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Dr. Nirosha Kushlani Abeysekera
Senior Lecturer - Grade II
Language Studies Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Head of the Department
Select, 1st floor, HSS Building
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Ph.D (English and Foreign Languages University, India), M.A. in TESL (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka), B.A. (Andhra University, India)
Senior Lecturer – Grade II
Areas of Specialization:
English Language Education, Teacher Training, Adult Education
Developing Listening and Speech Skills in the field of English for General Academic Purposes.
Research presentation on “Making Silk Purses- Do Adult Learners Improve Through Interaction” at OUSL Academic Sessions. Publication of Abstract on the same topic in Extended Abstracts, 2007
Research presentation on “The Impact of Prior Experience on Learning Literature” at Annual Academic Sessions/ Faculty of HSS, OUSL. Publication of Abstract on the same topic in Extended Abstracts, 2009.
Presentation on “Setting Standards for Academic English at the OUSL” at Faculty Academic Seminar/ Faculty of HSS, OUSL.
Presentation on “Teaching English for General Academic Purposes: Perspectives of Practitioners” at 6th International SLELTA Conference. Publication of Abstract on the same topic in Extended Abstracts, 2010.
Presentation on “ Face-to-face Sessions in Teaching and Learning Listening and Speaking Skills through the Distance Learning Method in the English for General Academic Purposes Classroom: Issues and Concerns” at the 30th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities, Philippines. Publication of Extended Abstract in the Conference Proceedings,2016.
Presentation on “Perception of ESL students on Group Presentations as an Assessment Tool” at the 15th Open University Research Sessions. Publication of Extended Abstract in the Conference Proceedings, 2017.
Presentation on “A Course Evaluation Through Needs Analysis Based on Perceptions of Students: Course in Grammar and Communication Skills” at the Open University International Research Sessions. Publication of Extended Abstract in the Conference Proceedings, 2018.
Presentation on “Stakeholder Perceptions on B.A. Honours in English and English Language teaching in Enhancing Professional Development: A Case Study at the Open University of Sri Lanka” at the H.S.S. Faculty Research Communication, 2020.
Presentation on ” Online or Offline Sessions? An analysis of influencing Factors of Absenteeism among the Students of English for Academic Purposes” at the Open University Research Sessions. Publication of Extended Abstract in the Conference Proceedings, 2020.
Presentation on “Learning English at Tertiary Level via Zoom Technology – The Experience of OUSL Students” at the International Conference on “Önline Teaching and Testing of English Language: Challenges and Solutions” in 2020.
“Using Zoom Technology for Language Teaching in Challenging Situations – The OUSL Experience”