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News & Events

International Conference

• “English for Academic & Occupational Purposes” jointly organized by Humanities Department-NED and ELTR Project –Higher Education Commission. Keynote Speaker: Prof.Dr. Jackie Pocklington, Technical University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany; Plenary Speakers: Dr.Grameme Cane Director, AKU; Dr. Shahid Siddiqui, Lahore School of Economics; Dr.SabihaMansoor, Beaconhouse National University.

National Seminar

• A national seminar “ Humanities- essential for professional programmes” organized by the Humanities Department. Keynote speaker: Prof.Dr. Tariq Rahman, distinguished national professor, Quaid-e-Azam University . Plenary speakers: Dr. Qazi Abdul Qadir, former Dean Arts Faculty, KarachiUuniversity, Dr. Fauzia Shamim, professor & chairperson english deptt. karachi university

Visits & Talks by Eminent Speakers

• “Development of a secular democracy in France, and the place of religion within the country’s social and political system” on October 04, 2013. Speaker: Ambassador Christian Ramage- General Consul of France

• Seminar on “Exploring Education Opportunities in France” on April 12, 2013 Speakers: Mr. Frederic Bessat, Cultural Director, French Embassy in Islamabad, Mr. Jean-Francois Chenin and Mr. John Armand Bazard- Alliance Francaise de Karachi]

• Seminar on “Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) & Human Rights” March 12, 2013. Speakers: Mr. Adnan Yaman, Rumi Forum, & Dr. Abdul Hai Madni & Prof. Dr S.F.A. Rafeeqi, NED University]

• “International Academics visit Humanities Department on November 16 2012 . Speakers: Dr. Ali Unsal and Dr. Ricardi Adnan- State University Indonesia]

• “Islamic Studies as an Academic Discipline at Universities, November 20 2012 .Speaker: Dr. SalihYucl, Monash University Australia]

• “The Creation of Pakistan: The Rational behind the effort and sacrifices made. Aren’t we making these irrelevant? on Aug 24, 2012. Speaker: Mr. Inamullah Khawaja, author]

• “The Diverse Aspects of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy” on 20 September 2012 Speakers: Mr. Shahid Ameen, Former Ambassador of Pakistan

Professional & Research Forums

The faculty in English and communication are all professionally qualified and are active members of Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers [SPELT], a national level body working since 1984 towards improving English Language Teaching Learning. Through active professional networks with individuals and organizations, the department is collaborating on mutually beneficial projects and strengthening its outreach. This cluster of faculty is an active language- oriented research group that is consistently producing contextualized empirical research which has helped the department to create a distinct niche in the region in the Applied Linguistics community. The department offers a Research Forum to its faculty and students to develop their research skills, to plan and implement their research studies, and to publish and share their findings and recommendations. This feature is essential for any research oriented postgraduate study programme. Research Special Interest Group [Research SIG] of the Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers [SPELT] was launched in 2008 as an initiative to promote research in English Language Teaching in Pakistan. The faculty members of Humanities Department, NEDUET were among the founding members of this forum who have been actively contributing to the growth of the Research SIG. Presently, the faculty members are serving as the SIG coordinators and core committee members. A snapshot of some activities, where faculty members of Humanities contributed, over the last couple of years at the Annual SPELT conference is included below:

Research Workshops

• Developing Research Proposal- 29 Annual SPELT Conference 2013 [Dr. Sajida Zaki]

• Sample and Population in Educational Research, 29 Annual SPELT Conference 2013 [Mr. M. Fareed Dar & Mr. M. Asim Khan]

• Literature Review: Can you solve this Jigsaw Puzzle? 29 Annual SPELT Conference 2013 [Ms. Hina Manzoor & Ms. Rahila Huma Anwar]

• The TOPIC says it all- from the central research question to design! 28 Annual SPELT Conference 2012[Dr. Sajida Zaki]

• Solving Classroom Problems through Action Research, 28 Annual SPELT Conference 2012. [Mr. M. Fareed Dar]
• Information & Computer Technology in Research Management, 28 Annual SPELT Conference 2012 [Mr. M. Asim Khan]

Research Colloquium & Papers

• Exploring Relationship between the EQ Profile of the University Teachers with their Success, 29 Annual SPELT Conference 2013 [Ms. Rahila Huma Anwar & Dr. Sajida Zaki]

• Rethinking ELT Trainings in Pakistan, 27 Annual SPELT Conference 2011[Mr. M. Asim Khan]

• Learners’ Perceptions about Unregistered English Language Centers in Karachi, 26 Annual SPELT Conference 2010 [Mr. M. Fareed Dar]