Materials Development, Testing and Evaluation

The Department of Materials Development, Testing and Evaluation is one of the oldest academic divisions of the University. Set up in 1963 as a textbook unit, it has emerged as a premier symbol of the University’s success in strengthening the teaching of English in India. Its roll of honour in the last five decades has included eminent ELT specialists like ML Tickoo, AE Subramanian, PT George, V Sasikumar, KA Jayaseelan, Esther Ramani, and SR Prahlad.

The Department’s singular achievement has been the establishing of materials development and testing as significant areas of specialization in English language studies in the country. Its teaching materials have been widely used by national bodies like NCERT, CBSE, the Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangatan, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangatan, IGNOU, and state agencies like the AP Board of Secondary Education, the AP Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society, the MP Board of SecondaryEducation and the Arunachal Board of Secondary Education. It has also been at the cutting edge of efforts to introduce innovations in curriculum design, methodological practices,proficiency teaching,and testing procedures. Among its notable publications are the General Series and Special Series English school textbooks (the first indigenous teaching materials developed in India), the two epoch-making Language Through Literature volumes, the highly innovative ENGLISH 400 Reading Cards and Coursebooks, the socially relevant CIEFL–APSWREIS Reading Programme, and the ambitious CIEFL-UGC Functional English Resource Books.

Professor Mr. Paul Gunashekar

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Professor Mr. L. Balagopal

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Professor Dr. S. Upendran

Education

PhD: Language Education, University of Georgia, U.S.A.
M.Litt: Phonetics, Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad
M. A. (English) University of Hyderabad
B. A. (Hons.) North Eastern Hill University, Shillong

Contact Details

Email: supendran@gmail.com

Teaching

Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages/English & Foreign Languages University - 1983 to present

Research Interests

Teacher/Student Beliefs Media and Second Language Learning

Publications

Word play across languages and cultures (with R. Amritavalli) in Swann, Pope & Carter (Ed), Creativity in Language and Literature: The state of the art, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. ISBN no: 10 0230575609

Know Your English, Volume 1: Idioms and their stories. (Universities Press), 2011

Know Your English, Volume 2: Words frequently confused (Universities Press), 2013

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

International Teacher Educators Conference (Co-hosted with the British Council, 3- 5 March, 2012, Hyderabad)

International Conference on Outcome Based Learning and the Teaching of English, Anna University, 1-2 March 2013. Was requested to deliver the Valedictory Address.

Other interests

Sripting and producing radio and television programmes.

Professor Dr. Prema Kumari Dheram

Education

MA English , Hyderabad Central University
Ph.D , Osmania University
and M.Litt (ELT) and PGDTE , CIEFL

Contact Details

Telephone:  9492529705
Email: pkdheram@gmail.com

Biography

I did MA TEFL at Reading University where I specialized in the process of writing and teaching writing. My MA English is from Hyderabad Central University. I have a Ph.D in comparative literature from Osmania University and M.Litt (ELT) and PGDTE from CIEFL (now EFL U).

Sponsored by RELO, I did Online graduate certificate courses in 1. ESL/EFL Assessment (Indiana Univ. USA) 2. and Critical Thinking (Oregon Univ, USA)

I was a visiting researcher at the UK Open University, Milton Keynes where I studied online learning. As a Visiting Lecturer at the Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, USA, I taught Program Evaluation .

Teaching

1988-2006. Dept. of English. Osmania University.

Research Interests

Action Research, Learner-centred teaching, Teacher Development, Technology in teaching

I have researched, published and supervised research in the above areas

Publications

2015

A Learning experience, not a lesson plan: what makes teachers innovative?EFL Journal. 6/1
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2014

Dheram and Andrade. ‘Reflections on International Exchange: Developing A Collaborative Curriculum Model’. Journal of Modern Education Review. 4/ 3.182-188.

2010

TEACHING THROUGH LITERATURE. English Teaching Professional. 64

2009

Promoting Learner Autonomy: A teacher’s reflections on ESL in India. EFL University and Orient BlackSwan

Awards and Memberships

Aug’- Dec’,2012

Fulbright Nehru Visiting Lecturer

2008-09

Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship

2013

Review Editor TESOL International Convention

2010

Review Editor: TESL-EJ

2009-10

Review Editor Journal of ESP

2008-09

Guest Editor : TESL-EJ India Special Issue

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

2014 Teacher as Independent decision maker: CPD benchmark English language teacher educator conference, Hyderabad, 2014

2013 Can teachers self-direct their CPD?”MACUL Conference, Detroit, Michigan , March 20-22, 2013.

2012 While on the Fulbright fellowship, invited to give the following lectures:

Teaching English in international contexts with the focus on institutional cultures. Dept. of Classical and modern languages and literatures, Texas Tech Univ, USA

Language program evaluation Dept. of Classical and modern languages and literatures, Texas Tech Univ, USA

Professor Dr. Sachi Madhavan

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Professor Dr. Geetha Durairajan

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Professor Dr. Meera Srinivas

Education

BA, MA , Madras University, B.Ed. Annamalai University, PGDES, PhD CIEFL

Contact Details

Telephone:  040-2768540
Email: meerasrinivas@efluniversity.ac.in

Biography

After completing BA from Ethiraj College, Chennai and MA from University of Madras and B.Ed from Annamalai University, I joined CIEFL on a UGC-Junior Reasearch Fellowship and completed PGDES and PhD in English Literature.

In 2012 I did two online e-teacher courses: Teaching English to Young Learners from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Critical Thinking in Language teaching and learning from University of Oregon. After the course I visited University of Oregon under a Professional Development Exchange Programme in October-November 2013. The visit was sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

I joined the Dept. of Materials Development at CIEFL in July 1993 as a lecturer and have served the Department as a teacher, teacher educator, materials developer, HOD and coordinator of training programmes.

I was the All India Coordinator of the District Centre Scheme of the university from 2009-11 and I am currently the Chief Coordinator of International Training Programmes under the ITEC/SCAAP scheme of the MEA, Govt. of India.

I have coordinated teacher training programmes and E-teacher workshops sponsored by RELO, New Delhi.

Teaching

I have been teaching courses in TESL from 1993. I have taught courses in Curriculum and Materials Development, Language Awareness, A Historical Overview of Teaching Materials, English for Specific Purposes Course Design/Materials for the MA (ELE) and PGDTE Programmes.

