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Diploma in Teaching English

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Full- time            –  12 months
Part –time          –  15 months
Distance mode   –  12 months

Total Hours


Mode of Delivery 


School leavers and those aspiring to enter the teaching profession and serving teachers to earn a qualification through Distance Mode

Three passes in any stream at G.C.E. (A/L) and “C” pass in English at O/L OR

English medium education in National Curriculum or Edexcel / Cambridge OR

Good O/L results with a “B” pass in English / acceptable English qualification

Core Component

Subject Component

Professional Component

Teaching Practice

Core Component

  • English Language Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Meditation & MBCT

Subject Component

  • English Language Teaching Methodology & TKT
  • Linguistics and Structure of English
  • English Phonology
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Curriculum Studies: National Curriculum & Edexcel / Cambridge
  • Lesson Development: Objectives, Plans for Four Skills, Grammar & Vocabulary & Teaching Aids
  • English Literature
  • Language Testing and Evaluation
  • Technology in ELT
  • Action Research
  • Music & Drama
  • GESE -Trinity Exams

Professional Component

  • Introduction Principles of Education & Sociology of Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Classroom Management

Teaching Practice

  • School Visits-Child Observation & Development of Four Skills
  • Internship
  • Reflective Practice & Journal
Diploma in Teaching English will follow Continuous Assessments and Formal Examination in each component.
Continuous Assessments:
  • Mid- Course Examination, Presentation, Discussions, Assignments, Quiz, Viva, Practical Work, Individual and Group Tasks and Project Work- will carry 40% towards the final grade.

Formal Examination:

  • End of course exams will contribute the balance 60%.

Full- time – 12 months (08.30 am – 03.30 pm from Monday to Friday) Two school terms of institutional training and two terms of internship in a selected school

Part –time – 15 months (08.30 am -03.30 pm on Saturday and Sunday)

Distance mode – 12 months (Online, Monthly seminar, Assignments)

Online – Fulltime/ Part-time

On – campus  – Fulltime/ Part-time

Distance Mode- Part-time


  • With Diploma in Teaching English, one can proceed to B. Ed in Teaching English as a Foreign Language offered in affiliation with IIC University of Technology, Cambodia.

  • Those students will be exempted from the first Year of the Three-Year Bachelor of Education Programme.

  • With this Diploma, one can continue to read for B.A. General with English as a subject from SIBA Campus, Kandy. This is a UGC & MOHE accredited degree.

  • They can earn a WORLD CLASS TEACHING QUALIFICATION by taking up the TKT -Teaching Knowledge Test- Examination which is conducted by the University of Cambridge, London. All students are given training in TKT which is incorporated into the curriculum. They can sit the examination through the British Council.

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