Ms. K. Gayathri Kaushakie De Silva


Lecturer      
Department of Language Skills Development            
+94112891878      
gayathri.kaushi@gmail.com

Academic Qualification 

  • Ph.D. (reading) Graduate School of Letters, Yasuda Women’s University, Hiroshima, Japan.
  • M.A. Graduate School of International Studies, Suzuka International University, Suzuka, Japan 2015.
  • B.A. (Hons) In Japanese Studies, University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka 2007.

Academic Experience

  • Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Language Skills Development, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2016.
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, November 2009 - December 2010, 2015.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, November 2008 - April 2009.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Teaching Assistant (Japanese Language teaching methodology), Yasuda Women’s University, Hiroshima, Japan, 2020-2022.
  • Research collaborator for Prof Tetsuya Miyagishi under the project Development of Japanese Educational Grammar Book for Sinhala Native Speakers for Efficient Learning and Mutual Cultural Understanding, Yasuda Women’s University, Hiroshima, Japan, 2020 to date.
  • Japanese language advisor/consultant for the Japanese language courses conducted for the foreigners by the Japanese language society of Yasuda Women’s University, Hiroshima, Japan, 2020-2022.
  • Training Programme, Teaching for Higher Education, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka 2016.
  • Training Programme for Japanese Language Instruction, JFE. Mie Tech. Service Corporation, Mie, Japan, 2010.
  • Special Training Programme for Young Teachers of the Japanese Language from South Asia, the Japan Foundation Japanese-language Institute, Urawa, Japan 2010.
  • Student secretariat, Ceylon gourd project (new vegetable of Suzuka city – gift from Sri Lanka), Suzuka International University, 2011-2015.
  • Student secretariat, Japan Society for International Development, Tokai branch (JASID Tokai), 2011-2013.
  • Teacher Training, Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of Sri Lanka, 2009.
  • Innovative Teaching Methods, Staff Development Centre, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in collaboration with University of Durham (U.K), 2009.
  • Training programme on Japanese Language and Culture, The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai, Osaka, Japan, 2008.

Research interests

  • Japanese language education
  • Japanese Culture
  • Buddhist Philosophy

International/ National Seminar Presentations

Oral Presentations and Panel discussions:

  • Teaching methodology of Kanji characters, 3rd Japanese Language Educational Seminar for Teachers, Japanese Language Teacher’s Association of Sri Lanka, 2010.
  • Panellist and chairing the session “Regional development of multicultural coexistence”, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Mie, Japan, 2012.
  • Panellist and chairing the session “Multicultural coexistence in Japan”, International Cultural Exchange Association, Mie, Japan, 2012.
  • De Silva, K.G.K., “A study on the integration of the South Asian Students into the Japanese society”, The staff development programme, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2017.
  • Panellist and chairing "The glamour of Japanese language and culture seen by foreigners", Yasuda Women`s University, Hiroshima, Japan, 2020.
  • De Silva, K.G.K. “シンハラ語複合動詞のヴォイス的対立”, Nihon bungaku-kai, Yasuda Women's University, Hiroshima, Japan, 2020.
  • De Silva, K.G.K., Tetsuya Miyagishi “シンハラ語複合動詞のヴォイス的対立と日本語との対照” “Poster presentation: Prosody and Grammar Festa 5” “National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics”, Japan, 2021.
  • De Silva, K.G.K. “ダイグロシア的状況におけるシンハラ語の受動文” Japanese Language Education Grammar Book for Sinhala Native Speakers Aiming for Efficient Learning and Mutual Cultural Understanding, 3rd research meeting, Hiroshima, Japan, 2021.
  • De Silva, K.G.K. “日本語とシンハラ語の受動文の用法に関する対照研究” , Nihon bungaku-kai, Yasuda Women's University, Hiroshima, Japan, 2022.

Research & Publications

  • B.A Thesis: The cultural shock experienced by Sri Lankan expatriates to Japan: a sociological analysis of the contact between members of the foreign and the host culture (Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 2007)
  • M.A thesis: A study on the integration of the South Asian Students into the Japanese society: Sri. Lankan students’ perspectives on cross cultural adaptation and learning Japanese (Suzuka International University 2015)
  • De Silva, K.G.K. “Japanese Language education at Sabaragamuwa University” on Mie International Exchange foundation journal, Spring 2011, Vol. 74, Mie.
  • De Silva, K.G.K., Tetsuya Miyagishi “シンハラ語の非能動複合動詞”, “Bulletin of Yasuda Women's University” 2021, Vol. 26
  • De Silva, K.G.K., Tetsuya Miyagishi (in press) “ダイグロシア的状況におけるシンハラ語の受動文”, “Bulletin of Yasuda Women's University” 2022, Vol. 27

Academic Distinctions, Scholarships, Prizes

  • Monbukagakusho scholarship awarded by the Japanese Government for Post Graduate Studies, 2011 (M.A.), 2019 (Ph.D).
  • Winner, The Prefectural Japanese Language Speech Contest for the International Students, The Women’s Federation for World Peace, Mie, Japan, 2014.
  • Winner (category B), All-Island Japanese Language Speech Contest organized by the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka and the Japanese Language Education Association of Sri Lanka, 2008.
  • Study-Tour Award Scholarship program for outstanding students of the Japanese language awarded by the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka 2008.
  • Gold award for Japanese Language, Devi Balika Vidyalaya Sri Lanka, colombo-08, 2002.
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