Phone : +964 (750) 755-1856

Birth Date: 1983-05-18

Nationality: Iraq

Address: Housky

Bala Chandran Vadivel

Assistant Professor

Department of English


Speciality
English Language Teaching (ELT)
Area Interest
ELT Communicative Language Teaching(CLT) CALL Literature and Grammar and Usage.
Teaching Materials
Early Modern Poetry Introduction to Linguistics Communicative English L2 & L3 Basic Grammar General English I & II

Dr Balachandran Vadivel completed his bachelor's degree in B. A English Literature in the year 2003 and he secured his Master's degree in M.A English Literature in 2006 from Bharathidasasn University, India. He completed his B. Ed Degree in the year 2004 from the University of Madras, India. He secured his M. Phil degree from the Bharahidasan University in the year 2008 and started working as a Lecturer in H.H. The Rajah’s College, India in the same year. In the year 2010, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of English at Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology which is affiliated with Anna University, India. He received his Ph. D degree in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT) from the University of Bharathidasan in the year 2018. He worked as an Assistant Professor of English at the Department of English at Cihan University, Erbil from September 2018 to September 2020. His research area of interest is English Language Teaching and he has published five research papers in the same field. Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor of English at Cihan University, Duhok, Kurdistan.

Languages

1

English (Proficient)

2

Hindi (Intermediate)

3

Tamil (Native)

Skills

1

Professional Skills

Teaching English as a second Language ESL Communication and Soft Skills Development Classroom Management Foreign Language Language and Literature

Hobbies

1

LISTENING TED TALKS

Listening and Practicing TED talk is always helpful. I particularly enjoy TED Talks as a quick way to learn from experts, and from the people who are brave enough to share what they have learned with the rest of us.

2

PLAYING FOOTBALL

Playing football is to keep me fit and stay healthy. This game teaches me a lot about teamwork and unselfishness. Football helps develop numerous types of fitness skills including speed, agility and power. I lose body fat, gain lean muscle and increase the likelihood of maintaining healthy habits throughout of life by playing this popular game of football. I love playing whenever get the opportunity.

3

LISTENING MUSIC

Listening Music helps me to think better and perform effectively. Listening to music can benefit overall well-being, help regulate emotions, and create happiness and relaxation in every day of my life.

Education

2014 – 2018

Ph.D.

English Language Teaching( ELT)

Bharathidasan University , India

The purpose of this experimental research is to explore the way how the undergraduate College students can develop their listening skills through the Suggestopedia method, and how far it progresses their involvement in the classroom environment. The research was conducted (i) To find out the significant difference between the effectiveness of the Suggestopedia approach and the traditional method of teaching in developing listening skills in English among the college level students (ii) To find out the significant difference between the effectiveness of the Suggestopedia approach and the traditional method of teaching in developing listening skills in English among college students with reference to their gender.

2004 – 2006

M.A.

English Literature

Bharathidasan University, India

The MA in English Literature studies really made me to pursue interests in different periods of English literature while specializing in the field which intrigues me the most. The modules cover literature and language from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. I would say, On this course, I deepened my existing knowledge, discover new fields, and acquire the skills to enable independent research at an advanced level.

2003 – 2004

B.Ed.

English

Madras University, India

After pursuing this course I am able To systematize experiences and strengthen the professional competency of in-service teachers. To imbibe the knowledge and develop an understanding of various methods and approaches of organizing learning experiences of secondary school students. To develop skills required in selection and organizing learning experiences. To understand the nature of the learner and of learning processes. To develop skills involved in dealing with the academic and personal problems of learners. To acquire knowledge and develop an understanding of the various procedures and techniques of evaluation and their classroom application.

2000 – 2003

B.A.

English Literature

Bharathidasan University, India

The BA in English Literature degree course covers lessons on almost all the best-known and best-loved writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Swift, Milton, Jane Austen, Dickens, and the list is countless. The BA English Literature syllabus and subjects cover many writings from the middle ages to the 21st century. The degree course consists of chapters that progress chronologically through the periods of English Literature and writings.

Academic Title

2018-09-16

Assistant Professor

Preparing and delivering lectures to undergraduate students on subjects such as Poetry, General English-I, General English- II, and Academic English. Planning and revising the curriculum, course content, and course materials. Preparing course materials such as syllabi, assignments, and handouts. Maintaining student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs, abilities, and interests. Guiding students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as discussions, and demonstrations. Attending professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.

