English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teaching.
Classroom Management in ELT.
The role of culture and its impact on classroom teaching in EFL.
Vijayavarathan, K. (2016). An investigation of teacher cognition of Faroese grade 8 EFL teachers about teaching speaking and its impact on their praxis. Roots, 2 (2), 8-12.
Vijayavarathan, K. (2017). Teacher cognition of grade 8 teachers on teaching speaking in English as a foreign language in The Faroe Islands and its impact on teachers' pedagogical praxis: seven case studies. PhD thesis. The University of Aarhus and The University of The Faroe Islands.
PhD in English Language Teaching. Double degree from The University of Aarhus and The University of The Faroe Islands (2014-2017)
Dissertation title: "Teacher cognition of grade 8 teachers on teaching speaking in English as a foreign language in The Faroe Islands and its impact on teachers' pedagogical praxis: seven case studies."
M.Sc. Management. The Robert Gordon University (2000-03).
Dissertation title: “A Change Management Model that could be adopted by the Faroe Islands Business School (FBS) to enable successful implementation of the changes planned by senior management.”
PG certificate in Higher Pedagogy-The Robert Gordon University (2006)
M.Phil in English -The University of Madras (1986-87)
Dissertation title- “The Ebony Muse: Poets of the Harlem Renaissance.”
M.A. in English-Stella Maris College affiliated to the University of Madras (1984-86)
Certificate in Mass Communication and Journalism- University of Madurai (1986)
B.A. in English-Stella Maris College affiliated to the University of Madras (1981-84)
Currently, Asst. Professor of English Language Teaching in the Department of Education (NÁD) since Aug 2013.
Member of the editorial committee for Fróðskaparrit journal from May 2019.
Member of the board of written examiners for English in Higher Secondary Schools appointed by MMR from 2008-2015.
Member of the English Examination Board for question paper setting for Higher Secondary Education appointed by the Ministry of Education (MMR) from 1997-2013.
Cambridge Centre Manager from 2014-2016.
Cambridge examiner for Spoken English from 1993-2014 appointed by Fróðskaparsetur Føroya in conjunction with the University of Cambridge.
Designed and taught the ELT elective course in NÁD: 2011-2012, 2013-2014 & 2017-2018.
Lecturer in English at The Faroe Islands Business School (Føroya Handilsskúli) from 1993-2011.
Taught the Cambridge English Courses at the University from 1994-97.
Assistant Professor in English in Women’s Christian College, affiliated to the University of Madras, in the period 1986-89.
Motivation & Individual Learning in Music Education. The Torshavn School of Music, Oct 2019.
‘Teaching’ speaking or ‘doing’ speaking: Link between theory & praxis in grade 8 EFL. the 15th Nordic teacher Education conference in Vaasa, Finland, May 2008
At undirvísa í munnligum enskum fremmandamáli. Course for teachers. Nám, Jan 9 & 10, 2018.
The Foreign Language Journey. A Personal Path to Integration. Presented under the auspices of NVL in October 2013 in Tórshavn, The Faroe Islands and presented modified in March 2014 in Helsinki, Finland.
University Learning & Teaching 2019-20.