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Seetha Lakshmi

67903521
seetha.lakshmi@nie.edu.sg
NIE3-03-76

Introduction

Dr Seetha Lakshmi was appointed the post of Trainer at the Speical Training Programme (Mother Tongue), National Institute of Education on lecturer of Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group, NIE on 2 June 1997.

Education

Associ Prof Seetha Lakshmi received her Bachelor of Arts in Tamil Language and Literature from University of Madras in 1985, 1987 and Master of Philosophy from University of Madras in 1989.

She also obtained his Diploma in Translation from the International Institute of Tamil Studies in 1990 and Post Graduate Diploma in Education in 1993 from Nanyang Technlogical University in 1993..

Research Interests

Her teaching and research interests have been concerned primarily with Standard Spoken Tamil, Curriculum Review, Classroom Pedagogy, Tamil lexicography, teaching Tamil as a second language, Tamil pedagogy for the Tamil Diaspora, Sociolinguistics and the Development of Tamil Language, Literature through Mass Media,

Professional Contributions

Dr Seetha Lakshmi has served as the Sub-Editor at the Tamil Murasu Newspaper in 1991-1992 and taught Tamil language in Mei Chin Secondary School h School. from 1993 to 1997 . She has served as the Trainer and Co-ordinator for Tamil Studies in the Special Training Programme in the National Institute of Education in 1997-1999 and later joined as a Teaching Fellow in 1999 in the School of Arts..

She served as the Assistant Professor in 2001 to 2010 and the Head of the Tamil Langauge and Culture Division from June 2002-July 2007.

Publications

Chapters in Scholarly Books

Seetha Lakshmi (2003). Developing National Education Values in the Teaching of Tamil Language. In Steven Tan, K S., and Goh, C.B., Securing Our Future(Primary) (pp. 186-192). Singapore: Pearson Asia Ltd.

Seetha Lakshmi (2001). G Sarangapany's Farsight and Community Development Thinking. In Ramiaha, K, Sivakumran A Ra, Seetha Lakshmi, Jegathesan S (Eds.), Sarangapany's Tamil Service: A Study (pp. 57-104). singapore: Mass Typographics

Journal Publications(2006-2010)

1.Seetha Lakshmi, Majal Pratima Editor in Chief: Karpaga Kumaravel R (2010). Introduction of Video Conferencing in Tamil Classroom: A Study. International Journal of Educational Research, Development and Extension (IJERDE), 1(1), 29-36.

2.Seetha Lakshmi (2010). Task Based Approach in Teaching Tamil Language. 'Thamizhiyal' Journal of Tamil Studies, 1(76), 1-36.

3. Seetha Lakshmi (2010). Spoken Tamil/Standard Spoken Tamil and its Impact in a Tamil Classroom. Jurnal Linguistik Asia-Pasifik- Asia Pacific Journal of Linguistics, 1(1), 66-79

4. Seetha Lakshmi (2010). Short Story Literature in Singapore: History and Development.II. Arima Nokku, 3(2), 1-10.

5. Renu Gupta, Seetha Lakshmi (2009). Using Shape Similarity to Teach Indic Scripts. Indian Linguistics, IL70 December 2009(2009), 135-148.

6. Saravanan, V., Seetha Lakshmi & Caleon, I., (2009). The Debate Over Literary Tamil versus Standard Spoken Tamil: What do teachers say?. Journal of Language, Identity and Education, 8(4), pp. 221 - 235.

7. Seetha Lakshmi (2008). Multiple intelligences approach.. BiblioAsia. Vol4:2. July 2008., 4:2, 23-33.

8. Saravanan, V., Seetha Lakshmi and Caleon I., (2007). Attitudes to Standard Spoken Tamil verses Literary Tamil. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 10(1), 58-79

9. Seetha Lakshmi (2007). Initiatives of Tamil Language Teaching and Learning in Singapore. Kalaimagal Literary Journal, (Deepavali Special Issue), 222-228.

10. Seetha Lakshmi & Saravanan V., (2007). Standard Spoken Tamil: A Study. Pulamai Research in Tamilology, (1), 34-73.

11. Seetha Lakshmi (2006). The Role of Community organisations in the Development of Tamil Language in Singapore. Kalaimagal Literary Journal, 30(10), 37-41.

12. Seetha Lakshmi (2006). Debate on Mother Tongue Issues in Multilingual Communities: Tamil Language Varieities - Standard Spoken Tamil. 'Thamizhiyal' - Journal of Tamil Studies, 69(2), 1-17

Conference Presentations

1. Seetha Lakshmi(2010 April), Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching of Standard Spoken Tamil in Singapore Tamil Classrooms . National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages 13th International Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, United States. April 22-25, 2010.

2. Seetha Lakshmi (2009, January). Comprehension= Answering Questions?Invited Plenary Address.. Paper presented at International Conference on Emerging Trends in Fitness for Longevity & Education for Empowerment (incoflee-09). School of Education & School of Physical Education, Aliquippa University, India. March 5&6, 2009.(English & Tamil), Karaikudi.

3. Seetha Lakshmi (2009, December). Tamil Language Maintenance, Shift and the Family:A preliminary Study on Singapore,. Paper presented at International Conference on Innovation in TEaching and Management of Higher Education(ICITM 09), Malaysia., Penang.

