UAP Organized a Seminar on Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)


Professor Claire Bradin Siskin, an ELT secialist sponsored by English Language Programs of the U. S. Department of State presented a seminar on Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) at University of Asia Pacific (UAP) today, September 17, 2015 at the seminar room of the Department of Business Administration.

Organized under the initiatives of Ms. Tasneem Siraj Mahboob, honorable member of UAP Board of Trustees and an Associate Professor of the Department of English, University of Dhaka, the seminar was aimed at exploring technologies as they are used in learning and teaching of language. It was intended mainly for the faculty members and M. A. in ELT students of the Department of English of the University of Asia Pacific.

UAP Registrar Mr. Sarwar Razzak Choudhury and Head of the Department of English Professor Dr. Shawkat Hussain also attended the seminar participated by a good number of teachers and students of the Department of English and the Department of Business Administration of the university.

Presented in the form of lively and interactive discussions and short activities, Professor Claire's presentation also introduced useful teaching and independent study resources some of which can be readily integrated and used in a variety of ways to achieve teaching and learning goals.

It is to be noted that Professor Claire Bradin Siskin, who is currently serving as an English Language Specialist at Daffodil International University, is an enthusiastic practitioner of computer-assisted language learning (CALL). She is the former Director of the English as a Second Language Writing Online Workshop (ESL-WOW) at Excelsior College in New York. She recently completed a 3-year term on the Board of Directors of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She has given presentations and conducted workshops in nineteen countries. Her principal interests are faculty development, research in CALL, and mobile-assisted language learning.