Faculty Profile

Sultana, Sharmin

Asst. Professor & Coordinator - ELI
Email : sultana@eli.uiu.ac.bd

Research Interests

MA dissertation & research works:

  1. Did Teaching Practicum as part of M.A. titled Reading as ‘An Active Process’ focusing on Communicated Approach.
  1. Evaluated materials titled Making Connections: Responding to Literature used in Department of English, University of Dhaka


M. A. Applied Linguistics and ELT (English Language Teaching)
Department of English, University of Dhaka
Session: 2005-2006, Exam held: 2008
Second Class First, Marks: 56.6 %

Main courses: EL501: Phonetics and Phonology,
EL502: Morphology and Syntax, EL503: Discourse
Analysis and Pragmatics, EL504: Testing, Curriculum and
Material Design, EL505: Teacher Education and Research

B.A. (Hons) Department of English, University of Dhaka
Session: 2004-2005, Exam held: 2007
Second Class Second, Marks: 57.17 %
H.S.C Humanities Group
Year of passing:  2000
Chittagong College, Chittagong Board
1st Division (2nd position in combined merit list)
Marks: 78.7 %
S.S.C Humanities Group
Year of passing: 1998
Dr. Khastagir Govt. Girls’ High School, Chittagong
Chittagong Board, Bangladesh
1st Division (3rd position in combined merit list)Marks: 82.2 %


Professional Details:

Assistant Professor in English From June 09, 2012 till date,  & Coordinator  From July o1, 2014 till date English Language Institute (ELI), United International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Senior Lecturer in English English Language Institute (ELI), from 15 March 2010 to 08 June 2012
United International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Lecturer From 07 February 2009 to 14 March 2010
United International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Part- time Lecturer in English From 01 July 2007 to 06 February 2009, Dhaka Mohila College, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Professional & Organizational Experience:

  • Imagine: Write Creatively A Project of The Daily Star & UIU (24 workshops in 24 renowned English Medium Schools of Bangladesh), Resource Person (Trainer)2015 – 2016
  • National Question Bank (FTFL Selection System) Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance Bangladesh Computer Council, A Project of Bangladesh Government, Resource Person (1000 Question Setter for Basic English) 2014 – 2015
  • English & Communication Skills Enhancement Program A Project of ‘Kalia Kore – IT Park’ funded by World Bank, Resource Person (Trainer for Basic English)2014.
  • IDCOL Resource Person (Question Setter & Examiner for Recruitment) 2014, 2015.
  • Bangladesh Physics Olympiad Organized by UIU, 2012 ,Volunteer Judge
  • United International University, University Documentary,( Worked on Literature Prepare) 2015
  • United International University ,English Language Institute ,Working on Modifying Syllabus & Curriculum 2015


Academic Achievements:


  1. ‘Teaching English in a Cross-cultural Context: Challenges and Directions’,

Journal of NELTA, Volume-16 (1-2), December 2011.[ISSN-2091-0487]

  1. ‘Cartoons as an entertaining source of learning English (L2) for the young learners (YL)’ ELT Weekly, India. Issue # 57, 29 April, 2010 [ISSN-0975-3036]

Paper presentations:

  • ‘Meeting the Challenges with Opportunities and Directions in Teaching English in a Cross-cultural Context’. 16th NELTA International Conference. Nepal. February 18-20, 2011.
  • ‘Language as a Means of Perpetuation of Men-women Power Hierarchy: Illustrating from English Texts used in Bangladesh’’. 3rd International conference, “Empire and English Studies: Pedagogy and Activism Now”, organized by East West University, Bangladesh. December 11-12, 2009.
  • ‘Watching cartoons as a dynamic source of learning English for young learners’. First International EFL ESL Conference, “ELT: Today and Tomorrow, Decolonising English Studies”, organized by Asian EFL Journal and Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University, India. November 5-7, 2009.
  • ‘Relationship between Linguistic Inequality and Social Inequality’ International Conference: Narrativizing the Margins: Northeast India and Beyond, organized by Asam University, India, January 4-6, 2012.

Conferences, Seminars & Workshops attended:

  • Attended 8th International Language & Development Conference, organized by

British council, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 23-25, 2009.

  • Workshop on ‘Classroom Management, organized by United international

University and British Council, February, 2009.

  • Workshop on ‘English for Faculty Members’ (EFF) organized by English

Language Institute, UIU, May, 2014.

  • Seminar on ‘News Presentation’ organized by UIU Career Counseling Center,

Lokkho & UIUCCC: Marketing Forum & Prothom Alo bd jobs.com. Sep 25, 2014.

  • Seminar on Faculty Collaboration organized by UIU & UUM (University Utara

Malaysia, September, 2014.

  • Seminar on ‘Introducing FTFL Project Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment

and Governance Project’ organized by Career Counseling Center, UIU & UIUCCC:

April 10, 2014.

  • IELTS Consultation Program (ICP) English Language Forum, UIU and British

Council October 24, 2013.