Language Studies


The Department of Language Studies (LSD) offers a range of academic programmes that can cater to the needs of diverse group of students. It is committed to offering high quality programmes in the Distance Education mode utilizing innovative modes of teaching. In relation to English, the courses on offer are structured so that students can commence their studies with minimal levels of competence and proceed to a BA in English and English Language Teaching. The Department is also committed to serving the English language needs of all students registered for diverse undergraduate degrees at the OUSL. In recent times, we have also focused attention on enhancing learning opportunities for the two national languages of Sri Lanka: Sinhala and Tamil. The LSD thus offers a range of courses that are relevant to the Sri Lankan context with flexible and affordable avenues of learning where students can achieve professional, social and national goals.

    Department Mission

To provide high quality language and literature education through Open Distance Learning methods. Its main objective is to produce educated, responsible and culturally-sensitive citizens with critical, analytical and professional skills.

Updated 31.08.2021

Notice to Students of B.A in English and English Language Teaching (Levels 4,5 and 6)

We are deeply concerned about being unable to begin academic activities, for levels 4,5 and 6 despite numerous interventions from our part with the University IT system. Throughout the past weeks, we have been taking into account reports of incomplete registration by students and mediating on their behalf with the relevant authorities. We have been going beyond our duties as Academic staff members round the clock in attempting to resolve this issue, and we can relate to the frustration and the disappointment felt by you, as students eager to continue your studies.

The Department has been liaising with the various administrative bodies regarding payment of student fees not being visible in the system and we had also requested the students submit certain information such as voucher numbers or bank details to resolve this matter.

We would like to assure all our re-registering students that we constantly remind the relevant authorities to sort out the technical issues related to this matter and to enable you to complete registration. We hope that we will soon be able to notify you about a commencement date as we too, are eagerly waiting to begin day schools.


(The Department of Language Studies)

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