This article presents the findings of a study which investigated the needs and expectations of a group of students registered for an undergraduate degree programme offered in the medium of English which is the students’ second language (L2), at the Open University of Sri Lanka. The study was conducted at the beginning of the English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP) Course which is offered to these undergraduates to enhance their core academic English language skills. The views of the teachers of main subject disciplines about the importance of English for successful functioning in their respective academic disciplines were also investigated. The challenges, constraints and possibilities in meeting the needs and expectations of these stakeholders are also discussed.
How to Cite:
De Silva, R. and Devendra, D., 2015. Responding to English Language Needs of Undergraduates: Challenges and Constraints. OUSL Journal, 7, pp.1–24. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/ouslj.v7i0.7305