4. Seetha lakshmi (2009, June). The History and the Development of Tamil Short story in Singapore.Invited presentation.. Paper presented at Singapore-Malaysia Tamil Conference. Tamil University, Tamil Nadu. 5, 6 June 2009., Thanjavur.

5. Seetha Lakshmi (2008, December). Standard Spoken Tamil: A Study(Invited speaker). Paper presented at Tamil Seminar at the Tamil Linguistics Department, Annamalai University. India. 23 December 2008., Annamalai University.

6. Seetha Lakshmi (2008, December). Standard Spoken Tamil: A Study Invited Keynote Speech. Paper presented at Recent Trends in Teaching Languages: Tamil Language. Seminar at Sri Vengadeswara Educational College, Tanjore, India. 17 December 2008. (Tamil), Tanjore.

7. Seetha Lakshmi (2008, May). Attitudes towards Literary Tamil and Standard Spoken Tamil in Singapore- Invited address. Paper presented at Seminar on 'Standard Spoken Tamil(CRP04/06SL)' at Williams Hall, Room 826 at the South Asian Centre(organiser), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Co-sponsored by Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. May 21, 2008., Philadelphia.

8. Seetha Lakshmi (2010). Naa Go and Tamil Pedagogy. Naa Go Tamil Seminar. 15 November 2009. Singapore: National Library Board

9. Seetha Lakshmi (2010). Comprehension: Is it really Very Difficult?. In - Unpacking Teaching and Learning through Educational Research, 19th,20th November 2009. National Institute of Education (pp. 1-16). Singapore: Educational Research Association of Singapore, National Institute of Education.

10. Seetha Lakshmi (2010). Values in Tamil Language Teaching. In Vajravelu (Ed.) Amaidhi Nokkil Ariya Neriogall(Rare Paths towards Peace) (pp. 41-49). Chennai: Tamilaga Institute of Educational Research and Advancement(TIARA).

11. Seetha Lakshmi (2010). Tamil language Maintenance, Shift and the Family: A Preliminary Study on Singapore. In - (Ed.) The 1st Regional Conference on Educational and Management (RCELAM), Malaysia. 10 to 12 November 2009(in press) (English). (pp. 1-10). Jitra, Kedah: Institut Aminuddin Baki Northern Branch and Ministry of Eudcation Malaysia..

12. Seetha Lakshmi (2010). Multifaceted Enduring Tamil Literature. In Solayan M (Ed.) 'Kalvi, Ilakkiyam mattrum Panpadu: or panmuka ayvu'- Education, Literature and Culture: A Multifacted Research(in press) (pp. 3-25). Chennai: Vanitha Publications(vanitha padhippagam).

13. Seetha Lakshmi (2010). Role of Mass Media in Teaching Tamil(invited plenary address). In Subbiah (Ed.) International Conference on Emerging Trends in Teaching Language and Literature(INCOETTLL-09). (in Press) (pp. 1-11). Karaikudi: The Department The Department of English and Foreign Languages, Alagappa University, India..

14. Seetha Lakshmi (2009, December). Tamil Education in Singapore(invited Resource Person address). Paper presented at Educational seminar, J J College of Education, India. 3 December 2009., Pudukottai.

15. Seetha Lakshmi (2009). Comprehension and Teaching and Learning. (Invited Plenary Presentation). In Editorial committee (Ed.) Ministry of Education-National Institute of Education's Seminar to the Tamil Teachers. 25.6.09. (pp. 2-17.). Singapore: Ministry of Education, Singapore.

16. Seetha Lakshmi (2009). How to Develop Students? Answering Skills through 'Lesson Study'. In ERAS Editorial committee (Ed.) Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS) Conference 2009 Unpacking Teaching and Learning through Educational Research (pp. 1-10). Singapore: Educational Research Association of Singapore, National Institute of Education..

17. Seetha Lakshmi, Jarina Peer (2009). Use of Tamil Language and IT in Tamil Language Education. In - (Ed.) CRPP International Conference, E-Conference Proceedings . (website:http://conference.nie.edu.sg/2009/papers_pdf/PAP575.pdf (pp. 1-14). Singapore: Cenre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice.

18. Seetha lakshmi (2009). The Use and Impact of information Technology in Teacher Training.. In Vasu Renganathan (Ed.) 8th Tamil Internet Conference 2009, University of Cologne, Germany. (pp. 89-94). Colonge: Tamil Inernet Conference Committee

19. Seetha lakshmi (2009, June). The History and the Development of Tamil Short story in Singapore.Invited presentation.. Paper presented at Singapore-Malaysia Tamil Conference. Tamil University, Tamil Nadu. 5, 6 June 2009., Thanjavur.

20. Seetha Lakshmi (2009, January). Comprehension= Answering Questions?Invited Plenary Address.. Paper presented at International Conference on Emerging Trends in Fitness for Longevity & Education for Empowerment (incoflee-09). School of Education & School of Physical Education, Aliquippa University, India. March 5&6, 2009.(English & Tamil), Karaikudi.

