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Junior Research Symposium on English Language Education for World Citizenship: Challenges and Opportunities

Junior Research Symposium on English Language Education for World Citizenship: Challenges and Opportunities

 

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  • Wijesundara, E.; Wijesooriya, K.; Pathirana, S.; Warnasooriya, K. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    The research paper will focus on the fundamental pronunciation problems faced by the randomly selected undergraduates who learn English as a second language in the University of Kelaniya. The sample of this study consists ...
  • Weerakoon, A. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Methods of teaching and means of learning English language have undergone profound changes due to the development of information technology, especially the advancement of computer networks. Technology enhanced blended ...
  • Thilakshana, T. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    The contemporary teaching pedagogy highlights the importance of collaborative learning for teaching speaking. According to Arthur, Grainger & Wray (2006), “Effective teaching and learning is underpinned by interactive ...
  • Sangeetha, A.; Sandanayake, D.; Jayatissa, D.; Lakmali, M.; Madhushani, N. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Literature is often included into English lessons in school text books with the objective of improving English competency of students and the love of reading poems, novels and short stories written in English. In fact, ...
  • Randhuli, I.; Jayasinghe, M.; Samaraweera, S.; Kaushalya, K. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    University students encounter various challenges in learning a second or a foreign language. The research intends to figure out those challenges in making headway with the new target language from conversational to mastery. ...
  • Ponnamperuma, P.; Ruwandika, K.; Devindi, T. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    English has become the de facto language of communication in the academia and the language that some of the student organizations operate in. These student organizations operate networking all universities in and outside ...
  • Nayanahari, D. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Education is the stream where people gather knowledge for their lives. Knowledge is the weapon we all use for building up our own careers and it is the mastery of oneself. Knowledge should not have a medium rather it is ...
  • Kumarasinghe, C.; Kushanthika, K.; Udayathunga, H. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    The importance of teaching students to spell accurately has been lost in the age of computers and spell checkers (Anderson, R.E. 1992). Reading and spelling are closely related and poor readers tend to be poor spellers. ...
  • Kulathunga, N. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    This article reports the experience of a teaching session conducted using poetry in the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. Poetry is perhaps the literature genre least open to the attention of ESL learners and ...
  • Kulathunga, D. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    English poetry is an integral part of ESL teaching in Sri Lanka. The mode of teaching poetry can be done in various ways, especially when spoken and performance aspect of poetry is considered. However not all English ...
  • Jayasingha, I.; Bandara, R.; Jayawardhana, R.; Wijayabandara, C. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    The paper will be based on an empirical research conducted at University of Kelaniya. This research examines the type and level of motivation in English language learning and the reasons for the lack of motivation in ...
  • Galagoda, B.; Almeida, A.; Bamunusinghe, H.; Dilanthi, M.; Prabodika, N. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    This paper is based on the benefits of learning foreign languages in University of Kelaniya. This describes that learning a foreign language offers numerous benefits. The students of University of Kelaniya who are currently ...
  • Falahuddin, A. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Indonesia is widely recognized as the most trilingual country alongside Israel and Spain. A research done by the SwiftKey group in 2016 shows that 17.1% of more than 250 million people living in Indonesia are able to speak ...
  • Dissanayake, S. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    Educational evaluation is an indispensable part in the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. Assessment is the procedure where the teacher understands the level of achievement of students in order to rate, measure ...
  • Ariyasinghe, D. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    This study examines dialects 1-3 based on the pronunciation of the back vowels in the typology of Sri Lankan English (SLE) by Siromi Fernando (2006) across the selected phonemes /ei/, /z/, /θ/, /ʒ/ and /oʊ/. The methodology ...
  • Amarasiri, Y.; Udara, N.; Maheshika, P.; Atapattu, M.; Jayathilaka, M. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    In Sri Lanka, generally students face difficulties in using ‘correct suitable articles’ in writing. Research foregrounds that students enjoy leaning English through activities such as songs and poems and this research ...
  • Abeythunge, M.; Abeythunge, I.; Upamalika, N.; Shrestha, S. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    English education plays a major role in the modern society. English is compulsory in both educational and professional sectors. It is a known fact that every individual should hold the knowledge of English to succeed in ...
  • Abesooriya, L. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)
    There is less research recorded in the field of first language acquisition on acquisition of Sinhala as a first language in a bilingual environment. Since the languages differ from each other, it is essential to have ...
  • Rambukwella, H. (English Language Teaching Unit, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016)

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