Faculty Profile

Akter, Saima

Ext : 7104Email : saima@eli.uiu.ac.bd

Research Interests

Phonetics, psycholinguistics, language and identity issues, subaltern linguistic studies,  trans-linguistic approach,  pedagogy and assessment


  1. Anglia CITE Examinations (Senior Level)- Chichester College, UK- 2017
  2. M.A. in ELT- IML, University of Dhaka- 2016
  3. B.A. (Hons.) in English- Literature and Language (Double Major)- University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh- 2014


Book Chapter:

Akter, S. (2020). “Socioeconomic Identity Practices of Bangladeshi Young Adults through English Pronunciation.” In The Routledge Handbook of English Language Education in Bangladesh (pp. 271-283). Routledge.

Journal Articles:

Akter, S. (2017). The Impact of Test Anxiety on Test Performance of English Language Students at the Higher Secondary Level. BANGLADESH RESEARCH FOUNDATION JOURNAL, 93.

Akter, Saima and E. Hossain, WorldFish (2015). Weather Index Insurance: Lessons Learned and Best Practices for Bangladesh. Follow-up Workshop Report: June 2015 . Dhaka, Bangladesh. WorldFish, Penang, Malaysia.

Conference Paper:

Akter, S. (2018). Evaluation of the English Language Curriculum of the Higher Secondary Level: An Analysis on the Basis of the Needs of the Learners in Bangladesh and Teaching. Presented at 2nd International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL) on Beyond Pedagogy: New Dimensions in Learning, Center for Pedagogy, IUB, 2018

Akter, S. and Gupta, S. (2017) Impact of Formal Instruction on the Linguistic Development of ASD Children in Bangladesh. Paper presented at 1st IML International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning, 2017.