21. Seetha Lakshmi (2007). Task based approach in teaching language skills. In Hogan, D., and Gopinathan, S., (Ed.) Redesigning Pedagogy: Culture, Knowledge and Understanding (pp. 80). Singapore: National Institute of Education

22. Seetha Lakshmi (2007). The Announcement and Advertisement Tamil Varieties in Mass Media. In Padmanabhan P., & Thillaivanam S (Eds.) Mass Communication-Radio & TV (pp. 491-506). Pondicherry: Thol Ilamurugu Padhippagam.

23. Seetha Lakshmi (2007). Is Bharathi's dream 'girl/woman' living today?. In Arivunambi & Ravi K., (Eds.) Bharathi Centenary Conference in Pondicherry (pp. 540-554). Chennai: Varshan Publications.

24. Seetha Lakshmi (2007). The place Tamil Literature in the midst of Chinese, Malay and English Literatures in Singapore (Keynote address). In Karthigesu Re (Ed.) Malaysia - Singapore Tamil Literary Conference 2005 (pp. 44-137). Chennai: Mithra Arts & Creations Pvt Ltd and Malaysian Tamil Writers' Association

25. Seetha Lakshmi & Saravanan V., (2007). Curriculum Review of the Tamil Language Syllabus and Recommendations: A CRPP Study. In Pannirukaivadivelan R., Kumar P and Subashini K., (Ed.) Tamil Studies: Retrospect and Prtspect- International Tamil Research Conference (pp. 242-252). Chennai: Meiyyappan Publishers.

26. Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan V., (2007). A link language for Promoting Spoken Tamil An analysis of Standard Spoken Tamil from the Tamil Corpus Data bank(CPR6/04SL).. In Jayadevan (Ed.) Asian Lexicography: Retrospect and Prospect. 5th Biennial conference of the Asioan Association for Lexicography in Chennai held on 6,7 & 8th December 2007. (pp. 119-122.). Chennai: University of Madras.

26. Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan, V., (2007). Teachers' Attitudes towards Literary Tamil and Standard Spoken Tamil. In Hogan, D., and Gopinathan, S., (Ed.) Redesigning Pedagogy: Culture, Knowledge and Understanding (pp. 80). Singapore: National Institute of Education.

27. Seetha Lakshmi, Vanithamani Saravanan (2007). A Connecting Link language for Developing Spoken Tamil An analysis of Standard Spoken Tamil from the Tamil Corpus Data bank (CPR6/04SL).. In Tamil Research Society (Ed.) Aayvuchudar(Research flame): Tamil Research: Multivision. Second International Conference Proceedings(pp. 62-82). Chennai: Tamil Research Society, University of Madras & Meiyappan Publications.

28. Vanithamani Saravanan, Seetha Lakshmi, Subramaniam N (2007). Contribution of the Tamil Movements for the Development of Tamil Literature in Singapore(Invited presentation). In Karthigesu Re (Ed.) Malaysia- Singpaore Tamil Literature 2005 (pp. 138-157). Chennai: Mithra Arts & Creations Pvt Ltd & Malaysian Tamil Writers Association.

29. Seetha Lakshmi (2006). The Contribution of Mass Media to the Development of Tamil Language and Literature in Singapore. In Padmanabhan, P., and Thillaivanam, S., (Ed.) Proceedings of National Seminar on Journalism and Mass Communication (pp. 101-117). Pondicherry: Thol Ila Murugu Padhippagam.

30. Seetha Lakshmi & Saravanan. V., (2006). Tamil Teacher Training and Information Technology in Singapore. In Tamil nadu elementary school teachers' association (Ed.) Proceedings of the World Tamil Teachers' Conference 2006 (pp. 63-66). Chennai: Tamil Nadu Elementary School Teachers' Association.

31. Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan, V., (2006). Connecting Home Language Through the Standard Spoken Tamil. In Jeyadavan V., (Ed.) Proceedings of First Internaational Seminar on Futureology of Tamilology (pp. 32-40). Chennai: Kalaignan Padhippagam.

32. Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan, V., (2006). Enhancing Conversational Skills amongst Tamil Language Students. In Rajendran N S et al (Ed.) Proceedings of Seventh World Tamil Teachers' Conference (pp. 120-143). Kuala Lumpur: Uma Publications.

33. Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan, V., (2006). Usage of Spoken Tamil in Mass Media. In Padhmanabhan and Thillaivanam (Ed.) Proceedings of National Seminar on Journalism and Mass Communication (pp. 118-129). Pondicherry: Thol Ila Murugu Padhippagam.

34. Seetha Lakshmi and Tunisha M P (2006). Multiple Intelligences Approach in a Tamil Classroom. In - (Ed.) Teachers' Network Conference 2006 (pp. CD entry). Singapore: Teacher's Network, MOE

Research Projects

1. 2004. Home-School Transition: A survey of home literacy events/activities & literacy practices (Co-PI with Chitra Shegar & V. Saravanan. Completed.

2. 2004-2008. An examination of the use of Standard Spoken Tamil in the school and media domains in Singapore in order to establish SST as an additional resource for the teaching and learning of Tamil. Co-PI with V. Saravanan.

3. 2006-2008. An Examination of the Use of Standard Spoken Tamil in Tamil Classrooms: Primary-4, Secondary 1-2 in Singapore in order to establish SST as an additional resource for the teaching and learning of Tamil . Co-PI with V. Saravanan .

