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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.  


Roles of Planning and Tasks in EFL Performance (2019-08)
Dawadi, Saraswati
TESL-EJ, 23(2)
Effects of task repetition on EFL oral performance (2019-04-05)
Dawadi, Saraswati
ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 170(1) (pp. 3-23)
Parental Involvement in National EFL Test Preparation (2019)
Dawadi, Saraswati
RELC Journal ((Early Access))
Construct validity of the Nepalese school leaving english reading test (2018-02-20)
Dawadi, Saraswati and Shrestha, Prithvi N.
Educational Assessment, 23(2) (pp. 102-120)
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