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Shanta, S.A. (2017). The Trend of Using English in Bangladeshi Social and Electronic Media Conversation: Reasons ‘Within’ & ‘Beyond’ the Circle. International Journal of New Technology and Research (IJNTR), 3(4), 34-39. .
Shanta, S.A. (2014). Challenges in Dealing with Mixed Level Students in Bangladeshi EFL Classrooms at Tertiary Level, ASA University, 8 (2), p.217-226.
Azad, A.K. & Shanta, S.A. (2012).Teaching Grammar to the Undergraduate Bangladeshi EFL Learners: A Rethinking. ASA University Review, 6(11), 117-128.

Teaching Grammar to the Undergraduate Bangladeshi EFL Learners

Shanta, S.A. (2018). Culturally Inclusive Material for Non-native Speaking Countries: A Case Study in the Context if Bangladesh. THT Journal, 6 (1), 57-18.
Conference Proceedings
  • Shanta, S.A. (2016, October). “Empowering ELT Teachers of Bangladesh through Digital Platform” presented paper  in  BELTA national conference at DSHE, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Shanta, S.A. (2016, June).  “Study of Linguistics can Act as Catalyst for Language Awareness: an observation in the context of Bangladesh” presented paper in the 25th MELTA International Conference, held in Perak, Malaysia.
  •  Mahmud, S.S., & Shanta,S.A. (2017, February)."A Comparative Study on Flipped Classroom as Performance Enhancer". Presented at the 22nd International Conference of NELTA, Lalitpur,Nepal.
  •  Shanta,S.A., & Begum, T. (2017, February)."Effectiveness of Home-grown Material in Non-native Speaking Countries". Presented at the 22nd International Conference of NELTA, Lalitpur,Nepal.
    3. Shanta,S.A., & Haque, S. (2017, January). 'What in News in Forming/Deforming Identity" presented at the East West National Conference 2017.
Journal Publication
International
  1. Rashid, M. M. (2016). Do I Dare..Disturb the Fan(atic)? – A Socio Psychological study of Sports Fanaticism, Identity Formation and the making of a Fan. Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies, 7 (1), 107-116.
  2. Rashid, M. M. (2015). (T)Roll, Camera, Action – Negative Publicity in the Countries of South Asia: (T/S)elling Ads or (S/T)elling Fables. Creative Discourse, 1(2), 205-210.
  3. Rashid, M. M. (2014). Trol(Po)litics – An Explanation to Internet Trolls: Virtual Consumerism vs Cyber Marxism. Wizcraft Journal of Language and Literature, 2(4), 89-96.
  4. Rashid, M. M. (2013). (Fe)Mal(e)icious Representation of Women in Cyberspace. Visualization of Women in Literature, Media and Science, 1(1), 28-35.
Journal Publications
  • Shrestha, S., Haque, S., Dawadi, S., & Giri, R. A.(2021). Preparations for and practices of online education during the Covid-19 pandemic: A study of Bangladesh and Nepal. Educ Inf Technol. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10639-021-10659-0
  • Haque, S. (2014). Expectation of Tertiary Students of Bangladesh from ELT Classrooms. Journal of NELTA, 19(1-2), 56-64.
  • Haque,S. (2013).Using Cartoons for English Language Teaching in Bangladesh: Progress, Problems and Possibilities. Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages,24,85-94.
  • Haque, S. (2013-14).Composition Courses in Private Universities of Bangladesh: Expectation and Reality.Stamford Journal of English, 8, 81-93.
Conferences & Seminars
  • Haque, S. (2021). Preparing students through webinar presentations during emergency situations. Paper presented at the Meisei University International Studies Center Professional Development Forum, Japan. 
  • Haque, S. (2020). Stories from Bangladesh and Nepal: Transition to online education during pandemic. Paper presented at the STAR Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal. 
  • Haque, S. (2017). To blend or not to blend. Paper presented at the National conference of BELTA, Daffodil International University, Dhaka.
  • Haque, S. (2017). Factors influencing English language teacher motivation. Paper presented at the 51st IATEFL Conference, Glasgow, UK.
  • Haque, S. (2016). Teaching English in difficult circumstances: A Bangladeshi scenario. Paper presented at the 21st International Conference of NELTA, Lalitpur, Nepal.
  • Haque, S. & Shanta, S. (2016). Empowering ELT Teachers of Bangladesh through Digital Platform. Paper presented at the national conferencetitled Empowering the English Language Teacher, BELTA, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Haque, S. (2016). Shakespeare in ELT: What Do the Students Say? Paper presented at the national conference on Shakespeare titled Shakespeare: Larger than Life, Hamdard University Bangladesh, Narayanganj, Bangladesh.
  • Haque, S. (2016). Learner Autonomy in ELT: The Case of Bangladesh. Paper presented at the international conference titled The River:Flows of Innovation and Exchange in the Global(i)zed English World, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Haque, S. (2016). Blended Learning in ELT: A Bangladeshi Scenario. Paper presented at the 4th international conference titled English Studies and the Marketplace, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Haque, S. (2015). Storytelling in the ELT Classroom for Oral Proficiency. Paper presented at the International Conference titled Diasporas and Diversities: Teaching English in a Changing World, Independent University, Bangladesh.
  • Haque, S. (2015). Attitudes and Motivation of Bangladeshi Tertiary Students towards Learning English. Paper presented at the International Conference on Language, Literature and Community, ULAB, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Haque, S. (2015). Expectations of Tertiary Students from ELT Classrooms. Paper presented at the 7th BELTA International Conference, NAEM, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Haque, S. (2014). Using World War Literature as ELT Material in Tertiary Language Classroom. Paper presented at the International Conference on The Great War and English Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Haque, S. (2014). Use of Technology by the Tertiary Teachers for ELT in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the 2nd International ELT Conference, ULAB, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Haque, S. (2014). Continuous Professional Development of the ELT Teachers of Bangladesh. Paper presented at the National ELT Conference of Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Haque, S. (2014). Have You Ever Thought What We Want? Paper presented at the 19th International Conference of NELTA, Lalitpur, Nepal.
  • Haque, S. (2014). Formative Assessment in Large Classrooms. Paper presented at the 19th International Conference of NELTA, Lalitpur, Nepal.


