Welcome to the Department of Languages at the University of Moratuwa, a hub of linguistic excellence and cultural exploration.



Established in March 2016, our department has been dedicated to fulfilling a diverse range of language needs for students and individuals eager to refine their linguistic abilities. Our journey began as the English Language Teaching Centre, facilitating the transition to English as the primary medium of instruction for new students.As the demand for language proficiency grew across various student groups, we recognized the need for an academic department that could comprehensively address these evolving requirements.

Our mission is to not only uphold the legacy of the English Language Teaching Centre but also to expand and innovate our offerings. The new Department of Languages aims to cater to the broader language skill development needs of our community. Our reach now extends beyond a single medium, providing language solutions and support to all faculties within the University. Whether you're an aspiring engineer, a medical student, a technologist, or pursuing any professional field, our humanities modules are designed to empower you to effectively integrate your specialized skills into the ever-changing global landscape.

Diversity is at the heart of our curriculum. We proudly offer a rich selection of languages and humanities modules that transcend traditional boundaries. These modules not only foster linguistic competence but also nurture a holistic understanding of cultures and societies, preparing our graduates to thrive in an interconnected world.

Acknowledging the paramount importance of effective communication in today's job market, we are excited to introduce the Minor options in English within the Faculty of Engineering. These minors, available in English Literature and English for Academic/Professional Purposes, address the growing demand for enhanced English language skills among undergraduates. In an age where employers value articulate oral and written communication, our minors empower engineering students with the linguistic tools necessary to excel in their careers.

Join us in this exciting journey of exploration, growth, and transformation. Whether you're looking to refine your language skills, broaden your cultural horizons, or gain a competitive edge in the job market, the Department of Languages is here to guide you towards success.