Faculty Profile

Sultana, Sharmin

Asst. Professor (On Leave)
Email : sultana@eli.uiu.ac.bd

Research Interests

English Language Teaching,  Applied Linguistics, Language, English Literature


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


Professional & Organizational Experience:

  • Resource Person (Trainer) in a project of The Daily Star & UIU called Imagine: Write Creatively (24 workshops in 24 renowned English Medium Schools of Bangladesh)  2015 – 2017
  • Resource Person (1000 Question Setter for Basic English) in a project of Bangladesh Government National Question Bank (FTFL Selection System), Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance, Bangladesh Computer Council, 2014 – 2015
  • Resource Person (Trainer for Basic English) in a project of ‘Kalia Kore – IT Park’ named English & Communication Skills Enhancement Program funded by World Bank, 2014
  • Resource Person, IDCOL, 2014 – till date
  • Volunteer Judge, Bangladesh Physics Olympiad Organized by UIU, 2012
  • Worked on Literature Prepare for United International University Documentary, 2015
  • Worked on Modifying Syllabus & Curriculum, English Language Institute, UIU, 2015
  • Worked on Material Development for book titled Fundamental English: Reading and Grammar, and Fundamental English: Writing, 2015 – 2016
  • Worked on 3rd (2015) & 4th (2017) Convocation Souvenir



  • Sultana, S. (2017). Why and How Promoting Learners’ Autonomy in TESL in Bangladesh? International Journal of Social Sciences and Education, Vo. 7, Issue.1, pp. 1-9 (www. ijsse.com)
  • Sultana, S. (2017). Going Global: Embracing Challenges in Current Trends. ELT Vibes: International E-Journal for Research in ELT, Vol. 3, Issue.1, pp. 35-47. (eltvibes.in)
  • Sultana, S. (2016). Dynamic Roles of ESL Teachers in Fostering Effective Autonomous Learning. International Journal of English Language Teaching, Vol.4, Issue.10, pp. 52-70, Published by European Centre for Research Training and Development UK (www.eajournals.org)
  • Sultana, S. (2016). Application of Language in Women Representation in Post-colonial Literature: Illustrating from The Grass is Singing. Research Journal of English Language and Literature, 4. Issue 4. pp. 525 – 529. (www. rjelal.com)
  • Sultana, S. (2011). Teaching English in a Cross-cultural Context: Challenges and Directions. Journal of NELTA, Volume-16 (1-2), pp. 114 – 122.
  • Sultana, S. (2010). Cartoons as an entertaining source of learning English (L2) for the young learners (YL). ELT Weekly, India. Issue. 57.

Academic and Professional Presentations

  • “English Education at Tertiary Level: Learners’ Autonomy through Need Analysis”. 25th MELTA International Conference, Malaysia, May 30 – June 01, 2016.
  • ‘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.
  • ‘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.