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Name: Dr. Udara de Silva
Designation: Lecturer
Department: Department of Modern Languages
University Location:
(Room Number) K16 001
University Address: Department of Modern Languages,
University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Residential Address: Malabe, Sri Lanka.
Telephone: (Extension) 724/ (Office) +94-11-2-903721
E-mail:
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Academic Qualification :
Ph.D , Graduate School of Language & Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan 2015.
M.A., Graduate School of Language & Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan 2012.
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2004/2005.
B.A. (General) Degree, First Class Honors, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 2004.
Japanese Language Proficiency, Level 1 (2004, 2010).
Teacher Training, Japan Foundation, 2010.
• Japanese Language Certificate, Soka University, Japan 2002.
Teaching Experience :
Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, September 2008.
Junior Fellow, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, May 2007.
Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, May 2005.
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, August 2004.
Visiting Instructor of the Diploma Programme in Business English, English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (March 2006- April 2007, November 2007- November 2008).
Visiting Instructor, General English Language Teaching (GELT) Course, conducted by the English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (Gampaha District- 2002).
Publications :
de Silva, U.I., Language learning motivation: A case study of Sri Lankan JFL students in the university level. 2014, Gensha, 9, 418-432.
de Silva, U.I., Language learning motivation and achievement: Sri Lankan university students of Japanese as a foreign language. 2015, Hitotsubashinihongokyoikukenkyu, 3, 61-72.
• Japanese Language Text Book, Advanced Level, prescribed text books for G.C.E.-A/L Examination.
Oral Presentations:
de Silva, U.I.,Japanese Language Education in Sri Lanka: A Critical Analysis of the Past, Present and Future, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies, University of Kelaniya , 2005.
de Silva, U.I.,Japanese Language Studies at Sri Lankan Universities: How important is Subject Benchmarking, Proceedings of the “International Symposium” on issues and challenges of the 21st Century, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka ,2006.
de Silva, U.I., Why do Sri Lankan Students Study Japanese: Motivation in Learning Japanese Language, 5th Educational Seminar, Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of Sri Lanka, 2012.
Awards :
•  Tsukada Memorial Award for the best Master’s thesis by a foreign student, Graduate School of Language & Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan, 2012.
• Monbukagakusho scholarship awarded by the Japanese Government for Post Graduate Studies, 2010.
• Grant by the Japan Foundation for the participation in the Short-term Teacher Training Programme conducted by the Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Kita-Urawa, Japan, 2010
• Association of International Education Japan (AIEJ) scholarship to participate in the Student Exchange Programme at Soka University, Tokyo, Japan, 2001.
Research Interests :
Motivation in learning second/foreign languages, Second Language Acquisition Studies, Japanese language education in Sri Lanka
Other :
President, Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Sri Lanka. (2008/ 2009)
Member of the Panel for the revision of Japanese Syllabus for G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination, 2009.

 

· Teacher Training, Japan Foundation, 2010.

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