2010-12-03

Assistant Professor

Completed PhD. in English Language Teaching 10 years of Teaching Experience in Engineering Colleges. 2 years of Teaching Experience in Arts and Science College. Guided projects for M. Phil. Students. Rewarded for producing the best results. Participated in Refresher Course, Workshops, FDP, and Orientation Programs. Presented Papers in International Conferences and Seminars. Worked as a Coordinator for National Service Scheme. Class Coordinator, Discipline & Anti-ragging Committee member. Resource Person, Class Coordinator. Acted as Chief AUR / Examiner for University Examinations.

Experience

2020-10-24 – Present

Assistant Professor

Cihan University

Duhok, Kurdistan

Handling subjects such as Language and Linguistics, Early Modern Poetry, Communicative Language L1 & L2, Basic Grammar and General English- I for undergraduate students. Planning and preparing the curriculum, course content and course materials. Encouraging students to actively participate in the process of understanding the lessons using various activities such as discussions, and demonstrations. Compiling quizzes, tests, and projects for grading and knowledge testing purposes. Attending professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.

2018-09-26 – 2020-09-23

Assistant Professor

Cihan University

Erbil, Kurdistan

Preparing and delivering lectures to undergraduate students on subjects such as Poetry, General English-I, General English- II and Academic English. Planning and revising the curriculum, course content and course materials. Preparing course materials such as syllabi, assignments, and handouts. Maintaining student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs, abilities, and interests. Guiding students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as discussions, and demonstrations. Attending professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.

2010-12-03 – 2018-08-03

Assistant Professor

Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology, Anna University

India

Handled Communicative English for first-year B.E students. Taught Technical English-I and Technical English-II for first year B.E students. Handled Communication and Soft Skills Laboratory for third year B.E students. Conducted Training and Placement classes for final year B.E students. Handled Language Laboratory classes for first-year B.E students Prepared material for teaching and use it for the progress of students. Paid attention to student discipline issues. Organized Unit tests and internal class tests. Organized internal class seminars on subjects. Analyzed Students' performance and giving feedback to the concerned HOD Communicated students’ progress to parents.

2008-08-05 – 2010-12-02

Lecturer

H.H.The Rajahs College, Bharathidasan University

India

Handled Part –II English for first-year B. A, B, Com and B. Sc., Students Handled Grammar and Usage Handled Language and Linguistics Guided the second year M. A and M. Phil students for doing their projects Handled Language Laboratory classes for second-year BBA students. Assessing and evaluating student's abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. Initiating students for participating seminars and other programs and competitions. Supervising final year student’s academic projects. Motivating students to participate in various sports and other events. Conducting seminars on Personality development & Soft skills.

Presentation

2021-05-27

International Webinar on Suggestopedia - A Method of Teaching Engish

H.H.The Rajah's College. India

I served as a Resource Person in the International Webinar on Suggestopedia- A Method of Teaching Engish organized by Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and PG and Research Department of English, H. H. The Rajah's College, India on 27th May 2021.

Thesis

2018-04-17

Effectiveness of the Suggestopedia in Developing Listening Skills among the Undergraduate students of Pudukkottai District

The purpose of this experimental research is to explore the way how the undergraduate College students can develop their listening skills through the Suggestopedia method, and how far it progresses their involvement in the classroom environment. The research was conducted (i) To find out the significant difference between the effectiveness of the Suggestopedia approach and the traditional method of teaching in developing listening skills in English among the college level students (ii) To find out the significant difference between the effectiveness of the Suggestopedia approach and the traditional method of teaching in developing listening skills in English among college students with reference to their gender. The findings of this research revealed that the learners may enhance their listening abilities in English if the Suggestopedia approach used by the investigator is adopted in the teaching-learning process. This approach will go a long way in facilitating them for improving the listening skills and in turn towards effective communication. It suits more for learners, due to its inherent challenging tasks, which are based on real-life situations.

