The Department of English Language Teaching offers English Language courses to students of all the Faculties in the University of Colombo. The courses range from General English to English for Specific Purposes according to the needs of the diverse Faculties.  The Department offers student placement for new entrants followed by intensive and proficiency courses, and certificate courses in English. The proficiency courses are designed to fulfil Bands 4 to 7 of the UTEL (Academic) Benchmarks. The DELT also offers the study stream, Studies in English as a Second Language, which is a three-year degree programme. Additionally, the DELT extends its services to the wider community through a Certificate Course and an e-Diploma in Business English. The strength of the Department lies in its versatile academic staff (permanent and visiting) and its dedicated team of administrative staff.