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I'm Md Ariful Hasan

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  • Age 37
  • Address F4, University of Creative Technology, Chittagong, BD-4212
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  • Teaching from 01 December, 2010
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Md Ariful Hasan is an English Language and Literature teacher. He has done his CELTA course at Cambridge University in 2018. Before that, Mr Hasan did his Bachelor and Masters in English from Jagannath University. Currently, he is pursuing his second Masters in English Language Teaching at Kathmandu University. Md Ariful Hasan is an alumnus of the US Dept International Exchange Programme. At present, he is working for the University of Creative Technology Chittagong and skillUP Centre.

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Monday, May 13, 2024

An In-depth Analysis of the Class Six New Textbook in the Bangladeshi National Curriculum | Research work with my student

 


Alhamdulillah!

I am delighted to announce the publication of our paper, "An In-depth Analysis of the Class Six New Textbook in the Bangladeshi National Curriculum," co-authored with my student, in BELTA Journal, Volume 7 (1).
In my teaching experience, I've often focused on student outcomes. Although our educational system tends to prioritize CGPA, I have encountered notable exceptions Sayeda Nusrat Tarannum. I apologize for frequently mentioning you in relation to this work. I extend my gratitude to the University of Creative Technology Chittagong for granting me the freedom to pursue my research and teaching independently. I am deeply thankful for their support.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

তাকওয়া চর্চার নিয়ম

 ১.আল্লাহর ভয়।

২. আল্লাহর উপর ভরসা করা। 

৩.সময় মতো নামাজ আদায় করা।

৪.ইস্তেগফার(আসতাগফিরুল্লাহ) 

৫.আত্মীয়তার সম্পর্ক রক্ষা করা। 

৬.দান করা। 

৭.ইজ্জ, ওমরা করা। 

৮.বেশি বেশি দোয়া করা। 


References:


Azhari, M. (2023, October 8). রিজিক নিয়ে চিন্তিত? আলোচনাটি শুনুন। মিজানুর রহমান আজহারি |         মুনা কনভেনশন ২০২৩ [Video]. YouTube. Retrieved March 30, 2024, from                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDly1v20qy0

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Empowering Scholars: A Journey Through STAR SCHOLARS NETWORK's Academic Communication Training


Date: September 30, 2023

Platform: Google Classroom, Zoom
Oraganization: STAR SCHOLARS NETWORK & TRIBHUVAN UNIVERSITY

In the realm of academia, effective communication is not just a skill; it is a cornerstone for success. Recognizing this, STAR SCHOLARS NETWORK and TU GLOBAL INITIATIVE joined forces to orchestrate a transformative 6-week training program titled "EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION: ENGLISH FOR SCHOLARS." This endeavor, which unfolded from August to September 2023, marked the second achievement in collaboration with STAR SCHOLARS NETWORK.

The driving force behind this initiative was the collective vision to enhance the academic communication skills of scholars, equipping them with the tools needed to navigate the global landscape of research, collaboration, and knowledge dissemination. The program brought together a cadre of experienced and dedicated facilitators, each contributing a unique perspective to the comprehensive training.

Among the esteemed facilitators were Assistant Professor Bal Ram Duwal, Assistant Professor Bandana Jain, Lecturer Bhagawaty Kalikotay, Assistant Professor Keshu Pant, and Lecturer Sanita Mastran, all from Tribhuvan University. Their collective expertise provided a solid foundation for participants to build upon, ensuring a holistic understanding of academic communication strategies.

Further enriching the program were international contributors, including Professor Dora Hernandez from Universidad Nacional, Professor Rafael Espinoza also from Universidad Nacional, Associate Professor Shyam Sharma from the State University of New York in Stony Brook, and Associate Professor Mohammad Shamsuzzzman from the Department of English and Modern Languages at North South University, Bangladesh. This diverse lineup of facilitators brought a global perspective to the training, emphasizing the universality of effective academic communication skills.

The curriculum of the training spanned a range of topics crucial to scholarly success. From mastering the intricacies of written communication to honing presentation skills, participants were guided through a journey that transcended geographical boundaries. The training also delved into the nuances of cross-cultural communication, acknowledging the importance of navigating diverse academic landscapes.

As participants immersed themselves in this enriching experience, they not only gained valuable insights into the art of academic communication but also forged connections with like-minded scholars from different corners of the world. The collaborative atmosphere fostered by the program laid the groundwork for future research collaborations and cross-cultural dialogues.

The success of this initiative is a testament to the dedication of both the organizers and facilitators, as well as the commitment of the scholars who actively participated. As the 6-week training drew to a close, it marked not just the end of a program but the beginning of a new chapter for the scholars involved — a chapter characterized by enhanced communication skills, a global perspective, and a network of colleagues and mentors.

