TESOL Society of Bangladesh organized its first international virtual research conference titled “Contextualizing Research in Challenging Times” on Friday and Saturday.
University Grants Commission of Bangladesh member Professor Md. Sazzad Hossain inaugurated the conference as the chief guest.
TESOL Society of Bangladesh president Professor Sayeedur Rahman chaired the conference while convener of the conference Dr Tasnima Aktar briefed on conference details.
As the prequel of the conference, a pre-conference session titled “CREDIBLE Projects in Action” held on December 16. The session was conducted by University of Sydney’s associate professor Dr. Ahmar Mahboob.
In the conference, the whole session was moderated by jointly Dr. Sabreena Ahmed, assistant professor of BRAC University, and Dipty Rahman, lecturer of Daffodil International University, Bangladesh.
Dr Richard Smith, reader, Center for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, and Professor Ravinder Gargesh, president-elect, Asia TEFL and Head of the Department of English, Samarkand State University, delivered their keynote speeches on “Research for super–difficult circumstances: where to start and how to go on” and on “The Dynamics of Contextualization in Research” respectively.
In the second day, there was a ‘Round-table Discussion’ with the participation of speakers of the conference and a ‘Quick Fire Presentation Competition’ with the participation of MPhil/PhD/MA researchers.
Professor A. M. M. Hamidur Rahman made closing remarks on ‘Quick Fire Presentation Competition.’
State University of Bangladesh teacher S. M. Minhazul Anwar Mridul announced the best presenters of the ‘Quick Fire Presentation Competition’.
TESOL Society of Bangladesh vice president Hamidul Haque and the conference convener Dr Tasnima Aktar delivered the Vote of Thanks speeches at the end of the conference.