The Certificate in English Literature

A Course Conducted by English Literature Sri Lanka

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English Literature Sri Lanka

Course name

The Certificate in English Literature

Course duration

80 hours

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Evaluation criteria

Formative assessments/Continuous assessment/ Final examination

Mode of evaluation

Online via The Department of Examinations of ELSL



Targeted groups

GCE/Edexcel/CAIE Students of English Literature

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

Teachers of English/English Literature

Anyone who is interested in learning Literature beyond the conventional scope

The Certificate in English Literature (CEL) is an advanced course designed to support students to understand the fundamentals of English Literature as a subject. The course covers the essential areas that help those who follow it to creatively understand the diversity of the subject.

The learners will embark on a literary expedition starting from the elements of literature to poetry, short story, folk tale, and novel.

Uncovering the development of language, genre, themes, characters, and techniques, this course explores the social standards, religions, and politics that shaped the history of the world and brought human civilization to its current standards.

The student must score the minimum pass mark in the aptitude test

Last day to register

31st December 2022

Last day to withdraw from WD

05th January 2023

Aptitude test

3rd January 2023

Last day to complete the course payment

06th January 2023

Course commencement

07th January 2023

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

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.

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ELSL Institute




Kadawatha (2nd City)

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Application for The Certificate in English Literature (CEL) – Aptitude Test – 2023 CLOSED

CEL – 2023 – REGISTRATION (For the applicants who passed the aptitude test)