Faculty Profile

Siddiqua, Sofia

Email : sofia@eli.uiu.ac.bd

Research Interests

Second language writing, language and culture, second language acquisition, classroom strategies, phonology and phonetics, behaviorism in education, sociolinguistics, testing and evaluation.


● M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from North South University (NSU) -2018

● B. A. (Hons.) in English Language & Literature (ELL) from International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) – 2016

Professional Profile:

Lecturer – Jan’ 20-till  

English Language Institute

United International University

United City, Madani Avenue, Badda, Dhaka-1212

Lecturer – Jan’ 19- Jan’ 20 

Department of English,

Daffodil International University

Savar, Dhaka.

Residence Hall Tutor and Supervisor- March’ 19- Jan’ 20 

Daffodil International University

Savar, Dhaka.

Training Experiences:


  1. 13-14 September 2019: BELTA-UIU-THT English Language Education Programme on Fostering Student Centric Education and Student Agency in the EFL Classroom.
  2. 06-10 January 2019: Attended Teachers’ Training Program; organized by Human Resource Development Institute (HRDI), Daffodil International University, Dhaka.
  3. 05-08 January 2018: Attended a workshop on “Masterclass on Research Tools, Software & Publication” organized by Gustro (a multidisciplinary team of researchers) and GREC (Graduate Resources Enhancing Center), Chittagong.

Symposium/ Conferences:

  • 15-16 November 2018: International Conference on Rethinking Disciplinary Diversity: Challenges of Teaching English in the 21st Century, BRAC University, Dhaka.
  • 28-29 June 2018: International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL) titled “Beyond Pedagogy: New Dimensions in Learning and Teaching”, Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), Dhaka.
  • 22-23 April 2016: International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL) titled “Education in the Current World: Pedagogy, Research, and Social Change”, Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), Dhaka.
  • 23 December 2015: 3rd National Seminar on Innovations in English Language and Literature Education in Bangladesh, International Islamic University, Chittagong (IIUC).
  • 29 December 2012: Attended 2nd National Seminar on Language and Literature and Education, International Islamic University, Chittagong (IUC).

Academic Achievements:

  • Maintained merit-based scholarship (25 – 100%) every semester during B.A. (Hons) at International Islamic University, Chittagong (IIUC).
  • Merit-based scholarship (100%) for four consecutive academic semesters during M.A. at North South University


Akther, K., & Siddiqua, S. (2016, April). Decolonizing English studies in Bangladesh and integrating Bengali literature into English language and literature education at tertiary level: A case study. Presented at 1st International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL) on Education in the Current World: Pedagogy, Research, and Social Change, IUB, Dhaka, (pp. 396-408). Center for Pedagogy.