Other
  • Haque, S. (2017). Factors influencing English language teacher motivation. In the 50th IATEFL Conference selections. Kent: UK.
  • Haque, S. (2016). Teaching English in difficult circumstances: A Bangladeshi scenario. In the NELTA Conference Proceedings 2016. Kathmandu: Nepal.
  • Haque, S. (2014). Formative assessment in large classes. In the NELTA Conference Proceedings 2014. Kathmandu: Nepal.
  • Haque, S. (2014). Have you ever thought what we want? In the  NELTA Conference Proceedings 2014. Kathmandu: Nepal.
Projects
Journal Articles

Rahman, Syed Mahmudur. “Essence of Conflict in African Poetry.” Labyrinth, vol. 4, no. 1, 2013, pp. 5-13.

---. “Hyper-Elitism in Writing Literary Criticisms: Theories and References.” Advances in Language and Literary Studies, vol. 9, no. 6, 2018, pp. 153-57.

---. “Film Adaptation from Tagore’s “Shasti”: A Critical Comparative Study.” International Journal of English and Education, vol. 2, no. 4, 2013, pp. 128-134.

---. “Humayun Ahmed’s Road to Popularity with Himu and Misir Ali.” Labyrinth, vol. 4, no. 2, 2013, pp. 27-37.

---. “Interplay of Loss and Gain in the Realm of African Poetry.” Dialogue, vol. 3, no. 2, 2012, pp. 6-13.

---. “Salman Rushdie’s Dealing with the Children of Midnight.” Wizcraft Journal of Language and Literature, vol. 2, no. 4, 2013, pp. 85-88.

Journal Publications

Islam, N.N. (2020). Implementation of Postmethod Pedagogy as an Alternative to Communicative Language Teaching at the Tertiary Level Education. Indonesian Journal of Language Teaching and Linguistics, 5 (3), 135-154. 

Islam, N.N., & Ahmed, I. (2018). Thinking Unconventional: Alternative Assessment at Tertiary Level Education in Bangladesh. International Journal of New Technology and Research (IJNTR), 4 (1), 18-23.

Islam, N.N. (2017).  A Study of the Pragmatic Language Impairments of Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Language in India, 17 (5), 133-212.

Ahmed, S. & Islam, N. N. (2016). Role of Word Association in a Bangladeshi Child’s First Language Acquisition. Spectrum, 12, 165-181.

