Faculty Profile

Hasan, Md. Kamrul, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Email : kamrul@eli.uiu.ac.bd

Research Interests

Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, English Language Teaching, Socio-linguistics, Second Language Acquisition

Scopus Author ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=36717507400

Educations

Educational Qualifications

Examination/
Degree
Board/
University
Stream/
Subject
% in
Aggregate
Division Years
Attended
Ph.D. (Doctor of
Philosophy)
Universiti Utara
Malaysia,
Malaysia
Applied
Linguistics
Topic:
Vocabulary
——- 2014- 2018
M.Phil. (Master
of Philosophy)
University of
Delhi, India
English
Language
Teaching (ELT)
67.8% First 2003-2005
M.A. (Master of
Arts)
University of
Delhi, India
Linguistics 70.75% First
Class Third
2001-2003
B. A. (Bachelor
of Arts) (Hons)
University of
Delhi, India
English
(Literature)
50% Second 1996-1999
H.S.C Dhaka Board,
Bangladesh
Arts 83.2% First (13th
Place)
1992-1994
S.S.C Jessore Board Science 85.1% First 1990-1992

 

Additional Information Regarding Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics
Thesis Title: The Correlation and Prediction of Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge to Academic Reading Comprehension among English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Learners at Tertiary Level in Bangladesh
Result: Degree awarded with the recognition of “Graduate on Time (GOT)”.
Supervisor: Dr. Ahmad Affendi Shabdin, Associate Professor
Institution: As a public university, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) ranks # 601-650 in QS World Ranking 2019 and is an AACSB accredited university.

M.Phil. in Linguistics
Thesis Title: English Language Proficiency of Bangladeshi Students: A Social Psychological Study
Result: Degree awarded with the recognition of “Graduate on Time (GOT)
Discipline: English Language Teaching (ELT)
Supervisor: Professor R K Agnihotri
Supervising Committee: Dr. Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Associate Professor
Institution: As a public university, University of Delhi ranks # 487 in QS World University Ranking 2019.

M.A. in Linguistics
Result: Degree awarded with the recognition of “Graduate on Time (GOT)” (First class third with distinction)
Dissertations for Field Methods Supervising Committee: Prof Karumuri Venkata Subbarao and Mr. Pradeep Kumar Das
Institution: As a public university, University of Delhi ranks # 487 in QS World University Ranking 2019.

Academic Distinction
I secured not only third place (with distinction) in M.A. Linguistics, University of Delhi, Delhi in the session 2001-2003 but also I had 13th place (Combined Merit list with “Letter” marks in 4 subjects) in H.S.C (Higher Secondary Certificate) from Dhaka Board, Bangladesh in the year 1994, receiving special felicitation from the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. In addition, I secured the Distinction of “Star” and “Letter” marks in 6 subjects (Science Stream) in my S.S.C (Secondary School Certificate) from Jessore Board, Bangladesh.

Certificate Courses
1. I successfully completed (Grade Achieved: 100.0%) a four week on line course on Understanding Research Methods dated on October 25, 2016, funded and offered by University of London and SOAS University of London and Coursera.

2. I successfully completed (Grade Achieved: 98.0%) a four week on line course “Tricky English Grammar” (3 of 4 in the Learn English: Intermediate Grammar Specialization) dated on October 16, 2016, funded and offered by University of California, Irvine and Coursera.

3. I successfully completed (Grade Achieved: 95.4%) a four week on line course “Getting Started with Essay Writing” (2 of 5 courses in Academic English: Writing Specialization) dated on October 04, 2016, funded and offered by University of California, Irvine and Coursera.

4. I successfully completed (Grade Achieved: 100%) a six week on line course 1 of 4 (TESOL Certificate Part-1: Teach English Now! Lesson Design and Assessment) dated on September 08, 2016, funded and offered by Arizona State University and Coursera.

5. I successfully completed (Grade Achieved: 100%) a six week on line course 1 of 4 (TESOL Certificate Part-1: Teach English Now! Foundational Principles) dated on August 20, 2016, funded and offered by Arizona State University and Coursera.

6. I successfully completed (Grade Achieved: 95.3%) a six week on line course on “Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics” dated on August 15, 2016, funded and offered by Universiteit Leiden & Meertens instituut (KNAW) and Coursera.

