Faculty Profile

Usma Azhar

On Leave / Study Leave

Institute of Communication and Cultural Studies

 : usma.azhar@umt.edu.pk     : 

Name: Usma Azhar



School / Institute:Arts and humanities


Educational Qualifications (start with the latest)


a) PhD in English- UMT (Spring semester 2013)

b)M. Phil  (English Language Teaching)

c) M.A (English)

d)M.A (Urdu)


Training / certifications

a)Certificate of English Language Teaching

b)Certificate of Presentation in SPELT international conference,2013

c) Web 2.0 Technologies as a Teaching aid


Interest (teaching / research) Areas

a) Second language Acquisition

b) Socio- linguistics

c) Psycho- linguistics


Professional / Teaching Experience (start with the latest)

a) University of Management and Technology

b) University of Lahore

c) Superior University Lahore


Other Positions and Affiliations

a) Research assistant, Punjab University    (non paid)

b) Member student’s council Kinnaird college (non paid)



Training and Development:

Trainings Conducted

a) Presentation skills and personality development

b) Overcoming Speech Anxiety



Trainings Attended

a) Tenses without tension

b) Using critical incidents for self awareness

c) Teaching green in the language classroom


Professional Memberships

a) Member of SPELT (Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers)

b) Member BC (British Council of Pakistan)



Selected Publications & Research

a)Role of Textbooks in the development of classroom culture

b) Web 2.0 Technology as a facilitator in learning collocations

c) Language policy and planning in Pakistan


Key Achievements

Usma Azhar has a strong academic career, having done Masters in English Literature from Forman Christian College, Lahore. Moreover, she underwent the seventeenth year of her  Lahore and has got an M. Phil degree in Applied Linguistics from Kinnaird College For Women, Lahore. Currently, she is a PhD Scholar at University of Management and Technology, Lahore.


Working at UMT as a lecturer since September 2012, Usma has successfully brought deep knowledge and pedagogic skills with her varied academic experience of highly renowned institutions to the Center for English Language, ICCS. She has made a useful contribution to the team in achieving their plans and goals for the CEL to add to its continued success.


Her major interests and research areas include Psycholinguistics, structural linguistics and Socio-linguistics. She has got a special command on communication skills and mechanisms for which she was awarded the title of Best Debator at Forman Christian College Lahore. 

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