4. 2004. Critical review of syllabus in Tamil and suggestions for a curriculum of the future. PI with V. Vaish & V. Saravanan. Completed.

5. 2005. A Multiple Intelligences Approach to Develop the Spoken Tamil among the Primary School Children. Completed.

6. Curriculum Implementation in early primary schooling in Singapore (CIEPSS) -stage 1(ongoing). (Co-PI).

BOOK CHAPTERS

Seetha Lakshmi (2003). Developing National Education Values in the Teaching of Tamil Language. IN Steven Tan, K S., and Goh, C.B., (ED.), Securing Our Future(Primary) (PP. 186-192). Singapore: Pearson Asia Ltd.
Seetha Lakshmi (2001). Singapore Tamil Literature: Prose. IN Sivakumaran, Seetha Lakshmi, Thinnappan (ED.), Singapore Tamil Literature: Achievements and Future Plans (PP. 28-54). singapore: Authors.
seetha lakshmi (2001). G Sarangapany's Farsight and Community Development Thinking. IN Ramiaha, K, Sivakumran A Ra, Seetha Lakshmi, Jegathesan S (ED.), Sarangapany's Tamil Service: A Study (PP. 57-104). Singapore: Tamil Language and Culture Division.

BOOKS

Seetha Lakshmi (2010). Teaching and Learning of Tamil Language in a Fun Way(vol 1) (PP. 230). Singapore: Pasumpon publications.
Seetha Lakshmi(Project Manager), Lim Seok Lai, Rakkappan Velmurugan(Language Advisors),Goh Yeng Seng(Academic Advisor) Hadijah Rahmat, Sivakumaran A Ra(Academic Advisors) Mohamad Aidil(Languge Advisor) (ED.). (2010). Diverse Languages, One Identity: A Guide to Conversation in the Chinese, Malay and Tamil Languages (PP. 100). Singapore: National Library Board & National Institute of Education.
Edwin Thamboo, Yeah Kai Chai(Eds). Enoch Ng, Isa Kamari and Seetha Lakshmi(Co-eds). (ED.). (2009). Reflecting on the Merlion: An Anthology of Poem (PP. 92). Singapore: National Arts Council.
Seetha lakshmi (ED.). (2009). Seetha Lakshmi. 2009. Annotated Bibliography of Tamil Murasu Short Stories and Poems (1936-1960, Volume 1), (PP. 252). Singapore: National Library Board.
Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan Vanithamani (2009). Standard Spoken Tamil and Pedagogy (PP. 378). Singapore: Pasumpon publicatons.
Othman S, Thamboo E, Gwee L S, Pitchay Gani M, Abdul Aziz M, Tan C L, Seetha Lakshmi (ED.). (2009). Dari Jendela Zaman Ini- From the Window of this Epoch(Compiled by ITNM/NAC) (PP. 471). Singapore: Institute Terjemahnan Negara Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia, National Arts Council, Singapore.
Seetha Lakshmi (2007). Mass Media and Tamil Language in Singapore: A Study (PP. 146). Singapore: Author.
Saravanan, V.,(First Editor)and Seetha Lakshmi(Second Editor) (ED.). (2007). Select Bibliography in Tamil Langauge related Research Studies, Research Papers, Books and Conference Papers in Tamil and English. (PP. 182). Singapore: Seetha Lakshmi.
Seetha Lakshmi (2006). Curriculum Development, Change and Evaluation(with special emphasis to Tamil) (PP. 153). Singapore: Pasumpon Publications.
Seetha Lakshmi (ED.). (2004). N. Govindasamy's Educational Research(Naa Govindasamyin Kalviyiyal Aaivugal ) (PP. 120). Singapore: Tamil Art Printers.
Seetha Lakshmi (ED.). (2003). Peaceful Cyclone(amaidiyaana puyal) (PP. 168). Singapore: Pasumpon Publications.
Seetha Lakshmi (2001). The Memories of a Spectacle (Kannadi Ninaivugal) (PP. 145). Singapore: Pasumpon Publications.
Ramiah K., & Seetha Lakshmi (EDS.). (2001). The Role of Mass Media in Teaching and Learning of Tamil Language in Singapore Schools (PP. 185). Singapore: Tamil Art Printers.
Ramiah K., and Seetha Lakshmi (ED.). (2001). Let Us Make Learning and Teaching Tamil an Interesting in Singapore (PP. 262). Singapore: Tamil Art Printers.