7. I successfully completed (Grade Achieved: 100%) a four week on line course “Grammar and Punctuation” (1 of 5 courses in Academic English: Writing Specialization) dated on August 08, 2016, funded and offered by University of California, Irvine and Coursera.

8. I successfully completed (Grade Achieved: 99.8%) a six week on line course 2 of 4 (TESOL Certificate Part-1: Teach English Now! Theories of Second Language Acquisition), dated on July 26, 2016, funded and offered by Arizona State University and Coursera.

9. I successfully completed the following ‘Creating a Good Research Data Management Plan’, an online lecture certificate awarded by Elsevier Publishing Campus on Thursday 23 June, 2016.

10. I successfully completed the following ‘Gender Bias in Academic Publishing’, an online lecture certificate awarded by Elsevier Publishing Campus on Thursday 11 May, 2017.

11. I successfully completed the following ‘Funding Hacks for Researchers’, an online lecture certificate awarded by Elsevier Publishing Campus on Thursday 29 June, 2017.

12. I successfully completed (Grade Achieved: 81.4%) a five week on line teacher training course on Shaping the Way We Teach English 1: The Landscape of English Language Teaching, dated on May 21, 2014, funded and offered by the US Department of State and University of Oregon.

13. I successfully completed the following ‘Make a Career in Research’, an online lecture certificate awarded by Elsevier Publishing Campus on Thursday 24 August, 2017.

14. I successfully completed the following ‘10 tips for writing a truly terrible review’, an online lecture certificate awarded by Elsevier Publishing Campus on Wednesday 20 September, 2017.

15. I successfully completed every module within ‘Research Collaborations”, an online lecture certificate awarded by Research Academy on Wednesday 20 June, 2018.

16. I successfully completed the module ‘The key to successful academic collaborations’, an online lecture certificate awarded by Research Academy on Wednesday 22 August, 2018.

 

Articles Published in Newspapers
(i) An article titled as “Academics beware: Predatory journals are the bane of the academic world” was published in the English daily, “Dhaka Tribune” (op-Ed), page 14 on 18 March, 2017.

(ii) Another article titled as “Decentralize education, ease traffic jam” was published in the English daily, “The Daily Observer” (op-Ed), page 7 on 24 February, 2017.

(iii) The third article titled as “Predatory Journals—how much are we aware of them?” was published in the English daily, “The Independent” (Editorial), page 7 on 27 January, 2017.

(iv) The fourth article titled as “Do the students of the private universities possess an acceptable and expected level of English proficiency?” was published in the English online daily, “The News Today” (op-Ed) on 31 January, 2017.

 

Chapter in a Book
Hasan, M.K., & Shabdin, A.A. (2018) (in press). Manifold derivative word forms of morphological knowledge and their correlation and prediction to academic reading comprehension. In Prasannanshu, P.K. Das, A.R Fatihi & S.K. Singh (Eds.), The linguistics and the learner: Festschrift in honour of Prof. Ramesh
Chandra Sharma (Vol. II). New Delhi: Osbert Publishing House (ISBN: 9789385212192).

Published Book
1. Md. Kamrul Hasan. 2012. English Language Proficiency of Bangladeshi Students: A Pertinent Study. Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.

Brief Bio

Currently, Dr. Md Kamrul Hasan is working as an associate professor in English and as a coordinator of the English Language Institute at United International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He received his doctoral degree from Universiti Uttara Malaysia, Malaysia, and his research expertise covers Vocabulary, ELT, Sociolinguistics, and SLA. He has published thirty-two research articles in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals, namely The Journal of Asia TEFL (ASIA TEFL, South Korea), Open Linguistics (DeGruyter, Germany), Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics (Indonesia University of Education, Indonesia), MEXTESOL Journal (MEXTESOL, Mexico), and International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (Kassel University Press GmbH, Germany).

