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


Associate Professor Una Cunningham
Dr Kevin Watson

Expected Completion of PhD

January 2019


Country of Origin: Bangladesh

S M Akramul Kabir started his teaching life 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 seven years.  

Research Interests

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


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. (2016). IELTS writing: A critical observation on its relevance to test issues in ESL context. East West Journal of Humanities, 6 & 7. (under review).

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