Dr. Veena Nair

Assistant Professor

Area of interest
  • Second language acquisition
  • Cognition
  • Writing
  • Bilingualism
  • Functioning of brain
  • ELT and language learning
  • Applied linguistics


  • Participated in a workshop on ‘Socio-Pragmatics focusing language data of the social media’ at ICOLSI-40, CIIL, Mysore (8 December 2018)
  • Presented a paper at ICOLSI-40, CIIL, Mysore (5-7 December 2018)
  • Participated in the tutorial ‘Experimental Psycholinguistics with special focus on Language Processing and Reading’, CIIL, Mysore (4 December 2018).
  • Published a paper, “Role of pre-tasks in Second Language Writing”, BELTA Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2018.
  • Worked with Macmillan Publishers, Delhi as an AUTHOR for an English textbook for Class VI (2014).
  • Presented a paper at 1st International Conference of the Linguistics Society (ICOLSI), Mysore (27-29 November 2013).
  • Presented a poster at Cognition, Emotion and Action at IIT Gandhinagar (6-8 December 2013).
  • Participated in Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation workshop (British Council), Hyderabad (6-10 March 2012).
  • Presented a paper at Language, Education and Diversity conference, Auckland University, Auckland, New Zealand (22-25 November 2011).
  • Presented a paper at Task Based Language Teaching Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (18-20 November 2011).
  • Presented a paper at 6th International ELTAI conference, VIT University, Vellore (16-18 June 2011).
  • Participated in First International English Language Teacher Educator’s conference (British Council-EFLU), Hyderabad (22-24 January 2011).
  • Presented a paper at 31st All India Conference of Linguistics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (15-17 December 2009).
  • Presented a paper at National Seminar on Quality Education, EFL University, Hyderabad (16-17 November 2009).
  • Presented a paper at the First international ESL EFL conference, Janardhan Rai Nagar University, Udaipur (5-7 November 2009).
  • Participated in “ELT methods and materials: How can we make them interesting” seminar at university of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (3-4 March 2009).
  • Published a paper, “Structural Complexity, Lexical Variety and Accuracy: ‘Developmental’ or ‘Proficiency’ measures?” in EFL Journal (EFLU), 2009.
Professional Memberships
  • ELTAI-English Language Teachers Association of India
  • Teaching: 5 years
  • Research: 1 year
  • Industry: 2 years