Teacher Training Workshop at BLI
|Bangla Language Institute (BLI) at Independent University, Bangladesh organized a workshop for its faculty members from May 22 to 24, 2012 titled “Bangla as a Foreign Language: Teaching Methods and Techniques.” The workshop was organized in preparation of the Bangla Summer Institute, host of the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program created by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). The Vice Chancellor of IUB, Prof M. Omar Rahman was present as the chief guest to inaugurate the workshop and unveil the new logo of Bangla Language Institute. Dr Khaled Hossain, Chairperson, Department of Bangla at Jahangirnagar University was invited as the special guest and featured speaker of the event. |
The workshop started with a welcome speech by Razima Selim Chowdhury, CLS Site Director and Deputy Director of Bangla Language Institute. Among other, Dr. Tanvir A Khan, Registrar, IUB.also spoke on the occasion.
Among the presenters of the workshop in the following day, Todd Mckay, a CLS alumnus and current Fulbright ETA (English Teaching Assistant) presented on speaking practice and vocabulary teaching methods in classroom based on his experience of teaching English language in Bangladesh. These simple, easy and fun activities can be easily incorporated in teaching Bangla. Dr Akimun Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages, IUB, also made a presentation on Bangla Pronunciation on May 24, 2012. BLI faculty members Syeda Farzana Sultana, Qumrul Hasan Chowdhury, Atif M Safi, Rehana Perveen Setu made presentations on different aspects of teaching Bangla as a Foreign Language.