Conference Presentations

Rethinking Disciplinary Diversity: Challenges of Teaching English in the 21st Century: Presented a paper titled “Method or Postmethod: Implementing Postmethod Pedagogy as an Alternative to Communicative Language Teaching at Tertiary Level Education” at the International Conference organized by the Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University (November 2018, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

15th Asia TEFL International Conference-64th TEFLIN International Conference: Presented a paper titled “Digitalizing Bangladesh: Changing ESL Teachers’ Roles at Tertiary Level Education” (July 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

22nd International Conference of NELTA: Presented a paper titled “Alternative Assessment in Bangladesh: Thinking beyond the Traditional Examination Hall” with a Lecturer in English of the Department of English, American International University-Bangladesh (February 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal)

National Conference on New Media and Identity: Presented a paper titled “How Educators Can Best Utilize the Resources of New Media for Professional Developments: An Exploratory Study” with an Assistant Professor in English of the Department of English, East West University at the National Conference organized by the Department of English, East West University (January 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

International Conference on Language Assessment, Impairments, and Intervention: Presented a paper titled “Linguistic Impairments of Children with Classic Autism” at the international conference arranged by the Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University (March 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh

International Conference on Language, Literature and Community: Presented a paper titled “Role of Word Association in a Bangladeshi Child’s First Language Acquisition” with a Senior Lecturer in English of the Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University at the international conference organized by the Department of English and Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (July 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Selected Workshops and Training

Training Workshop on Online Platform: Attended a training workshop on the use of online tools to facilitate online teaching organized by East West University Center for Research and Training (June 2020)

Learning Workshop of Building Capacity to Prevent Violence Against Women: Attended the workshop on “Building Capacity to Prevent Violence Against Women” as one of the representatives from East West University (2018)

Workshop on Cooperative Learning and Classroom Management: Attended the workshop on “Cooperative Learning and Classroom Management” organized by the IQAC of East West University (2017)

English Language Teaching Professional Development: Attended the “English Language Teacher Development Programme” organized by BELTA in collaboration with the English Department of Southeast University and sponsored by the American Center, US Embassy (December 2016)

Use of Technology in the ESL Classroom: Attended the “English Language Teacher Development Programme” organized by BELTA in collaboration with the English Department of Southeast University and sponsored by the American Center, US Embassy (May 2016)

Assessment for Learning: Attended the workshop organized by the British Council (February 2016)

How to Get Published: Attended the workshop conducted by Professor Joya Chattreji and organized by the Department of Economics and Social Science, BRAC University (2015)

Academic Achievements

Highest Distinction: Achieved the Highest Distinction in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs for obtaining CGPA 3.91 and 3.98 respectively

Vice Chancellor’s Gold Medal: Awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Gold Medal for obtaining the highest CGPA of 3.91 out of 4.0 among students who received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English (9th convocation batch, 2014)

Vice Chancellor’s Certificate: Awarded six Vice Chancellor’s certificates (those who achieved the GPA of 3.9 and above) for academic excellence in 2010, 2011, 2012

Dean’s Certificate: Awarded two Dean’s certificates (those who achieved the GPA of 3.7 to 3.89) for academic excellence in 2011 and 2012

Scholarship: Awarded Performance-Based Scholarship during undergraduate and postgraduate programs (those who achieved the CGPA of 3.7 and above)

1. Biswas, M. (2020). Written Feedback on Midterm Scripts: Students’ Expectations, Problems and Preferences. BELTA Journal4 (1), pp. 20-31


2. Biswas, M. (2020). Board Examinations in Bangladesh: Some Social Stereotypes and Their Negative Effects on Students. IDEAS: A Journal of Literature Arts and Culture, 6 (1), pp.123-138

1. S.H.K. Abir, "Using Literary Texts in ELT Classrooms: The Pinnacle of Promoting Learner Autonomy?" Research Journal of English (RJOE), Vol - 5(2), (2020), P. 101. Doi- : http://doi.org/10.36993/RJOE.2020.101118
2. T.S. Mahboob & S.H.K. Abir, "From Classroom Discourse to a Business Product: The Commercialization of English in Bangladesh" English Studies and the Marketplace, (2018), P. 83.
3. S.H.K. Abir, " European Painting and World War I: Evolution of Modern Era and Beyond" East West Journal of Humanities, Vols. 6 & 7, (2016-2017), p. 152.
Journal Publications
  • Biswas, A., & Kabir, T.S. (2020). Assessing the Mentoring Service in Department of English: A Case from Bangladeshi Public University. BELTA Journal, 4(1), 32–43. https://doi.org/10.36832/beltaj.2020.0401.03
  • Kabir, T.S. (2020) “Teachers’ and Students’ Perception of Using Translation (L1) for Developing Reading Skill.” Shanlax International Journal of English, 8(4), 1-11.

