Department of English
Shamsi Ara Huda  Assistant Professor
Name :
Shamsi Ara Huda
Employee ID
710000291
Designation
Assistant Professor  
Department
Department of English
Faculty
Faculty of Humanities & Social Science
Personal Webpage
http://faculty.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd/profile/english/shamsi.html
E-mail
shamsi@daffodilvarsity.edu.bd , shamsihd@gmail.com
Phone
8129402; Ext-314
Cell-Phone
01716-906359

B.A.(Hons) in English & M.A. in Applied Linguistics and
ELT( English Language Teaching) from University of Dhaka

Participation in Conferences, Seminars & Workshops :

  1. Participated in a seminar on “Tagore’s View of Women’s Role in Family and Society as Expressed in his Non-Fictional Writing” facilitated  by Ms. Nahid Kaiser, Assistant Professor, Department of English, DIU held in Digital Classroom, Daffodil Tower on 27th September, 2017
  2. Participated in the Panel Discussion on 'Together Campaign' jointly organized by DIU and UNIC, Dhaka, Bangladesh held in Auditorium 71, Daffodil Tower on 26th September, 2017
  3. Conducted a workshop for 438 students of 12 different colleges on "Writing Skills" on 16th September, 2017 organized by Notre Dame College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  4. Participated in a seminar on “Tagore’s View of Women’s Role in Family and Society as Expressed in his Non-Fictional Writing” facilitated  by Ms. Nahid Kaiser, Assistant Professor, Department of English, DIU held in Digital Classroom, Daffodil Tower on 27th September, 2017
  5. Participated in a seminar on "Art of Living" facilitated  by Dr. Shankar Goenka, Country Head,WOW Factors, India,Pvt Ltd. held in Digital Classroom, Daffodil Tower on 15 May 2017.
  6. Participated in a literary talk titled, “ Translation Studies and Critical Thinking” facilitated by the poet and translator Ditio Syed Haq, organized by Department of English, DIU in the Digital Classroom, Daffodil Tower, on 8th April,2017
  7. Participated in the daylong Symposium titled, “Teaching of English Pronunciation in Bangladesh: Issues and Practices” organized by Department of English, DIU in DT 05, on 14th January, 2017
  8. Participated in the Symposium titled, “ English Language Policy & Teaching of English” jointly organized by BELTA ( Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association) & Department of English, University of Dhaka at RC Mozumder Auditorium, DU  on 11th  December, 2016
  9. Participated in the seminar titled, “CLT: Its present scenario & future prospects in Bangladesh” facilitated by Dr.Obaidul Hamid, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, organized by Department of English, DIU in DT 05, on 10th December, 2016
  10. Participated in the daylong workshop titled, “Curriculum & Materials Design in the Teaching of English at the Tertiary Level” facilitated by Dr.Fakrul Alam  & Dr.Shamshad Mortuza, Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka,Dr.Mohammad Shahidullah, Professor, , Department of English, Rajshahi University, Dr. Mark Bartholomew, Director ,Quality Assessment and Capacity Building, BRAC University and Dr.Sayeedur Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of English, IML, University of Dhaka, jointly organized by Department of English & IQAC, DIU in DT 05, on 26th August, 2016  
  11. Participated in the Access Teacher Trainer Workshop 2016 funded by the U.S department of States from 26th March to 5th April, 2016 in James Madison University, Virginia.
  12. Participated in the 50th International TESOL Convention funded by the U.S department of States from 6th to 8th April, 2016 in Baltimore, U.S.A.  
  13. Participated in the workshop titled, “ Universal Human Values and Professional Ethics” facilitated by Professor R.R. Gaur Hon.Visiting Professor, National resource Centre for Value Education in Engineering , IIT , Delhi, India, Dr. Kumar Sambhab, of Galgoties University, Utter Prodesh, India and Mr. Rajul Asthana of Manaviya Shiksha Sanskar Santhan, Kanpur, India held from 2-4 May, 2016 at the Banquette Hall, Level-9, DIU
  14. Participated in the workshop titled, “How to Write and Analyze Self Assessment Report” facilitated by Dr. M Abul Kashem, Quality assurance Specialist , Quality Assurance Unit, UGC, Bangladesh held on 4th May, at the Conference Room, Admin Building, DIU.
  15. Shared the experience of Access Teacher Trainer workshop of James Madison University, Virginia and TESOL Convention, Baltimore with university teachers in the workshop titled, “ Innovative Teaching Methodology: With and without Technology” organized on the occasion of the RELO of U.S.Embassy  Rusell Barczyk’s visit to DIU on 8th May, 2016 in the Digital Classroom, DT 5, DIU
  16. Participated in a workshop titled, ‘Self- Assessment and Improvement Plan and Peer Review Process’ facilitated by Dr. Habibur Rahman held on 13thMarch, Banquet Hall, DT 5, organized by Department of English, DIU.
  17. Participated in a workshop titled, ‘Use of Bangla Phonetic Alphabet (BPA) for Teaching English Pronunciation to Bengali Speakers' facilitated by Applied Linguist Mr.Aminur Rahman held on 18th February, 2016 in DIU Auditorium organized by Department of English, DIU.
  18. Participated in a workshop titled, ‘Assessment for Learning’  facilitated by Matthew Goldie-Scot , Hornby Course Director, Bangladesh, held on 19th February, 2016 in Hotel Lakeshore, Gulshan II organized by British Council.
  19. Participated in a workshop on performance optimization titled, ‘You Born to Succeed’ facilitated by Dr. Ali Khan on 23rd December, 2015 in DIU Audirorium, jointly organized by HRDI & CDC of DIU.
  20. Participated in BELTA National Conference, 2015, titled, “ELT in Bangladesh: Challenges and Directions”, on 11th September, 2015 in Rajshahi University, organized by BELTA & Department of English,Rajshahi University.
  21. Participated in a seminar titled, “Quantitative Research Methods” facilitated by Professor A.J.M  Sufian, Professor of Statistics & Operation Research, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, held on 13th August, 2015 in Daffodil Tower 5, organized by DIU Research Center.
  22. Participated in a daylong seminar titled, “Feminism & Literature” facilitated by Professor Dr.Niaz Zaman, Advisor, Department of English, Independent University, and Professor Dr.Firdous Azim, Chairperson of English & Humanities, BRAC University, on 15th June, 2015 at ASA University, Bangladesh.
  23. Participated in a day long workshop on “Research Methodology” facilitated by Dr. Sayedur  Rahman,Associate Professor, Dhaka University and Dr. Sanyat Sattar, Associate Professor , Jahangirnagar  University on 12th April, 2015.The workshop was organized by the English Dept. (DIU).
