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Ms. Keshani Wijesuriya

Lecturer

Faculty of Humanities & Sciences | English Language Teaching Unit

Career Summary

  •  Keshani Wijesuriya is attached to the Faculty of Science and Humanities, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology - February 2018 – to date
  • Visiting Lecturer in English (August 2016- January 2018)

 - Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE)- September 2017- February 2018

 - Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology – October 2017 – January 2018

 - Advanced Certificate in English for Trinco School of Logistics, KDU,2017

 -  International Legal English Certificate Course for LLB undergraduates, KDU, 2017

 -  KDU English Course for Defence Services Command and Staff College - 2016

  -  English Language Intensive Course for MBBS undergraduates, KDU, August 2016- November 2016

  •  Instructor in English/ Coordinator of the Orientation English Package of Intake 85  (2016), Sri Lanka Military Academy 
  • The Proofreader of 2011- National Business Directory, SLT Rainbow Pages

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Colombo (2011)
  • Masters in Linguistics - University of Kelaniya (2017)
  • Distinction / Second in Order of Merit – English Language Teaching Methodology Course, General Sir John Kotalawala Defence University (2014)
  • Merit – CCHRM,IPM (2013)

HONOURS AND AWARDS

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Vocabulary Acquisition
  • Deductive and Inductive Methods of Teaching Grammar
  • Classroom Assessment

Memberships

  

Ongoing Research

  • A Comparative Study on Inductive and Deductive Methods of Teaching: A Research on Learning English as a Second Language by Undergraduate Officer Cadets 
  • A Comparative Study on the Use of Reading and Video Based Material in Vocabulary Acquisition
  • A Comparative Analysis of Student Reading Gains Based on Different Techniques of Vocabulary Instruction: Dictionary Use,Contextual Guessing, L1, and L2
  • Wijesuriya,K.,& Dissanayke,S.(2021).Videos versus Print Materials in Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition: An Impact Study - (Abstract accepted for 7th International Research Conference on Humanities & Social Sciences)

My Publications

Journal Publications

Journal Publications Under Review

  • Wijesuriya,K.,& Dissanayake,S.  " A Study on the Impact of Online Monolingual and Bilingual Dictionary Use on ESL Learners Vocabulary Acquisition and Retention "          Under Review
  • Wijesuriya,K.G.,& Dissanayake,S.  " Videos versus Print Materials in Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition: An Impact Study - (Abstract accepted for7thInternational Research Conference on Humanities & Social Sciences) "          Under Review

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