SUSL Staff Directory

Mr. S Sivayesunesan

Senior Instructor

siva@susl.ssl.ac.lk

Qualifications

BA (General Degree) (University of Peradeniya) offering English Literature as a Subject and Western Philosophy and Sociology (in English medium)

MA in Linguistics (University of Kelaniya)

 

BA (General Degree) (University of Peradeniya) offering English Literature as a Subject and Western Philosophy and Sociology (in English medium)

MA in Linguistics (University of Kelaniya)

 


Profile

I am S. Sivayesunesan, a pioneering member of Academic Staff members of the Sabargamuwa University, having joined the Sabaragamuwa Province Affiliated University College in 1992. My interests are teaching the English Language, teaching English Literature, Writing poetry. At present, I work as a Senior Instructor in English at the Dept. of English Language Teaching; I teach language (English) and English as a Second Language.  I also teach language and English Literature to the Certificate Course in English and Diploma in English students. 

I am not interested in teaching grammar and I do not want my students to master grammatical terminology; I rather want them to use the English language for their everyday purposes such as discussing their subject with their friends, both in and out of the classroom environment. Thus, I feel that it is the responsibility of the university to create an environment conducive for the use of, exposure to, and acquisition of the target language, English.


Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

I am member of many professional bodies in the university: University Senior Common Room, University Welfare Society, Sabaragamuwa University Academic Staff Union (SUTA) 


Research Interests

I am interested in researches on English Language Teaching, English Literature Teaching, Innovative Languge Teaching, Problems faced by English Language Teaching Realms in Sri Lanka, Social Harmony etc.


Current Research Projects

None


Recent Publications

I have published three books; the latest of which is a book containing some of my papers - "Things on My Way" prublish by Godage in Sri Lanka.