  24. Participated in, ‘Bangladesh Summit: Featuring Google for Education’ a two days workshop, organized by Daffodil International University, from 27-28 February, 2015
  25. Participated in the workshop titled,"Writing for Academic Journals: Steps and Processes in doing Research" facilitated by Dr.M.Obaidul Hamid,Lecturer, School of Education, The University of Queensland organized by Brac University,on 24th December, Wednesday, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
  26. Participated in the 7th BELTA International Conference on, " English Language Education: Directions, Transformations & Sustainability", organized by BELTA (Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association) from 2nd - 4th January, 2015.
  27. Participated in the seminar titled, "Design, develop, teach and manage online learning programs", facilitated by Professor Dr.Mawdudur Rahman, a leading specialist on online learning, held at Daffodil International University, on 7th January, 2015.
  28. Participated in the day long workshops titled, "How Learning Works: Brain-Based Approach” from 10:00am to 1:00pm and “Best Practices for Teaching Writing,” from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on 6th of December, Saturday, 2014 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, at Room no 308, Main Campus. The facilitator was: Dr. Rosa Fagundes, Fulbright Scholar, University of Dhaka.
  29. Participated in the day long workshop titled, “ Bridging the Gap: Facilitating Student-Centered Learning”, organized by the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, on 1st November, 2014.
  30. Participated in the day long ‘Award Leader Training Session’ by The National Award Authority of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Bangladesh, held at DIU, on 16th August, 2014
  31. Participated in the 2nd International Conference on ‘The 21st Century Classroom: Directions, Issues and Changes’, organized by the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, from 8th – 9th August, 2014.
  32. Participated in a seminar titled, ‘Life with Colourful Moments’, facilitated by Dr. S.M. Ejajul Islam, Enlisted Actor, held at DIU Auditorium, on 29th May, 2014.
  33. Participated in a seminar on ‘Structuralism’, facilitated by Dr.Shamsad Murtaza, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, held at DIU Auditorium, on 30th November, 2013.
  34. Participated in a seminar on “Tagore’s Ways of Teaching English: Some Insights and Observations”, facilitated by Professor Harunur Rashid Khan, Faculty of East West University, organized by BELTA (Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association) held at Presidency University, Gulshan 2, on 24th November, 2013.
  35. Took part in an‘English Teacher Development Programme’facilitated by Dr.Steve Cornwell, Dr.Ann McLellan Howard, Tim Newfields and Marian Wang, organized by BELTA (Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association) held at Presidency University, Gulshan 2, on 6th and 7th September, 2013.
  36. Participated in a seminar on “Postmodern Fiction”, facilitated by Professor Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam, Professor, Department of English, University of Dhaka, held at DIU Auditorium, on 27th June, 2013.
  37. Participated in an ELT workshop on “ Teaching with Technology –Meeting the needs of Millenial Students” facilitated by Nasreen Rahim, Faculty, Instructional Technology & Chair, Staff Development, Evergreen Valley College, California, organized by BELTA ( Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association) held at EMK Centre, Dhanmondi on 9th June, 2013.
  38. Participated in a seminar on “Art of Effective Living”, facilitated by Syed Mizanur Rahman, Director, Students Affairs, Daffodil International University, held at DIU Auditorium, on 27th February, 2013.
  39. Participated in an international conference on “Tertiary Education: Realities & Challenges” organized by Daffodil International University, held at DIU Auditorium, from 19-21 January, 2013.
  40. Participated in the 6th BELTA International Conference on “ Multiple Realities of English: ELT & Beyond”, jointly organized by BELTA ( Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association), British Council, American Centre, English in Action and NAEM, held at NAEM, Dhaka in January, 2013.
  41. Participated in an international ELT seminar, “Teacher Effectiveness” facilitated by Dr. Christine Coombe, President, TESOL, Fife-Macduff, US RELO officer, and a number of faculties of English Department of different universities of UAE, jointly organized by BELTA ( Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association) and TESOL Arabia held at EMK Centre, Dhanmondi from 1-2 December, 2012.
  42. Participated in a teacher training workshop on, “Ways to improve classroom practices in Bangladesh”, organized by FAAB( Fulbright Alumni Association of Bangladesh)held at EMK Centre, Dhanmondi on 10th November,2012.
  43. Participated in BBC Janala Creative Workshop from 24th to 27th September facilitated by Mark Atli, an International game designer and Tanya Cotter, English Language Teaching editor, BBC Janala, Media Action. Here I have come across the idea of integrating games into English Language Teaching. And at present, I am working with my two team mates for designing ‘Picture Puzzles’-an ELT game for 7-10 years old children.
  44. Participated in the lecture on ‘Creative Writing’, facilitated by Professor Christopher Merrill – Director, International Writing Program, University of Iowa , organized by Brine Pickles held at RC Majumdar Arts Auditorium of Dhaka University, on 17th June, 2012.
  45. Participated in the “National Consultation Workshop on Promoting Gender Equality in TVET(Technical and Vocational Education & Training )in Bangladesh” organized by ILO & NSDC,held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel(Surma), Dhaka, on 10th January,2012
  46. Participated in a workshop titled, “Planning and Delivering Effective Lectures”facilitated by Ranjit Singh Malhi held at Daffodil International University,Dhaka on 28 December,2011
  47. Participated a Two-Days’ International Seminar on ‘English Language Teaching’ organized by BELTA,AIUB and THT(Teachers Helping Teachers) on July 2-3,2010
  48. Participated in the “Workshop and Open Conversation: How a Critical Thinking Pedagogy Might Be Integrated into English Language Instruction in Bangladesh” held on 9 & 10 September, 2008, at BRAC Centre (Facilitators: John C.Bean and Rosalie Bean from Seattle University)
  49. Participated in the Faculty Professional Development In-service Programme by foreign facilitators at Presidency University from February 22-24, 2007
  50. Attended the English Language Teacher Training Seminar on “Teaching Strategies for the ESL Classroom”, held from 20-25 March, 2006 at BIAM Foundation, Dhaka.

