SM Akramul Kabir - PhD Student Profile - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury

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SM Akramul Kabir

SM Akramul


Master of Applied Linguistics in TESOL (Macquarie University, Australia)
Master of English Literature (Aligarh Muslim University, India)
Bachelor of English Language and Literature (Aligarh Muslim University, India)

PhD Project Title

Listen Up! Listening skill in English language teaching and learning in Bangladesh


Dr Kevin Watson
Professor Janinka Greenwood

Expected Completion of PhD

January 2019


Country of Origin: Bangladesh

S M Akramul Kabir started his teaching career as a lecturer of English at Premier University in Chittagong of Bangladesh. He joined the university in 2005 where he worked for two years. Later on, he took up a lectureship at the Department of English, Chittagong College under the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Dhaka, Bangladesh for more than eight years.  

Research Interests

Second language acquisition, listening skill for language learning, learning theories, and ICT in language education.


Ahmed, M.S. & Kabir, S.M.A. (2018). The acceptance of smartphone as a mobile learning tool: Students of business studies in Bangladesh, The Malaysia Online Journal of Educational Technology, 6 (2), 38-47. Retrieved from

Kabir, S.M. A. (2017, October). Usage of Smartphones for Mobile Assisted Language Learning. Paper presented at the National Conference of BELTA, Dhaka. Retrieved from

Kabir, S.M. A. (2017, January 23). ICT in Bangladesh: A potential tool to promote language  education. ELT CHOUTARI. Retrieved from

Kabir, S.M. A. (2016, October). Listen up! Status of listening in English language learning in Bangladesh.  Poster session presented at the 3rd annual conference of Learning and Teaching Langauges Symposium, University of Canterbury, NZ.

Kabir, S.M. A. (2015). Of Motivation and Learning English: A Perspective on EFL Students in Bangladesh. IIUC Studies, 12, 139 -146. Retrieved from

Kabir, S.M. A. (2010). Prospects of Introducing English Films in the ESL module of Foundation Training Course of NAEM. Unpublished manuscript, National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Dhaka, Bangladesh.