Mrs. Imali Bogamuwa

Senior Lecturer (G II)

Language Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Contact:

Main Campus, Nawala, 1st floor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences building, Room No : 14

Office: 112881057, Ext: 557 Mobile: NULL

Email: inbog@ou.ac.lk NULL


As a Sri Lankan English Language Teaching (ELT) practitioner I have a special interest in enhancing all four language skills in English- specially Communicative Skills of the Sri Lankan university students

Area of Specification:

The Psycho-Socio context of Teaching/Learning English in Sri Lanka Applied Linguistics Issues and Development in Methodology Testing and Evaluation Teaching Grammar and Four Skills Curriculum and Material Design Management in ELT Research Methods and Design Research Communication

Research Intrests:

Teaching Integrated Reading-Writing Skills to ESL learners Teaching Grammar and four skills to ESL learners Teaching English for General Academic Purposes New approach to enhance Communicative Skills in English of the Sri Lankan students Teaching Morphological Approaches for an English Pronunciation Lexicon

Affiliations:

Asia TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language): Membership ID SL010 www.asiatefl.org SLELTA (Sri Lanka English Language Teachers Association):Membership ID 2081 www.slelta.lk

Programmes Coordination:

English for General Academic Purposes (EGAP) English for Science

Course Coordination:

LSE3201/3204 (EGAP) Engineering Technology LSE1303 English for Science and B. Ed Courses (Part I) LSE2303 English for Science Courses and B. Ed Courses (Part II)

Awards:

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Researches:

Summary Writing Performance and the Impact of Instruction: An Exploratory Study Using Upper Intermediate ESL Students. (Dissertation Research for Master of Arts in TESL, PGIE/ OUSL: Research outline was presented at the third PGIE Research Forum,18th December 2009) A survey study was done on the Attitudes of the Students and the Teachers of G.C.E. Advanced Level General English, September 2007 and presented the data and the results in the course of the MA in TESEL Programme Language Policy and Its practices in the Open University of Sri Lanka. Conducted an Academic Presentation at the 5th Academic Presentation in the Series of Faculty Seminars (August 2006), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Open University of Sri Lanka

Ongoing Research:

Teacher?s Perspectives vs. Learner?s Perspectives: A Need Analysis Approach to English for General Academic Purposes at the Open University

Research Supervisions:

Supervision of B.A. in English and ELT Level 6 Final Research Projects -Attitudes of students towards the use of audio and visual aids in the process of teaching GCE A/L General English (October, 2013) -A comparative study of Direct Method and Eclectic Method to transfer information into other forms (March, 2012) -Development of speaking skills among semi-government school students (March, 2011) -An analysis of, Grammatical point of view, frequent errors prevalent in essay writing by the undergraduates of the EUSL (March, 2008)

Publications:

The Impact of the Instruction on the Rhetorical Structure Followed by the Students in the Summary Writing Performance of ESL Students. Paper presented at the 7th International SLELTA Conference, September 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Published the abstract in the Conference Proceedings ?An Analysis of the Strategies Used by ESL Students During Summary Writing? (2011, December) in VISTAS Vol.7: Series 1 (Journal of the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, OUSL) Exploring the Development of Abridging Skills of ESL Students at the Open University of Sir Lanka. Paper presented at the OUSL Annual Academic Sessions, September 2011. Published the abstract in the Conference Proceedings Teaching English for General Academic Purposes: Perspectives of Practitioners Joint paper presented at the 6th International SLELTA Conference, October 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Published the abstract in the Conference Proceedings Setting Standards for Academic English at the Open University of Sri Lanka. Joint presentation at the Academic Presentations in the series of Faculty Seminars of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3rd August 2009 The Impact of Prior Experience on Learning Literature. Joint paper presented at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences- Annual Academic Sessions, June 2009. Published the abstract in the Conference Proceedings Individualization of Instructions in Material Writing and Design: A Case Study from Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the 5th Asia TEFL Conference, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia, June 2007. Published the abstract in the Conference Proceedings Policy and the Role of English in the University. Joint paper presented at the Enhancing University ELT Conference, June 2006, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Published the abstract in the Conference Proceedings

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