English Language Teaching, Linguistics & Literature

Journals:

1. “Nonverbal Communication: an effective teaching tool in English language classroom in Bangladesh” co-authored with Md.Ziaul Karim, Asst.Professor, Bangladesh Agricultural University,& Shibli.A.Khan, Asst.Professor, Dept.of English,Presidency University .Presidency University Journal, January, 2014, 3(1) Part A. ISSN: 22247610

 

2. “Reflective Teaching through Continuous Assessment: Developing Speaking Skill in an EFL Context”. Daffodil International University Journal of Business and Economics, 2009, 4 (1 & 2): 87-96.


 3. “Women in War: A Comparative Study of Women’s Contribution in Liberation War as Presented in Bangladeshi Women’s Writing” co-authored with Nahid Kaiser, Sr.Lecturer,Dept.of English, DIU. World Vision, February 2012, 6(1):123-132. ISSN: 2078-8460


4. "Newspapers: One of the best teaching materials enhancing Critical Thinking Skills". Bangla Vision,April 2012,7(1):113-122. ISSN: 2079-567X

 

Conference Proceedings:

 

1. “Lets Face Burn-out: A Psychological Difficulty in Professional Development”, NELTA Conference Proceedings 2014.ISSN: 2091-0487

 


 

Books:

1. Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.
Title: Reflecting Teaching: Theories and Practices in Bangladesh, co-authored with Md.Shibli Shahriar,Assistant Professor,Dept.of BBA,DIU


Conference Papers: 

