Crtificate In English For Law (EL)



Target Group

This course is suitable for those who are studying law and law related subjects in the Sinhala or Tamil medium and want to improve their use of English in legal or semi legal situations.

The course is also suitable for Attorneys at - Law or those in similar employment.
The course provides opportunities to improve and practise listening, speaking, reading and writing in a number of legal and social situations. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to read legal texts and become familiar with legal terminology. Communication skills including presenting arguments and counter arguments, participating in debates and discussions are also taught.



Read the section titled  Duration under in Certificate in English for Careers. The Certificate in English for  Law is awarded only to those who successfully complete Part II of the course.


The following persons are eligible to apply :

  1. Those who have registered to study for a course in law at the University of Colombo  as external students or at the Sri Lanka Law College or Open University of Sri Lanka or any other institute of higher education.

  2. Attorneys at – Law or those employed in a similar capacity.

( Students who are hoping to enter Sri Lanka Law College or internal students of the Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo or students who will be admitted to that
Faculty in the Year 2012 or 2013 are not eligible to apply).


The same criteria for selection to Certificate in English for Careers will apply.
(Read section on Selection).