I also offer courses in Academic Writing at the PhD level. I teach Writing / Study Skills modules on the International Training Programmes.

Research Interests

My research interests include Curriculum and Syllabus Design, English for Specific Purposes, Teaching Materials, TEYL Online Teacher Education, Language and Literature interface, Second Language Writing and Proficiency Testing.

Projects:

AIELTA - contributed to the design and development of a national level proficiency test.
AP Social Welfare Residential Schools Project – designed zero level Reading cards.
District Centre Scheme Materials Project- designed a module on Study Skills.
AUSEP-developed training modules on writing.
ASEAN TELECOM PROJECT- designed modules on Writing.
Have supervised 10 M. Phil dissertations and supervising 5 PhD theses.

Publications

Articles/papers

Co-authored a paper on Multilingual Education: Towards Access, Equity and Opportunity in Languaging Volume 1, May 2010 published by EFL University

An article on Task-based Training in ELTI Journal of Bikaner, 2011 pages 10-11

An article on Early Literacy Development in ESL contexts in ELTI Journal Rajasthan, March 2014

A paper titled Do Online Group Discussion Tasks Promote Effective Collaborative Learning? Teacher Perceptions Teacher Educators’ Conference (TEC-14) Conference Proceedings published by British Council, 2015

Curricula based books

New Broadway-A Multiskill Course in English-Grades 6 & 8 (Main coursebook, Workbook, Literature Reader, Teachers’ book) OUP, 2003, 2009, 2014 Skyline- An integrated Course in English (Coursebook, Workbook, Literature Reader) OUP, 2006

Writing for Communication Distance Education Coursebook for Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, 2007

A chapter [ the non-detailed section] in Internet II Intermediate English Textbook presecribed by Board of Intermediate Studies, AP. Published by EFL-U , January 2011 pgs 125-196

Awards and Memberships

Awarded RELO grant for attending the TESOL Convention in New York and for participating in the International Visitor Leadership Programme from 6-13 April in 2008. A US State Dept. sponsorship to visit university of Oregon in 0ct-Nov 2013.

Committee Memberships:

Research Sub-Committee, ELT
B.Ed (English) Programme Committee
Committee for Revision of DCS, RP Training Materials
Academic Council
Centre for Materials Development Council
Board of Research Studies
AIELTA, EFL-U
Non-Formal Courses Advisory Committee
ELTI Support Scheme/ DCS, EFL-U

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

• Co-presented a paper titled Globalization and Language Policy in India: Access, Equity and Opportunity at RELC Seminar, Singapore (19-21 April 1999.)

• Participated in the International workshop on Academic Publishing organized under the auspices of the Materials Department at EFL-U on 3-5 December 2007.

• Attended the TESOL Convention in New York from 2-5 April 2008.

• Participated in the Hornby Seminar conducted by The British Council at Madurai in September 2009.

• Participated in TEC-11, 12, and 13 Teacher Educator’s Conference co-hosted by The British Council and EFLU in Hyderabad in January 2011, March 2012 and March 2013

• Participated and presented a workshop on Theme-based materials at the VIDCON International Conference in Nagpur, 16-18 January 2013

• Participated and copresented a paper titled Validating an indirect writing item-type at the NELTA Conference in Kathmandu , 16-21 February 2013

• Participated and presented a paper titled Do Online Discussion tasks promote effective collaborative learning? at the TEC-14 Conference in Feb, 2014 at Hyderabad

• Presented a talk on ESP at the 2 day National Conference on ‘Relevance of English …to Technical Courses’ organized by ELTAI Hyderabad chapter at MGIT on 3-4 April 2014.

Other interests

Music, reading

Associate Professor Dr. Anand Mahanand

Education

M.A.(JNU)
M.Phil., Ph.D(University of Hyderabad)
E-Teacher Training in ESP(Oregon)

Contact Details

Telephone: 0-8106043168
Email: amahanand991@gmail.com

Biography

Born and brought up in Odisha, I received my education in Odisha, New Delhi and Hyderabad. I was introduced to English literature since my undergraduate days as I had English Hons. at my UG. I love literature as well as language. I believe that English language is a powerful tool of empowerment. So I have chosen ELE as an area of my engagement. I develop materials mostly by using literary texts for language skills. In addition to literature and language, I passionately love folklore for its richness, vigour and variety. I also love ESP for its social and professional relevance. My academic activities revolve around these forms.

Teaching

I have been teaching at the P.G level since 1999 at EFL University, Hyderabad. Presently, I teach on the M.A. PGDTE , Ph. D and International Training programmes. Apart from teaching, I develop materials, guide research and translate texts.

Research Interests

Language and Literature interface, English for Academic Purposes, Syllabus and Materials Development and English in Multilingual Contexts.

Publications

Books

1. Tribal Literature in India. Hyderabad: CIEFL, 2005.

2. Study-Skills (with Ajit Kumar and Meera Srinivas). CIEFL- District Centre Scheme,2005.

3. Tribal Folktales from Orissa. Bhubaneswar: Akademi of Tribal Languages and Culture, 2009.

4. Real English. Book 4. With S. Sreetilak. Delhi: Viva Books, 2010.

5. English through Folktales. With Lalita Goswami. Delhi: Viva Books, 2011.

6. Maa-Maatira Gita (Songs of the Soil). Cuttack: Kharashrota Publications,2010

Voices of the Forest- Tribal Folktales of Southern Orissa. Baroda: Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, 2011.

8. Imagining the Other: Representations of Tribal India in Fiction. Lambert Academic Publishers,2011.

9. English for Academic and Professional Skills. Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill,1012.

10. English Language Teaching: Perspectives from the Periphery. Jaipur: Avishkar Publishers ,2012.

11. Lo(k)cal Knowledge: Perspectives on Dalit, Tribal and Folk Literature. Delhi: Authors Press, 2012.

12. Outbursts: A Collection of Poems. Delhi: Authors Press, 2013.

13. Echoes of the Oppressed: Stories of the Marginals (With Ramesh C. Malik). Bhubaneswar: Page Maker Publications, 2012.

14. Riddles for the English Classroom. Bhubaneswar: Page Maker Publications, 2014.

15. Beeja-mantra and Other Stories by Pratibha Ray. Trans. Anand Mahanand and Pramod K. Das Ed. Jayashree Mohanraj. Delhi: Authors Press, 2014.

