Journal

Examining learners’ and instructors’ perspectives on the use of blended wiki sessions to improve professionals’ writing skills

11, 01
Author(s):
Dutta, Debashismoy

Abstract

This paper focuses on the learners’ and instructors’ perspectives on wiki based virtual writing sessions while investigating the effectiveness and challenges of such blending in a demand-driven English language course for mid-level BRAC managers who are in need of improving their English writing skills.


On Terahertz laser pulse propagation in negative index metamaterials 

Vol 10, No. 1 and 2
Author(s):
Mofiz, U. A.

Abstract

The nonlinear propagation of a terahertz laser pulse propagation in the resonant region of a negative index meta-material is investigated. The resonant frequency of a split ring resonator (SRR), comprosing the negative ...


Discrete-time PI controller based speed control of DTC interior permanent magnet Shynchronous motor 

Vol 10, No. 1 and 2
Author(s):
Mannan, Mohammad Abdul; Murata, Toshiaki; Junji, Tamura

Abstract

Recently, interior permanent magnet synchronous motors (IPMSMs) are becoming more used due to the powerful magnetic characteristic of the rare earth, being used in different areas. Several researchers have proposed ...


Bangla-specific study of English Monophthongs

Vol 10, No. 1 and 2
Author(s):
Hasan, S. M. Mohibul

Abstract

The non-phonetic nature of English spelling leads to unpredictable pronunciation. Thus, Bangla-speaking learners of English mispronounce English monophthongs--short and long vowels as contrasted with diphthongs--since they ...


Rebels through updike and desai's lenses

Vol 10, No. 1 and 2
Author(s):
Habib, Mushira

Abstract

9/11 has redefined the world’s understanding of the term ‘terrorism’ and its association with power and resistance. Post 9/11 novels attempt to represent terrorism or rebellions in a new light by investigating the psycho-social ...


Data acquisition and study of He spectrum under electric and magnetic fields

Vol 10, No. 1 and 2
Author(s):
Shobahani, M.; Mofiz, U. A.

Abstract

Data acquisition system for the spectrum of ionized gases is developed and the spectrum of He gas under electric and magnetic fields are studied. The results are shown through captured photographs, which shows that the ...


'Pala sculptures': A highly sophisticated aesthetic taste which greatly influenced the art and architecture of Bengal

Vol 10, No. 1 and 2
Author(s):
Sajid-Bin-Doza

Abstract

Architectural practice in Bengal is notable from the Muslim period, more precisely since the Pre-Mughal as well as the Sultanate era, the architectural practice in this land started with the influences of many stylistic ...


Enhancing learners' English language proficiency through service learning : an investigation on BRAC University perspective

Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Md. Mahbubur Rahman

Abstract

Service Learning concept shows the positive impacts on the active engagement of English language_x000D_ teachers as well as learners in creating appropriate scope for making a learning community both_x000D_ inside and outside the classroom.


A perspective on critical thinking, debate, higher education in Bangladesh

Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Fatima Tuz Zahra

Abstract

The aim of higher education is to pursue learning for its own sake and to develop specialist skills._x000D_ However due to market pressure higher education institutions in Bangladesh and across the world_x000D_ have had to focus on practical skills rather than inculcating a desire for knowledge. There is more_x000D_ emphasis to secure jobs than making students curious about knowledge and learning.


An investigation on the use of metacognitive language learning strategies by Bangladeshi learners with differnt proficiency levels

Vol. 9, No. 1 & 2
Author(s):
Pankaj Paul

Abstract

This study explores the use of metacognitive strategies by Bangladeshi English language learners._x000D_ The number of total participants in this study was 100 students, 50 at the high proficiency and 50 at_x000D_ the low proficiency level, who were studying English for Academic Purpose courses at the Centre_x000D_ for Languages (CfL), BRAC University.


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