A Course Conducted by English Literature Sri Lanka


English Literature Sri Lanka

Course name

The Certificate in English Literature

Course duration – Direct Teaching Hours

80 hours

Course duration – Notional Hours

240 hours

Course duration – Ai Teaching Hours

3600 hours


Fully Online with academic library, SAAS, and unrestricted AI access

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Evaluation criteria

Formative assessments/Continuous assessment/ Final examination

Mode of evaluation

Online via The Department of Examinations of ELSL


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Targeted groups

Teachers of English/English Literature

Readers of B. A/B.Ed./M.A/M.Ed.

GCE/Edexcel/CAIE Students of English Literature

Anyone who is interested in learning Literature beyond the conventional scope

Course Description: The Certificate in English Literature (CEL)

The Certificate in English Literature is a comprehensive course designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of English literature. The course comprises of 80 direct teaching hours, 240 notional hours, and 3600 Artificial Intelligence based teaching hours. It is designed for teachers, graduates, G.C.E O/L, G.C.E A/L, CAIE, EDEXCEL students, and anyone who is passionate to learn English Literature from beginner’s level.

This course covers a wide range of literary genres, including poetry, and fiction, from both contemporary and classic periods. The course focuses on developing a deep understanding of literary analysis, critical thinking, and interpretation of various texts. Students will be exposed to a variety of works, including novels, plays, and poems, by some of the greatest writers in English literature, such as William Shakespeare, John Keats, Franz Kafka, and many others.

The course is structured to enable students to progress from the basics to the intermediate level of literary analysis. The direct teaching hours will consist of lectures, discussions, and group work, where students can engage with each other and the instructor. The notional hours will be dedicated to self-study and practice, including reading and writing assignments, research projects, and individual and group presentations.

The course also incorporates 3600 Artificial Intelligence-based teaching hours, where students will have access to ELSL’s “Adaptive Bot for Online Teaching”, for personalized learning and support.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze and interpret literary texts with confidence, write critically and creatively, and appreciate the beauty and significance of English literature. The Certificate in English Literature will provide students with a solid foundation for further academic pursuits, such as pursuing a degree in English literature, or for those who wish to explore English literature for personal interest.

  • The student must score the minimum pass mark in the aptitude test.
  • The student must be over 18 years of age.

Last day to register

30th November 2024

11.59 p.m.

Last day to withdraw from WD

07th December 2024 

11.59 p.m.

Aptitude test

8th December 2024

08.00 p.m.

Last day to complete the course payment

15th December 2024

11.59 p.m.

Course commencement

04th January 2024

08.00 p.m.

MR. R. Gunawardane, Senior Lecturer of English Literature, ELSL

ELSL – Adaptive Bot for Online Teaching

Class days

Saturday – Sunday 8.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Participation option

Live via web conference

Application/Registration/Aptitude Test Fees*

Rs 1000/=

Total Tuition Fee Per Course*

Rs 45000/=


The fee is subject to periodic revision.

*Application/Registration/Aptitude Test Fees are refunded if the student passes the test and total tuition fee per course is paid.

The total tuition fee includes all payments for examination fees and syllabus material.

**If the student passes the aptitude test, the total fee should be paid in full at the time of registration. OR Contact the public relations division of ELSL for installment options. 

Following the aptitude test, the student is informed on how to complete the payment.

**Fee paid is not subject to refund. However, a student may request the fee to be transferred to the next academic year (and not beyond.) Requests for deferrals must be made within the first month of the course once it has been commenced.

Account Name

ELSL Institute




Kadawatha (2nd City)

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