16. Learning to Learn: Study Skills in English. (with Amit Kumar). Delhi: Viva Books, 2015. In press.

Papers

1. “Translation as Manipulation: A Study of Nilakanth Das’ ‘Dasa Naeka’ and Tennyson’s’“Enoch Arden.’Translating Alien Culture. Eds. Amrit Mehta and Lakshmi Haribandi. Hyderabad: Bookslinks, 2000.

2. “The Multicultural World of Sujata Bhatt” Modern Indian Poetry in English. Eds. Nila Shah and Pramod K. Nayar. Delhi: Creative Books, 2000.

3. “Re-visioning History: A Study of Mahasweta Devi’s Aranyer Adhikar” Kakatiya Journal of English Studies.18.1998.

4. “Translating the Other: Ethnographic and Fictional Representation of the Tribals”. Journal of English and Foreign Languages. June, 2001.

5. “The World of Oral Poetry: Songs of the Bhils” NEW Quest. 148. (April-June 2002)

6. “The Use of Folktales in the Teaching of English.” JEFL June 2003.

7. “Ethnography As Travel: Verrier Elwin’s Indian Journey.” Travel Writing and the Empire. Ed. Sachidananda Mohanty. Delhi: Prestige Books,2003.

8. “The Role of Literature in English Language Education.” Conference Papers. UGC National Conference on New Directions for Language and Literature Studies.28-29 November 2003.

9. “ Literature and Humanistic Values.” Triveni. July-September 2004.

10. “The Role of Stories in English Language Education.” The English Classroom. June 2005.

11. “ Imaging the Adivasis: The Tribal in Indian Films. “ JEFL. June 2005.

12. “ Using Previous Knowledge in Teaching Language through Literature. “ JELT. July-August 2005. ISSN. 0973-5208. 13-16.

13.“ Representations of Princely India in Indian English Novels”.Indian English Novels: Critical Perceptions.Ed. N.D.R.Chandra. Delhi: Sarup and Sons.2007.

14. “Painted Words: An Anthology of Tribal Literature” Points of View 9.2. (2002)

15. “Fantasy: A Collection of Short Stories edited by V.Sasikumar” JEFL. June 2004.

16. ”Pratibha Ray: “A Worthy Inheritor of the Humanist Tradition.” The Mahodadhi. 2003.

17. “ Sarojini Naidu in Course Books” ELT Quarterly. ISSN. 0975-0258 2009.Vol.8. PP 11-12.

18. “Developing Academic Skills of Underprivileged Students at the M.A. Level. “ The English Classroom. 2008

19. “ Local Knowledge: A Study of C.K. Janu and Bama.” The New Quest. Dec.2008

20. “ Myths of the Bondas : A Survey.” Indigeinity: Culture and Interpretation. Ed. G. N. Devy. Delhi: Orient Black Swan, 2009.

21. “ Negotiating Culture in Translating Tribal Folktales” Translation Today. 2010

22. “ Autobiography as History.” Creative Forum. Delhi: Bahri Publications, 2010.

23. “ Using Indigenous Oral Narratives as Scaffolding in L2 Learning.” Languaging. 2010

24. “ Problems of Students in Understanding University Lectures.”(with Suchismita Barik). English and Spoken English. Ed. Murali Manohar . Delhi: Atlantic, 2012.

25. “Folktales in the Study of Literature.” ELT Vistas 2009.

26. “ Folktales as Instructional Material.” Lokashruti Vol.1. 2010

27. “Wisdom and Indigeneity: Lessons from Folktales” Lokaratna.Vol.3. December 2010

28. “Using Non-Conventional Materials in the English Classroom.” ELT Quarterly. Vil.12.2.Setember 2010

29. “ Performative Traditions of the Gondas of West Odisha.” Theorizing the Margins and the Other. Ed. Bheemaiah. Jaipur: Aaviskar Publishers and Distributors, 2012.

30. “ More Space for Indian English Writers in Course books” ELT Quarterly.ISSN0975-0258. June 2011.

31. “English among the Underprivileged: A Case Study of the Linguistic Minority Learners in West Odisha.” Language in India. May 2011 Volume 11 : 5 May 2011 ISSN 1930-2940

32. “The Poetics of Protest: The Poetry of Vasudev Sunani.”Contemporary Discourse. July 2011.

33. “ (English Language) Education for All and Teacher Development.” English Language Teachers’ Interactive Forum. ISSN2230-7710 Vol.1.4 December 2010.

34. “ Localizing Materials : Using Folklore for English Language Education.” English Teaching Professional. 2011.

35. “Developing Strategies to Cope with Academic Disparities.” Theory and Practice in Language Studies. ISSN 1799-2591. Sept. 2011.

36.”Nature and the Adivasi Belief Systems.”(with Pramod K. Das). Muse India. August 2011. ISSN 0975-1815

37. “Developing emotional literacy along with language skills” Journal of ELTIF. 2.2 (April-June 2011)8-12

38. “Ecological Concerns in the Adivasi Poetry of Jharkhand” Lokaratna. December 2011.

39. “ELT in Multilingual Contexts” The English Teacher. May-July, 2012.

40. ”The Poetics of Philosophy: Literary Writings of Dr R.C. Pradhan” The Philosophical Thoughts of Dr Pradhan. Ed. Ranjan K. Panda. Accepted

41. “From Standardized Test to Multiple Assessments” ELT Quarterly.

42. “ How to Write an Assignment?” English Language Teaching: Perspectives from the Periphery. Jaipur: Aavishkar Publishers.

43. “Using Proverbs in ELT” ELT Weekly. 2013.

44. “Situating English in Tribal Contexts.” Imagining the Intangible. Delhi: Routeledge, 2013 .(Accepted)

45. “English Language Education in Indigenous Cultural Contexts.” PERFORMING IDENTITIES: The Celebration of Indigeneity in the Arts. Delhi: Routeledge,2013.

46. “Indigenizing ELE Materials” . Liberating Learning. Conference Proceeding- Special Issue, Sansodhan E-Journal. ISSN 0975-4245

47.” A Conversation with Professor B.N. Patnaik” Lokaratna.Vol. V and VI. August 2013.

48. “Bridging Cultures through Dialogue” Lokaratna. July 2014.

