Department of English
Professor A. M.M. Hamidur Rahman  Professor
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Professor A. M.M. Hamidur Rahman
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M.A., B.A. Hons in English (Rajshahi), Diploma in Teaching English (Leeds), M.Ed. TEFL (Wales).

ESP Summer Course, University of Aston at Birmingham (4 – 28 July, 1982)

International summer Institute in Syntax at Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderbad, India, 7 – 28 July, 1984)

Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

Journals:  (selected)

1. Rationale for a Foreign Language Teaching Policy: the case of English in Bangladesh. Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages, 1 (2), 1985.

2. Use of English for Academic and Educational Purposes. BELTA Journal, 1 (3), 1988.  

3. Controversy of English Language and Literature in English language Teaching. Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages, 2 (2), 1990.

4. Problems of Pronunciation for Bengali Learners of English. Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages, June, 1993.

5. Tense-Aspect Use in Bangladeshi English: an Investigation. BAFOLTA Journal, 1 (20, 1997.

6. Learning problems and/ Difficulties of in Foreign Language Learning. Journal of the Institute of Modern Languages, June, 1999.


1. (co-author) Spotlight: Modern English for Social Science Students. Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka., 1982.
2. (co-author) Certificate in English Language Proficiency Course. Bangladesh Open University, Dhaka, 1993.
3. (co-editor) Bangla Academy English-Bengali Dictionary. Bangla Academy, Dhaka, 1993.
4. (article)  Acceptability of English Curriculum Change in Bangladesh. In Robert J. Baumgardner (ed.) South Asian English: Structure, Use and Users. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1996.

Conference Papers:  

1. Acceptability of Locally Produced English Teaching Texts: a case study of English Curriculum change in Bangladesh. English in South Asia International Conference on Aspects of Teaching English as a Foreign language (4 – 9 January, 1989, in Colombo, Sri Lanka)

2. Tense-aspect Use in Bangladeshi English: an Investigation. 18th South Asian Linguistic Analysis Roundtable (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India, 5 – 9 January, 1997)

3. English Language Teaching in Bangladesh: Didactics on the Pragmatics of a Foreign Language Teaching Policy. National and Regional Conference on English Language Teaching: International Perspectives (The British Council, Dhaka, 31 January 1998 – 2 February, 1999)

4. Research and Pedagogy in Teaching English in Bangladesh, Keynote paper, Institute of Education and research, Dhaka University, 21 march, 2014.

5. Cart before horse, who is to bell the cat? Presented at 8th BELTA International Conference, 2nd January, 2015.

6. ELT in Bangladesh: Challenges and Directions. Keynote paper, BELTA National Conference, Rajshahi University, 11th September, 2015.

7. Shall we go our separate ways? Plenary paper at southeast University National Conference on English studies in Bangladesh: Reconsidering Conceptual Paradigms held at South University, 10 October 2015.

Team-Leader of In-Country Consultants for Needs Analysis Survey of English Language needs of Tertiary Level Students in Bangladesh under a UGC/ British Council sponsored project.

British Council scholarship, 1976 – 1978.

Bangladesh English language Teachers’ Association

  1. Lecturer in English at Govt. B.L College, Daulatpur, Khulna and A.M. Govt. College, Mymensingh (1970 – 1976)
  2. Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of English at Institute of Modern Languages, Dhaka University ( 1979 – 2014)
  3. Director, Institute of Modern languages ( 1998 – 200)
  4. Professor and Head, Department of English Studies, State University of Bangladesh (January 2011 – September 2015)