CONFERENCE PAPERS PUBLISHED IN PROCEEDINGS

Seetha Lakshmi, Vanithamani Saravanan and Imelda Caleon (2011, January). Varieties of Tamil and Teachers' Attitudes in Singapore-A Study. IN Karunakaran, K., Sam Mohanlal, Krishnan R, Mannar Mannan M., and Supramani S., (ED.) Tamil in Multilingual Malaysia, 1, 209-229.
Seetha Lakshmi (2011, November). Naa Go and Tamil Pedagogy. IN Naidu, P., Krishnan P., & Kannabiran Rama (EDS.) naa govindasamy enum padaippaali(Naa Govindasamy - a Creator), 1, 137-149.
Seetha Lakshmi (2010, November). Tamil language Maintenance, Shift and the Family: A Preliminary Study on Singapore. IN Balasandran A. Ramiah et al (ED.) Proceedings 1st Regional Conference on Educational and Management, 1, 201-220.
Seetha Lakshmi (2010, June). Teaching and Resource Building in Teacher Education. IN Vasu Renganathan (ED.) Tamil Internet 2010: Conference Papers, 1, 19-26.
Seetha Lakshmi (2010, May). A Short Story in Singapore Tamil Literature- Mee Goreng: An Overview. IN Aranga. Paari and Abitha Sabapathi (ED.) Literature in Today's Life, 5, 204-215.
Seetha Lakshmi (2009, November). How to Develop Students? Answering Skills through 'Lesson Study'. IN ERAS Editorial committee (ED.) Educational Research Association of Singapore (ERAS) Conference 2009 Unpacking Teaching and Learning through Educational Research(web based e-proceedings), 1, 1-10.
Seetha Lakshmi (2009, November). Comprehension: Is it really Very Difficult?. IN - (ED.) Unpacking Teaching and Learning through Educational Research, 19th,20th November 2009. National Institute of Education(web based e-proceedings), 1, 1-16.
Seetha Lakshmi and Jarina Peer (2009, June). Use of Tamil Language and IT in Tamil Language Education. IN - (ED.) CRPP International Conference, E-Conference Proceedings.(website:http://conference.nie.edu.sg/2009/papers_pdf/PAP575.pdf, 1, 1-14.
Seetha Lakshmi (2009, October). The Use and Impact of information Technology in Teacher Training.. IN Vasu Renganathan (ED.) 8th Tamil Internet Conference 2009, University of Cologne, Germany., 1, 89-94.
Seetha Lakshmi (2009, June). Comprehension and Teaching and Learning. (Invited Plenary Presentation). IN Editorial committee (ED.) Ministry of Education-National Institute of Education's Seminar to the Tamil Teachers. 25.6.09., 1, 2-17..
Seetha Lakshmi & Saravanan V., (2007, February). Curriculum Review of the Tamil Language Syllabus and Recommendations: A CRPP Study. IN Pannirukaivadivelan R., Kumar P and Subashini K., (ED.) Tamil Studies: Retrospect and Prtspect- International Tamil Research Conference, 5, 242-252.
Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan V., (2007, December). A link language for Promoting Spoken Tamil An analysis of Standard Spoken Tamil from the Tamil Corpus Data bank(CPR6/04SL).. IN Jayadevan (ED.) Asian Lexicography: Retrospect and Prospect. 5th Biennial conference of the Asioan Association for Lexicography in Chennai held on 6,7 & 8th December 2007., 1, 119-122..
Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan V., (2007, February). Tamil Teachers' Attitudes Towards the Varieities of Tamil in Singapore. IN Pannirukaivadivelan, R, Kumar, P., and Subashini, K., (ED.) Tamil Studies: Retrospect and Praspect-International Tamil Research Conference, 5, 230-238.
Seetha Lakshmi (2007, July). The Announcement and Advertisement Tamil Varieties in Mass Media. IN Padmanabhan P., & Thillaivanam S (EDS.) Mass Communication-Radio & TV, 1, 491-506.
Seetha Lakshmi (2007, December). The place Tamil Literature in the midst of Chinese, Malay and English Literatures in Singapore (Keynote address). IN Karthigesu Re (ED.) Malaysia - Singapore Tamil Literary Conference 2005, 1, 44-137.
Seetha Lakshmi (2007, December). Is Bharathi's dream 'girl/woman' living today?. IN Arivunambi & Ravi K., (EDS.) Bharathi Centenary Conference in Pondicherry, 1, 540-554.
Seetha Lakshmi, Vanithamani Saravanan (2007, February). A Connecting Link language for Developing Spoken Tamil An analysis of Standard Spoken Tamil from the Tamil Corpus Data bank (CPR6/04SL).. IN Tamil Research Society (ED.) Aayvuchudar(Research flame): Tamil Research: Multivision. Second International Conference ProceedingsI, 4, 62-82.
Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan, V., (2006, June). Enhancing Conversational Skills amongst Tamil Language Students. IN Rajendran N S et al (ED.) Proceedings of Seventh World Tamil Teachers' Conference, 1, 120-143.
Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan, V., (2006, August). Connecting Home Language Through the Standard Spoken Tamil. IN Jeyadavan V., (ED.) Proceedings of First International Seminar on Futureology of Tamilology, 4, 32-40.
Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan, V., (2006, July). Usage of Spoken Tamil in Mass Media. IN Padhmanabhan and Thillaivanam (ED.) Proceedings of National Seminar on Journalism and Mass Communication, 1, 118-129.
Seetha Lakshmi, V.Saravanan. (2005, December). Standard Spoken Tamil: a study. IN Editorial Committee (ED.) World Tamil Teachers Conference 2005, 1, 103-106.
Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan, V., (2005, May). Strategies for teaching Tamil Culture Knowledge for a Contemporary Society. IN Hogan, D., Gopinathan, S., (ED.) International Conference on Education: Redesigning Pedagogy, Research, Policy, Practice., 1, 282.
Seetha Lakshmi (2001, January). Teaching & Learning Tamil Language in an Interesting and Dynamic Manner Through Individual Work, Pair Work and Group Work. IN Ramiah, K., & Seetha Lakshmi (EDS.) Let Us Make Learning and Teaching Tamil An Interesting Experience In Singapore. (Seminar held on 04.11.2000), 96-123.
Seetha Lakshmi (1999, January). Muslim Creative Writers' Contribution in Singapore's Tamil News Paper: Tamil Malar. IN - (ED.) Sixth Islamic International Tamil Literary Conference-Special Publication, 1, 191-197.
Seetha Lakshmi (1997, January). Youth and Tamil Language. IN NA (ED.) 8th Singapore Tamil Youth Conference on Tamil Youths and Society, 2 - 6.
Seetha Lakshmi (1996, January). Tamil Youths and the influence of Fellow Friends. IN Veeramani A & Malathi Bala (EDS.) Youth in Singapore Society: Papers of Seventh Singapore Tamil Youth Conference, 1, 93 - 99.

