A bastion of quality English education in Bangladesh, the English Department is located on the modern campus of the International Standards University (ISU).
Since its inception, the Department has been at the forefront in the transmission of knowledge, the shaping of minds, and the cultivation of a love of language and literature.
Since 2019, the Department of English has shone brightly as a beacon of academic excellence, offering both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and a Master of Arts (MA) in English Literature and Cultural Studies.
The foundation of any good institution is its faculty, and ISU’s English Department is proud of its highly qualified and experienced educators.
Many of them have honed their skills at reputable overseas and local private and public universities, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the classroom.
Their dedication to education and commitment to student development has earned them widespread admiration and respect.
In keeping with the rapidly evolving landscape of language teaching, the English Department boasts a state-of-the-art English language laboratory. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to improve students’ language skills, offering interactive modules and real-world language scenarios to enhance student proficiency.
An integral part of the English language curriculum is its emphasis on diversity. Students are encouraged to explore the rich tapestry of world literature while simultaneously delving into the complex nuances of applied linguistics and Bangla literature. This thoughtful approach fosters an appreciation of both global and local literary traditions and prepares students to be well-rounded and culturally sensitive individuals.
At the center of this faculty’s extracurricular activities is the English Club, a vibrant hub of creativity and literary expression. Widely regarded as one of the best clubs in the ISU, it hosts a variety of events such as literary festivals, workshops and webinars to suit the diverse interests of its students. The club’s nurturing environment not only fuels a love of literature and language, but also develops leadership and organizational skills, empowering students to be confident communicators and effective team players. .
The English Department recognizes the potential of our brightest students and offers the brightest minds a unique opportunity to work as a teaching assistant. This prestigious program enables students with exemplary academic performance to assist faculty members in their research and teaching efforts. Senior and specialized faculty members provide individualized instruction and guidance to students.
Through peer tutoring programs, aspiring scholars and teachers receive valuable insight and support, develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter, and develop a passion for lifelong learning.
Constantly adapting to the dynamics of the ever-changing world situation, the English Department consistently hosts webinars, workshops and seminars. These platforms will bring together experts from different research areas and industries to interact with students.
The Faculty recognizes the importance of industry-academia collaboration. To give students a glimpse into the real world, the English Department organizes visits to relevant places and institutions, allowing students to witness the practical application of the subject. These field trips make valuable connections and inspire students to become innovative thinkers and problem solvers.
In an increasingly interconnected world, the English Department adopts an outcome-based curriculum. This curriculum focuses on preparing students for the future, equipping them with the skills and knowledge essential for global leadership. Equipped with a comprehensive understanding of linguistics, literature and cultural studies, our graduates become highly qualified professionals who can make a name for themselves in the global marketplace.
The English Department of IUJ is highly regarded as a model of academic excellence in Bangladesh. With dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and an unwavering commitment to holistic education, we continue to inspire and empower language enthusiasts, scholars, and leaders.