester 2
ED1033 Psychological Foundation of Education 03
ED1043 Teaching Methods – General &Special 03
ED1052 Sociological Foundation of Education 02
EN1053 Background to Literary Periods 03
EN1063 Academic Reading and Writing 03
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
ED2013 Comparative Education 03
ED2022 Guidance and Counselling 02
ED2033 Measurement and evaluation 03
EN2013 Structure of English I (Phonetics, Phonology and Phonological Processes) 03
EN2022 Romantic Poetry 02
EN2033 Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) 03
Semester 2
ED2042 Value Education 02
EN2043 Structure of English II (Morphology and Syntax) 03
ED2052 Management of Learning 02
ED2062 Aesthetic Education 02
ED2072 Educational Planning 02
EN2053 Introduction to American Literature and Civilization 03
EN2063 Teaching: Reading, Writing and Vocabulary 03
EN2073 Sri Lankan Literature in English 03
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
ED3012 Soft Skills for Teachers 02
ED3022 Child Rights 02
ED3032 Physical Education 02
EN3013 ELT Curriculum Design 03
EN3023 Teaching: Listening and Speaking 03
EN3033 Victorian Literature 03
EN3043 Discourse Analysis 03
Semester 2
ED3043 Lifelong Education 02
ED3053 Portfolio and Teaching Practice 08
ED3052 Tertiary Education 02
EN3063 Literary Theory in English 03
EN3063 Second Language Acquisition and ESL in Sri Lanka 03
EN3083 Shakespeare Studies 03
EN3083 Lesson Planning and ELT Material Development Mechanics 03
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
ED4013 Research Methods 03
ED4023 Curriculum Theory and Practice 03
EN4013 World Literature in English 03
EN4023 Study of Linguistics: Applied/Socio/Psycholinguistics 03
EN4032 Augustun Literature 02
EN4042 Women Writers 02
Semester 2
ED4036 Dissertation 06
ED4046 Practicum (Teaching Practice) 06

* Electives to be chosen with the prior approval of the Academic Department


The fee is presently Rs. 200,000 per semester. Fees for any subsequent semester should be paid prior to the commencement of each semester. This all inclusive fee is charged to cover lectures, tutorials and examinations and access to computer laboratory facilities and library.

The fees should be credited to, Account No 1630552 of the Bank of Ceylon in favour of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, at the Bank of Ceylon Kollupitiya Branch located at the first floor of the BoC Merchant Tower Building or at any branch of the Bank of Ceylon; or to Account No 00 399 0000033 of the Sampath Bank at any branch of Sampath Bank. Normally, fees paid will not be refunded. However, requests for refund of fees may be considered if made before expiry of one week from the date of commencement of lectures for each semester. The date of commencement of lectures for the new applicants will be the date of commencement of lectures of the Orientation Programme. The refund, if made will be subject to a deduction of ten percent of the fee paid.

Account No 1630552

of the Bank of Ceylon

Account No 00 399 0000033

of the Sampath Bank

Account No 156010007350

of the Hatton National Bank

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