Areas of Interest
Golam Kader Zilany has been working as a Senior Lecturer at ULAB since October 2019. Over the years, he progressively developed interest in the areas of syllabus design, curriculum development, instructional materials, and assessment practice. He teaches EAP (English for Academic Purposes) courses along with Master’s courses in the fields of curriculum, syllabus design and assessment.
Prior to joining ULAB, he worked as a faculty member of Brac Institute of Languages (BIL), Brac University from March 2011 to September 2019. During his service at BracU, he used to teach courses titled ‘ELT Leadership & Management’, ‘Language testing & Evaluation’ for its MA in TESOL program. Moreover, he also taught foundation and advanced EAP (English for Academic Purpose) courses. Importantly, he was the team leader of a project named ‘Reshaping English Language Teaching and Learning Experiences at Tertiary Level through Teacher Developed Materials’. As part of this project, he also designed and facilitated eight weeks long training for teachers’ capacity development in material development. Additionally, being part of Professional Development Center (PDC) of Brac University, he was responsible to conduct session on 'Assessment Issues and Practices in Higher Education' for university faculty members.
His research areas include social justice, language policy, teacher-learner identity and assessment. Philosophically, he is very much influenced by the work of Pierre Bourdieu. For that reason, he always tries to explore the issues that unfolds the power dynamics in the society.
Senior Lecturer, Center for Language Studies (CLS), ULAB (October, 2019 - Present)
Lecturer, Brac Institute of Languages (BIL), Brac University (March, 2011 – September, 2019)
Sub-editor, The Independent (July, 2010 to February, 2011)
Intern, Active Citizens Project, British Council, Bangladesh (January, 2010 to July,2010)
Invigilator for GCE O and A levels, and IELTS, British Council, Bangladesh (November, 2009 to December, 2012)
Senior Teacher, Milestone School, Uttara, Dhaka (June, 2008 to July, 2009)
Assistant Teacher, Northern International School, Asad Gate, Dhaka (January, 2008 to May, 2008)
‘Grade Inflation in High Stake Examination in Bangladesh: in Pursuit of an Alternative Explanation’ at International Conference of Teaching Learning (ICTL) organized by Independent University Bangladesh in the year 2016
‘Drama: Proven Essentials of BRACU to Create Competent Language Learners’ at the 17th NELTA International Conference in the year 2012
‘CLT materials being followed and modes of assessments practiced at the secondary level in Bangladesh: teachers’ and learners’ perception’ at the 17th NELTA International Conference in the year 2012