Details of Begum Shahnaz Sinha


Academic:

  • B.A. Honours in English, University of Dhaka, 1987 – 2nd Class (3rd Position)
  • M.A. in English (Language), University of Dhaka, 1988 – 1st Class (1st Position)
  • M.A. English Language Teaching, Warwick University, United Kingdom, 1999

Title of M.A. Dissertation: “Patterns of language change, language choice and code-switching in four Bangladeshi immigrant families and their implications to the process of language shift”

Teaching Experiences:

  • Lecturer in English, Department of Humanities, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka – from October 1992 to April 1995.
  • Lecturer, Department of English, University of Dhaka – from May 1995 to September 1998.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka – from September 1998 to March 2004.
  • Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka – from March 2004 to date.

Publications:

  • “Learners’ errors, their significance in L2 learning and the role of correction,” Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 54, No. 2, December 1997.
  • “Our Achievement Tests and what we really achieve?” Spectrum (Journal of the Department of English), Department of English, University of Dhaka, Vol. 1, 1998.
  • “An Interactive Approach to EFL Reading,” Dhaka University Studies, Vol. 56, No. 2, December 1999.
  • “Teaching Language through Literature: An example, a short story,” Teacher’s World, Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka, 2002.
  • “English Phobia in Our Schools and Colleges,” Revisioning English in Bangladesh, eds., Fakrul Alam et al, The University Press Limited, Dhaka, 2001.
  • Compiled a grammar book entitled A Handbook of English Grammar for the students of English Department, University of Dhaka, 1999.
  • “‘Validity and Reliability’—Two important criteria of a good language test: An analysis of some test items in terms of their validity and reliability, and some suggestions,” Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka, 2001-2002.
  • “What Gives Stretches of Language Unity and Meaning—Context of Situation, Speech Act Theory and Grice’s Co-operative Principles,” Teacher’s World, Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka (Forthcoming).