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School of Language Studies (SLS)

The objective of School of Language Studies (SLS) is to educate students to understand different cultures, teaching of language (English and Tetum), and translation and interpretation.

It is a four year program culminating in writing an original thesis and defend it in front of a panel of examiners. Students also undertake internship in which two thirds of the time must be done in a profit maximinzing organization. 

SLS has two departments, namely Department of English Studies and Department of Tetum Studies. Department of English Studies to produce graduates with English skills for teaching and careers in public, private, and international sectors.  

The Department of Tetum Studies produce graduates to contribute for careers in industries, public sector, and translation and interpretation. Graduates must be able to contribute to standarize Tetum that is simple and able to adopt other languages with clear and transparent rules.