Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Nasreen Sultana

PhD MAPLE
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Major Field

Measurement, Assessment, Policy, Leadership, Evaluation (MAPLE)

Supervisor

Dr. Liying Cheng

Education

  • MPhil in English Language Education, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India
  • MA in English, with specialization in English Language Teaching (ELT), East West University, Bangladesh

Research Interests

  • Language testing
  • Curriculum
  • Teacher education
  • Language of media

Research Assistantships

  • Research Assistant, Paragon Project, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, Sep/2015–present    

Teaching Assistantships

  • PROF 310 Self as a Professional, Fall 2015 and Winter 2016, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University
  • PROF 506 English Language Learners, Summer 2016, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English, East West University, Bangladesh

Professional Experiences

  • Senior lecturer, fulltime faculty member (from September 2010 to present- on leave) 
    Department of English and Humanities
    University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

Refereed Contributions

  1. Sultana, N. (in press). Communicative language teaching (CLT): Improvisation is required in the context of Bangladesh. In Pattison, T. (ed.), IATEFL Manchester Conference Selections 2015. Canterbury: IATEFL
  2. Sultana, N. (2014). Demotivation in English language courses: An exploration of reasons and suggestions. Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies, 4 & 5, 209-218.
  3. Sultana, N. (2014). Use of ICT in teaching English language at the tertiary level. ICT for Development, Working Paper Series, 4(1), 94-109.
  4. Sultana, N. (2012). Bangla to English code switching in Bangladeshi commercial cinema. Stamford Journal of English, 7, 262-284.
  5. Sultana, N. (2012). Use of Visual aids in developing the language skills. Northern University Bangladesh Studies in English, 1(2), 71-79. 
  6. Sultana, N. (2011). The effectiveness of B.Ed. English syllabus: A textual analysis of the syllabus from a critical point of view. Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies, 3(1), 299-314.
  7. Sultana, N. (2011). The effectiveness of the ELT component at the B.Ed. programme in Bangladesh: A critical perspective, Stamford Journal of English, 6, 245-267.

Conference Presentations

  1. Sultana, N. (2015, November). The study of CLT based Curriculum in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the TESL Ontario conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  2. Sultana, N. (2015, July). Use of comic stripes in English language classes: a tool to motivate the language learners. Paper presented at the conference on Language, Literature and Community, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
  3. Sultana, N. (2015, April). Curriculum Vs. teaching: CLT in teaching English in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the 49th IATEFL Conference, Manchester, UK. 
  4. Sultana, N. (2015, January). Washback effect of secondary examination on classroom teaching in Bangladesh.  Paper presented at 7th BELTA International Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  5. Sultana, N. (2014, August). Effect of washback in the English public examination change on classroom teaching. Paper presented at the ULAB 2nd International ELT Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  6. Sultana, N. (2014, May). Use of Facebook in teaching English language at the tertiary level. Paper presented at the National BELTA conference, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  7. Sultana, N. (2014, February). Do the teachers really learn to reflect from the training? A critical perspective. Paper presented at the International Teacher Educators Conference, Hyderabad, India. 
  8. Sultana, N. (2013, January). Disliking the language courses: An exploration of reasons and suggestions. Paper presented at the 6th BELTA International Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  9. Sultana, N. (2011, September). Effectiveness of the B.Ed. Syllabus in Bangladesh: A critical perspective. Paper presented at National Conference on Language and Literature, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
  10. Sultana, N. (2009, December). Cultural Imperialism in the test designs of IELTS in Bangladesh: A critical perspective. Presented in the 3rd international Conference on Empire and English Studies: Pedagogy and Activism, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  11. Haque, M. S. & Sultana, N. (2009, July). Discourse of Intra /Intercultural Communication: Banglish in Bangladeshi Cinema. Paper presented in the 2nd International discourses and cultural practices conference, Sydney, Australia. 

Recent Awards

  • Walter F. Light Graduate Fellowship in Education, 2015/2016, Queen’s University
  • Queen’s Graduate Award, 2015/2016
  • Queen’s International Tuition fees award 2015/2016

Other Professional Accomplishments

  • Certified by British Council Bangladesh as a teacher trainer
  • Received full funding from British Council Bangladesh to present a paper at the 49th IATEFL (International Association of Teaching English as a Foreign language) Conference, Manchester, UK in April, 2015
  • Awarded with fully funded International House Global Reach scholarship to attend 48th IATEFL (International Association of Teaching English as a Foreign language) conference in Harrogate, UK in April, 2014
  • Received full funding from British Council Bangladesh to attend international Teacher Educators Conference in Hyderabad  in February, 2014
  • Invited by Hornby Sri Lanka to attend a five days workshop in Sri Lanka in 2013

Professional Memberships

  • CSSR (The Canadian Society for Study of Education)
  • IATEFL (International Associations of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language)
  • Member of Testing and Assessment SIG at IAEFL
  • AsiaTEFL
  • NELTA (Nepal English Language Teachers Association)
  • BELTA (Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association), life-time member