Faculty Profile

  • MA in English Language Teaching (ELT), East West University, Bangladesh
    BA in English Language & Literature, East West University, Bangladesh

Areas of Interest
Narrative research, Critical discourse analysis, Power and identity in various sociolinguistics discourses, Orientalism, Post-colonial studies.

Shuvo Saha

Senior Lecturer

Overview

Shuvo Saha has been involved in classroom teaching since 2015 and in scholastic endeavors, such as publishing and presenting, since 2012. During this course of tertiary level teaching he has taught students from diverse age and background. Mostly the undergraduate students do study with him; however, Shuvo has taught the early and mid career professionals in his English for Professional Development and Communication (EPDC) classes. His diverse teaching experience has also brought him in contact with learners from the underprivileged class of the society in BRAC Medhabikash classes. In addition to teaching, Shuvo finds solace in other aspects of scholastic practices. As a testament to that, he regularly writes to get published in indexed journals, speaks at conferences, and conducts workshops for students and peers. Shuvo also voluntarily serves as one of the executive editors of BELTA Journal. This is his return to the community and forms a part of his community of practice (CoP); the other part of his CoP involves collaboration with coolagues and peers from home and abroad. Shuvo’s professional philosophy stands on continuous professional development, integrity, equality, and empathy.

Research & Awards

Current projects:

  • Negative emotions in fieldwork: A narrative inquiry of three EFL researchers’ Lived experiences.
  • Libidinal economy in research productivity: A narrative analysis.
  • Workplace English for Engineers in Bangladesh: A narrative-ethnographic Needs Analysis.
  • Narrative inquiry of senior teachers’ identity formation trajectory.

Work Experience:

Position : Senior Lecturer.

Employer : Center for Language Studies, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

Duration : June 2020―Present.

Job description: Collaborating material development; Conducting classes; Writing questions and administering tests; Assessing student learning using alternative tools; and so forth.

Position : Lecturer.

Employer : BRAC Institute of Languages, BRAC University.

Duration : January 2015―April 2020 (5 years 4 months).

Job description: Designing lesson plans and materials; Conducting classes; Writing questions and administering tests; Assessing student learning; Collaborating assessment reform; and so forth.

Position : Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA).

Employer : Department of Social Relations, East West University.

Duration : May 2014―December 2014 (8 months).

Job description: Assisting teachers in preparing materials for lectures and grade reports; Invigilating examinations; Aiding departmental activities and programs; and so forth.

Position : Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA.

Employer : Department of English, East West University.

Duration : January 2013―April 2013; September 2013—December 2013 (8 months).

Job description: Conducting tutorials; Assisting teachers in preparing materials for lectures and grade reports; Providing constructive feedback to undergraduate students’ writing assignments and home works; Aiding departmental activities and programs; and so forth.

Position : Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA).

Employer : Department of English, East West Universit.

Duration : May 2009―August 2010, September 2011―August 2012; (2 years 4 months).

Job description: Guiding the first-year-undergraduates to improve their English speaking skill; Mentoring them to prepare for formal classroom presentations; and so forth.

Professional Activities:

  • Executive Editor, BELTA Journal, 2020 July – Till date.
  • Associate Editor, BELTA Journal, 2018 January – 2020 June.

Invited talk:

Talk at English Language Resource Center, Independent University, Bangladesh on “Theories of Interpretation and Positioning ELT Researcher” (September 2018).

Professional Memberships:

General member, Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association (BELTA).

Research Areas:

Researcher emotion, Teacher emotion, Identity work, Narrative inquiry, Qualitative research, Social justice in ELT.

 

Publications

Books

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.

Conference Proceedings

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

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

Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

The University of 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.

emk Since March, 2018, the University of ​Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is associated with the EMK Center as its management partner along with the American Center of U.S. Embassy Dhaka.