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Dr Sajida Sultana

Assistant Professor , Hyderabad campus

Centre for English Language and Development

MA English (Teaching of English as a Second Language) (Central Institute of English & Foreign Language), MPhil in English Language Education (Central Institute of English & Foreign Language), PhD in English Language Education (The English Foreign Language University) 

Sajida Sultana is Assistant Professor at the Centre for English Language and Development (CELD), TISS Hyderabad. She holds a PhD in English Language Education from The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. She has MPhil in English Language Education and MA in English (TESL) from Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (present EFLU), Hyderabad.

Sajida teaches academic reading, academic writing, and referencing styles to post-graduate, under-graduate, and research students. She conducts workshops on research writing and on professional communication skills for MA final year students. Individual mentoring with focus on specific language requirements of each student is the key aspect of her pedagogy. She designs her courses according to the language requirements of the students with best suited practical pedagogy. Her teaching recognises the diverse language learning styles of each student. She believes that language teaching is a dynamic process that requires effective instructional materials with appropriate pedagogy. She is committed to develop English language skills for social, and academic growth and development of each student at TISS. Her research interests include teaching and reflection, academic language skills, minority education, teaching English to vernacular medium students, mentoring, language feedback, language pedagogy, sociology of education, and English language needs of the corporate sector.

Prior to joining TISS, she has worked in a managerial position for seven years at various corporate organisations. As part of her responsibilities, she conducted need based in-house language training programmes for employees, and ensured adherence to quality processes.

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English in the curriculum of minority schools: A survey, Journal of English Language Teachers Interaction Forum (ELTIF). Vol. X. Issue No.1 (January - March 2019) pp.8-13) ISSN: 2230-7710

Synchronous versus Asynchronous Computer Mediated Feedback: A Case Study, FORTELL special issue on Assessment: Issues and Challenges, July 2017, Issue 35, ISSN: Print 2229-6557, Online 2394-9244.

Teaching of Grammar and Reading Skills in English Classrooms: A Case of Madrasas in Hyderabad, Language and Language Teaching, Volume 6 Number 1 Issue 11, January 2017, Azim Premji University, Vidya Bhawan Society. ISSN 2277-307X

Educational and Socio-Cultural Setting in Madrasas, The English Classroom, RIESI, Volume 18, No. 2, December 2016, ISSN 2250-2831

English Language at Madrasas in Language, Region and Community - Broadsheet on Contemporary Politics, December 2014, Vol 2. No. 4&5. Anveshi. ISSN 2278-3423.

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Sajida teaches English Foundation Course, English and Academic Language, and Academic Writing courses for various MA programmes. These courses are aimed at providing necessary language skills for students in social science context. She also conducts workshops for post-graduate students in Research Writing, and Professional Communication Skills. In the Drop-in Mentoring Sessions, she interacts with students across all programmes to provide individual language solutions. She teaches Essential English Language Skills, and Academic English courses for BA programmes.

Email: sajida.sultana[at]tiss[dot]edu