CONFERENCE PAPERS WITHOUT PROCEEDINGS

Seetha Lakshmi (2009, December). Tamil Education in Singapore(invited Resource Person address). PAPER PRESENTED AT Educational seminar, J J College of Education, India. 3 December 2009., Pudukottai.
Seetha Lakshmi (2008, December). Standard Spoken Tamil: A Study(Invited speaker). PAPER PRESENTED AT Tamil Seminar at the Tamil Linguistics Department, Annamalai University. India. 23 December 2008., Annamalai University.
Seetha Lakshmi (2008, December). Tamil Education in Singapore(Invited Special Address). PAPER PRESENTED AT Government Teachers' Training College. India. 16 December 2008., Tanjore.
Seetha Lakshmi, Saravanan V (2008, January). Tamil Alphabet Teaching in Singapore(Invited presentation). PAPER PRESENTED AT Subject: International Seminar on General Education and Community Changes through Mother Tongue (10.01.2008 - 12.01.2008) at Loyola College(Autonomous), Chennai, India., Chennai.
Seetha Lakshmi (2008, December). Standard Spoken Tamil and Research(Invited Special Lecture). PAPER PRESENTED AT Tamil Seminar. Educational Training College, Alagappa University, India. 18 December 2008, Karaikudi.
Seetha Lakshmi (2007, June). Curriculum Review in Tamil Language (Mother Tongue Projects).. PAPER PRESENTED AT Signature Panel at the International Conference, Singapore in 2007., Singapore.
Seetha Lakshmi (2007, May). Curriculum Review in Tamil Language.. PAPER PRESENTED AT Presentation on Core Programme/Specific Focus Projects/Intervention for a Bruneian delegation, Ministry of Brunei, May 25, 2007, Singapore.
Seetha Lakshmi (2007, January). Training Course and Trainees' Performance related Evaluation Address. PAPER PRESENTED AT Evaluation address at the Pre-School Teachers' Training Course, RTRC Asia. Tamil Language Learning Promotion Committee, Ministry of Education, Singapore. 2007., Singapore.
Seetha Lakshmi (2006, December). Preparing Indians Students for their Future(Invited Resource Person Address). PAPER PRESENTED AT Malaysian Devan Bahasa Pustaka's Conference, Malaysia. December, 2006., Kuala Lumpur.
Seetha Lakshmi (2006, October). Pre-School Tamil Guidelines(Invited Lecture).. PAPER PRESENTED AT Pre-School Tamil Seminar, Pre-School Division & Tamil Language Learning and Promotion Committee, Ministry of Education, Singapore. October, 2006., Singapore.
Seetha Lakshmi (2006, April). Youth and Standard Spoken Tamil. Invited Lecture.. PAPER PRESENTED AT Yishun Junior College's Pre-University Tamil Language Seminar, Singapore. April, 2006., Singapore.
Seetha Lakshmi (2005, October). Teaching on Tami(about Teacher Training). PAPER PRESENTED AT Mother Tongue Seminar, Singapore Teachers' Union. Singapore., Singapore.
Seetha Lakshmi (2004, December). Developing the Speaking Skill Through Multiple Intelligences Approach. PAPER PRESENTED AT Sixth World Tamil Teachers' Conference in South Africa, Durban.
Seetha Lakshmi (2003, February). The role of National Institute of Education in Teaching and Learning of Tamil in Singapore(Invited paper). PAPER PRESENTED AT Tamil Nadu-Malaysia Seminar at Chennai University, Chennai (2003)., Chennai.
Seetha Lakshmi and Kalaimani R (2002, July). Teaching and Learning of Tamil as a Second Language.. PAPER PRESENTED AT Presentation at the Visit of the Sri Lankan Educational Ministry Officers to National Institute of Education, Singapore. July 2, 2002.(English), Singapore.
Seetha Lakshmi (2001, October). Teaching Moral Education in Tamil. PAPER PRESENTED AT Presentation at the Sharing Session with the Ministry of Education at National Institute of Education, Singapore., Singapore.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Seetha Lakshmi, Majal Pratima (2010). Introduction of Video Conferencing in Tamil Classroom: A Study. International Journal of Educational Research, Development and Extension IJERDE), 1,(1), 33-41.
Renu Gupta, Seetha Lakshmi (2009). Using Shape Similarity to Teach Indic Scripts. Indian Linguistics, IL70 December 2009,(2009), 135-148.
Saravanan, V., Seetha Lakshmi & Caleon, I., (2009). The Debate Over Literary Tamil versus Standard Spoken Tamil: What do teachers say?. Journal of Language, Identity and Education, 8,(4), pp. 221 - 235.
Seetha Lakshmi (2009). Task Based Approach in Teaching Tamil Language. 'Thamizhiyal' Journal of Tamil Studies, 76,(-), 15-46.
Seetha Lakshmi (2008). Multiple intelligences approach.. BiblioAsia. Vol4:2. July 2008., 4:2,(), 23-33.
Seetha Lakshmi & Saravanan V., (2007). Standard Spoken Tamil: A Study. Pulamai Research in Tamilology,(1), 34-73.
Seetha Lakshmi (2006). Debate on Mother Tongue Issues in Multilingual Communities: Tamil Language Varieities - Standard Spoken Tamil. 'Thamizhiyal' - Journal of Tamil Studies, 69,(2), 1-17.
Seetha Lakshmi (2002). IT versus Traditional Teaching Method in the Tamil Classroom. NEWS (New Educational Waves) Education and Computer(Japnese Journal),(4), 108-111.
Seetha Lakshmi (2002). Mass Media and the Development of Tamil Language & Literature. 'Thamizhiyal' Journal of Tamil Studies, 61,(2), 32-54.