Training Course

2019-06-13 – 2019-06-18

Crash Course

Conducted a Crash Course for Undergraduate Engineering Students at Cihan University, Erbil - Kurdistan

Publication Journal

2021-05-23

Using Music for Developing Language Skills in the English Language Classroom

Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT) : (Issue : No.12 (2021), 501-507) (Volume : Vol.12)
https://www.turcomat.org/index.php/turkbilmat/article/view/7394

From the birth of humanity to religion and science, music has been an integral part of the existence of mankind. Music, whether natural or man-made, has undeniable impacts on the psyche and the overall wellbeing of an individual. It is only natural that in the field of learning too, music can have an impeccable influence. In almost every sphere of life, we can feel the presence and importance of music. Language, like music, is a mirror of culture and society. It evolves with time while capturing diverse aspects of cultures and civilizations. Since speech functions and music functions depend on each other, it becomes fairly obvious, that music impacts neural pathways in the human brain, thus influencing human’s ability to communicate. Music and language are vibrational in nature. Musical hearing is essential for acquiring, processing, and producing language. Several independent language learners pick up language items from songs. A lot of essential skills can also be developed among learners. Students with certain learning disabilities can enormously benefit from learning through music. This article will cover each of these areas and will explore practical ideas and approaches to implementing music to teach language. A sample lesson plan, comprising stages and tasks, is analyzed, along with a list of suggested songs for different language structures. On the whole, this article aims to capture the importance of music in human life and its prominence in language acquisition. Keywords: psyche, vibrational, learning disabilities, lesson plan, language acquisition

2021-02-23

Online teaching: Insufficient application of technology

Materials Today Proceedings : (Issue : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.01.454) (Volume : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.01.454)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2021.01.454

Technology, in the year 2020, has attained its utmost use by becoming the solution for people across the world in all sectors. Despite the use of applications like Zoom, Google Meet, Kahoot, and Google Classroom, teaching language online has proved to be a challenging task without the presence of a live teacher. This paper aims to throw light on the technological gap and its pace that has not matched the necessity of the period. The analysis of an example from the English Language Teaching will not show what technology lacks in this field, but also serve as a guidance for the developers of future artificially intelligent software and applications. As teaching and computing are two different fields, it is the researchers’ duty to bridge the gap by meticulously explaining the limitations in the currently existing applications and the necessary features in the yet to be developed ones. Keywords Insufficient technologyELTApplicationsBridgeOnline teachingArtificial Intelligence

2019-12-12

English Language Significance from Ancient to the Modern- A Cram

International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Knowledge Economy (ICCIKE) : (Issue : DOI: 10.1109/ICCIKE47802.2019.9004284) (Volume : DOI: 10.1109/ICCIKE47802.2019.9004284)

Abstract—It is well known fact that a living language cannot be static. Every language that is used daily by the speech community changes every day. Despite of the fact, that the speech community of English language enlarges daily yet no one seems to be interested to know much about the historical development of the English language. This paper is meant to reveal about the historical background of the English language. English language that we use today passed hundreds years of developing processes and changed a lot. All social and political events that affected the English nation more or less profoundly had a notable effect on the language. Keywords— English Language;Community change; historical background; social and political effects.Introduction

2019-12-12

Developing Listening and Vocabulary Skills of Undergraduate Students through English Movies with the Standard Subtitles - A Study

International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Knowledge Economy (ICCIKE). : (Issue : DOI: 10.1109/ICCIKE47802.2019.9004262) (Volume : DOI: 10.1109/ICCIKE47802.2019.9004262)

Abstract—Listening is the significant feature for all the language communication. Listening skills require more intelligence than speaking. Standard subtitles play a major role in developing listening skills and vocabulary of non- native undergraduate students. Every year the number of English learners increases and the language learning techniques and methods are the most debatable issue ever. With the rapid development of innovative technologies, more and more mechanical aids are involved in the language learning process. More importantly, all the mechanical aids, techniques and methods are meant to develop the learners` listening skills. This paper explains the fact that how the second language learners can improve their listening skills and vocabulary of the English language by watching the English movies with standard subtitles Keywords— Innovative, learning techniques, listening skills, pronunciation, technologies, vocabulary.

2019-07-18

The Impact of Multimedia in English Language Classroom of Undergraduate Students in Engineering Colleges

International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology : (Issue : Vol. Vol. 28, No. 2, (2019) ISSN: 2005-4238 IJAST) (Volume : Vol. Vol. 28, No. 2, (2019) ISSN: 2005-4238 IJAST)

The English language has been ruling the world in almost all sectors for nearly quite some times. India is a developing country and English is considered as the second language and it is also very alarming fact that the students have been learning English for the very beginning of their schools, but they are still not very good at it. To find out what the problem could be, it is very important to know what methods the English teachers have been using and does it actually work or how to improve the English classes even better to improve the real life communication skills of students. The study will be focused mainly on the association between the multimedia and the English language teaching in the classroom of undergraduate students of Engineering colleges and how effective it is in case of learning English for real life purposes. The focus of the paper will be how dynamic and effective English language classes could be by using multimedia and will it have any influence on the student’s real life communication and performance.

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