49. “Integrating Culture with English Language Teaching.” ELT Weekly. 1-7 August 2013

50. “Converging Genres: The Guide in the English Classroom.” Research Scholar. May 2014.

51. “ Folklore as History: A Study of Myths of the Gondas of Western Odisha.” Dalit literature and Historiography. Ed. Saroj Mahananda. Delhi: Pragati Publications. isbn: 9788173071492.9Da7897881730714928173071492

52. “ Blending the Oral with the Digital: Using Technology as a Pre-reading strategy for the Junanga (Tribal) Learners to Teach English” (with Harichandan Kar ). www.ijells.com ISSN 22780742.Vol.3 Special Issue I April 2014

53. “ From Mother Tongue to Many Tongues: Designing Tasks for the English Classroom .” GJELLS. August 2014

54. “From An Unlettered Audience to a Literate Reader: Translating Tribal Folktales.” Tribals in Transition: Conflict over Identiy:Resources and Development.Ed. Ivy Hansdak. Forthcoming.

55. “Challenges in ESL/EFL Teaching Environment: Role of College Teachers” International Research Journal for Intellectual Science and Management. ISSN:2320-656X (print). June 2014.(With KVG Purnachandra Rao.

56. “Need Based English in the Context of Setting Curriculum for Undergraduate Engineering Courses in India: Some Observations and Suggestions.” IJMEIT. Vol.2, Issue 5. May 2014. PP.227-2229. ISSN:2348-196x (with KVG Purnachandra Rao)

57. “ Diversity is our heritage, let us celebrate it.” English Education Journal . June 2014.

58. “Between Silence and Scream: A Study of Violence against Women in Manjula Padmanabhan’s Lights Out” with Bhavesh Kumar. Contemporary Women’s Writing in India. Eds. Gulhati and Mythili Anoop. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014. 97-106.

59. “Fact, Fiction and Plight of the Child: A Study of Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie. Research Scholar. (Accepted)

60. Vygotsky’s Theories of Learning and Their Experiment in English Language Education.” ELTIF. (Accepted)

Awards and Memberships

Executive Editor, Lokaratna- A Peer reviewed E-Journal of Folklore

Member, Advisory and Editorial Board, Global Journal of English Language and Literature

Member, Board of Editors, Studies in English Language Teaching, An Open Access International Journal

All India Coordinator, District Centre Scheme,EFL-U

Deputy Coordinator, Placement Cell, EFL-U

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

Seminars/Conferences:

1. Seminar on Translating Life. Centre for Translation and Interpretation. CIEFL, 25-28 October 1999. 10. International Conference on Theory at the End of the Millennium, Vidya Bhawan Rural Institute, Udaipur. 16-18 December,1999.

2. National Workshop on the Politics of Representation: Visual and Verbal. M.S. Univeristiy , Baroda. 19-21 October 2000.

3.International Conference of MELUS-India Chapter. Indo-American Centre for International Studies, Hyderabad. 8-10 January, 2000

4. International Conference: The Future of Tradition. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Marathwada University. Aurangabad 15-18 December, 2000.

5. National Symposium on New directions in English Studies in India 14-16 February, 2001

6. National Seminar on Tribal Languages in India. Centre for Advanced Study in Linguistics. Osmania University. 16-17 February, 2001

7. Translating a Nation: An Indo-Russian Saga International Seminar on Translation. CiEFL, Hyderabad 24-26th December 2001.

8. The III MELUS Conference-India Chapter 3-5th Indo- Amerian Centre for International Studies January,2002.

9. National Seminar on Exploring Anglo-indian Fiction qua History 1-32 March 2002, Dept. of English University of Hyderabad.

10. National Seminar on Teaching of English at the Primary Level. 3-4 ,February,2003.CIEFL, Hyderabad.

11. UGC National Conference on New Direction for Language and Literature Studies. Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. 28-29 Nov.2003.

12. MELUS-India, IV International Conference. IACIS, Hyderabad. 2-5 January,2004.

13. All India Seminar on English Language and the Young Learner.”Regional Institute of English, SI, Bangalore 19-21July 2004.

14. Nation and Imagination: ACLALS International Conference. Hyderabad 4-9 August 2004.

15. *International Seminar on Effective Language Management in SAARC Countries. 14-15 October 2004.

16. National Workshop on Human Sciences in the Age of Technology.” M.S. University of Baroda 6-9 November 2004.

17. National Seminar on Mass Media and the Challenges of 21st Century. CIEFL, North East Campus. 21-22 February2005.

18. Language, Literature and Pedagogy. Dept. of English. University of Hyderabad. 1-3 November 2006.

19. National Seminar on English through Satellites. Regional Institute of English. Bangalore. 15-17 November 2007.

20. Symposium on Importance of English in the Context of Globalization . English Teachers Forum. 29-09-2007. EFL –U, Hyderabad.

22. Second International and 38th Annual ELTAI Conference, Chennai. 9-10 February 2007.

23. International Workshop on Academic Publishing in ESL, EFLU, Hyderabad. 2-5 January 2008.

24. International conference on Indigenous Peoples in the Post-Colonial World.” 2-5 January 2008

25. International conference on Comparative Literature. University of Hyderabad and EFLU, Hyderabad. 26-28 February 2009.

26. National Seminar on Indian Writing in English. Dept. of English. University of Pune. 25-27 January 2009

27. National Seminar on ELT Methods and Materials: How can We Make Them Interesting?”UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD 3-4 March 2009.

28. National Seminar on Phonetics and Spoken English. Dept. of English. Universi ty of Hyderabad- 500 605. 30-31st October 2009

29. National Seminar on Bridging the Gap between Teaching and Learning, School of English Language Education. EFL University, Hyderabad. November 2009.

30. International Conference on Challenges of s of Ethnicity: The Local and the Global. OUCIP, Hyderabad. 25-27 November 2009.

31. National Conference of IACLALS on Connecting Global with the Local. DDCE, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. 4-6 Janauary 2010. Paper: “From Gonda Baja to Sambalpuri Album: A Story of Internal Colonization.”

32. National Seminar on Approaches to Translation: Indian and South Asian Perspectives. Dept. of English, University of Hyderabad. 8-9 March 2010. 41. National Seminar on Theorizing the Margins and the Other. Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Hyderabad. 17-19 February,2010. Paper:” Performative Traditions of the Gondas of Western Orissa. “

33. National Seminar on Re-Reading Sri Aurobindo. Dept. of English, University of Pondicherry. Pondicherry. 4-5 March 2010. Paper: Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri: A Symbol of the Search for the Soul.”

