Mohammad Mosiur Rahman

Mohammad Mosiur Rahman
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) · Department of English and Humanities

PhD Candidate; MRes in Applied Linguistics

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Introduction
Mohammad Mosiur Rahman has over seven years of research experience in the interdisciplinary fields of sociolinguistics and TESOL. His research interest includes bilingual language policy, language curriculum development and implementation, language ideology and classroom language teaching. His work has appeared in prestigious international journals. Mohammad Mosiur Rahman was one of the two recipients of the Universiti Sains Malaysia Vice-Chancellor Award in 2019.
Additional affiliations
September 2018 - present
BRAC University
Position
  • Lecturer
January 2016 - January 2018
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Position
  • Graduate Research Student

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Publications (44)
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The 2016 World Bank report on worldwide per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) identified Bangladesh as a lower middle-income country based on its consistent GDP growth throughout last decade (World Bank, 2016). To maintain this growth rate and meet the radical demand for human resources in increasingly globalised world markets, the country needs...
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In an increasingly globalized world, English medium instruction (EMI) in higher education has now become a common phenomenon. Recent research, however, has shown that EMI is not without its problems. This article reports a case study of a private university from Bangladesh. Employing Spolsky’s language policy framework, the study made a critical an...
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Fuelled by nationalism, public universities in Bangladesh adopted Bangla as their MOI. In contrast, considering the role of English in the processes of internationalization, globalization and economic benefit attached to English, private universities in Bangladesh have adopted English as their MOI. Through the exploration of lecturers’ MOI ideologi...
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New norms of linguistic ideology and practices emerged as English grows in higher education in non-English speaking countries. English Medium Instruction (EMI) has been formalised by overlooking the role of other (e.g. native) languages in knowledge construction and communication. This study investigates STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and...
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Evolution of English medium instruction (EMI) in non-native English-speaking countries in recent years has inspired researchers to investigate the various dimensions of this phenomenon. Internationalising higher education, realising the local needs of English-speaking graduates, and eliciting the economic and social benefits of English are often re...
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While English overwhelms a section of the Bangladeshi society by virtue of its ‘power and prestige’ factors, it has consolidated its position in the academic domains preserving its ‘fear and resentment’ aspects. Academic authorities demand producing considerable ‘English-knowing’ graduates every year, but a generic apprehension persists that these...
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English medium instruction (EMI) in higher education is now a widespread practise around the world. Teachers' beliefs and attitudes concerning EMI can be both barriers and facilitators to implementing EMI in their classroom instruction. However, this important issue has not been studied widely. This study explores a case of an EMI teacher from the...
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The Malay-English relationship in Malaysia has witnessed a pendulum shift and ignited critical debates. The Malay nationalist discourse on language policy is evident. Nonetheless, the concurrent significance of English in the era of globalisation is undeniable. This article highlights English (and Malay) language policy and planning (LPP) in Malays...
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The selection of a textbook, its evaluation, and the implementation of this evaluation are all processes integral to the improvement of students' learning. The current evaluation of the higher secondary English For Today (EFT) (Hani & Siddika, 2018) textbook intends to examine if the textbook possesses the credentials and credibility necessary to a...
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The function of donor-sponsored teacher training programs is a commonly observed phenomenon in many English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) countries. Since the mid-1990s, Bangladesh has been in the process of continuing donor-aided teacher training programs for English teachers (Rahman et al., 2019). English in A...
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Teacher cognition research has provided useful insights into complex, dynamic, and contextual teaching processes. Yet, there is no systematic framework for describing the complex, dynamic and contextual features of teacher cognition. This research applied complexity theory to the analysis of characteristics of teacher cognition systems of an Englis...
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English as a medium of instruction (MOI) has become an important tool for universities to produce knowledgeable and skilled graduates. In Bangladesh, public and private universities remain distant in terms of policies related to MOI. The current study was undertaken to reach a tangible conclusion that would reflect "what should be the MOI in Higher...
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The achievement of curriculum goals and objectives, to a large extent, depends on how assessment methods are designed, implemented, monitored, and evaluated. English language learning in Bangladesh has miserably failed, and ineffective assessment methods may be largely attributed to this failure. This paper attempts to address various aspects and i...
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Analytic relations versus syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations of vocabulary depth knowledge: Their correlation and prediction to academic reading comprehension of EFL learners Abstract: The aims of the study were to examine the correlation and prediction of different dimensions of vocabulary depth knowledge to academic reading comprehension. Stu...
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Cognition plays an important role in language teacher decision-making. A number of sources, including schooling, influence the cognition of language teachers. The concept of schooling is identified as the history of teachers' own personal education influences on the teachers’ knowledge, also referred to as apprenticeship of observation (AO). Throug...
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An in-depth investigation of analytic relations by lexical researchers plays a prominent role in language learning and teaching. The primary objective of the present study was to investigate the extent to which prediction regarding different aspects of analytic relations impacts reading comprehension. The current research employed a quantitative ap...
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The construction of teacher beliefs through teacher education programs and their impact on classroom practices has drawn enormous attention in the concurrent literature. Yet in Bangladesh, little is known about the construction of teacher beliefs through teacher education programs and the impact of teacher beliefs on their classroom practices. Pert...
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Given the significance of English in the global world, English language teaching in Bangladesh has become subject to a supreme concern in maintaining economic growth and developing a skilled workforce. In this article, several barriers have been discussed based on a critical analysis of published materials. This review article covers several key is...
