Dr Ramani Ratnamali Jayasinghe
Dr Ramani Ratnamali JayasingheSenior Lecturer II

Contact:

Department of English Language Teaching
(Room Number) K15
University of Kelaniya
Sri Lanka

Tel:    +94-11 2903782 (Office)
 E-mail: ramani@kln.ac.lk (University)

Research Interests:

Acquisition of  Grammar, Pronunciation and  Vocabulary  in English as a Second Language (ESL), Testing and Evaluation in ESL, Bilingual  Learning and Teaching in ESL,  Classroom Management in ESL

Educational Qualifications:

Ph.D. in English (Linguistics and Phonetics), English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India.
M.A. in Linguistics, University of Kelaniya (Merit pass)
Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), University of Kelaniya

Teaching Experience in University of Kelaniya

Over 26 years of experience in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in all the faculties of University of Kelaniya.

Senior Lecturer Grade 11- 2010
Lecturer, Probationary- 2005
Instructor of English- 1993

Administrative Experience:

  1. Co-ordinator, English for Business Communication, from 2005 to 2008, Faculty of Commerce and Management.
  2. Co-ordinator, ‘English for Biology’, English for ‘Physical Science’, Faculty of Science, 2015 to date.
  3. Co-ordinator, English for Communication and Further Studies, Faculty of Science, from 2015 to 2017
  4. Co-ordinator, ‘ English for Industrial Management’, Faculty of Science, From 2015- 2016.
  5. Co-ordinator, ‘English for Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, 2015 to 2018
  6. Co-ordinator-‘Diploma in English for Professional Purposes’ , a weekend course   from 2018 to date, conducted by the Department of English Language Teaching, University of Kelaniya.
  7. Faculty Co-ordinator: Corporate Plan, Action Plan and the Progress Report from 2017 to date.

Contribution to Research- Presentations and Publications

2003

 

‘Child Language Development: A case study based on Data collected from a Sinhala Speaker’, Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.

2004

‘Language Tests in Commerce and Management Faculty’, Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.

2005

‘Reliability of Language Tests (Speech and Written) -First Year Students in Commerce and Management Faculty’, Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.

2006

 

 

‘How to Use Standard Pronunciation in English’ , Sri Lanka English Language Teachers’ Assosiation, Slelta, Fourth International Conference, BCIS, Colombo.

2007

‘An Analysis of Syntactic Errors of the Undergraduates who study English as a Second Language’ ,8th Annual Research Symposium,
Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya

2008

‘A Corpus –based Analysis on the Usage of Sri Lankan English among University Students’, Slelta, Fifth International Conference.

2009

‘Testing and Evaluation in English as a Second Language’
University of Kelaniya, Golden Jubliee Commemoration Volume of the University of Kelaniya

 

2014

 

 

 

Submited the Ph.D thesis “ Acquisition of Fine-grained Categories of Prepositions by ESL Learners to the English and Forein Languages University, India.

2015

 

 

‘Acquisition of English Prepositions by the ESL Learners of Sri Lanka’,

International Conference on Postcolonial Societies in Transition,

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna.

2015

 

 

 

‘A Comparison between the Acquisition of Phrasal Verbs and Spatial Prepositions by Sinhala Speaking ESL Learners’, 8th Research Conference 2015, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo-7

2015

‘Acquisition of Locative and Directional Prepositions by ESL Learners of Sri Lanka’, The International Conference on Humanities (ICH 2015)): New Dynamics, Directions and Divergences, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.

2015

 

 

 

 

A Comparison between the acquisition of English Prepositions by ESL Learners in Grade 4 and Grade 6 of Government Schools in Sri Lanka, Annual Research Symposium, 2015, National Centre for Advanced Studies, held at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute-Colombo.        

2015

Defended VIVA VOCE and was awarded Ph.D. in English (Linguistics & Phonetics) by English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad-005, India.                                                

2015

Thesis ‘Acquisition of Fine-grained Categories of Prepositions by ESL Learners’, Ph. D. Thesis, the English and Foreign Languages University, India.

2015

‘A Comparative Study on the Acquisition of the Four Categories of Prepositions in Writing by the ESL Learners in Sri Lanka: Grade 8 and Grade 10’, 13th Asia TEFL International Conference, Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre, Nanjing University, China.                  

2015

 

 

‘Error Analysis on the Usage of Prepositions by the ESL Learners in Writing Tasks’, International Postgraduate Research Conference 2015 (iprc), University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka                            

2016

 

 

‘Effective Use of Home Languages and Translanguaging in Learning Spellings by ESL Learners’, British Association of Applied Linguistics, Language Learning and Teaching Special Interest Group, BAAL Conference, at Lancaster University, UK  

2016

 

 

 

‘The Accuracy of the Usage of Prepositions by Learners of English as a Second Language in Dictation Tasks: Primary and Secondary Levels in schools, Second International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka- ICLSL-2016, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya.  