Scopus Author ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=36717507400

 

Publications

Published Articles

  1. Md. Kamrul Hasan (2010). Individual and social-psychological variables related to Bangladeshi students and their proficiency in ESL. The Journal of Asia TEFL, Vol. 7(1), pp. 333-361. (Indexed in ISI Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index and Scopus Q 1; H Index; SRJ 2019: 0.305)
  2. Md. Kamrul Hasan (2011). Teaching ELT course materials at tertiary level: Suitability and challenges. ABAC Journal, Vol. 31(3), (September-December 2011) pp. 27-35. (Indexed in TCI & ACI)
  3. Md. Kamrul Hasan and Mohd. Moniruzzaman Akhand (2009). Challenges and suitability of TESL at the college level in Bangladeshi context. Journal of NELTA. Vol. 14(1-2), pp. 45-54.
  4. Md. Kamrul Hasan (2009). Causative constructions in Kok-Borok. Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics. Vol. 2(4), pp. 115-138.
  5. Md. Kamrul Hasan and Mohd. Moniruzzaman Akhand (2010). Approaches to writing in EFL/ESL context:  Balancing product and process in writing class at tertiary Level. Journal of NELTA, Vol. 15 (1-2), pp. 77-88.
  6. Md. Kamrul Hasan and Mohd. Moniruzzaman Akhand (2013). Strategies for enhancing the use of textbooks in language classrooms at tertiary level. ABAC  Journal. Vol. 33(2), (May-August) pp. 1-14. (Indexed in TCI & ACI)
  7. Md. Kamrul Hasan. (2011). Approaches to the teaching second language writing at tertiary level in Bangladeshi private universities. ABAC Journal. Vol. 31(1), (January- April) pp. 28-42. (Indexed in TCI & ACI)
  8. Md. Kamrul Hasan and Mohd. Moniruzzaman Akhand (2014). EFL students’ English language proficiency and academic achievement. ABAC Journal. Vol. 32(2), (May-August 2014) pp. 64-70. (Indexed in TCI & ACI)
  9. Md. Kamrul Hasan and Mohd. Moniruzzaman Akhand (2014). Reviewing the challenges and opportunities presented by code switching and mixing in Bangla. Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics. Vol. 18(2), pp. 65-76. (Indexed in LIBA & ERIC)
  10. Md. Kamrul Hasan (2015). Focus intonation in Bengali. Journal of Pan-Pacific  Association of Applied Linguistics, Vol. 19 (1), pp. 63-88. (Indexed in LIBA & ERIC)
  11. Alabere Rabiat Ajoke, Dr. Aspalila Bt. Shapii and Md. Kamrul Hasan (2015). Co- curricular activities and achievement in language learning of secondary school students in Nigeria. ABAC Journal. Vol. 35 (2), (May-December 2015) pp. 18-31. (Indexed in TCI & ACI)
  12. Md. Kamrul Hasan and Dr. Ahmad Affendi Shabdin (2016). Conceptualization of depth of vocabulary knowledge with academic reading comprehension. PASAA, Vol. 51, (January-June) pp. 235-268.   (Indexed in ERIC)
  13. Md. Kamrul Hasan and Dr. Ahamd Affendi Shabdin (2017). Engineering EFL learners’ vocabulary depth knowledge and its relationship and prediction to academic reading comprehension. Asia Pacific Journal of Academic Research in Social Sciences, Vol. 2, 14-21. (Lyceum of the Philippines University)
  14. Md. Kamrul Hasan and Dr. Ahmad Affendi Shabdin (2017). The relationship of sub-components of manifold dimensions of vocabulary depth knowledge and   academic reading comprehension among English as a foreign language learners at tertiary Level. Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied  Linguistics, 21 (1), 85-114.  (Indexed in LIBA & ERIC)
  15. Md. Kamrul Hasan (January 25, 2019). A step-by-step lesson plan and assessment for paragraph writing. ELT Choutari, Special Coverage on Reflection, Vol. 11 (90), (http://eltchoutari.com/2019/01/a-step-by-step-lesson-plan-and- assessment-for-paragraph-writing/).
  16. Mizanur Rahman and Md. Kamrul Hasan (2019). Academic writing difficulties of  Bangladeshi students at a higher education in Malaysia. Journal of Research and Multidisciplinary, 2(2), 145-171. (Indonesia)
  17. Mizanur Rahman and Md. Kamrul Hasan (2019). A study of voiceless inter-dental fricative [θ], [ð] sounds and alveolar liquid [r] sound among Chinese learners of English at a higher educational institution in Malaysia. Journal of Applied  Studies in Language, 3(2), 148-157.  (Politeknik Negeri Bali, Indonesia)
  18. Md. Kamrul Hasan and Mohammad Mosiur Rahman (2020). Analytic relations versus syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations of vocabulary depth knowledge: Their correlation and prediction to academic reading comprehension of EFL learners. Open Linguistics, 6(1), 357-371. (Indexed in Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index. ScopusIndexed, Q 2; H Index; SJR 2019: 0.265)
  19. Md. Kamrul Hasan, Md. Didar Hossain, and Abdul Karim (2020). Assessing the relationship and prediction of manifold facets of analytic relations to academic reading comprehension. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 19(6), 179-205. (Scopus-Indexed, Q 4; H Index; SJR 2019: 0.164)
  20.  Md. Kamrul Hasan, Prodhan Mahbub Ibna Seraj, and Mekhala Chakma (2020). Vocabulary depth knowledge and academic reading comprehension of Business EFL undergraduates: A correlational design study. Humanities and Social  Sciences  Reviews, 8(4), 646-656.
