Thilina Indrajie Wickramaarachchi
Thilina Indrajie WickramaarachchiLecturer

Contact:

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

Tel:  +94-779313562 (Mobile)
E-mail: slthilina123@yahoo.com (Other)

Educational Qualification:

B.A. (Hons) in English (Upper Second) University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - 2009.

Teaching Experience:

Instructor in English (Temporary) – English Language Teaching Unit, University of Peradeniya (2009-2010)
Assistant Lecturer – Department of English, Advanced Technological Institute (SLIATE), Jaffna (2010-2011)
Lecturer (Probationary) – English Language Teaching Unit, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2012)

Administrative Experience

Coordinator (Diploma in English for Professional Purposes) – 2013-2014
Coordinator – ELTU 13012 – 2014

International & national Workshops/ Seminars/Conference Participation

1. Teaching Buddhism through English: The value of content-based instruction, presented at the 1st National Conference, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, August 24-25, 2012
2. English through Jataka stories: A Task-based language teaching programme using content from translated Jataka stories, presented at 7th International Conference organized by Sri Lanka English Language Teachers’ Association (SLELTA), September 07-09, 2012
3. “Super Heroes” / “Action Figures” and American Global Hegemony: A Critical Analysis of New Trends in Hollywood Cinema presented at the First International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, November 08-09, 2012
4. Holmes, Bond and Orientalism: Ideological implications of detective narratives, presented at 06th Annual Research Conference organized by Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, March 28-30 2013
5. “What is to be a ‘Mother’?” – An exposition of “non-biological mothers” in literary texts, Joint presentation, Second International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, December 04-05, 2013
6. Towards a corpus-based identification of Sri Lankan learner English: A pilot study based on 1st year undergraduate writings of the University of Kelaniya, Joint presentation, December 12, 2013
7. “Teaching L2 through content?” An experimental study of effectiveness of a content-based language teaching approach presented at the 35th Annual and 1st International Conference of the Linguistic Society of India organized by the Central Institute of Indian Langauges, Mysore and The Linguistic Society of India, Pune, November 27-29, 2013
8. “Writing-reading relationships: Effectiveness of writing activities as pre-reading tasks to enhance L2 inferential reading comprehension”, presented at The 10th Malaysia International Conference on English Language Teaching (MICELT 2014) held from 13-15 September, 2014 at The Palace of the Golden Horses, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The full paper was published in the Journal, Advances in Language and Literary Studies, Volume 5, Issue 5 Pages 213-221, 2014/10/1
9. “’I can’t read this! It’s so difficult!’ - The impact of difficulty of texts and ESL reading comprehension”, presented virtually at the 14th TESOL Asia / Asian EFL Journal International Conference. The conference was held at Site Skills Training Facility, Clark, Pampanga, Philippines between August 21 – 23, 2015.

Journal:

“Writing-reading relationships: Effectiveness of writing activities as pre-reading tasks to enhance L2 inferential reading comprehension”. The full paper was published in the Journal, Advances in Language and Literary Studies, Volume 5, Issue 5 Pages 213-221, 2014/10/1

Research Interests:

Sociolinguistics 
Psycholinguistics
Literature and Critical theory

Current Research Activities:

Research in teaching English as a Second Language – focus on reading and writing
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