Ms. Kosala Kumarage      


Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Department of English Language Teaching          
+94112098367      
kosalak@bpu.ac.lk

Academic Qualification 

  • Master of Arts in Linguistics-University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • BA (special) in English Language and English Literature-University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Diploma in Advanced English for Administration and Academic Purposes-University of Colombo

Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer II- Department of English Language Teaching, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka ( 01.10.2016 to date)
  • Lecturer- Department of English Language Teaching, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (01.10.2013)
  • Temporary Lecturer- Department of English Language Teaching, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2011-20

Administration

  • Head, English Language Teaching Unit, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2016)
  • Course Coordinator, Diploma in English, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2016)

Research interests

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Psycholinguistics

Research & Publications

  • “Basics in English Grammar”, an introduction to parts of speech in English Grammar, ISBN 978-955-42043-0-0- (2015)
  • “The Role of Motivation in Learning English as a Second Language”, ISBN 978-955-42043-1-7 (2015)

Current Research Activities

  • “It was a blow on Ibo culture”(A discussion on the effects of colonization on Ibo culture with reference to the novel, Things Fall Apart) ,“Aurora” journal of English Studies ISBN-978-955-30-6750-0 (2015)
  • “Motivation –A Contributing Factor in Second Language Learning”, “Sandhara” ISSN-139182000006,(2017)
  • “Use of Literature in support of teaching Second/Foreign Languages” , “Aurora” Journal of English Studies ISSN-2536-8001 (2017)
  • “An Echo Critical Approach to selected poems of William Wordsworth”, “Pin Kethaka Aswenna” Journal of the Faculty of Language Studies ISBN 978-955-9373-25-4 (2017)
  • “Mother Tongue in the English Language Classroom: Blessing or a curse”- “DELT Reader” Journal published by the Department of English Language Teaching (2018)

Peer Review Journal Articles

  • The University Students’ Motivation in Learning English ISSN2579-2156 (2017)
  • The Role of First Language in Learning a Second Language at the Undergraduate Level (2018)
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