Certificate in English for Professional Purposes

This course is designed to enable students to be fluent, effective and confident in communicating in English in their day-to-day and professional environments while enhancing their language skills to be competent in using the language for different purposes.

Basic Entry Requirement

Professionals, public/private sector employees and any others who are interested can follow this course upon fulfilling:

  • GCE Ordinary Level with a Credit pass or above for English
  • Applicants will also be eligible to follow this course based on their performance at an Admission Test.
Course Content
  • Writing

 -Writing skills for business & official writing

-Forms of written communication used in modern business and professional environments

-Informal and formal language

  • Speaking

-Pronunciation practice

-Speaking skills for business and professional purposes

-Public speaking skills

-Presentation skills

-Interview skills

  • Grammar

-Revision of basic grammar

-Types of sentences

-Advanced grammar for official/ professional writing

  • Vocabulary

-Vocabulary development for effective speech and writing

-Vocabulary related to current situations

-Collocations for speaking and writing

  • Listening

-Listening techniques

-Listening and note taking skills

Methods of evaluation


Group work/ Assignments

Final examination

Programme Consultants

Ms.Kalani Dissanayake 

Contact No: 011-599-0000

Email: kalani@northshore.edu.lk 

Course Duration

4 months

Course Schedule

Weekend – 9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Course Fee (Conditions apply)

Registration Fee: LKR. 2,000/-

Programme Fee: LKR 25,000/-