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Ms. Erandi Kithulgoda


Faculty of Humanities & Sciences | English Language Teaching Unit

Career Summary

  • Lecturer in English, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology - March 2018 – to date
  • Lecturer/ Consultant in English, National Institute of Business Management - November 2013- August 2017
  • Visiting Lecturer, English Language Teaching Unit, University of Ruhuna – November 2017- February 2018
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of English Language Teaching, University of Kelaniya – October 2017 – December 2017
  • Visiting Lecturer at Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE) – October 2017 – January 2018
  • Instructor in English at  General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University - October 2011- November 2013
  • Project Lecturer of the University Grants Commission teaching English in the Pre orientation programme for new entrants to universities. - June 2011 -September 2011
  • Visiting Lecturer conducting the English Language Intensive Course for new undergraduates at the English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU), Kelaniya - November 2010 - December 2010.


  • Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, Postgraduate Institute of English, Open University of Sri Lanka (2017)
  • Master of Arts in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (2014)
  • Bachelor of Arts (1st Class Honours), University of Kelaniya (2010)
  • Diploma in French (Diplome de Langue Francaise, Ecole Internationale de Langue Francaise, Alliance Francaise, Sri Lanka)
  • Diploma in International Relations (Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies)
  • Completed a 120 hour English Teacher Training Programme conducted by the Ministry of Higher Education in partnership with the British Council, Colombo



Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Genre Analysis
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Teaching Grammar as a Second Language


Ongoing Research

My Publications

Conference Presentations

  • Erandi Kithulgoda, Dushyanthi Mendis  " Using electronic corpora to analyse language structure and use in Special Occasion speeches  Presentation,  at at Icon Arts Annual Research Symposium 2018, University of Colombo,   2018
  • Erandi Kithulgoda  " Should we say This is wrong'? ; Impact of Explicit Corrective Feedback on Language Accuracy  Presentation,  at International Postgraduate Research Conference 2015, University of Kelaniya,   2015

Conference Proceedings

  • Erandi Kithulgoda   Crossing Over to the other Side: Attitudes held by Sinhala Medium Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduates of Sri Lankan Universities  in Annual International Research Symposium 2013,  year 2013,   General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University,        September 2013,  

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