    https://doi.org/10.34293/english.v8i4.3253

Conference Presentation
  1. Kabir, T. S. (2020). Developing Language Skills Outside the Classroom: Students' Perspective. Paper accepted for presentation at 10th BELTA International Conference 2020. 
  2. Kabir, T. S. (2020). Exploring Common Errors in English Composition of Undergrad Level Students’. Paper presented in 1st Multidisciplinary International Conference on the Social and Life Sciences Gender, Health, Information and the Environment, East West University, 27-29 February 2020. 
  3. Kabir, T.S. (2019). Assessing Student Awareness on Global Education: A Comparative Study on Attitudes of Undergraduate Students of University of Dhaka and East West University. Presented paper in 2nd Assembly on Futures of Higher Education, organized by Center for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), University of Dhaka, 29-30 March 2019.
  4. Kabir, T. S. (2019). A case study of using translation as a tool for teaching English as a L2 for 1st year students of University of Asia Pacific. Paper presented in Transgressing/Transcending Borders through Translation, 5th International Conference, Department of English, East West University, 25-26 January 2019.
  5. Kabir, T. S. (2018). A Case Study of the Condition and Factors Influencing the Professional Development in Training of English Language Teachers. Paper presented in "Rethinking Disciplinary Diversity: Challenges of Teaching English in the 21st Century" International Conference on English Language and Literature hosted by Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University on 15-16 November 2018.
  6. Kabir, T. S. (2018). Teaching in a Digital Age: Facilitating Language Learning through Technology. Paper presented in 8th BELTA International Conference hosted by Independent University, Bangladesh on 12-14th January 2018.
  7. Kabir, T. S. (2017). The Effects of Social Networking Sites on the Academic Language Usage of the Tertiary Level Students of Bangladesh. Paper presented in National Conference New Media and Identity Formation organized by East West University, Dhaka. 21 January 2017.
Journal publications
  • Biswas, A., & Kabir, T. S. 2020. Assessing the Mentoring Service in Department of English: A Case from Bangladeshi Public University. BELTA Journal, 1(4), 32- 43. https://doi.org/10.36832/beltaj.2020.0401.03  
  • Hasan, M.U., & Biswas, A. 2018. Mobile Apps in Self- Directed Language Learning: Attitudes of Bangladeshi Undergraduate Students. Green University Review of Social Sciences, 4(1), 83- 99.  
  • Biswas, A. 2018. Self-Access Learning Centers in developing learner autonomy: attitudes of students from the Department of English, University of Dhaka. The Warwick ELT, 1(2), 65- 76.
  • Biswas, A. 2018. Self-Access Learning Centers in developing learner autonomy: attitudes of students from the Department of English, University of Dhaka. The Warwick ELT, 13. URL: https://thewarwickeltezine.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/715/
Conference papers
  • Biswas, A. (2020, February). Cultural Fluency: An Assessment of Tertiary Level Learners’ Usage of English in Speaking. IML Regional Conference on Foreign Language Education for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Institute of Modern Languages (IML), University of Dhaka. 
  • Kabir, T, S. & Biswas, A. (2019, March). Assessing Student Awareness on Global Education: A Comparative Study on Attitudes of Undergraduate Students of University of Dhaka and East West University. 2nd Assembly on Futures of Higher Education, jointly organized by the Centre for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka and Friedrich- Ebert- Stiftung (FES). 
  • Hasan, M.U. & Biswas, A. (2017, November). Mobile Apps in Self-directed Language Learning: Attitudes of Bangladeshi Undergraduate Students. 1st IML Conference 2017, Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka.
Other publication
  • Biswas, A. 2020. Asthma. Ten Square Hundred- Word Stories From Bangladesh. Skylark Printers, Dhaka.
International Publication

Mahmud, S.S. (2017) “Using Songs as a Prompt for Writing an Academic Response Paper:   A Comparative Analysis with the Traditional Reading Based Prompt”. Language In   India, 17 (4). P. 190-202.

Faruk, G.F. & Mahmud, S.S. (2014) “Comprehending a Culturally Unfamiliar Text: The Role of Pre-Reading Activities”. International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (IJHCS), 1(3), P.146-154

International Conference

22nd International Conference of NELTA:  Presented a paper titled “A Comparative Analysis of Flipped Classroom as Performance Enhancer” in 22nd International Conference (24th-26th February, 2017) of NELTA.

Journal Publication
International

Tabassum, Mehnaz. “Signing in the Global Classroom: The Millennials’ March towards Post-Culture and Institution, and a World that is Same (?).” International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL) by Center for Pedagogy at Independent University, Dhaka, April 22-23, 2016, Alam, Mahbub; Asaduzzaman, A.S.M.; Al Marjuk, Obydullah, Center for Pedagogy, IUB, September 1, 2016.

