I am Kalyani Samantray. At present, I teach English language, linguistics and literature at the PG Department of English, Utkal University, Orissa,India in the position of Associate Professor & Head of the Department.
I did MA (TESOL) from the Institute of Education, University of London, PG Diploma in Teacher Training and MPhil (Linguistics) from English & Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India, and PhD (Phonology) from Utkal University.
My other teaching interests are English communication skills, Business Communication, and presentation skills, report writing to executives.
Consultancy undertaken for: 1 British Council • Teacher Trainer • Examiner for Cambridge University ESOL International Examinations 2 Biju Patnayak University of Technology (BPUT), Government of Orissa • Student training in communication skills • Teacher training • Materials producer • Member, Board of Studies 3 Oxford University Press • Materials producer for OUP website for teachers & students • Textbook writer • Teacher Trainer 4 National Council for Educational Research & Training (NCERT), Government of India • Textbook writer 5 State Council for Educational Research & Training, Government of Orissa • Teacher Trainer • Materials Producer 6 Council for Higher Secondary Education, Government of Orissa • Teacher Trainer • Materials Producer 7 UGC Teacher Trainer for university teachers 8 English Language Teaching Institutes in different states of India . Teacher Trainer . Materials producer 9 Primary Education Programme Authority, Govt of Orissa
• Professional English and Soft Skills: English for Technical & MBA Students (2009), Cambridge University Press • Oxford Learner’s Grammar and Composition (2009) Oxford University Press. A series of five books for young learners • Oxford Reading Circle: Teacher Book 1 (2008), Oxford University Press, New Delhi • Oxford Reading Circle: Teacher Book 2 (2008), Oxford University Press, New Delhi. • Oxford Reading Circle: Teacher Book 3 (2008), Oxford University Press, New Delhi. • Oxford Reading Circle: Teacher Book 4 (2008), Oxford University Press, New Delhi • First Flight (2007). NCERT, Government of India, New Delhi. A Reader for the secondary level • Footprints without Feet (2007). NCERT, Government of India, New Delhi.A Reader for the secondary level • Listening & Speaking (2006). Regional Institute of English, Bangalore. • Enjoy your English 5 (2005). Orissa Primary Education Authority, Government of Orissa. • Enjoy your English 4 (2004). Orissa Primary Education Authority, Government of Orissa.
Papers presented & Workshops conducted International • Comics as frames of references: from reading to writing, IATEFL, Cardiff, UK 2009 (Won an international scholarship for the workshop) • Coping with learner diversity through learner centered activities, NELTA International Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal 2008 (presented as a Plenary Speaker) • Applying multiple intelligences in ESL teaching: a perspective beyond CLT, International IATEFL YL SIG, Bangalore 2008 • Comics & ESL literacy, International ELTAI Conference, Chennai 2007 • Comic makeovers – examining race, class, ethnicity & gender, International ELTAI Conference, Chennai 2005 • Woman empowerment & language shift, World Congress on Language, CIEFL, Hyderabad 1995
National • Preparation of Self-Instructional Modules for Elementary Teachers, NCTE, Government of India, 1998 • Lectures on Spoken English, UGC, Refreshers’ Course, Academic Staff College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 1998 • Workshop: Master Trainers’ Orientation Programme, CHSE, Orissa, 2001 • Evolution of the English Language, UGC, Refreshers’ Course, Academic Staff College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 2003 • Workshop on Material Production, Regional Institute of English, Bangalore, 2004 • The language of children’s literature & its use, All India Seminar, Bangalore, 2004 • Development of Readers for Desia Young Learners, UNICEF, 2004 • Workshop on training the Teacher Educators, SCERT, Orissa, 2004 • Workshop on Syllabus Renewal in NCF Frame, SCERT, Bhubaneswar, 2005 • Workshop for Textbook Writers, SCERT, Bhubaneswar, 2005 • Workshop on Quality Enhancement, SCERT, Bhubaneswar, 2005 • Workshop on Learning: from a slum child’s perspective, CYSD, Bhubaneswar, 2005 • Designing