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

  • Washback
  • Language testing
  • Curriculum
  • Teacher education

Publications in the Reference Book/ Handbook

Cheng, L., & Sultana, N. (2021-in preparation). Washback. In G. Fulcher & L. Harding (Eds.), the Routledge Handbook of Language Testing.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Cheng, L., Sultana, N. & Peiyu, W. (under review). Facing with technologies: a critical evaluation of computer-based language testing. TESL Canada Journal
  • Sultana, N. (2019). Language Assessment Literacy: An Uncharted Area for the English Language Teachers in Bangladesh. Language Testing in Asia, 9(1), 1-14.
  • Sultana, N. (2018). Investigating the Relationship between Washback and Curriculum Alignment: A Literature Review. Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education, 9(2), 152-158.
  • Sultana, N. (2018). A Brief Review of Washback Studies in the South Asian Countries. The Educational Review USA, 2(9), 468-474.
  • Sultana, N. (2018). Test review of the English public examination at the secondary level in Bangladesh. Language Testing in Asia, 8(16), 1-9.
  • Sultana, N. (2016). Communicative language teaching (CLT): Improvisation is required in the context of Bangladesh. In Pattison, T. (ed.), IATEFL Manchester Conference Selections 2015. Canterbury: IATEFL
  • Sultana, N. (2014). Demotivation in English language courses: An exploration of reasons and suggestions. Crossings: ULAB Journal of English Studies, 4 & 5, 209-218.
  • Sultana, N. (2014). Use of ICT in teaching English language at the tertiary level. ICT for Development, Working Paper Series, 4(1), 94-109.
  • Sultana, N. (2012). Bangla to English code switching in Bangladeshi commercial cinema. Stamford Journal of English, 7, 262-284.
  • Sultana, N. (2012). Use of Visual aids in developing the language skills. Northern University Bangladesh Studies in English, 1(2), 71-79.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Publications in preparation

  • Cheng, L., & Sultana, N. (in preparation). Traces of washback in classroom instruction: An Observational Study.
  • Sultana, N. (in preparation). Proposing a washback model suitable in the South Asian context.

Conference Papers

  • Sultana, N. (2019, March). Story of an education system accountable for exam-success but not for learning: A washback study. Paper to be presented at the 41st Language Testing research Colloquium (LTRC 2019) conference, Atlanta, Georgia, the USA.
  • Sultana, N. (2019, March). The effect of the secondary English public examination on the students: A washback study in the context of Bangladesh. Paper to be presented at the 2019 American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) conference, Atlanta, Georgia, the USA.
  • Sultana, N. (2019, April). Investigating the washback effect of a secondary English public examination in Bangladesh. Paper to be presented at the 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  • Sultana, N. (2019, April). Assessment Literacy: An Uncharted Area for The English Language Teachers in Bangladesh. Paper to be presented at the 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  • Sultana, N. (2018, July). Proposing a washback model suitable in the South Asian context. Paper to be presented at the 1st International Conference on English Learning and Teaching Skills (ICELTS), Kolkata, India.
  • Sultana, N. (2018, March). Use of an alignment framework to guide the washback studies. Paper presented at the IER, DU conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Sultana, N. (2017, July). In VIVO Vs. in VITRO: A study about a secondary English public examination in Bangladesh. Paper presented at LTRC conference, Bogota, Columbia.
  • Sultana, N. (2017, March). A Game of Chinese Whispers: The journey of a test from the test designers to the test users. Paper presented at the AAAL conference, Portalnd, USA.
  • Sultana, N. (2016, May). Washback effect of the English secondary public examination in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the CAAL conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Sultana, N. (2016, May). Standardized testing in the primary level in Bangladesh: Friend or Foe? Poster presented at the CSSE conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Sultana, N. (2016, February). High-stakes standardized tests for kids: A critical perspective. Paper presented at the RBJSE conference, Kingston, ON, Canada.
  • Sultana, N. (2015, November). The study of CLT based Curriculum in Bangladesh. Poster presented at the TESL Ontario conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • 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.
  • Sultana, N. (2015, April). Curriculum Vs. teaching: CLT in teaching English in Bangladesh. Paper presented at the 49th IATEFL Conference, Manchester, UK.
  • Sultana, N. (2015, January). Washback effect of secondary examination on classroom teaching in Bangladesh.  Paper presented at 7th BELTA International Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 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.
  • Sultana, N. (2014, May). Use of Facebook in teaching English language at the tertiary level. Paper presented at the National BELTA conference, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • 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.
  • Sultana, N. (2013, January). Disliking the language courses: An exploration of reasons and suggestions. Paper presented at the 6th BELTA International Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Research Assistantships

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

Teaching Assistant Experiences

  • Course: FOUN 100 Psychological Foundations of Education
  • Course: FOUN 101 Foundations of Assessments
  • Course: FOUN 102 Historical and Philosophical Traditions of the Curriculum
  • Course: PROF 310 Self as a Professional
  • Course: PROF 501 Learner’s Need
  • Course: PROF 506 English Language Learners

Academic Awards

  • Dr. John Freeman Bursary in Education, 2018
  • Val Tancock Perkins Bursary, 2018
  • Huntley Macdonald Sinclair Travelling Scholarship, 2018
  • Janet and Ghazi Farooq Bursary, 2017
  • Judith Brown Bursar, 2017
  • Wilda Baker Parkinson Bursary, 2017
  • Helen Richards Campbell Spring award, 2016
  • Ban Righ Foundation Bursary, 2016
  • Elspeth Baugh Memorial Bursary, 2016
  • Queen’s Graduate Award, 2015/2016, 2016/2017; 2017/2018
  • Education Graduate Expansion Award, 2016/2017; 2017/2018; 2018/2019
  • Walter F. Light Graduate Fellowship in Education, 2015/2016
  • International Tuition Award, 2015/2016; 2016/2017; 2017/2018;

Other Awards and Achievements

  • 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
  • Secured Merit and Dean’s list Scholarship at East West University while pursuing M.A. in English
  • Secured regular Academic Merit Scholarships in each semester throughout the four years at Stamford University Bangladesh

Professional Membership

  • LTRC (Language Testing Research Colloquium)
  • AAAL (American Association of Applied Linguistics)
  • CSSE (The Canadian Society for Study of Education)
  • CAAL (Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics)
  • 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)
  • AALA (Asian Association for Language assessment)