  21. Prodhan Mahbub Ibna Seraj, Hadina Habil, and Md. Kamrul Hasan (2020). Investigating EFL learners’ readiness of using smartphone and problems for Learning oral English communication skills at tertiary level in an EFL context. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, 14(14), 148-163. (Scopus-Indexed, Q 3; H-Index; SJR 2019: 0.313)
  22. Muhammad Waleed Shehzad, Tahira Anwar Lashari, Sana Anwar Lashari, and Md. Kamrul Hasan (2020). The interplay of self-efficacy sources and reading self-efficacy beliefs in metacognitive reading strategies. International Journal of Instruction, 13(4), 523- 544. (Indexed in Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index: Scopus- Indexed; Q 2; H Index; SJR 2019: 0.495).
  23. Muhammad Waleed Shehzad, Rida Ahmed, Shazma Razzaq, Amer Akhtar, and Md. Kamrul Hasan (2020). Do reading boredom and reading boredom coping strategies predict reading comprehension performance? An empirical investigation of Saudi EFL learners. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 10(2), 447-461. (Index: Scopus-Indexed; Q 2; H Index; SJR 2019: 0.241).
  24. Md. Kamrul Hasan and Muhammad Waleed Shehzad (2020). The correlation and prediction of syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations to academic reading comprehension among tertiary level EFL learners. Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics, 11(2), 70-80. (Indexed in Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus-Indexed; Q 3; H Index; SJR 2019: 0.130).
  25. Md. Kamrul Hasan and Mohammad Mosiur Rahman (2020). Examination of the prediction of different dimensions of analytic relations’ impact on academic reading comprehension: An inter-group comparative study. MEXTESOL Journal,  44(4), 1-15. (Scopus-Indexed; Q3; H Indexed; SJR 2019: 0.12)
  26.  Prodhan Mahbub Ibna Seraj, Md. Kamrul Hasan, and Hadina Habil (2020). English teacher’s views on the barriers of implementing E-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic at the private universities in Bangladesh. Journal of Advanced Research in  Dynamical and Control Systems. 12(8), Special Issue, 1033- 1041
  27.  Majid Wajdi, Ikhsanudin, Md. Kamrul Hasan, and Fatema Sharmin (2020). The study of Indonesian verbs berkata, bersabda, and berfirman. Journal of Applied Studies in Language, 4(2), 281-293. (Politeknik Negeri Bali, Indonesia)
  28. Md Shaiful Islam, Md Kamrul Hasan, Shahin Sultana, Abdul Karim and Mohammad Mosiur Rahman (2021). English language assessment in Bangladesh today: Principles, practices, and problems. Language Testing in Asia, 11(1), 1-21. (Indexed in Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index: Scopus- Indexed; Q2; H Indexed; SJR 2019: 0.277)
  29. Prodhan Mahbub Ibna Seraj, Hadina Habil, and Md. Kamrul Hasan (2021). Investigating the problems of teaching oral English communication skills in an EFL context at the tertiary level. International Journal of Instruction, 14(2), 501-516 (Indexed in Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index: Scopus-Indexed; Q 2; H Index; SJR 2019: 0.495).
  30.  Md. Kamrul Hasan, Prodhan Mahbub Ibna Seraj, and Muhammad Waleed Shehzad (in Press). The correlation and prediction of depth of vocabulary knowledge to academic reading comprehension of EFL tertiary learners. International Journal of Learning and Change. DOI:10.1504/IJLC.2021.10036567. (Scopus-Indexed; Q4; H Indexed; SJR 2019:0.168)  
  31. Kh. Atikur Rahman, Prodhan Mahbub Ibna Seraj, Md Kamrul Hasan, Ehsan Namaziandost, and Shouket Ahmad Tilwani (2021). Washback of assessment on English teaching-learning practice at secondary schools. Language Testing in Asia, 11(12), 1-23. (Indexed in Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation  Index: Scopus- Indexed; Q 1; H Index; SJR 2020: 0.486).
  32. Md Kamrul Hasan, Prodhan Mahbub Ibna Seraj, and Kh. Atikur Rahman (2021). The prediction of the responsible determinants to institutional attributes for EFL student dropout at the tertiary level. MEXTESOL Journal 45(3), 1-11. (Scopus- Indexed; Q 4; H Index; SJR 2020: 0.103).
  1. Atikur Rahman, Md Kamrul Hasan, Ehsan Namaziandost, and Prodhan Mahbub Ibna Seraj (2021). Implementing a formative assessment model at the secondary schools: Attitudes and challenges. Language Testing in Asia, 11(18), 1-18. (Indexed in Web of Science, Emerging Sources Citation Index: Scopus- Indexed;     Q 1; H Index; SJR 2020: 0.486).
  2. Md. Kamrul Hasan and Singhanat Nomnian (2021). Listening comprehension: The role of morphological knowledge. MEXTESOL Journal, 45(4), 1-12. (Scopus- Indexed; Q 4; H Index; SJR 2020: 0.103). [Publisher: Asociacion Mexicana de Maestros de Ingles MEXTESOL A.C]
  1. Prodhan Mahbub Ibna Seraj, Hadina Habil, Md. Kamul Hasan, and Fatema Sharmin (2021). Exploring EFL teachers’ perception on readiness to use smartphones for teaching oral English communication skills at tertiary level. MEXTESOL Journal, 45(4), 1-9. (Scopus-Indexed; Q 4; H Index; SJR 2020: 0.103). [Publisher:      Asociacion Mexicana de Maestros de Ingles MEXTESOL A.C]