Conference & Seminars
  • August 16-18, 2016: 9th Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures, organized by Universiti Putra Malaysia at Penang, Malaysia

Paper Title: Life in a cocoon: A study of over-Surveillance and over-documentation in a panoptical world

  • May 27-28, 2016: International Conference on Magic and Literature, School of Arts and Humanities (SAH)University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

Paper Title: The death of magic and drought (or overfeeding?) of imagination: A study of a world at its wits end and the future of literature

  • April 22-23, 2016: International Conference on Teaching and Learning – Education in the Current World: Pedagogy, Research and Social Change, Center for Pedagogy, Independent University, Bangladesh

Paper Title: Signing in the Global Classroom: The Millennials’ March towards Post-Culture and Institution, and a World that is Same (?)

  • March 3-4, 2016: International Conference – The River: Flows of Innovation and Exchange in the Global(i)zed English World, Department of English and Modern Languages, North South University, Bangladesh

Paper Title: Written on the Walls: A Study of Literary Expressions of the Mass across Cults to Creeds, Benches to Streets and Timelines to Tweets

  • February 19-20, 2016: 4th International Conference on “English Studies and the Marketplace”, Department of English, East West University, Bangladesh

Paper Title: Literature in the pieces: Keeping calm in a world of quote cards, quick facts and one-liners

Other
Conference

International Conference on Magic and Literature, 27-28 May 2016: The following paper was presented at the conference, hosted by Department of English and Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB): 

Wingardium Laviosa: Levitation of Witchcraft From Macbeth To Harry Potter 

International Conference on Literature, 27-29 May2020: The following paper was accepted at the conference, hosted by Universiti Sains Malaysia

The Complexities of Diasporic Existence- Redifining Identities and Questioning the stability of Relationships In Jhumpa Lahiri's Interepreter Of Maladies and Unaccustomed Earth 

• Ameer, Shahnaz. “Pride and Prejudice and Fifty Shades of Grey: Wealthy Heroes and Smitten Heroines.” Erothanatos, vol. 2, no. 4, 2018, pp. 88-97
• Ameer, Shahnaz. “Manifestation of Remix Culture in Bollywood Songs: A Postmodern Analysis.” Erothanatos, vol. , no. 1, 2022, pp. 69-82
Research Publications

Rahaman, A., & Saha, S. (2020). Negative emotions in fieldwork: A narrative inquiry of three EFL researchers’ lived experiences. The Qualitative Report, 25(12), 4128-4208.


Saha, S. (2017). EFL students’ ‘unmotivation’ toward writing classroom: Bangladeshi university teachers’ narrative reflections. BELTA Journal, 1(1), 46-63. doi: https://doi.org/10.36832/beltaj.2017.0101.03


Saha, S. (2016). Haggling encounters in Dhaka’s local-service buses: The uncharted discourse. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 18(1), 1-19.


Saha, S. (2014). Addressing the Unaddressed: Considering Specific Teaching Context to Teach Language to EFL Learners through Literature. Language in India, 14(7), 546-563.


Saha, S. (2013). A critical analysis of English language learning guidebooks in Bangladesh. Journal of NELTA, 18(1-2), 133-147.

Research Presentations & Seminar Talk (* indicates refereed, + indicates invited)

*Rahaman, A. & Saha, S. (2019). The narrative machinery and the ideology of text: Essentials for effective translation process. Paper presented in the 5th International Conference on Transgressing/Transcending Borders through Translation at East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 25-26, 2019.

+Saha, S. (2018). Theories of Interpretation and Positioning ELT Researcher.  Seminar talk delivered at English Language Resource Center, Independent University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 22, 2018.

*Rahaman, A. & Saha, S. (2018). Storying the experience: A narrative inquiry of senior teachers’ identity formation trajectory. Paper presented in “Beyond Pedagogy: New Dimensions in Teaching and Learning”— 2nd International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 28, 2018.

*Rahaman, A. & Saha, S. (2018). English Language Education (ELE) research in Bangladesh: The state of the art. Paper presented in: National Conference on Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh: Educational Responses, Challenges and Possibilities; 2018 March 31-April 1; Dhaka, Bangladesh.

*Saha, S. (2013). Jawmadar or Cleaner— Who signifies ‘Development’? Ethno-linguistic resistance in Shankhari community. Paper presented at: Multiple Realities of English. 6th BELTA International Conference; 2013 January 18-20; Dhaka, Bangladesh.