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Seetha Lakshmi (2005, November). Malaysia-Singapore Tamil Literary Conference 2005. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, The place of Tamil Literature in the midst of Chinese, Malay and English Literatures in Singapore, Kualalumpur, Malaysia.

OTHERS

Seetha Lakshmi (2007). Proceedings of Malaysia - Singapore Tamil Literary Conference 2005 . Singapore: Tamil Language and Culture Division, NIE.
Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan V., (2005). The Rold of Multimodal in the Teaching and Learning of Tamil Language . Singapore: Tamil Language and Culture Division, NIE.
Ramiah K., & Seetha Lakshmi (2005). Composition Exercises for Teaching and Learning Tamil Language for Primary 5 Volume 2, RK.Systems . Singapore: NA.
Ramiah K., & Seetha Lakshmi (2005). Composition Exercises for Teaching and Learning Tamil Language for Primary 4. RK.Systems . Singapore: NA.
Ramiah K., & Seetha Lakshmi (2005). Composition Exercises for Teaching and Learning Tamil Language for Primary 5 Volume 1. RK.Systems . Singapore: NA.
Seetha Lakshmi (2004). Teaching Tamil Language in a Fun Way Through Mindmapping . Singapore: NIE.
Seetha Lakshmi & R. Kalaimani (2004). Half Day Sharing Session on Tamil Internet Conference . Singapore: NIE.

PROFESSIONAL ARTICLES

Seetha Lakshmi. (2006, October). Maanavar Murasu. Tamil Murasu. Subra & Friends 2., , 00, 1.
Seetha Lakshmi (2005, November). SAAL Quarterly Discussion on Mother Tongue Issues in Multilingual Communities: Tamil Language Varieities - Standard Spoken Tamil, , 00, 14-29.
Seetha Lakshmi (2005, January). Tamil Murasu: (Manavar Murasu)Students' Supplement Suriya Oru Tamil Aasiriyar. A teaching approach through film actor Suria’s songs., , -, -.
Seetha Lakshmi (2005, January). Tamil Murasu: Motehrs' Day Children's Supplement Annaiyar Dhinam. Teaching approach on Mother’s Day Celebration., , -, -.
Seetha Lakshmi (2003, June). The Tamil Teachers' Voice Teaching Tamil Language in an Interesting Manner Through Group Investigation Method, , 00, 6-8.
Seetha Lakshmi (2003, January). 'Thendral', CPDD Tamil Language Unit's publication Let Us Teach the Tamil language Through Interesting Strategies., , 11, 6.
Seetha Lakshmi(author)/Gloria Poedijosedarmo.(editor) (2002, March). Society for Reading and Literacy News How to Develop Speaking Skills among the Young Tamil Singaporeans?, , 00, 8-9.
Seetha Lakshmi (2000, June). The Tamil Teachers' Voice Modified Process Writing Approach(1), , 00, 3-5.
Seetha Lakshmi (2000, September). The Tamil Teachers' Voice Modified Process Writing Approach (II), , 00, 6-7.
Seetha Lakshmi (1998, April). Association of Singapore Tamil Writers' Silver Jublee Issue Love Songs of Poet Bharathidasan(Award(first) winning essay), , 01, 203-208.
Seetha Lakshmi (1992, January). Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple Consegration Ceremony Speical Issue The Poet Kamban's Portrait of Epic Character 'Seetha'(Kamband kanda Seedhai), , 00, 172-173.