 

Conference Papers

Out of my eight international conference papers, (i) I presented two papers at the 14th International Conference of NELTA (Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association), held at Nepal Administrative Staff College, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal on February 21- 23, 2009.

(ii) I presented a paper (third) on ‘Reviewing the challenges and opportunities presented by code-switching and mixing in Bangla’ at the 8th International Language and Development Conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 23-26, 2009.

(iii) I presented another paper (fourth) at the 18th MELTA (Malaysian English Language Teaching Association) International Conference in Selangor, Malaysia on June 11-13, 2009.

(iv) The fifth conference paper was enlisted in the NRRU International Conference, Thailand, which was held from August 20 to 21, 2009.

(v) The sixth conference paper was enlisted in the 14th International conference on English in South-East Asia in Philippines, held from November 26 to 28, 2009.

(vi) The seventh conference paper was presented on “A comparative Study: Teachers’ Attitudes towards Communicative Language Teaching and its Practical Problems at Tertiary Level in Bangladesh and Thailand” at the 10th Asia TEFL International Conference that was held at Hotel Leela Kempisky, Gurgoan, (Delhi NCR), India from October 04 to 06, 2012.

(vii) The eighth presented conference paper was published in the “International Conference on Global Education VI” (ICGE) proceedings, volume 2, pp. 1911-1932.

In addition, I presented a paper titled as “The Validation and Prediction of English Vocabulary Depth Knowledge” at the Applied Linguistics 3rd Postgraduate Colloquium (for PhD Students), which was held at Main Meeting Room (BMU), School of Languages, Civilisation, and Philosophy, Universiti Utara Malaysia on April 11, 2017.