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The aims of the study were to examine the correlation and prediction of different dimensions of vocabulary depth knowledge to academic reading comprehension. Students were instructed to take part in four English-language proficiency tests voluntarily. The research was carried out, administering four instruments, word associates test, morphological...
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Numerous donor-sponsored in-service training programs have been operated in Bangladesh for English language teachers. EIA was the last donor-funded project that incorporated school-based training. It claimed to acquaint teachers with technology coupled with a lot of interactive activities to be incorporated in the classroom. The aim of the study wa...
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English-medium instruction (EMI) has been perceived as a key strategy through which universities, propelled by academic, political, social and economic motives, respond to the influence of globalisation (Altbach & Knight, 2007). This has been fuelled by the fact that English, defined as the global common language, is needed to create the knowledge...
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This conference paper reflects on the challenges that teachers face in teaching Business English as an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course in the context of tertiary education in Bangladesh.The study discussed three critical issues related to ESP which is distinctive from English for General Purposes (EGP)
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The study focuses on the implementation of communicative English language curriculum reform of four secondary school teachers in Bangladesh. The study is explorative, interpretive, and qualitative in nature. A phenomenology approach, under the qualitative method, was adopted to explore how teachers experience the phenomenon of communicative languag...
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Given the significance of English in the global world, English language teaching in Bangladesh has become subject to a supreme concern in maintaining economic growth and developing a skilled workforce. In this article, several barriers have been discussed based on a critical analysis of published materials. This review article covers several key is...
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The ubiquity with regard to technology and availability of social media offered an unorthodox avenue to impart education. Concerning language teaching and learning, the meticulous use of such online platforms has been overtly observed. They become didactic concerning the issue that typical classrooms often exert gaps in terms of students’ learning....
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Pre-service teacher education programs such as, TEFL, TESOL, and ELT are offered in some universities in Bangladesh. Meeting the criteria and based on their level, students tend to enroll in BA in TEFL or TESOL and MA in TESOL or ELT programs. These programs entail different courses that are claimed to enable enrollees with the repertoires required...
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Pre-service teacher education programs such as, TEFL, TESOL, and ELT are offered in some universities in Bangladesh. Meeting the criteria and based on their level, students tend to enroll in BA in TEFL or TESOL and MA in TESOL or ELT programs. These programs entail different courses that are claimed to enable enrollees with the repertoires required...
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This article describes and explains the policies related to the use and teaching of English in Education Policy and Planning (LPP) in Bangladesh. From Independence, the nation faced a problem in selecting a consistent English language policy; the selections that were made resulted in poor English language teaching in the country. A historical timel...
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This study focuses on the selected factors affecting teachers' implementation of the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) curriculum in secondary schools in Bangladesh. The study is explorative, interpretivist, and qualitative in nature. A phenomenology approach, under qualitative method, was adopted to explore how teachers experience the phenomen...
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Embracing the reasons for the failure of donor-sponsored English-teacher training programs is very critical since it precedes the revisions, improvements and quality assurance for the futuristic training programs. Ideating such philosophy, the current study concerns the blatant penetration with regard to the donor-aided training programs in Banglad...
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Identifying the EFL learners' errors in writing has no longer been important but essential. As such, drawing the pertinent questions that what are the most common types of error committed by EFL learners in Bangladesh and what are the perceptions possessed by them concerning error correction, the article addressed the commonest errors committed by...
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This paper presents a case study that investigated and compared the stated beliefs and observed classroom practices relating to Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) of two ESL teachers. The findings of the study revealed that both the teachers hold similar complex beliefs that mostly contradict the philosophy of CLT. The practices were not in line...
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English in Action (EIA) is an ongoing teacher education project which places mobile technology at the centre of its action. Most of the studies carried out focused on the changes EIA brought in teachers’ classroom actions. Along with this, they also explored the classroom to observe whether the input given during training program is implemented...
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This article addresses the effect of age in Second Language Acquisition (SLA), posing the relative question that whether the Critical Period hypothesis (CPH) exists in Second Language (SL), and if existing, how it is associated duly with SLA. The justification of comparing the achievement of L1 and L2 learners on the basis of Ultimate Attainment (U...
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The article addresses the beliefs of in-service teachers about English, language learning and teaching, posing the relevant and fundamental question ‘what are the beliefs of in-service teachers about English, language learning and teaching’. Beliefs underpin the behavior, action and learning of human being. Language teachers, like people in other d...
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This article has penetrated the constraints derived from beliefs of teachers, and how they drive Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) not to be implemented properly in Bangladesh. Numerous studies conducted earlier investigated and revealed the issues affecting the successful implementation of CLT. This article exclusively investigates on the beli...
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The present article has reviewed literature on Content-Based Instruction (CBI) along with the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Language Teaching based on the recent development in the field. This includes the learning principle, factors responsible for the successful implementation of CBI/CLIL, their prospect and outcome. The pape...
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The gap between research and practice in the field of SLA is an issue of debate in the literature. Researchers and the practitioners are concerned in their paradigm. In this paper, firstly, the gap between research and practice has been discussed; what is the gap all about? Secondly, the reasons for emerging such gap between research and practice w...

