The Center for Language Studies (CLS) of University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh (ULAB) organized a workshop on “Effective Grammar Teaching in ESL Classroom” on 14th July, 2016. The workshop, a part of the CLS’s regular workshop series, was conducted by Tahamina Ebrahim, Lecturer, CLS; and was held in the Roof Top Seminar Room, Campus B, ULAB. The interactive workshop focused on what grammar is, what are the challenges while teaching grammar and different pedagogical approaches to teaching grammar. The session was introduced by the Director of CLS, A. T. M. Sajedul Huq, who emphasized how crucial it is that the learning and teaching of grammar be made more interesting, engaging and enjoyable.
The participants included around 25 under-graduate and graduate students from ULAB, as well as students from Jagannath University and the Institute of Modern Languages, University of Dhaka. The workshop was also attended by Shireen Hasan, Founder Executive Director of X-cel Institute of Interactive Learning, Dr. Nadira Islam, Faculty at X-cel Institute, S.M. Walid Rahman, Academic Coordinator of X-cel, as well as faculty members from the Center for Language Studies and Department of English and Humanities, ULAB.
Shireen Hasan, Founder Executive Director of X-cel Institute of Interactive Learning, found the session to be “kinesthetic and well thought & well planned” as it dealt with various sorts of activities involving audio visuals, interactive learning methods and moving around. Similarly, Dr. Nadira Islam, felt that the workshop was “very interactive and well demonstrated which would help future teachers in teaching grammar effectively.”