REVIEWS

Seetha Lakshmi (2009). [REVIEW OF Ramakrishnan Crea's Contemporary Tamil Dictionary [Review of Ramakrishnan Crea's Contemporary Tamil Dictionary].]. Arima Nokku, 14-23

TECHNICAL REPORTS OR MONOGRAPHS

Silver, R. E., Wright, S., Amasha, S. A., Abdullah, R., Curdt-Christiansen, X.-L., Lakshmi, S., Yang, Y., Yeo, J. K. K., Pak, S. (2011, March). Curriculum Implementation in Early Primary Schooling in Singapore (CIEPSS). Final Report. (OER 47/08 MS) , , 38.
Roksana Bibi binte Abdullah, Seetha Lakshmi, Soon Ai Ling & Nor Hanisah Saphari (2011, January). Staff Development Fund Framework for Asian Languages & Cultures AG , , 6.
Seetha lakshmi and Vanithamani Saravanan (2010, September). An examination of the use of Standard Spoken Tamil in the school and media domains in Singapore in order to establish SST as an additional resource for the teaching and learning of Tamil(Phase 1) (CRP06/04SL) (2004-2006) and An examination of the use of Standard Spoken Tamil in Tamil classrooms; Primary 1 to Primary 4, Secondary 1 to 2 in Singapore in order to establish SST as an additional resource for the teaching and learning of Tamil) (CRP10/06SL) Phase 2 [2006- 2008] , , 63.
Hadijah Rahmat, Chan Chu Ming, Kamsiah Abdullah, Sivakumaran Ramalingam, Kartini Anwar , Yan Shoucheng, Woon Wee Lee, Julian K. Wheatley, Abdul Rahman Napiah, Mukhlis Abu Bakar, Seetha Laksmi & Rakkapan Velmuragan (2009, May). Report on ALC Masterlist of Publication by ALC Research Taskforce 2009 , , 81.
Seetha Lakshmi (2008, December). Action Research on Comprehension at the N7 Cluster. Pp.1-410(Tamil). , , 410.
Seetha Lakshmi (2008, December). A Multiple Intelligences Approach to develop the Spoken Tamil among the Primary School Children. Singapore. Research Technical Report , , 18.
Seetha Lakshmi, Viniti Vaish, Gopinathan S., V.Saravanan (2006, January). Critical Review of Tamil Language Syllabus and recommendations for Syllabus Revision , , 39.
Seetha Lakshmi (2001, January). The Contribution of the Mass Media To The Development of Tamil Language and Literature in Singapore. , , 365.
Seetha Lakshmi (1990, January). The dissertation on 'The Flowers of Poetry(A translation of English poems into Tamil) & 'The Meaningful Hindu Religion(A translation from Tamil Text into English) , , 100.

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

Seetha Lakshmi (2011, January). Forum on CTA's quest to standardize and unify Teaching Tamil across the world.
Seetha Lakshmi (2011, April). Developing Composition Writing Skills: Enrichment Workshop for Creative Writing(Invited Presentation).
Seetha Lakshmi (2011, January). International Seminar on Traditions and Innovations in Literature: Inagural Address.
Seetha Lakshmi, Latha, Jeyanthi Shankar. Moderator: Chitra Sankaran (2009, October). IN CONVERSATION WITH . . Speak Your Mind: Female Tamil Writers.
Seetha Lakshmi (2009, January). Comprehension Workshop to the Primary 3, 4 and 5 students.
Seetha Lakshmi (2009, June). Seminar Paper Writing Workshop on 13 Mar 09 for Ministry of Educations selected Tamil Teachers in conjunction with the Tamil Seminar.
Seetha Lakshmi (2008, March). Spoken Tamil.
Seetha Lakshmi (2008, May). Seminar on 'Standard Spoken Tamil(CRP04/06SL) at University of Pennsylvania Title of Presentation: Attitudes Towards Literary Tamil and Standard Spoken Tamil in Singapore.
Seetha Lakshmi (2008, January). Task-based Approach in Teaching Tamil Language.
Seetha Lakshmi (2008, December). Cross-Cultural Connections: Appreciating the different literatures. Four Languages, One Voice Connecting Singapore Literature. Chamber @ The Arts House. Singapore. December 2008..
Seetha Lakshmi (2008, December). Inigo Tamil Association (2008-09), Tamil Department, Loyola Autonomous College, University of Madras. India. 11 December 2008..
Seetha Lakshmi (2006, March). Invited Workshop for students of Anglo Chinese School(Junior) on Tamil Language Curriculum & Pedagogy Review Committee Report and the Use of Spoken Tamil for Schools..
Seetha Lakshmi(guide) with NIE Dip Ed Year 1 trainees (2006, September). Developing More Effective Pedagogical Approaches for teaching Alphabet in Tamil.
Seetha Lakshmi (2005, October). Teaching of Tamil: A Teacher Trainer's Perspective @ Teaching on Tami: Workshop by Singapore Teachers' Union.
Gopinathan, S., and Seetha Lakshmi. Invited Presentation. (2005, June). CRPP Presentation at the Tamil Language Curriculum and Pedagogy Review Committee's Meeting. Ministry of Education, Singapore. June 30, 2005..
Seetha Lakshmi and Saravanan V., (2005, September). Use of Standard Spoken Tamil(SST) for 'Social Acceptability' in and out of the School Setting.
Seetha Lakshmi (2005, August). workshop to students on How to develop interest in Tamil and Tamil Literature. Yio Chu Kang Secondary School Cluster. 2005..
Seetha Lakshmi (2005, January). In-service workshop on Teaching Tamil Language through Mind Map at Huamin Primary School. Singapore. January 2005..
Seetha Lakshmi (2004, December). Pedagogy workshop to the Teachers of South Africa, 2004 at the World Tamil Teachers? Conference, Durban, South Africa..