Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in English (PGDip PPE)

An innovative one-year intensive English language enhancement and communication course offered by highly experienced and qualified faculty. The programme has a strong practice orientation and integrates insights from key stakeholders in the industry – backed by the academic excellence of the Postgraduate Institute of English and The Open University of Sri Lanka.

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in English is an extensive program to upskill the English language proficiency of working professionals. It covers a range of professional communication requirements including presentations, negotiation, small talk, personal branding as well as reflection, and a range of writing genres.

250 hours of in-class teaching and hands-on language practice
A unique focus on the unwritten rules involved in communicating in English in professional contexts
Teaching panel consisting of both English language teaching experts and professionals from HR
Motivational talks by industry leaders
Content that has been vetted by leading figures in the business world
A postgraduate diploma qualification from a leading state university in the country

Core Courses

PGP8501 Professional Communication I – Professional Writing Skills
PGP8401 Professional Communication II – Skills in Presentation and Technology Mediated Communication
PGP8302 Professional Communication III – Language of Negotiation
PGP8601 Key Language Competencies and Advanced Grammar
PGP8301 Continuous Professional Development (including soft skills and IT skills)
PGP8303 Writing and Presenting Project Proposals


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Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Diploma Programme
Conducted by :
Post Graduate Institute in English
Programme Duration :
One year with more than 250 hours of face-to-face contact and practical sessions
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
  • A degree from a recognized University or an equivalent professional qualification recognized by the Senate, OUSL;


  • Successful performance at the Selection Test.
Application Issuing 16th  June 2023
Closing date of application 10th November  2023
Selection Test 18th November 2023
Registration December  2023

How to apply:

Please pay Rs.1000/- to the following Account Number of the People’s Bank, Nugegoda and attach an image of the customer copy of the deposit receipt when filling the Online Application form . The payment of the Application fee could be made at any major branch of the People’s Bank. The Applicant’s name, mobile number and National Identity Card No. should be indicated clearly on the Deposit Slip. Online applications submitted without proof of payment of Rs. 1000.00 application fee or late applications shall not be considered.

Account No :     174-100-246-838310

Name of Account Holder   :     Postgraduate Institute of English

Course fees for 2023 entry (subject to revision)  : Rs. 110,250.00

Please contact Program Coordinator Ms. Mihiri Jansz  or Deputy Registrar for more details

Address :
Postgraduate Institute for English (PGIE), The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda
Contact :
Email :
The Open University of Sri Lanka
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