Md. Aftab Uddin Chowdhury

Ph.D Candidate in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Lecturer

Md. Aftab Uddin Chowdhury is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics from the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), one of the prestigious and ranked universities and had previously been working as a Lecturer in English at BRAC Institute of Languages for almost seven years. Prior joining to BRAC University he had been working as a Research Assistant in the Department of English and Modern Languages, North South University, and also working as a Lecturer in English at Institute of Science, Trade and Technology for one year. Moreover, to enhance his proficiency and competence, he has conducted several workshops and participated in various workshops, seminars, and online courses. He had also completed E-Teacher course offered by Oregon University, USA in 2014. To his credit, he had also been selected for English Language Program Award by U.S. Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh for attending ‘TESOL Certificate: Advanced Practitioner’ program offered by TESOL International Association in 2015-2016. In addition, he did his (PGCHE) in Higher Education at Falmouth University, UK in 2018-2019 and did his M.A in English Language and Linguistics at North South University in 2012. He is also interested in research and publication and has got some of his research articles published in international journals.

Publications

1.Papers Published in International Peer-reviewed Journal:

a) Application of Guided Peer Feedback in Facilitating L2 Writing: An Action Research with Tertiary-Level Language Learners in Bangladesh (The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Vol.7, and Issue. 2: Co-authored by Md. Akteruzzaman (in press))

b) Transforming Ineffective Feedback of the Students to Effective Feedback: A Study on the Students of ENG 091 and ENG 101 of BIL at BRAC University (International E-Journal of Advances in Education (IJAEDU). ISSN: 2411-1821, Vol 1, No.2: Co-authored by Md. Akteruzzaman)

c) Teaching the Structures of Academic Writing Through Peer Review: A Study on the Beginners of English Language Courses at BRAC University (GSTF Journal on Education, Vol.3, No.1: Co-authored by Md. Akteruzzaman)

2. Newspaper Publications:

a) ‘The Doreamon Phenomenon’ is an article about language, culture and cultural invasion that has been published in daily English newspaper ‘Independent’ on 16th November in 2012.

b) Ingrazi Vasa Shikhar Ontorai is a persuasive research article that has been published in the daily newspaper ‘Sangbad’ on 11th March, 2012.

c) Sangketik vasa ebong attorokkha is a research article about Cryptology that has been published in the daily newspaper ‘Sangbad’ on 30th September, 2012.

d) Vasa ebong unnoyon that is an article written about a seminar led by Dr. Badrudduja Chowdhury, former President of Bangladesh that has been published in the daily newspaper ‘Sangbad’. e) Vasa Songskriti is an article about language, culture and cultural invasion, has been published in the daily newspaper ‘Sangbad’ on 27th April, 2013.

Awards & Achievements

1. Cum Laude

North South University

2. Federal Assistant Award (Individual), 2015

American Centre, American Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

3. American English (AE) E-Teacher Scholarship 2014

Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State and University of Oregon, Linguistics Department, American English Institute (UO AEI)