In conclusion, the "EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC COMMUNICATION: ENGLISH FOR SCHOLARS" training stands as a beacon of empowerment for scholars aspiring to make a meaningful impact in their respective fields. STAR SCHOLARS NETWORK and TU GLOBAL INITIATIVE have once again demonstrated their commitment to advancing academic excellence, leaving an indelible mark on the scholarly journey of those fortunate enough to be a part of this transformative experience.

Navigating the Horizon of Professional Growth: Reflections on BELTA National Conference 2023


Date: November 25, 2023
Location: Jashore University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh

On a crisp November morning at Jashore University of Science and Technology, the halls buzzed with scholarly energy as English educators and enthusiasts gathered for the BELTA National Conference 2023. Among the distinguished presentations, I had the privilege of sharing my insights in a proposal titled "Exploring the Professional Growth of New English Instructors at Private Universities of Bangladesh." The conference, a melting pot of ideas, provided a platform for educators to exchange knowledge, fostering a community dedicated to advancing language education.


Scheduled at 10:50 am in room 511, I took the stage, navigating through the nuances of my proposal within the allocated 20 minutes. The session was chaired by the competent Assistant Professor Ms. Farhana Yeasmin from the English Department at JUST. Alongside me, Assistant Professor Sumona Rani Saha delivered her paper, contributing to the diverse tapestry of discussions.


A highlight of the event was the keynote speech by the esteemed Professor Dr. Rubina Khan, a luminary from the Department of English at Dhaka University. Dr. Khan illuminated various paths of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) that could enrich teaching and learning pedagogy within the local context. Her insights served as guiding beacons for educators striving for excellence in their profession.

Credit is due to the visionary leadership of Professor Dr. Md. Munibur Rahman, whose dedication to his department and meticulous organization skills culminated in the success of the event. The conference not only served as a platform for academic exchange but also facilitated unexpected reunions, such as the impromptu KUSOED gathering, where I had the pleasure of reconnecting with old friends like Krishna Dutta, Sumon Roy, and Mahfujur Rahman.

In the spirit of reunion, I couldn't help but imagine the joy Dr. Laxman Gnawali would have felt if Ashraful Wadud and Ziaul Karim had joined the event. The conference wasn't confined to physical interactions; it transcended the boundaries of the conference hall and reached into the virtual space, bringing together friends on Facebook for meaningful conversations.

Special mentions are warranted for individuals whose contributions added layers of richness to the event. Asst Professor Md Abdul Halim (JUST), Dr. Azran Azmee Kafia (IU), Associate Professor Mohammed Mokarrom Hossain Latifee (PUST), Assistant Professor Golam Mohiuddin (GUB), and Assistant Teacher (English) Md Shofiul Basher Chowdhury (Hazaribag Girls High School & College) played integral roles in shaping the vibrant tapestry of the conference.

The warm hospitality extended by the JUST team deserves commendation, reflecting the humility instilled by their mentors. As the conference concluded, gratitude was extended to the BELTA President, Professor Ahmed Bashir (Department of English, DU), and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohib Ullah (Department of English, IIUC), for their pivotal roles in orchestrating a successful event.


In retrospect, the BELTA National Conference 2023 was not merely a convergence of ideas; it was a celebration of the shared passion for English education, a testament to the dedication of educators, and a beacon lighting the way for continuous professional growth in the ever-evolving landscape of language instruction in Bangladesh.





Saturday, October 21, 2023

Tips & Tricks on How to do well in IELTS Listening Test



Tips and Tricks for IELTS Listening:

**1. ** Familiarize Yourself with the Format:

The IELTS Listening test consists of four sections with a total of 40 questions.

The recordings are played only once, so concentration is key.

**2. ** Practice Regularly:

Regular practice with sample tests and recordings can improve your listening skills significantly.

Use various IELTS preparation resources available online.

**3. ** Develop Your Listening Skills:

Listen to a variety of English materials, such as podcasts, movies, and news, to enhance your understanding of different accents and contexts.

**4. ** Predict the Answers:

Before listening to the recording, read the questions and try to predict what kind of information you need to listen for.

Focus on keywords in the questions.

**5. ** Use the Time Given:

You have time to read the questions before each section begins. Utilize this time to familiarize yourself with the context of the conversation.

**6. ** Pay Attention to Instructions:

Listening for instructions is crucial. If you miss an instruction, you might answer the questions incorrectly.

**7. ** Beware of Spelling and Grammar:

Spelling and grammar must be accurate. Check your spelling carefully, especially for names, places, and uncommon words.

**8. ** Practice Note-Taking:

Practice taking notes while listening. Summarize key points, and use abbreviations to write quickly.

**9. ** Focus on Different Accents:

IELTS Listening tests may include different accents, such as British, American, Australian, and Canadian. Familiarize yourself with these accents through practice.

**10. ** Watch Out for Synonyms:

Answers might not appear exactly as they are in the recording. Be prepared for synonyms or paraphrased versions of the information in the questions.

