Faculty Profile

Amina Khalid

Lecturer

Institute of Communication and Cultural Studies

 : amina.khalid@umt.edu.pk     : 3506     : 

 

Amina Khalid has been working as an English Language Lecturer in Institute of Communication & Cultural Studies since 2011. Currently, she is working on her MS Applied Linguistics thesis which is about textbook evaluation. She earned her MSc degree in Applied Linguistics from University of Management & Technology in 2010. Her areas of interest are Second Language Acquisition and syllabus and material designing. She did Cambridge CELTA course from Berlin School of English Germany in 2012. In this course, she learnt the principles of effective teaching and gained a range of practical skills for teaching English to adult learners. She got the opportunity to teach the adult learners from varied cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds such as, German, Polish, Russian and Turkish. Highly practical in nature, the course provided her not only with an understanding and awareness of the state-of-the-art teaching methodologies, but also the opportunity to put them into practice by teaching real classes at international level.

Educational Qualifications

a)  MS Applied Linguistics (coursework completed)

b)  MSc Applied Linguistics (UMT)

c)  Bachelor of English Literature (BZU)

 Training / certifications

a)  Cambridge CELTA Course 2012 (Berlin School of English Germany)

b)  Graduate Aptitude Test

c)   IELTS

 Interest (teaching / research) Areas

a) English Language Teaching

b) Syllabus and material designing

c) Coursebook Evaluation

d) Second Language Acquisition

 Professional / Teaching Experience

  • Working as an English Language Lecturer in Institute of Communication & Cultural    Studies at University of Management & Technology Lahore since 2011
  • During CELTA course (Berlin School of English Germany) taught to the adult learners from varied cultural, linguistic and educational backgrounds such as, German, Polish, Russian and Turkish
  • Course designed for undergraduate students at UMT: English I (English Grammar & comprehension)
  • Course designed for undergraduate students at UMT: English II (Composition & Communication)

Trainings Attended

  • “Promoting Diversity of Thought in the English Language Classroom” by Beth Trudell, Senior English Language Fellow Consulate of USA, Lahore, Pakistan in the Department of English, UMT on April 02, 2010
  • “Language, Culture and Imperialism” by Dr. Shahid Siddiqui  Director of Centre for Humanities, Lahore School of Economics, in the Department of English at UMT on November 15, 2008
  • “IELTS Preparation” by Mr. Asad Yaqub, Visiting Faculty at UMT,  in the Department of English at UMT on July 19, 2008
  • “English for Specific Purpose” by Dr. Liz England, Professor and Director TESOL & ESL, Schenandoah University and Richard Boyum, Regional Director ELT, American Embassy, New Delhi, India, in the Department of English, UMT on July 02, 2008
  • “Research Methodology” by Tariq Rahman from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, in the Department of English, UMT on May 10, 2008
  • “Current Issues in ELT” by Prof. Marion Yates from York St. John University, UK,  in the Department of English, UMT on May 07, 2008
  • “Language and Gender” by Prof. Dr. Shirin Zubair, Chairperson, the Department of English, BZU, in the Department of English, UMT on April 05, 2008
  • “Role of a Teacher as Communicator” by Noor Amna Malik, the Director General (Learning Innovation) HEC, in the Department of English, UMT on March 11, 2008.

 Selected Publications & Research (unpublished)

  • English for Tourists Guides (an ESP project)
  • Use of Formative & Summative Assessment at Primary level in Lahore
  • English Language Learning Problems faced by Students of School of Business & Economics at University of Management & Technology Lahore
  • Vocabulary Learning Strategies employed by Business Students at University of Management & Technology Lahore

 Key Achievements

a)      Cambridge Course for Teaching of English to the Speakers of Other Languages by University of Cambridge

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