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Rethinking Disciplinary Diversity

  • Published at 09:16 pm November 13th, 2018

Challenges of Teaching English in the 21st Century

The department of English and Humanities at Brac University is going to organize a two-day international conference on November 15 and 16, 2018 at Brac University.

Scholarly conferences addressing issues related to critical pedagogy and contemporary approaches to literature have become a regular feature of the ENH program at Brac University. Conferences held in the department previously have successfully highlighted the interdisciplinary aspects of our teaching philosophy. 

As a continuation of this tradition, this conference is particularly aimed at providing a platform to scholars and academics from different disciplines and countries to share their valuable research and insights which, we hope, will help in addressing challenges related to Applied Linguistics and ELT. 

The ENH family at Brac University is happy to invite you to attend the conference and participate in discussions on issues pertaining to the teaching of English, which span from classroom teaching methods to linguistic theories.  

A number of prominent international specialists and scholars as key-note speakers will share their research findings related to the different issues in contemporary teaching pedagogy. Professor Janinka Greenwood from the University of Canterbury at Christchurch, New Zealand and Dr Obaidul Hamid from The University of Queensland, Australia are going to discuss some interesting issues in their keynote addresses. 

As one of the leading experts in ELT and the President of BELTA, Harunur Rashid Khan will discuss the future directions that ELT might take in Bangladesh. Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam, from his experience of teaching English for decades both at home and abroad, will deliver a very special lecture focusing on the innovative integration of literature in language teaching.  

The department of English and Humanities puts emphasis on synchronizing different pedagogies practiced in the different streams of their program. With a number of sessions on diverse themes and issues, this conference, as its title indicates, will re-examine the scopes and potentials in ELT and Applied Linguistics, and demonstrate how disciplinary boundaries can be redrawn.

Standard Bank Limited is participating in sponsoring this conference that hopes to make a significant cowntribution to the field of Applied Linguistics and ELT.

The department of English and Humanities looks forward to welcoming you. Your presence will certainly make the conference a success.

The conference will take place at Brac University's auditorium, (66-Moakhali Dhaka 1212).