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Aquinas Diploma in English

English Language Programme (Fulltime & Parttime)

About Course

This prestigious English Language Programme conducted by Aquinas University College is much in demand in Sri Lanka. The Department of Examinations in Sri Lanka recognizes it as one of the qualifying requirements to sit for some of its higher and professional examinations. More than 7,000 students enroll annually to obtain the Diploma certificate yearly to progress in their studies or career.This educational course is now conducted in Kurunegala, Kuliyapitiya and Pannala at JVI, which is situated in surroundings helpful to learning.


Entrance Requirements

All students must have at least reached the O/L standard to be eligible to apply for this course. Admission will be issued after a written examination conducted by the Department of English.

Course Duration

A student's course duration may vary depending on the proficiency level shown at the entry point placement test.

Course Content

i. Grammar
ii. Comprehension
iii. Composition
iv. Spoken English with conversational practice
v. Literature using selected texts


Promotion Examinations

On the result of the examination that will be held at the end of each stage, students will be promoted to the next higher grade. Only students who have 80% attendance will be permitted to sit for the promotion examination. Those who successfully complete the final stage will be awarded the Aquinas Diploma in English.

Weekday Morning Intensive Course

Duration - 03 months
Tuesday to Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Commencement - 15th March
Application deadline - 12th March

Weekend Morning Course

Duration -06 months
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Commencement - 15th March
Application deadline - 12th March

Course Structure

The Diploma course consists of four stages
  i. Certificate Level 1
  ii. Certificate Level 2
  iii. Certificate Level 3
  iv. Intermediate Level
  iv. Final Level