Faculty Profile

  • MA in ELT, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005
    MA English Literature, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1988
    BA English Literature, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1987
    Certificate in E-Teaching English to Young Learners, University of Maryland, US

Areas of Interest

English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Teaching English Through Literature,
Teaching English to Young Learners( TEYL)

Shaheen Ara

Assistant Professor

Overview

She has 16 years of experience teaching literature and language to undergraduate students at BRAC University, Presidency University and ULAB. She also taught BRAC employees at BRAC Center. She has designed new English language courses at both BRAC and ULAB. She is currently working at ULAB’s Center for Language Studies (CLS) as Assistant Professor, engaged in teaching and designing English language courses. Apart from teaching she was also Advisor to ULAB Shangskriti Shangsad for three years and she is currently responsible for organizing all cultural events at CLS.

Research & Awards

Presented Importance of an Appropriate English Education System at the primary level in Bangladesh at the 2nd International ELT Conference on The 21st Century Classroom: Directions, Issues and Changes, University of Liberal Arts in August, 2014.


Presented Different Strokes for Little Folks- the Need for Different Methodology for Primary English Education in Bangladesh in August 2009 at the 7th International Asia TEFL conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

Presented Use of Songs, Rhymes and Games in Teaching English to Young Learners in Bangladeshi Context at the 4th BELTA International Conference in September 2007.

 

Publications

Journal Articles

The Contribution of Communicative Language Teaching Approach in Teaching Writing, Harvest, journal of the department of English, Jahangir Nagar University, Volume 23, 2008, ISSN 1729-8326

The Use of Songs, Rhymes and Games in Teaching English to Young Learners in Bangladeshi Context, journal of the department of linguistics, Dhaka University, Vol.2, No. 3, 2009, ISSN 2075-3098

Different Strokes for Little Folks- the Need for Different Methodology for Primary English Education in Bangladesh, journal of the ENH department, BRAC University, Special Issue (01), 140–148. 

Evaluating the Evaluator: The Need for an Accurate Evaluation System for ELT Professionals in Private Universities, Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies, 4 & 5, 2014, 161-170, ISSN 2071-1107.

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.