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UNIVERSITY OF CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY CHITTAGONG , Chandgaon Police Station, 1084, Shah Amanat Bridge Connecting Road, Chittagong 4212

Arif Moin Uddin Chowdhury

Lecturer in English language and Linguistics

I have been working as a Lecturer at the department of English Language and Literature (ELL) at UCTC since April 2017. Before joining ELL department, I have worked as English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Teacher at International Study Centre, Huddersfield University, UK and also as Director of Studies at two English Language centres (British Council recognized) in London, UK. I believe that the process of learning in English and Linguistics studies should be Student-centred to achieve Student-autonomy, to gain creativity and critical awareness of their studies, and in the process, students would learn how to be independent thinkers and problem solvers to take real life challenges.

Qualifications

MA in International ELT and Applied Linguistics, London Metropolitan University, UK
Trinity CertTESOL (A UK qualified TESOL Training Course), Trinity College London, UK
Teaching English for Academic Purposes (TEAP), Language Centre, London School of Economics (LSE).

Teaching expertise

English Grammar
Teaching Phonetics, Speaking and Listening
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Introductory Linguistics
Introduction to Fiction, Essay and Novel
American Literature (Till 1945)
Public Speaking
Business Communication

Research Interests

Applied Linguistics
ELT
Social Semiotics
Spoken discourse
Technology and Language Teaching

Research Projects and Awards

• (Re) shaping Spoken Discourse: A Quest into the Changes in Spoken Discourse among Bengali non-native speakers of English in London
• Error analysis in Students’ English grammar: Teachers’ perspective
• One to One Teaching: profiling four language skills of a Japanese student
• English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course design for English Language Centre (ELC) at UCTC (Current)

Research Publications

• Presented a hands-on workshop on “Re-teaching Grammar: the Fun Way” at the BELTA (Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association) Nation Conference 2019 held at Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh (6 April, 2019)
• Conducted a seminar on “Error analysis in English grammar” for the school teachers’ of English from different countries of Europe at the Christ Hospital School Centre (east Sussex) organized by Oxford International English Greenwich, London, UK (June 2, 2014)

Skills

Business Planning 90%
Business Law 70%
Lecture Skill 100%