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Advanced Certificate in Sinhala as a Second Language
This programme focuses on developing the four major language skills, viz. listening, speaking, reading and writing and also the appropriate use of grammar. The programme also pays special attention to the needs of employees in the public sector and private sector who wish to improve their communication skills in Sinhala, in order that they may function more efficiently at their places of work. A variety of exercises, tasks and activities have been designed following the communicative method of language teaching. This has been especially designed for those whose first language is Tamil.
➢ The study pack includes printed course materials and audio materials.
➢ This programme has been designed for self-study but is supported by weekend classroom sessions of 2 hours conducted at the Regional/ selected Study Centres.
The evaluation scheme consists of 2 Continuous Assessment Tests at regular intervals, and a Final Examination (Written & Oral). The CA component is mandatory.
2. i). Obtained a Credit pass or above in Sinhala as a Second Language at G.C.E (O/L) in the old syllabus/New syllabus, or . ii). Successfully completed the Basic Course in Sinhala conducted by the Open University of Sri Lanka, or . iii). Successfully completed the Certificate in Sinhala as a Second Language conducted by the Open University of Sri Lanka, or . iv). Obtained Credit passes in the language proficiency tests (Part I, Part II, Part III) conducted by the Ministry of National Languages and Social
Integration, or . v). An equivalent or higher educational and professional qualification acceptable to the Senate.
* Applicants who do not possess the above qualifications 2 (i) – (v) should sit for the grading test conducted by the Open University of Sri Lanka, and those who score less than 40% marks will be selected to follow the certificate course in Sinhala as a second language.