AIUB patronizes the Fulbright Alumni Project

Fulbright Alumni Syeda Farzana Sultana and Qumrul Hasan Chowdhury of the Department of English, AIUB won the Fulbright Alumni Project Competition for the year 2009-10. Their project titled “Learner-centered Teaching and Networking Project” has started with the aim of proliferating learner centered methodology among the underprivileged secondary school level English teachers of Bangladesh. The project of the Fulbright Alumni includes a series of workshops at Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Mymensingh, and Tangail, follow-up observation classes in those five districts, a grand seminar in Dhaka and a project-end publication. The project has been funded by United States Department of State. American International University- Bangladesh (AIUB) is a proud partner of this project. This project is being implemented in collaboration with American Center, Dhaka and Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA). Dr. Carmen Zita Lamagna, the Vice Chancellor of AIUB, as the signing partner of the project received a check from Ms. Shaheen Khan, the Education Specialist at the American Center on behalf of the Alumni Project competition winners on October 8, 2009.  The Alumna Syeda Farzana Sultana was present at the time of receiving cheque. The project aims at focusing on teachers’ motivation, maximum utilization of the available infrastructure and the theme of school administrations’ co-operations in building an environment where the classrooms would be learner-centered, teachers would be learner friendly and learners would be self autonomous. The first workshop of the project was held at AIUB on August 17 and 18 August, 2009.