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Department of English Language Teaching(DELT)

Welcome to Department of English Language Teaching

The Head and the Staff members welcome you all to the Department of English Language Teaching, Faculty of Arts and Culture, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. The Department had originally been established as an English Language Teaching Unit in the year 1981 and it was subsequently upgraded to the status of Department in the year 2020. 

The courses of English language are designed to provide undergraduates with knowledge and skills needed to use the language in their academic activities and in their natural settings. The Department of English also seeks to serve the wider community in their English language needs. To achieve the aims of the courses, the Department employs strategies in every domain that go in parallel with the latest research findings in the field of English Language teaching, learning and assessment.

Our Vision:

To be the Centre of Excellence for English Language Teaching and Assessment in this Region.

Our Mission:

Develop the standard of English Language knowledge and skills of the undergraduates and community at large to connect them to the rest of the world in all their endeavours.

Head of the Department

Umashankar

 

Dr S. Umashankar
PhD in Language Assessment(University of Bedfordshire, UK), MPhil in Language Assessment ( University of Bedfordshire, UK ), M.A. in Linguistics (UoK) , MSc. in Food Preservation Technology (EUSL), B.A. in English & English Language Teaching (OUSL), BSc. in Bio-Science (EUSL)


Senior Lecturer in English
E-mailumashankars@esn.ac.lk /  head_eltu@esn.ac.lk
Research Interest: Second Language Acquisition Vs Second Language Learning, Washback of Language Tests, Washback to Learning Outcomes, Exploring Language Assessment and Testing,Learning Environment Vs Language Acquisition and Learning,Aligning Common Sri Lankan Frameworks of Reference in Language Testing,Formative and Summative Assessment in Second Language Teaching and Learning