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LANGUAGE TEACHER BELIEF HAS BEEN STUDIED WIDELY. TEACHER BELIEF IN NEW AREAS RELATED TO TEACHING AND LEARNING ENGLISH NEED TO BE EXPLORED. ANY SUGGESTION OR THOUGHT ?
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In many countries in Asia and African continent, integration of technology is rising the question of equality in education. It is because, most of the people in these continents live in rural areas, ensuring quality of life is a challenge and contextual constraints to integrate technology in the classrooms is a fact. 
Therefore, how do you think a sustainable education can be planned with such policy to integrate technology in Education, where it cannot be disseminated into whole population evenly? 
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I want to put my view forward in this regard.  
1. I will exclude 3 credit hour of research methodology to MA thesis with 6 credit hours. Additionally, I will exclude language, power and identity. These topics can be shared by socio-linguistics, LPP and English as a world language.
2. There is no need to study Psychology of language learning separately. Some topics can be incorporated in SLA or can be done vice-verse. I want to separate syllabus and material development into two distinct subjects as following: Curriculum development and syllabus design, and Material development.
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I strongly believe, language error should be corrected since, it will only fossilize them in the later stage.  
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The introduction of academic journal was to give a platform to researchers to present their innovations before the large audience. They only responsible for writing article based on their findings and send it to the editors. Editors, on the other hand was responsible for formatting, editing, and bringing any changes with the permission of the authors. The term peer review is a modern idea to evaluate the standard of an article before it goes and disseminate to the larger audience. However, with the passing of time, the practice of scholarly journals have been adopted different changes and how far editors and peer reviewers are contributing to the polishing of a journal is questionable.
The question has kindled in my mind due to the recent behavior of a journal editor and three peer reviewers of a different journal. The editor has asked me to format once again according to their style, which I did almost 95%, I did not write the running head.
So what is the "Job description" of an Editor of an Scholarly Journal? 
The peer reviewers supposed to be the expert of the field, however, is rare now a days. Among three reviewers one has accepted with only one correction, second reviewer has asked for five corrections (Minor Correction), and the final one rejected with re submission. Now, I do not see any convergence among the reviewers, who suppose to have same level of expertise, who do not share same kind of evaluation. What I believe, if an article is non-standard, it should be rejected by all reviewers, if good, it should be the opposite.
Therefore, how justified is to rely on those peer reviewers to assess an article and chose its destination?               
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1. Why a negative frame of mind is prevalent among the most thesis examiners and editors of the top journals in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences about qualitative study? 
2. Why a bunch of pseudo academicians will navigate the ideas of qualitative inquiry and decide the whole community of qualitative researchers in the name of some vague terms, e.g. numbers, quantifiable data, or statistical analysis? 
3. Why qualitative researchers need to express their views about generalization time and again where there is no more any idea left called "generalization" in the postmodern world? 
4. Why only qualitative researchers have to prove themselves immune of manipulating and of data and establish the reliability,  whereas, manipulation of quantitative data is much easier operation to conduct?
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Needless to say, the field of exploration became more specific in the world of research, and researchers need to be experts in the respective fields. However, young researchers, perhaps need more exposure in different sub or relative fields to understand their own area of exploration better. It is then, can be a valid question to be raised,  since the new researchers are rising everyday and they need help with these issues. 

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To collect sociolinguistic data and analyse the role and characteristics of Bangladeshi English.
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This case study reports apprenticeship of observation of a business teacher based in Bangladesh in the adoption of EMI.
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The study aimed at reporting a critical review on English Language Assessment in Bangladesh.