a communicative syllabus in English, UGC National Workshop, BS College, West Bengal, 2006 • Teaching pronunciation, UGC National Workshop, BS College, West Bengal, 2006 • Teaching vocabulary, UGC National Workshop, BS College, West Bengal, 2006 • Textbook Development, National Workshop, NCERT, New Delhi, 2006 • Developing a Curriculum Framework for Orissa, OPEPA, Govt of Orissa • Status of Tribal Women in Migration Patterns, Directorate of Census Operations, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India, 2006 • Workshop on Using Stylistics to Teach Poetry, UGC Refreshers’ Course, Academic Staff College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 2006 • Workshop on Basic Writing Skills, UGC workshop, PN College, Khurda, 2007 • Workshops on Communication Skills, IIT, Kharagpur, 2007 • Teacher Training Programmes, BPUT, orissa, 2006, 2007, 2008 • Learning Universal & young Learners, National Workshop, SCERT, Raipur, Chhatisgarh, 2008 • Writing Workshop, Regional Institute of Education, NCERT, Bhubaneswar, 2008 • Textbooks under NCF, JCERT, Ranchi, Jharkhand, 2008 • Teaching Reading: Scaffolding Activities, National Seminar, American Center, Kolkata, 2008 • Workshop on Development of a training module for UP teachers, OPEPA, Bhubaneswar, 2008 • Editor, +2 Textbooks, Orissa Textbook Preparation & Production, Govt of Orissa, 2009
Participation in workshops & seminars • National Seminar, Contemporary Critical Theory, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, 1987 • Teacher Development, British Council & ELTI, 1989 • Assessment Techniques in ELT, British Council & ELTI, 1989 • Teacher Development, British Council & ELTI, 1990 • Teaching Literature at High School Level, British Council & ELTI, 1990 • Teaching & Testing of Grammar, British Council & ELTI, 1990 • ELT Research Methods, University of London & ELTI, 1991 • Teacher Development, British Council & ELTI, 1993 • Teaching & Testing of Grammar, British Council & ELTI, 1993 • Business English Workshop, British Council, New Delhi, 1995 • Trainer Training Techniques in ELT, British Council & ELTI, 1995 • Returned Study Fellows’ ESP Course, British Council, New Delhi, 1998 • Workshop on using TEFL Material, British Council, Kolkata, 2003 • Hornby Alumni Trainers’ Workshop, British Council, Kolkata, 2004 • Integration of Technology in ELT, H M Patel Institute of English, Gujarat, 2004 • National Workshop on Readers, DPEP, Lucknow, UP, 2004 • Global Skills Enhancement, INFOSYS, 2007
Taught at • Lisbon, Portugal (1992) ELT, University of Lisbon as a part of my MA course work at the University of London • Singapore (2007) Communication Skills & Soft Skills at the SP Jain Center for Management, Singapore • IIT Kharagpur, Extension Centre, Bhubaneswar Soft Skills & Communication Skills to MTech students • INFOSYS, Bubaneswar Soft Skills & Communication Skills to the IT professionals, prepared a training manual on Presentation Skills • ICFAI, Bhubaneswar Business Communication to MBA students
Scholarships & awards
Ray Tongue award winner, IATEFL Cardiff Conference, 2009 to conduct a workshop TCTP full scholarship winner to study MA TESOL, University of London Original research work: *investigations into the problems of Oriya speakers' English communication skills, interventions for improvement; preparation of materials using MI; description of Oriya phonology Papers published: in peer reviewed international & national journals Papers presented: international & national level conferences
Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours
- Alejacha 18:18, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
- (: Hello Kalyani and welcome aboard! Please let me know how I can be of help :-) ) --Gladys Gahona C. 03:55, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
(: Hi Kalyani, Greetings! Congratulations for having decided to join eL4C!...and wishing you a very interesting and worthy learning time with the eminent facilitators of our WikiEducator family! Warm regards Anil Prasad 17:07, 24 September 2011 (UTC))
(: Hello Kalyani.I am really happy to see your user page!Great achievements indeed!I am also an English teacher and I hope we could work together in creating and exploring the possibilities of OER in ELT.--Khrachss 21:57, 28 September 2011 (UTC) )
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