34. National Seminar on Translation. Dept. of English. University of Hyderabad. 8-9 March 2010.

35. National Workshop for Leaders for Strengthening ELTAI Chapters. 18-19 April 2010.

36. 5th International and 41st Annual ELTAI Conference.5-7th August 2010

37. National Conference on the Folk in Literature. IGNOU, New Delhi. 30-31st September 2010,/

38. 4th Conference on Convergence of Science and Spirituality for World Renewal.” Prajapita Brahmakumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya. Mt. Abu 4th-7th September 2010.

39. International Conference on Global Translation. University of Delhi. 11-12 September 2010.

40. Understanding Social Exclusions. Hyderabad: English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad 29th October 2010.

41. Three Day International Conference on English in the Dalit Contexts. Department of English . University of Hyderabad. January 18-20,2011. Paper: “English Language Education in Dalit Contexts: A Case of the Gonda Learners.”

42. International Conference on Teachers’ Development. 22-24 January 2011. Workshop: “Lo(k)calizing Materials: Folklore for English Language Education.”

43. Two Day National Workshop on Materials Production for the Teaching of English to Disadvantaged Students. Dept. of English University of Hyderabad. 14th and 15th February, 2011. Paper: “Developing Strategies to Cope with Academic Disparities.”

44. Teaching English in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Directions. Regional Seminar, G. Narayanamma Institute of Technology. Hyderabad.27-28 February 2011. Paper: “ Developing Emotional Intelligence of Learners along with Language Skills”

45. 6th International and 42nd Annual ELTAI Conference. 16-18 June 2011. VIT University, Vellore. Featured Paper: “ English (Language ) Education for All and Teacher Development.”

46. International Workshop on “Tasks Development in the Climate of Constraints” 8th November 2011. Dept. of materials Development EFL University Hyderabad.

47. Fourteenth International Conference on Transcending Disciplinary Decadence, Exploring Challenges of Teaching, Scholarsip, and Research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. IIS University, Mansarrovar, Jaipur 18-21 December 2011. Paper: “Folklore and Critical Thinking.”

48. Chotro International Conference on Imagining the Intangible: Languages, Literature and Visuals Arts of the Indigenous 6-8January 2012. Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Baroda. Paper “ Situating English Language Education in Indigenous Contexts: Problems of Tribal Learners in Learning English.”

49. National Seminar on English Language Education in India: Theory and Practice. University of Hyderabad. 23-25 January 2012.

50. National Seminar on Interrogating the New Worlds of English: English Language Education in the 21st Century. Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner. 24-25th February 2012.

51. “Folklore in English Studies” A talk for Refresher Course in English. Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad. 2March 2012.

52.International Conference of Teacher Education. EFL University, Hyderabad. 2-5th March 2012. Paper: “From Standardized Test to Multiple Assessments”

53. 7th International and 43rd Annual ELTAI Conference on The English Classroom: Experiments and Experiences. Velamal Engineering College Chennai. 19-21st July 2012. Paper: “How to Write an Assignment?”

54. A One Day Workshop on “Prescribed Text and the Teacher: Problems and Possibilities.” G.Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science for Women. Shaikhpet, Hyderabad 1st September 2012.

55. XV International Conference on Media and Utopia: Imagination, History , Technology. Allahabad University, Allahabad. 16-19 December 2012. Paper: Using Proverbs as a resource for Skills development in Multilingual Classrooms.

56. Regional Seminar on English Language Education in Recent Times. GNITS, Shaikhpet, Hyderabad . 2-3 March 2013.

57.International Teacher Educators Conference on English Language Teacher Education in a Diverse Environment. 16-18 March 2013. Hyderabad. Paper: “Towards Multilingual Methods and Materials.”

58. International Conference on Liberating Learning. Gujurat Vidyapeeth. Ahmedabad. 7-9 June 2013. Paper: “ Indigenizing ELE Materialss.”

59. 8thInternational and 44th Annual ELTAI Conference on 21st Century Learners’-Learning Styles and Stragegies.SRM University.18-20th July 2013. Workshop: “From Mother tongue to Many Tongues: English Language Education in Multilingual Contexts.”

60. 2- Day Workshop on “Joining the Conversation: Writing for International Publications” 14-15th September, 2013. GNITS. Hyderabad.

61. Celebratory Colloquium in ELT. EFL University, Hyderabad 19 November 2013.

62. XIX International Conference on Translation. Dept. of Mysore and Forum on Contemporary Theory. 15-18 December 2013.

63. International Conference of Dalit Literature and Historiography. Dept. of English Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi. 19-21 December 2013.

64. National Seminar on Making the English Classroom More Inclusive. Dept. of English, Nizam’s College, Hyderabad. 06-07 January 2014. Paper: “ Blending the Oral with the Digital: Using Technology as a Pre-reading strategy for the Junanga (Tribal) Learners to Teach English” (with Harichandan Kar )

65. International Teachers Educators Conference on Innovation in English Language Education. Convention Centre, Navotel , Hyderabad 00007 February 21 to 23 , 2014.

66. “From an Unlettered Audience to a Literate Learners: Translating Tribal Folktales” Panel Discussion. International Conference of Tribes in Transition. Santiniketan 12-13 March 2014.

67. “ A Translator’s Dilemma: Translating Tribal Folktales.” 3 Day National Seminar on Translating Oral/Folk Texts from Indian Languages into English” EFL University, Hyderabad-500007.24-26 March 2014.

68. A Symposium on ELT Research in India. EFL University, Hyderabad-500007. 11 September 2014.

69. Two-Day Need Based Course in Study Skills. District Centre for English, Jajpur, Odisha 1-3 November 2014.

70. International Seminar on “Which Way The Human Rights?: Treatment of Children, Women , and Old People in Indian English and American Literatures.” 17-19 December, 2014. Paper: “Fact. Fiction and Reality of Children’s Plight:A Study of Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie.” International Seminar on Which Way the Human Rights?: Treatment of Children, Women and Old People in Indian English and American Literatures.” December 17-19, 2014, OUCIP, Hyderabad.

