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Judith Sumindi Rodrigo
Lecturer (Probationary)
Department of Modern Languages
University Address: Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Telephone:  + 94 112 903 721
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Academic Qualifications

  • Diplômeapprofondi de langue française C1, CIEP, France
  • B.A. (Special) Degree, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Master I - Didactique des langues et des cultures et FLE, Université Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne, France
  • Master II - Didactique des langues et des cultures et FLE, Université Jean Monnet, Saint Étienne, France

Professional Qualifications

  • Teacher – Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo from May 2013
  • Visiting Lecturer – University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri-Lanka (2016)
  • Teacher of French Language –Lyceum International School, Wattala, Sri Lanka ( 2012- 2013)
  • Visiting Lecturer –American College of Higher Education, Negombo, Sri Lanka (2011)

Professional training

  • Habilitation des examinateurs et des correcteurs DELF (A1-B2), CIEP
  • Teacher training programme, Saint Joseph Private Elementary School, La Seauve Sur Semene, France
  • Teacher training programme, Pierre et Marie Curie Secondary School, La Talaudière, France
  • Cambridge Ordinary Level French professional development course, Colombo, Sri Lanka


  • A study on the language contact as seen among French/Sinhala bilingual children born to Sinhala speaking Sri Lankan immigrants in France (Master’s thesis)
  • A study of the Sinhala adaptation of the French animation movie “Astérix et Cléopâtre”: focusing on the cultural interplay in an audio-visual adaptation. (Mini-thesis as part of the BA Special Degree in French language and culture)

Awards & Scholarships

  • Prix d’Excellence Master-Ingénieur, Fondation de l’Université Jean-Monnet, Saint Étienne, France – 2015.
  • Gold Medal for best performance at the B.A. (Special) Degree in French University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka – 2011.
  • Scholarship offered by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cooperation (MAEC) and the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECI) - Aug 2010.
  • Winner of the “Dix mots de la Francophonie” competitionorganized by the Embassy of France, Sri Lanka - Aug 2009

Papers published in Abstract form/ conference papers:

  • Sinhala/French Language and Culture contact: A case study on Sinhala children of srilankan origin living in France”, International Conference on Linguistics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,2015

Research interests

Didactics of languages and cultures, socio-didactics, language and culture contact, plurilingual and multicultural identities, language ideologies