English Department

Head Of Department: Baichoo R R (Mrs)


NAME STATUS
1.
Ankiah Gangadeen A (Mrs) Associate Professor
2.
Baichoo R R (Mrs) Senior Lecturer
3.
Beesoondial A Senior Lecturer
4.
Nadal P S (Dr) Senior Lecturer
5.
Korlapu-Bungaree R Lecturer
6.
Ramasawmy J (Miss) Senior Lecturer
7.
Mahadeo - Doorgakant Y D (Mrs) Lecturer
8.
Koomar B (Mrs) Lecturer
9.
Dookhee H (Mrs) Lecturer
10.
Jawaheer M (Mrs) Lecturer



(i) Accademic Staff : Ankiah Gangadeen A (Mrs) 
(a) Area of Specialisation : TESOL 
(b) Responsibility/ies : 
    •Head of Department
    •Programme Coordinator PGCE (PT & FT) 
    • Course Coordinator for: BEd (FT & PT) & Teacher's Diploma Secondary
    • teaching practice
    • supervision of dissertation and portfolios
(c) Research Interest:
    •TESOL, Teacher Identity, Curriculum Development
(d) Other activities & responsibilities: 
    • Organisation of workshops in relation to English Teaching and Learning
    • Dissertation Supervision
    • Teaching Practice, Curriculum Development

(ii) Accademic Staff : Radha Rani Baichoo (Mrs) 
(a) Area of Specialisation : Linguistics 
(b) Responsibility/ies : 
    • Coordinator for: Teacher's Diploma Primary (2008-2010 resit cases), ACE, IGNOU and SEN Certificate; teaching practice; supervision of dissertations and portfolios 
(c) Research Interest:
    • Academic Identity; Linguistics
(d) Other activities & responsibilities: 
    • Organisation of workshops in relation to English Teaching and Learning
    • Dissertation Supervision
    • Teaching Practice, Curriculum Development

(iii) Accademic Staff : Dr Pascal Sylvain Nadal 
(a) Area of Specialisation : American Literature 
(b) Responsibility/ies : 
(c) Research Interest:
    • Creole Studies, Drama 
(d) Other activities & responsibilities: 
    • Organisation of workshops in relation to English Teaching and Learning
    • Dissertation Supervision
    • Teaching Practice, Curriculum Development

(iv) Accademic Staff : Mr Ashish Beesoondial 
(a) Area of Specialisation : 
(b) Responsibility/ies : 
(c) Research Interest:
(d) Other activities & responsibilities: 
    • Organisation of workshops in relation to English Teaching and Learning
    • Dissertation Supervision
    • Teaching Practice, Curriculum Development

(v) Accademic Staff : Mr Rajendra Korlapu-Bungaree 
(a) Area of Specialisation : English Literature 
(b) Responsibility/ies : 
(c) Research Interest: 
    • English Literature Teaching Methodologies
    • E-learning 
(d) Other activities & responsibilities: 
    • Organisation of workshops in relation to English Teaching and Learning
    • Dissertation Supervision
    • Teaching Practice, Curriculum Development

(vi) Accademic Staff : Ms Shalini J. Ramasawmy 
(a) Area of Specialisation : Applied Linguistics 
(b) Responsibility/ies : 
    • Course Coordinator for Teacher's Certificate and Diploma Early Childhood Education 
    • Certificate for Instructors 
    • Q.A. Resource Person 
(c) Research Interest: 
    • Language Acquisition 
    • Issues in Applied Linguistics 
(d) Other activities & responsibilities: 
    • Organisation of workshops in relation to English Teaching and Learning
    • Dissertation Supervision
    • Teaching Practice, Curriculum Development

(vii) Accademic Staff : Mrs Yesha Mahadeo-Doorgakant 
(a) Area of Specialisation : Applied Language Studies 
(b) Responsibility/ies : 
    • Teacher's Certificate and Teacher's Diploma Pre-Voc
    • Dept. Coordinator Enhancement programme 
(c) Research Interest: 
    • Second Language Acquisition
(d) Other activities & responsibilities: 
    • Organisation of workshops in relation to English Teaching and Learning
    • Dissertation Supervision
    • Teaching Practice, Curriculum Development

(viii) Accademic Staff : Mrs Reshma B. Koomar 
(a) Area of Specialisation : ELT & Applied Linguistics 
(b) Responsibility/ies : 
(c) Research Interest: 
    • SEN
(d) Other activities & responsibilities: 
    • Organisation of workshops in relation to English Teaching and Learning
    • Dissertation Supervision
    • Teaching Practice, Curriculum Development

(ix) Accademic Staff : Mr Koushal T. Beekarry 
(a) Area of Specialisation : Applied Linguistics, SLA 
(b) Responsibility/ies : 
(c) Research Interest: 
    • ECE, Assessment 

3. On-going research in the Department
Title:1. Bridging the Divide… (Implementing Communicative Strategies in Secondary Schools)
Researcher/ Research leader: Mrs Aruna Ankiah-Gangadeen
Members involved: Ashish Beesoondial, Pascal Nadal, Rajendra Korlapu-Bungaree, Shalini Ramasawmy.

Title:2. A Better Beginning (with Edith Cowan University)
Researcher/ Research leader: Mrs Aruna Ankiah Gangadeen (MIE)/ Janet Fellowes (ECU)

4. Projects
Title: 1. Project on Interculturalism
Project leader: Dr Vele Putchay
Members involved: Rajendra Korlapu-Bungaree, Yesha Mahadeo-Doorgakant, Shalini Ramasawmy, Ashish Beesoondial, Pascal Nadal

Title: 2. Literacy Pack Project (with Social Studies Dept)
Project leader: Mrs Aruna Ankiah-Gangadeen/Dr Seema Goburdhun
Members involved: Mrs Aruna Ankiah-Gangadeen 

5. Activities of the Department
Nature of activity: 1. Departmental Workshop in collaboration with British Council with TDP Trainees 
Team Leader: Anne Bell (BC)/ Ashish Beesoondial (MIE)

Nature of activity: 2. Departmental Workshop in collaboration with BC with TDP and TDECE Trainees
Team Leader: Anne Bell (BC)/ Aruna Ankiah-Gangadeen (MIE)

Nature of activity: 3. Mont Ida Outtreach
Team Leader: Mrs Aruna Ankiah Gangadeen
Objectives: To provide support to the teaching staff in terms of training and resources.

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