Learning English has emerged as a key element in efforts to overcome divisions and economic hardships, helping to foster inclusive growth and stability in Sri Lanka.
More opportunities are available to those who speak English, now considered the language of business and commerce.
Even though the literacy rate is considerably high in the area at 95%, it is noted that formal education levels are with, only 45.6% of youths completing any forms of secondary education. Many of whom become young adults in the community who have limited job opportunities due to lack of English and basic computer literacy. At our dedicated education and training facility, we aim to conduct various courses and basic learning classes to equip the Panadura youths with English and Computer training which in turn will enhance their job opportunities and their future.
English as a Second Language course will provide English language instruction to participants. Classes will be conducted at three comprehension levels:
Topics to be covered in the classes include:
- Beginner: basic grammar, simple sentence structure, speaking, pronunciation, reading, comprehension, basic writing, spelling.
- Intermediate: grammar, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary
- Advanced: grammar and syntax, simple and complex sentence structures, idiomatic expressions and humour, speaking, reading comprehension, writing.