  1. Presented a paper titled,  “Is Daffodil International University Environment Conducive Enough to Produce Successful Entrepreneurs? A Critical Study", in the International Summit on Employability and Soft skill, held from 23-25 March, 2017, in Daffodil Tower,organized by Daffodil International University. The co-presenters were Md.Mustafizur Rahman and Subrata Chandra Majumder, Assistant Professor, Department of English
  2. Contributed as a Panelist on behalf of Bangladesh in the Regional Panel, ‘Integrating Innovative Technologies in Classroom Teaching: From Local to Global’ in the PUAN ( Pakistan United States Alumni Network)International Education Conference : Mapping Education in the 21st Century on 23rd July in Islamabad, Pakistan
  3. Participated in Learning2gether episode 337 On Sunday June 26 at 1400 UTC to talk about brimEng, an app being created for Android smartphones by a team of teachers/developers in Bangladesh coordinated by Claire Bradin Siskin, an ELT expert from the U.S
  4. Along with Claire Bradin Siskin, an ELT expert from the U.S presented the language learning app brimEng against the title, “Carry English in Your Pocket” in the Developers Showcase of the 5oth TESOL Convention, held in Baltimore, U.S.A on 6th April, 2016
  5. Presented Bangladesh as an App Developer in the session, ‘Technology in English’, of the 5oth TESOL Convention, held in Baltimore, U.S.A on 8th April, 2016
  6. Presented a paper titled, ‘English beyond the Classroom: Creating Language Learning Apps with LiveCode’ in a National Conference titled, ‘The Machine in the Garden : Literature, Language and Technology in English Studies’ on 19th September, 2015 in Daffodil International University, organized by Department of English, Daffodil International University.( Co-presenters were: Professor Claire Bradin Siskin, Dr. Bipasha BintE Haque, Ms.Sadia Zafrin Lia and Ms.Mir Sadia Siddequa)
  7. Presented a paper titled, "Let’s apply dicto-comp: a flourishing integrated skills approach”, in BELTA National Conference, 2015, “ELT in Bangladesh: Challenges and Directions”, on 11th September, 2015 in Rajshahi University, organized by BELTA & Department of English, Rajshahi University.
  8. Presented a paper titled, “Role of Active Listening in Teacher Education” in the Spring Seminar 2015 titled, “Issues and Challenges in Teaching Tertiary Students”, on 13th February, 2015 in DIU Auditotium, Uttara Campus, organized by Department of English, Uttara Campus, DIU.
  9. Presented a paper titled, “Let’s Face Burn-out: A Psychological Difficulty in Professional Development”, in the 19th International NELTA conference, held in Kathmandu,Nepal, on 27th February, 2014.
  10. Presented a paper titled “ Women in War: Representation of Women in the Writings of Jahanara Imam, Selina Hossain and Tahmima Anam” at the 2nd International Conference, held on 12 & 13 December, 2008 at East West University, Dhaka,Bangladesh.
  11. Presented a paper titled “Use of Non-Verbal Communication Strategies in Bangladeshi Classroom”at the 4th BELTA International Conference held on 7 & 8 September, 2007 at BIAM Foundation, Dhaka.
  12. Presented a paper titled, “Use of Non-Verbal Communication Strategies in Bangladeshi Classroom” in the seminar on “ Aspects of Language and Literary Studies” organized by Department of English, Stamford University Bangladesh on 13th January, 2008

Research interest includes:

  1. Learners’ Autonomy
  2. Teacher Education
  3. Professional Development
  4. Computer Assisted Language Learning(CALL)
  5. Using literature in language classroom
  6. Critical Thinking Skills
  7. Nonverbal Communication Strategies
  8. Psycholinguistics
  9. Sociolinguistics
  10. Art of Effective Living
  • Recognized as one of the developers of ‘brimmEng’-an English language learning app by Mr.Md.Sabur Khan, Chairman, BoT, DIU, on 5th April, 2017
  • Awarded DIU Inspiring Smile Award 2016 during ‘Let’s Change Together: Phase   
    III’ program on 7th January, 2017 at Permanent Campus, DIU
  • Recognized for outstanding leadership quality by Professor Dr. Mahboob Ali, Director, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell, DIU on June, 13, 2016
  • U.S. department of States’s English Access Micro-scholarship
    Program to participate in the Teacher Trainer Workshop & TESOL Convention, 2016 (March 26- April 8,  held in Virginia & Baltimore, U.S.A.)
  • Awarded for outstanding performance in Daffodil International University Forum, 2012
  • Scholarships awarded for SSC, BA(Hons.) & M.A exam results.

Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA), Alumni Association of English Dept., Dhaka University & Asia TEFL

Lecturer,Presidency University;Presenter,Youth Forum, Radio Bangladesh,Dhaka.