71. XVII International Conference on Re-Imagining Theory: Towards New Horizons in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. 21-24 December 2014. International Centre, Goa. Paper: “ Vygotsky’s Theories of Learning g and Their Application in English Language Education.”

Other interests

Writing Poetry, Translating Literary texts

Assistant Professor Dr. Madhavi Gayathri Raman

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Assistant Professor Dr. Lina Mukhopadhyay

Education

BA, BEd, MA, PGDTE, M.Phil, PhD, District center and Distance mode courses and ITP

Contact Details

Telephone: +91-04027689630, +91-9885361408
Email: linamukhopadhyay@efluniversity.ac.in

Biography

I have a PhD in the area of second language acquisition from the EFL University. I have been teaching in this university for the last ten years and on various programmes like BA, BEd, MA, PGDTE, M.Phil, PhD, District center and Distance mode courses and ITP. I enjoy interacting with young adult students. Apart from this, I have taught at two universities in Germany for two semesters in the recent past. I like to understand the linguistic cognitive development in learners both young and adults learning a second language. So, I conduct small-scale classroom based research to deepen my understanding of the ESL learning and acquisition process. I am also interested in materials development and have worked on several projects for our university and for publishers outside. I have designed and validated proficiency tests at state and national levels.

Teaching

PhD teaching: Reading courses

Course1: Developing proficiency test for Bangladeshi learners of English: Issues and Techniques

Course2: Using L1 to enable L2 writing: Task design and development of scoring Criteria

Course3: Issues in acquiring spelling in English: Comparison between first and second language learners

Course4: Acquisition of English article system by ESL/ EFL learners

Course6: Working memory and reading development

Course 7: Methods of assessing writing in young ESL learners

Course 8: Vocabulary development in ESL learners

Course 9: Issues in assessing speaking in ESL learners

Course 10: Issues in reading in visually impaired ESL learners

Course 11: Comprehension monitoring and reading comprehension

Course 12: Cognition and second language learning/acquisition

PhD teaching: Taught courses

Course 1: Language Testing and Assessment (2013-2015)

Course 2: Academic Writing (2013-2014)

Course 3: Second Language Acquisition and Learning Theories (2014)

Course 4: Research Methodology for ELE (2014)

M.Phil teaching:

Course 1: Bi/Multilingual Education (2005-2008)

Course 2: Theories of second language acquisition (2005-2008) (co-turtored with Dr. Shruti Sircar)

Course 3: Language Testing

MA teaching:

Course 1: Second Language Acquisition Theories

Course 2: Assessing Young Language Learners

Course 3: Teaching of Skills

Course 4: Academic Writing

Course 5: Applied Linguistics for Language Learning

Course 6: The Bilingual Brain (co-tutored with Dr. Shruti Sircar)

Course 7: Second Language Acquisition Research

Course 8: Testing for classroom purposes (reading course)

BA teaching:

Course 1: Communication skills: Reading, Writing, & Vocabulary

Course 2: Academic Writing for undergraduate students

PGDTE teaching:

Course 1: Theories of Language Learning

Course 2: Testing in the Second Language Classroom

B.Ed teaching:

Course1: Educational Psychology: Role of L1 in L2 learning

Course2: Issue in teaching vocabulary

Course3: Issues in developing English Proficiency tests for secondary level learners

Resource Person’s course

Course 1: Teaching ESL Writing: Issues and methods

International Training Programme at the EFL University, Hyderabad

• Short term proficiency courses on Writing, Study Skills, Reading and Vocabulary. (2005-2015)

• Issues in teaching vocabulary and designing vocabulary tasks for young EFL learners (Myanmar, Vietnamese Resource Persons’ Course): 2009

• ITP teacher training programme, The EFL University, Sep-Oct 2014: Conducted two workshops

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy and Carroll’s Table to analyse test items (13th Oct)

Task specific evaluation criteria: Basics, design and use for feedback in EFL writing (20th Oct).

Invited workshops and refresher courses conducted in national universities

Workshop for Teaching Assistants at the EFL University, Hyderabad Issues in Designing Items for Proficiency Tests: April 2011, June – 2012, July 2013, November 2013

Refresher Course in English Language Studies, Academic Staff College, Hyderabad Central University, 16 July 2014: Two workshops Open Book Exams and Multilingual Assessment (co offered and assessed with Prof G. Durairajan)

Training for NUSSDP project 2013-2014: EFLU, DU and TISS: November- December 2013 at EFLU, Hyderabad; May 2014 (co-offered with Dr. Madhavi Gayathri Raman and Dr. Padmini Shankar) Teaching reading comprehension (task based texts and short texts)

Refresher course in Post Graduate Diploma in Communication Skills, Hyderabad Central University, April 2011, 2014: Using dictionary as a resource to develop communication skills in English? (co-tutored with Dr. Shruti Sircar)

Conducted a workshop titled ‘Issues in designing and evaluating language tests for India Air Force Education Officers’ at the EFL University, Hyderabad, 18th July 2014.

Conducted a workshop for faculty of University of Jayawardanepura, Sri Lanka, titled ‘Introduction to Evaluation Rubrics’ at the EFL University, Hyderabad, 17th September 2014.

Refresher Course in English Language Studies, Academic Staff College, Hyderabad Central University, 21 January 2015: One workshop: Issues in assessing writing

Foreign Assignments

Taught at the Technical University of Dresden (TUD), Dresden, Germany under DAAD teacher exchange programme (April – July 2009)

Course 1: Applied Linguistics: An introductory course to BA (3rd year students)

Course 2: Bi/Multilingual Education (2nd Year MA students).

Taught at the Justus Liebig University (JLU), Giessen, Germany under DAAD teacher exchange programme (April-October 2012)

Course 1: Applied Linguistics for Language Learning (MA students)

Course 2: Academic writing in Linguistics (MA students)

Course 3: Bi/Multilingual Education (MA students)

Research Interests

My research interests are Second Language Acquisition, Language Assessment, Bi/multilingual Education, Academic Reading and Writing, and Literacy Development. Currently, I am working in close collaboration with Dr. Richard Smith from the University of Warrick and British Council (India division) to conduct a survey and evaluate the status and direction of ELT research in India from 2005 to 2014. So far 25 institutions including The EFL university has contributed to this survey. The preliminary data from the survey will be put up on the British Council website and the website will be launched at Teacher Educator Conference 2015 in Hyderabad, 27th February 2015.

