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You should take up writing political satires. You are so good at it!

English / Motivating students
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:58:03 PM »
I am sharing a short article (4 page only) by Mu Fengying who describes the Chinese culture in classes (very similar to our village schools and sometimes Dhaka ones too). What I liked about the article is the differentiation between norm-referenced and criterion-referenced testing and how the latter should be able to motivate students more. Please have a look.

English / Re: Human being
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:18:16 PM »
being humane

English / Re: A silly question!
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:15:45 PM »
Sorry, for noticing this after a long time.
But the answer to the riddle was disappointing. :(

English / Assessment
« on: October 11, 2017, 01:22:52 AM »
A group of English Department faculty members has enrolled in the Art of Everyday Classroom Assessment of English Language Learners course online. This course is provided as part of the American English (AE) E-Teacher Program. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. The 5-week long course commenced from 25th September.

Every week what we learn, the reading materials we are given has to be shared with others outside the course. Therefore, I am taking this platform as a means to cascade the knowledge I am receiving there. I would be grateful if teachers who are NOT enrolled in the online course, can read/respond to the ideas here.

Today I am sharing a few articles.
1. The first article tells you why it is important to have the assessment matched with the learning goals and how you can do it.
2. The second article shows some ways to have summative assessments.
3. The last two articles show ways to have formative assessments.   

English / Re: A silly question!
« on: June 12, 2017, 01:18:35 PM »
I didn't get the answer to the riddle as to why someone gives a gift i.e. a run-out pen to someone else?

English / Re: Deyal
« on: June 12, 2017, 01:16:38 PM »
I didn't know that you translate so well! Hats off!

English / Re: The words with all the vowels in them.
« on: June 12, 2017, 01:12:05 PM »
Shams Bhai,
When do I get my prize?  :D

English / Re: The words with all the vowels in them.
« on: June 12, 2017, 01:09:25 PM »

English / Re: What is a PhD?
« on: June 12, 2017, 01:05:00 PM »
I hope we don't end up like him.  ;)

This is obviously a good idea to include students in teachers' research projects so that they can learn by doing and later on take up individual projects.

A comprehensive article! But it raises questions about our practice here in Bangladesh. Academia need to include student research activities for different disciplines. For instance, in English Department for the undergrad program we had project work of 6 credits a few years ago. Unfortunately, the kind of work produced by the students was not up to the mark and afterwards, it was changed into 2 courses directed to IELTS preparation for the students, namely Proficiency I and II.

Thus I agree with Aminul Sir in taking this up only after creating a strong framework which will ensure quality research by the students. We also need to consider the number of students for each faculty member to deal with when it will come to research.

Moreover, I want to emphasize on the overlapping research for the disciplines mentioned in the article which shows how scientific research can benefit from humanities or arts, and vice versa.

English / Re: Command words used in question papers
« on: August 17, 2016, 12:06:26 PM »
Good that the verbs fall into the Taxonomy ladders.

English / Re: Some post 9/11 popular books
« on: August 02, 2016, 12:06:04 PM »
When will I read all these! Uf!  :-\

English / Re: An useful article on "Problems of Bengali EFL learners"
« on: August 02, 2016, 12:04:18 PM »
Me neither :(
It shows 'server not found'.

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