The Center for Language Studies (CLS), which began its operations in September of 2014, aims to advance understanding of the opportunities and challenges in improving the quality of English language learning and teaching at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.
The Centre’s primary goal is to provide effective English language teaching to all students of ULAB through courses which will focus on the needs of learners and on processes which will best help students to become sufficiently proficient in English not only to meet their academic requirements, but also the requirements of potential employers. An additional function of the CLS is to provide services to address the professional language needs of the staff and faculty.
The Center for Language Studies (CLS) exemplifies the University’s commitment to international standard of education and promoting cross-cultural awareness among students by providing quality courses on English and other foreign languages. The Center also aims to further contribute to the academic mission of the university by creating a platform for generating and disseminating new knowledge in the field of foreign language learning.
The CLS’s future plans include, the establishment of a Self-Access Center for ULAB students which will promote independent learning, offering courses specifically designed for professionals from various sectors, (such as English for Hospitality and tourism, English for Call Centers etc.), as well as other foreign language courses.
The Center for Language Studies is currently staffed by six full-time faculty members that includes two Cambridge certified English language teachers.