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Mrs Saraswati Dawadi

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Professional biography

Mrs Saraswati Dawadi is currently a PhD student at the Open University, England, researching into the impacts of a national level English test in Nepal on students and parents. She has earned master’s degree in ELT from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and MA: TESOL from Lancaster University, England, as a Hornby Trust Scholar 2013/2014. Prior to starting her study in England, she was a teacher educator at Tribhuvan University. Her interest sits broadly within language assessment, second language acquisition, English language teaching, and teachers' professional development.  She has published a book and co-authored two books on Englsih as a foreign language teaching. She has also published a couple of articles in a few peer reviewed journals.

Research interests

language assessment, second language acquisition, English language teaching, and teachers' professional development

Teaching interests

English as a foreign or second langauge teaching

Impact and engagement

She is a life member of Nepal Englsih Language Teachers' Association- a professional organisation in Nepal and a member of TESOL USA. Additionally, she is a member of BAAL and BERA.  

Publications

Construct validity of the Nepalese school leaving english reading test (2018)
Dawadi, Saraswati and Shrestha, Prithvi N.
Educational Assessment ((Early Access))
Effects of task repetition on EFL oral performance (2018)
Dawadi, Saraswati
ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics ((In Press))
The Relationship between Reading Strategy Use and EFL Test Performance (2017)
Dawadi, Saraswati
Journal of NELTA, 22(1-2) (pp. 38-52)
The Impact of the School Leaving Certificate Examination on English Language Teaching and Student Motivation to Learn English (2018)
Dawadi, Saraswati
In: Hayes, David ed. English Language Teaching in Nepal: Research, Reflection and Practice (pp. 133-164)
ISBN : 978-0-86355-888-7 | Publisher : British Council

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