June 30, 2018: Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) inaugurated its first English Language Lab in the Department of English on Saturday, June 30, 2018 to develop the English language proficiency of graduate and undergraduate students of the University.
The language lab was inaugurated by Prof. Md. Abu Saleh, Vice Chancellor of BUBT, in the presence of Dr. Gauranga Chandra Mohantandc, Project Director (Additional Secretary), Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), UGC, Prof. Md. EnayetHossainMiah, Tresurer,Prof. Syed AnwarulHuq, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Prof. Santi Narayan Ghosh, Director, IQAC, BUBT,Prof. A. B. Md. Badruddoza Mia, Controller of Examinations,Mr. Mohammad Shawkat Ali, Associate Professor &Chairman, Dept. of English, BUBT, Mr. Mohammad MasudurRahman, Director, Career Guidance, BUBT.
On the occasion, Department of English, BUBT organized a workshop on “The Lesson Plan for BUBT Language Lab”at the University’s International Conference Hall, Rupnagar, Dhaka.In the program,certificatesamong workshop attendees were distributed. A prize giving ceremony of English Clubwasalso held.
Theinauguration of language lab will allow students to have interactive sessions. It will provide equal opportunity to all the students to hear the instructor irrespective of place where they are seated.There will be less miscommunication because of direct nature of the sound transmission. Prof. Syed AnwarulHuq, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Humanities was the keynote speaker of the workshop. He said,there is a disaster in higher educationsector in this countryandthe condition of English language teaching is not satisfactory. The language lab can help us to overcome this disaster.Prof. Santi Narayan Gosh, Director, IQAC, BUBT said, although the mother tongue is the best medium of instruction, English language is significant, because, we live in aglobal village.
Dr. Gauranga Chandra Mohantandc, Project Director of HEQEP, UGC said that English Language Lab can help us tremendously to upgrade the English Learning Process in this University.He suggested teachers to care about the background of the knowledge and the script.
Prof. Md. Abu Saleh, Vice Chancellor of BUBT presided over the opening session. He said,students face some challenges to learn effectively. They cannot speak English properly.This Lab can play a very significant role to improve the skill of the students. According to the Vice Chancellor,BUBT and World Bank funded this Lab under the supervision of ministry of education and University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. He said, in the lab, teacher can look after each student, which is not possible in case of the regular classroom. In a lab instructor can communicate with many students by pressing a mouse key in order to talk with students. It can help students in academic and practical life.
Prof MianLutfarRahman, Proctor, BUBT was present as a special guest andMs. RashedaNaznin, Lecturerof English delivered the lesson plan. Faculty members, students and officials attended the program.
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