Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU)

The English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) that functions under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences caters to all faculties in the University, facilitating the undergraduates to achieve proficiency in English as its primary objective.

Quick Info

News & Event


An English camp was organized by the ELTU in collaboration with John Keels Foundation and Gateway International from September 11-15, 2017 in order to enhance communicative skills in English and soft skills of the final year undergraduates of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Contact Info
English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU)
University of Ruhuna
Matara
Sri Lanka

Tel : +94 412222681/82 Ext: 3802
Fax : +94 412227010
Email : eltu@hss.ruh.ac.lk

Head's Message

The English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) conducts compulsory foundation courses in General English Language Proficiency for the undergraduates in all faculties of the University to achieve English language skills essential in their academic as well as professional life.

The courses conducted by the ELTU cater to improve the students’ ability to use the language in their studies to a level which helps them exchange ideas with peers through classroom exercises and research. A number of academics supported by an experienced visiting staff serve on a regular basis.

In addition, the ELTU conducts weekend external courses in English to help the public to attain their professional aspirations. The external courses focus on employees needing English in their working environment.

As an academic entity, the ELTU serves both undergraduates and the public, to help the University of Ruhuna to fulfill its valuable mission as the knowledge hub in the Southern province.

Course Units

Special General
1000 Level
1st Semester
FDN 11513 English 1000 Level I FDN 11513 English 1000 Level I
1000 Level
2nd Semester
FDN 12513 English 1000 Level II FDN 12513 English 1000 Level II
2000 Level
1st Semester
FDN 21613 English 2000 Level I FDN 21513 English 2000 Level I
2000 Level
2nd Semester
FDN 22613 English 2000 Level II FDN 22513 English 2000 Level II
3000 Level
1st Semester
FDN 31613 English 3000 Level I FDN 31513 English 3000 Level I
3000 Level
2nd Semester
4000 Level
1st Semester
FDN 41613 English 4000 Level I
4000 Level
2nd Semester