**11. ** Answer Every Question:

There's no penalty for wrong answers, so attempt every question even if you're not sure. You might get it right!

**12. ** Manage Your Time:

Be mindful of the time. You won’t have extra time at the end to transfer your answers, so write your answers directly on the question paper.

**13. ** Review Your Answers:

If time allows, review your answers. Check for spelling and grammar mistakes, and ensure you have answered all the questions.

**14. ** Stay Calm and Focused:

Don’t panic if you miss an answer. Stay calm and concentrate on the next question. Panicking can lead to more mistakes.

**15. ** Simulate Exam Conditions:

Practice under exam conditions. Try to simulate the actual test environment to get accustomed to the pressure and time constraints.

Remember, consistent practice, active listening, and attention to detail are the keys to performing well in the IELTS Listening test. Good luck!

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Most Users To Complete A Remote 50 KM Bike Ride in 24 Hours || Guiness World Record




I'm honored to be an Official participant in the "Most Users To Complete A Remote 50 KM Bike Ride in 24 Hours" Guinness World Records attempt with Pedal Gang.

In this attempt, I rode 50 km on my bike on 19th May 2023 organized by Pedal Gang. There were more than 3500 participants from Bangladesh. It always feels good to take some challenge and win it.
 

Saturday, August 12, 2023

A 3-Month Academic IELTS Exam Preparation Plan

A 3-Month Academic IELTS Exam Preparation Plan

Preparation for the Academic IELTS exam is essential as it familiarizes candidates with the exam's format, assesses and enhances language proficiency, refines task-specific skills, and improves time management. Effective preparation builds confidence, reduces anxiety, and provides diagnostic insights into strengths and weaknesses. It equips candidates with test-taking strategies, aids in practicing essential skills for listening, reading, writing, and speaking sections, and increases the likelihood of achieving desired scores for academic and professional pursuits. In a competitive environment, thorough preparation ensures candidates are well-equipped to excel in each component of the exam, optimizing their chances of success.

Month 1: Building Foundation

Weeks 1-2: Listening and Reading Focus

Day 1-14 (Week 1-2)

Evening (1 hour)

  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Review IELTS listening strategies and techniques.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Complete one IELTS listening section, focusing on improving your note-taking skills.

Night (1 hour)

  • 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM: Work on IELTS reading strategies and skim through a reading passage.
  • 9:45 PM - 10:00 PM: Take a short break.
  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Practice another IELTS reading passage, this time focusing on detailed understanding and answering questions.

Weeks 3-4: Speaking and Writing Focus

Day 15-28 (Week 3-4)

Evening (1 hour)

  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Study IELTS speaking tips and practice speaking fluently on general topics.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Record yourself responding to sample IELTS speaking questions. Listen and identify areas for improvement.

Night (1 hour)

  • 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM: Learn IELTS writing task 1 strategies and practice describing graphs, charts, or diagrams.
  • 9:45 PM - 10:00 PM: Take a short break.

Late Night (1 hour)

  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Focus on IELTS writing task 2. Practice outlining and writing essay responses to various prompts.

Month 2: Skill Refinement

Weeks 5-6: Comprehensive Practice

Day 29-56 (Week 5-8)

Evening (1 hour)

  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Listen to a recorded lecture or conversation, take notes, and answer related questions.

Night (1 hour)

  • 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM: Read an academic article or passage, and answer comprehension questions.
  • 9:45 PM - 10:00 PM: Take a short break.

Late Night (1 hour)

  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Practice speaking exercises with a partner or by recording yourself. Focus on articulation, fluency, and vocabulary.

Weeks 7-8: Writing Refinement

Day 43-56 (Week 7-8)

Evening (1 hour)

  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Review grammar and vocabulary for writing tasks.
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Write essays for IELTS writing task 2 prompts, focusing on coherent arguments and clear structure.

Night (1 hour)

  • 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM: Review sample IELTS writing task 1 responses and practice summarizing visual data accurately.
  • 9:45 PM - 10:00 PM: Take a short break.

Late Night (1 hour)

  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Continue practicing speaking exercises and recording yourself.

Month 3: Mock Tests and Final Refinement

Weeks 9-12: Mock Tests and Final Touches

Day 57-90 (Week 9-12)

Evening (1 hour)

  • 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM: Complete a full IELTS listening section under timed conditions and review your answers.
  • 7:45 PM - 8:00 PM: Review key vocabulary or concepts.

Night (1 hour)

  • 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM: Complete a full IELTS reading section under timed conditions and assess your performance.
  • 9:45 PM - 10:00 PM: Take a short break.

Late Night (1 hour)

  • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Take a full IELTS practice test, including all sections. Review your answers and identify areas for improvement.

Note: Adjust the schedule as needed to ensure it fits well with your energy levels and commitments. Consistency and focus are key to success in your IELTS preparation. Good luck!

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