The following is my list of supervision.

PhD Theses

• PhD Thesis, Role of working memory and comprehension monitoring on reading comprehension (in progress from 2012, Mr. Kankan Das)

• PhD Thesis, Impact of task complexity and task conditions in speaking assessment (in progress from 2012, Mr. Vasim Tamboli)

• PhD Thesis, Impact of feedback through teacher conference on EFL writing: A study (in progess from 2013, Mr. Abdullah Alfalaag)

• PhD Thesis, Using summary to assess reading comprehension abilities of young ESL learners: A study, (in progress from 2013, Ms.

• PhD Thesis, Acquisition of quantifiers in L1 and L2 of young ESL learners: A study, (in progress from 2014, Ms. Prodipta Bhattacharya)

M.Phil Theses

• 2010 M.Phil Thesis, Reading preferences of young ESL learners: An experimental study (submitted by Ms. Vrinda Varma)

• 2010 M.Phil Thesis, Spelling strategies used by young ESL learners: An experimental study (submitted by Ms. Sandra Titus)

• 2012 M. Phil Thesis, Development of early writing: A study of young ESL learners (submitted by Ms. Tulika Bhatija)

MA Theses

• 2007, MA Thesis, Teaching SL learners semantic constraints on Dative Alternation in English (submitted by Ms. Richa Gupta)

• 2009, MA Thesis, Using text maps to assess comprehension of main ideas: A study of adult ESL learners (submitted by Mr. P. Vivek Sunder)

• 2011, MA Thesis, Acquisition of articles in English by adult ESL learners: An experimental study (submitted by Mr. Tarashankar Sinha)

• 2011 MA Thesis, Acquiring articles in English: A study of young ESL learners (submitted by Mr. K.M.C Kandharaja)

• 2014 MA Thesis: Acquisition of wh-word order: A study of Bahasa learners of English (submitted by Mr. Amalul Umam)

• 2014 MA Thesis: Acquisition of Universal quantification: A study of young ESL learners (submitted Ms. Prodipta Bhattacharya)

Publications

Journal Articles

‘Transfer of academic proficiency from L1 to L2: Evidence for language interdependence principle’ JEFL (36), 2008.

‘The acquisition of Causative Alternation in L2 English’ Occasional Papers in Linguistics, EFLU, (13), 2009.

‘ESL learners’ use of rhetorical devices in academic writing: Adequate or underrepresented?’ Languaging, EFLU, 2011.

‘Use of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation in English Classrooms’, Teacher Plus, June, 2012.

‘Developing coherence in writing: A study of pre-service German teachers of English’ Selected Papers from Teacher Education Conference 13, BCL & EFLU, 2013

‘Role of question types in assessing content knowledge and language competence’ International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, September, Australia, 2013

‘Interview with Jacob Tharu on Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation in India’ by Geetha Durairajan and Lina Mukhopadhyay in Language and Language Teaching, Vol3, Issue 6, July 2014, pp. 36-40

‘Using evaluation criteria to improve task performance: A study of pre-service teachers of English’ (accepted, Selected Papers from Teacher Education Conference 14, BCL & EFLU, 2014)

‘Using L1 knowledge to enhance L2 writing performance’ (accepted, EFL Journal, Vol 5/2, 2014)

‘Do ESL teachers’ background affect their rating of writing performance? A study’ (to appear in Languaging, 2015) (Co-authored with Dr. Chimirala Uma Maheshwari)

‘Self-assessment reports: Can they help ESL learners to argue better?’ (to appear in Asian EFL Journal, 2015)

Books

InterNET1: AP Intermediate Text Book, 2010: Grammar Section

Polyskills: A course in communication skills and life skills, Module 1: Grammar (Cambridge University Press, India Ltd, 2011: ISBN: 9788175969162 )

English for Jobseekers, Module 1: Grammar (Cambridge University Press, India Ltd, 2013: ISBN: 978-93-8299-321-6)

16. Designing Reading Worksheets (A1-B2 levels), NUSSDP Project: EFL-U, DU and TISS (in progress): Level one (3 units; Students’ book and Teachers’ Handbook), 2014; Level two (3 units; Students’ book and Teachers’ Handbook), to appear;

CCE Inputs, Grades 6-8: New Broadway: A Multi-Skill Course in English, Revised Edition, 2014. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-809069

Awards and Memberships

• National Scholarship, West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, 1991-1992

• Dr. Kiran Chaudhuri Memorial Award, 1997-1998

• Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Fellowship (Germany),April-July 2009

• Regional English Language Office (RELO) Teacher scholarship, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States, April-June 2011.

• Regional English Language Office (RELO) Teacher scholarship, University of Oregon, United States, January-March 2012.

• Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Fellowship (Germany), April-October 2012.

• Regional English Language Office (RELO) Public Affairs Section, American Embassy, New Delhi, INDIA, Federal Assistance Award to participate in International ELT Conference at Amity University, Lucknow, May 24-25, 2014.

• British Council (UK Division) to attend and participate in IATEFL 2015 (Manchester) for Pre Conference Event by Special Interest Group (Research), and present a paper on survey of ELT research in India from 2005 to 2014, April 2015.

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

1. Papers presentations (international)

Presented a paper titled ‘Translation and Transfer from L1 to L2: Useful Communicative Strategies for Bilingual Learners’ in a National Seminar on Multilingualism in India: the communicative strategies held in Center of Advanced Studies in Linguistics, Osmania University, Hyderabad from 3 - 4 January, 2003.

Presented a paper titled ‘Use of L1 as a scaffold to enable L2 learning in the Indian multilingual context: An experimental study’ in the 3rd International Congress on English Grammar held in Sona Institute of Technology, Salem from 23rd – 27th January, 2006.

Presented a paper titled ‘Acquisition of English Verbs by Bengali Learners’ in The International Symposium on Grammar and Meaning, Guntur, from January 29-31, 2007.

Presented a paper titled ‘Acquisition of motion verbs in English’ in The Nanzan –Cambridge - EFL Joint International seminar on Parametric Syntax and Acquisition, Hyderabad, from 25-26 January, 2008.

Presented a paper titled ‘Using story line tests to promote continuous and comprehensive evaluation’ in Assessing and evaluating teacher education, teaching and learning, Second International Conference for Teacher Educators and Teachers, British Council and EFLU, Hyderabad, 3- 5 March 2012.

