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Ganesh Koramannil

Lecturer & Course Coordinator

Higher Education, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy, Education Policy, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy

  • Name: Ganesh Koramannil
    Position: Lecturer & Course Coordinator
    Research focus: Higher Education, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy, Education Policy, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy

    Phone: +61 8 8946 6028

    Qualifications: M Ed TESOL (Sydney University), M A (Calicut University), GDTL (Charles Darwin University), BA (Calicut University)

    Professional memberships and associations
    • Member - Australasian Civilian Corps
    • Examiner – IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    • Member – Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Northern Territory
  • Ganesh Koramannil has worked in the areas of ESL, TESOL, Linguistics, Literacy and English Literature for over 18 years. He has worked in various parts of India, and in Australia, he has worked mostly in the Northern Territory including in the communities of Maningrida and Ramingining.

    Ganesh has teaching experience in Higher Education, Vocational, ELICOS and High School sectors. He has also established and managed various academic units. As Course Coordinator and Lecturer for the Bachelor of Indigenous Language and Linguistics (BILL) program, he has had a range of experiences as an educator and consultant.


    Ganesh Koramannil has researched and presented nationally in the areas of:
    • Higher Education
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
    • Education Policy
    • ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy
    His research so far has had the perspective of an inquirer from an ESL background. His thesis on the social perspectives of English education in India during the British Raj was awarded a High Distinction. His current focus is on Higher Education, Aboriginal Education, and Community Language Learning. He has a range of course management and coordination experience and has worked closely in Indigenous education over the past five years.

    His background as an ESL student, ESL educator, Cambridge ESOL Examiner, and his teaching practices in Higher Education, extensively influences his research interests.


    2014 – Present Doctoral Student, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
    2011 – Present Lecturer & Course Coordinator – Bachelor of Indigenous Language and Linguistics (BILL)
    2010 Lecturer Academic Language and Learning, CDU
    2008 – 2010 Indigenous Education Officer, Department of Education and Training (DET), now DECS
    2007 ESL Consultant, Onboard the ScholarShip, an international initiative of eight international universities, including Macquarie University
    2006 – 2008 English Language Teacher at the English Language Program Unit, NCELTR (National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research, Macquarie University – Now Centre for Macquarie English (CME))
    2005 – 2006 Professor-in-Charge, NORKA SCMS Institute, Kerala, India
    2002 – 2003 ELT Consultant, The Galaxy Education System, Rajkot, India


    • Past Member – NTERS Maningrida
    • Life Member – YMCA Palakkad, Kerala, India

    Why we need an effective Academic Language proficiency framework for remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education.
    Principle Investigators: Koramannil, G.


    2007 – 2008 - Supervised three student teachers of Graduate Certificate in TESOL at NCELTR, Macquarie University