Our Vision

To provide undergraduates with the language skills needed to excel academically and professionally.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Department of Languages is to provide high quality instructions on language skills relevant for academic and professional purposes, to the undergraduates of University of Moratuwa and to the professionals at large, through tailor made course modules that address specific needs.

Short-Term Goals

1.Develop English teaching programmes for the new entrants to the Faculty of Architecture

2.Test the English proficiency of students at entry to the University, group them according to their proficiency levels and develop teaching programs tailored to the needs of students with different proficiency levels.

3.Develop teaching programmes aimed at improving technical writing and presentation skills of postgraduate students.

4.Develop teaching programmes aimed at improving technical writing and presentation skills of Level 3 and Level 4 students.

5.Establish a link with the Maryland English Institute of University of Maryland, USA.

6.Create an English Language Society for the entire University.

7.Publish six-monthly a journal / magazine containing articles written by students.

8.Hold an Annual English day.

Long-Term Goals

1.Appoint a full-time Head of a Department with postgraduate qualifications and experience in teaching English.

2.Develop and conduct programmes in other languages. Sinhala /Tamil, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese

3.Develop benchmarks for listening, speaking and writing skills in English for each level for all three Faculties.

4.Develop and conduct teaching programmes for students in each level based on the benchmarks and award certificates to those who have achieved the required level of proficiency.

5.Establish a library of English books and inculcate a reading habit among students.

6.Amalgamate the resources of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of the Faculty of Information with that of the DOL, develop, and conduct teaching programmes that would meet the needs of the Faculty.

7.Develop teaching programmes to enable students to obtain internationally accepted qualifications such as TOEFL and IELTS.

8.Upgrade the English Language laboratory.

9.Develop online / CD based teaching programmes to enable self-learning.