Presented a paper titled ‘Can language projects monitor progress in the use of English for academic purposes in Indian learners?’ in English in Asia’s languages habitats and Europe’s Asia competence. International conference, Freie University, Berlin, Germany, May 2012.

Presented a paper titled ‘Impact of language planning & policy on English language education in India’ in English(es) & cultural identities in South Asia: Policies & ideologies in India & Sri Lanka, International Workshop, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, July 2012.

Presented a paper titled ‘Monitoring progress in CALP by using self-assessment: A study of Indian learners of English’ in University of Cologne, Germany, July 2012

Presented a paper titled ‘Developing coherence in writing: A study of pre-service German teachers of English’ in English language teacher education in a diverse environment, Third International Conference for Teacher Educators and Teachers, British Council and EFLU, Hyderabad, 16-18 March 2013.

Presented a paper titled ‘Role of redrafts in EFL academic writing: An exploration’ in 21st Century learners – learning styles and strategies, 8th ELTAI International Conference, Chennai, 18- 20 July 2013.

Presented a paper with Dr. Shruti Sircar titled ‘Asymmetry in the acquisition of directed manner of motion constructions (DMMC) and resultative constructions: evidence from 10 Bengali learners of English’ in 30th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA 30), 6-8 February, 2014.

Presented a paper with Professor Dr. G. Durairajan titled ‘The impact of using evaluation criteria on writing performance: A study of pre-service English teachers’ in Innovation in English Language Teacher Education, Fourth Teacher Educator International Conference, British Council and EFLU, Hyderabad, 21-23 February, 2013.

To present a paper titled ‘Using cloze-based summaries to develop reading comprehension: materials for ESL teachers’ at the fifth Teacher Educator conference based on Ensuring Quality in English Language Teacher Education, British Council and the EFL University, 27 February – 1 March.

To co-present a paper with Professor Paul Gunashekar titled Survey of ten years of ELT research in India: An overview at Teacher Educator Conference 2015, Hyderabad.

To present a paper titled ‘Developing the ‘Survey of ELT research in India’’ at IATEFL 11-14 April 2015, Manchester.

2. Workshops conducted (international)

Conducted a workshop with Professor Dr. G. Durairajan titled ‘Language Evaluation in Multilingual Contexts: Possibilities of Using L1 in the English Classroom’ in Innovation in English Language Teacher Education, Fourth Teacher Educator International Conference, British Council and EFLU, Hyderabad, 21-23 February, 2014.

Conducted a workshop titled ‘Task-specific evaluation criteria: Design and benefits” in Role of ELT in education for sustainable development, 2nd International ELT Conference at Amity University, Lucknow, May 24-25, 2014.

3. Chaired sessions/panelist (international)

Chaired a round table session on English Language Teaching Methodology in the conference ‘Role of ELT in Education for sustainable development’. International ELT Conference at Amity University, Lucknow, May 25, 2014.

Invited to be a panelist at a discussion titled ‘Moving from quantity to quality: implications for teacher education’ at Teacher Educator Conference, Hyderabad, India February 2015.

4. Paper presentations (national)

25. International conference on Comparative Literature. University of Hyderabad and EFLU, Hyderabad. 26-28 February 2009.

Presented a paper titled ‘Teaching verb argument structure alternations to ESL learners: Strategies and tasks’ in an international seminar All India Conference in Linguistics 31, December 2009.

Presented a paper titled ‘Use of self-assessment reports to improve academic writing skills’ in English language education in current times, Second regional seminar ELTAI Hyderabad chapter, G. Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science for women Shaikpet, Hyderabad, 2-3 March 2013.

5. Workshops conducted (national)

Conducted a workshop titled ‘Issues in proficiency testing for classroom purposes’ at Vikramshila, NGO, Kolkata, June 7th 2014.

6. Seminars/workshops attended (international)

Attended an international workshop on Cross-Linguistic Expressions of Space and Directed Motion held on 28th and 29th November, 2007, at The English & Foreign Languages University.

Attended an international workshop on Complex predicates in South Asian Languages, 2012, January EFLU Hyderabad.

Attended an international workshop on The Attentive Listener in the Visual World organized by Centre for Neural and Cognitive Sciences at University of Hyderabad in collaboration with Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics, Georg-August-University of Gottingen and German House for Research and Innovation, New Delhi, 2014, 3-5 November, Hyderabad.

To attend a Pre Conference Event (PCE) by the special interest group (SIG) workshop on Research at IATEFL 2015, Manchester, 10th April 2015.

Other interests

Apart from academics I am interested in travelling (and enjoy backpacking tours), photography, and reading books on various subjects ranging from religion, philosophy, psychology to popular fiction and classics in English and Bengali.

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Education

BA, MA –English Lit (Calicut University)
MA – Political Science (Madras University)
MPhil (Pondicherry University)

Contact Details

Telephone: 9491124588
Email: sangeetha@efluniversity.ac.in

Teaching

• Taught International Baccalaureate.

• Joined EFLU in 2009.

• Was the Academic Co-ordinator of the International Training Programme from June 2011 to September 2012

Research Interests

Women’s Studies, Ecocriticism, Identity Politics, Romantic &Victorian Literature, Canadian Literature and Evaluation.

Publications

• “A Woman in Dark Times” The Hindu –Literary Review

• "Resisting Dispossession: A Praxis Perspective;” included in the Book Fourth World Literatures

• The English Express: Course Book, Workbook & Handbook DC Books, Kottayam, Kerala

Awards and Memberships

Was selected by Oakton Community College, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for a two week Faculty Improvement Programme

Conferences, seminars, lectures, invited talks

• “Gazes Embedded in the Maze: Fugitive Ethical Vectors & Intersecting Existential Thresholds in the Stories of Rajalakshmi” National Seminar “Women Writers of Kerala” Centre for Comparative Literature, UOH &SahityaAkademi. Oct 2009

• "Resisting Dispossession: A Praxis Perspective”, at the “International Conference Understanding& Interrogating "Fourth World Literatures" at the ANU, Vijayawada, September 2009.

• “Education in India: A focus on Women” Oakton Community College, Chicago, USA. April 2010

• “Ecofeminism- An Introduction” Oakton Community College, Chicago, USA. April 2010

Other interests

Creative Writing, Malayalam Literature, Environmental Issues

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