Details of Neelima Akhter


Education

MA, English Language Teaching, University of Warwick, UK, 2008

MA, Applied Linguistics and ELT, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2002, (held in 2004), First Class 1st

4- Year BA Honours in English, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2001 (held in2003), Second Class 1st and 1st position

HSC (Humanities), Viqarunnisa Noon College, 1997

Second in merit list

 

SSC (Humanities), Comilla Board, 1995

First in merit list

 

Highlights of Education

  • Dissertation on teaching speaking
  • Designed an English language textbook for tertiary level
  • Project on computer assisted language learning (CALL)
  • Research on spoken English
  • Courses on syllabus and materials, discourse analysis, spoken discourse, psycholinguistics, teaching four skills, teaching four skills, phonetics & phonology, socio-& psycholinguistics, computer assisted language learning, and research methodology

 

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, Jan. 2011-present

Lecturer, Department of English, University of Dhaka, November 2005-January 2011

Part-time teacher, Northsouth University, from 2009 - present

Part-time teacher, Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka, Jul. 2010-present

Part-time teacher, Department of World Religions, University of Dhaka, 2006-2007

Part-time teacher, American International University Bangladesh (AIUB), 2007

Part-time teacher, Daffodil International University, 2005-2007

Lecturer in English, Daffodil International University, January-November 2005

 

Other Experience

Teacher Trainer, National University

Teacher Trainer, NAEM

 

Awards and Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarship, for MA at the University of Warwick, UK, 2007

Justice Amir Uddin Gold Medal for MA results, University of Dhaka 2006

Principal Jalal Uddin Gold Medal for MA results, Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2006

Begum Roushan Ershad Gold Medal for HSC results, Viqarunnisa Noon College, 1997

Award by the Prime Minister for topping the merit list in SSC, 1995

Sonali Bank Gold Medal for HSC and SSC results, 1995, 1997

 

Research Interests

Language teaching materials

Task based language teaching

Written and spoken discourse

ICT in language education

 

Areas of specialization

Teaching speaking

Issues in language materials development

History of English Language Teaching

Task based language teaching

Written and spoken discourse

ICT in language education

 

Publications

‘Authenticity in ELT Materials: Colourless Green?’, Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, 2008-09 (accepted)

‘Camus’ Meursault: A martyr for truth’, co-authored with Ashim Dutta, accepted for Dhaka University Studies

‘Reflective Teaching: Professional Development through Self-Inquiry’ Spectrum, Journal of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, June 2006

 

Conferences and seminars

‘Global Coursebooks: Colourless Green?’ Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference of Department of English, East West University, December 2009

IATEFL International Annual Conference 2008, Exeter, UK

Warwick Postgraduate Conference 2008

Warwick workshops and seminars on research methods, 2008