Language learning is a path to wisdom. It entails larger horizons of knowledge, self – empowerment, better attitudes, and fair conduct and develops respect and tolerance towards cultural, social, and political diversity, which is essential for peaceful and harmonious living. While English language is given priority as it is the medium of instruction at the university, the Department of Languages at the Faculty of Management, Social Sciences and Humanities conducts basic Sinhala and basic Tamil courses for all KDU students in order to give them an exposure to these national languages. All foreign students studying at the university are required to follow national languages courses. Students whose native language is Sinhalese are required to follow the Tamil course and the students whose native language is Tamil have to follow the Sinhala language course. There are two language laboratories at the Department of Languages at the Faculty of Management, Social Sciences and Humanities as follows:
LEVEL III Laboratory
In level III laboratory main focus is on listening and speaking skills. Students have the ability to use audio taped materials to improve their listening skills. Main benefit of this level III laboratory provides an opportunity for students to record and listen to their own speech. It supports for a standard pronunciation by comparing with their speaking skills.
LEVEL IV Laboratory
Level IV laboratory is a computer-based laboratory. This is used for improving four learning skills such as listening, speaking, reading & writing. American English course materials are used to teach students in this laboratory.