2016

 

 

 

‘Error Analysis on English as a Second Language (ESL) Learners’ Usage in Prepositions in Dictation Tasks’, 2nd International Conference on Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya      

2016

‘The Accuracy of the Usage of the ‘Subject and Verb Agreement’ by the Learners of English as a Second Language’, 17th Conference on Postgraduate Research , International Post Graduate Research Conference (IPRC)-2016, University of Kelaniya.

2017

‘The Accuracy on the Usage of Active Voice and Passive Voice by Learners of English as a Second Language : Tertiary Level’, The Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, Department of Linguistics, ICLSL-2017

2018

Accuracy in the Usage of Direct and Indirect Speech in Learning English as a Second Language: Tertiary Level, International Postgraduate Research Conference (iprc), University of Kelaniya                    

2018

‘ Error Analysis on Prepositions Used by the Learners of English as a Second Language in Writing’, International Journal of Social Science and Technology, Vol.3 No. 4, June, 2018, Publisher : Center for Promoting Knowledge (CPK): South Shields, United Kingdom

2018

‘Acquisition of Prepositions by ESL Learners through Dictation Tasks’ , “ KALYANI- Volume xxxll”, University of Kelaniya.

Supervision and Examination of Postgraduate Theses:

A in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya:
3 M.A. students have been supervised and those 3 students have successfully completed their M.A. Degree,2018
I examined 8 theses in M. A. in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics,University of Kelaniya 2018.

Currently I am supervising 08 theses of M.A in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, and 02 M.Phil theses in Linguistics and 01 Ph.D thesis in the Usage of English Language, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.

Workshops

Year

Workshops

2005

 

Conducted a series of workshops  for English Teachers in government schools to maximize the use of the English text books through the ‘Sri Lanka English Language Teachers’ Association (2005)

 

2007

 

Conducted a 2 hour workshop on ‘Effective Presentation Skills’  for  the first year  undergraduates of the Department of Accountancy, Faculty of  Commerce and Management studying ‘ English for Business Communication Course’ (2007)

 

 

2008

Conducted a 2 hour workshop on ‘Voice Production  and   Speech Training’  for the first year students of Faculty of Commerce and Management studying ‘ English for Business Communication Course’ (2008)

2010

 

Conducted a  3 hour seminar  for external students on ‘English for  Business Communication’- Bachelor of Business Management Degree Program, in Centre for Distance and Continuing Education, University of Kelaniya (2010)

 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

Conducted a 3 hour workshop on ‘Teaching Methods and Preparing Lesson Plans’ for 22 foreign students , at  the  English Language Teaching Unit, University of Kelaniya,  GURU GEDARA 8.0 project organized by AIESEC University of Kelaniya.

 

2018

Conducted a 3 hour workshop on ‘ Usage of English Language at Job  Interviews’ for the final year undergraduate students who follow Skill -Development-SRMG 42492 course in the Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

                                                      

2018

Conducted a 2 hour  workshop on ‘Overcoming Nervousness before Developing  Academic Presentations’  for  the first  year  undergraduates who study in the  Department of Applied Computing,  Faculty  of  Computing and Technology,  University of Kelaniya.

 

2018

Staff Development Programme- Resource Person for 3 hour workshop on ‘ Making Academic Speeches in English’, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.

Extra Activities:

  1. Student Counsellor-2009, 2013/2014 , 2014/2015 3 academic years in university of Kelaniya.
  2. Personal Student Counsellor, 2015, University of Kekaniya.
  3. Academic Warden, Sangamiththa Hostel, University of Kelaniya, 2017 and 2018 (2 academic years).
  4. Senior Academic Treasurer, ‘Students’ Teaching English as a Second Language Association,   Department of English Language Teaching, University of Kelaniya, (2014/2015 academic year)
  5. An EXCO committee member, Kelaniya University Teachers’ Association (KUTA) 2016/ 2017
  6. Joint Secretary, Kelaniya University Teachers’ Association (KUTA)-2018
  7. Faculty Representative, for Corporate Plan, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya (From 6th April , 2017 to date)
  8. A committee member, Quality Assurance, Self Evaluation, Faculty of Humanities- University of Kelaniya, 2017
  9. Member of ‘The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka’ No 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo-7, Sri Lanka.
  10. Member of International Toast Master Speech Club, BCIS Club, Olympic Hose, Colombo, since 2003
  11. International Conference in Humanities (ICH) a committee member- 2017
  12. International Conference in Humanities (ICH)-2019, Department Representative in the organizing committee -2018 to date.

Chairing Sessions in International Conferences and National Symposiums:

Date

Chaired Session

2015

International Conference on the Humanities (ICH, 2015),   Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya 

2015

International Post Graduate Research Conference (IPRC)-2015

2016

Second International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya

2016

The 2nd International Conference on Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya

2016

International Post Graduate Research Conference (IPRC)-2016

2017

The 2nd International Conference on Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya

2017

Third International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya

2018

Undergraduate Research Symposium- (HUG-2018), Faculty of Humanities

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