Faculty Profile

  • MS  in Reading  Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning
    State University of New York, Albany, USA  (Spring 2015)
    MA in English Language Teaching (ELT)  
    University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh  2003  (held in 2004)
    Thesis: An evaluation of the effectiveness of group work to increase academic performance in Higher Secondary English language 
    M.A. in English Literature
    University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh 1997  (held in 1999)
    B.A. (Hons) in English Literature
    University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh 1996 (held in 1997)

Areas of Interest
Teacher Education, Adult Literacy, Educational Research, Critical Literacy and Technology, Academic Language

Mahmuda Yasmin Shaila

Assistant Professor

Overview

She taught at BRAC University from 2006 to 2013 and at North South University from 2015 to May 2016. She also worked as a research assistant at the Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning at State University of New York Albany From 2013 to 2015.
From August 2014 to May 2015 she worked in a project, U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and started the project named “Development of a Supplemental Instructional Course in Reading and Writing Arguments for Ninth Graders at Risk of Leaving School before Graduating.”

Awards:

Elizabeth H. Christen Scholarship Award for Adult Literacy 2015, Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning, State University of New York, Albany, USA
Graduate Assistantship/ Fellowship Award 2013, Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning, State University of New York, Albany, USA
Tuition Scholarship Award 2013, Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning, State University of New York, Albany, USA
The TESOL International Association Award 2012, USA
Training on Teaching Young Learners and Pre-teens, English Language Teaching Institute, Hunter College, The City University of New York, April 2008

Research & Awards

Publications

Journal Articles

Journal Articles: Shaila, M. Y., & Trudell, B. (2010). From Passive Learners to Critical Thinkers: Preparing EFL Students for University Success. English Teaching Forum, 48(3), 2-9.

Conference Proceedings

Conferences:Shaila, M.Y., Transforming the struggling students into successful university students, TESOL Convention, 2012, Philadelphia, USAShaila, M.Y., Beyond Book Report, International Conference on Language Diversity, 2009, Karachi,PakistanShaila, M.Y.,  Three types of journal writing, Language

Courses Taught

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.