Ms Munaza Akhter is thriving as a language teacher for the past five years. She has served one year at the University of Texas, Austin, as Full Bright Language Teaching Assistant. During her period at UT Austin, along with teaching, she acquired courses in American English, Writing for Entrepreneurs, Fiction Writing, and in Sociology of Gender for the development of her teaching skills. As a faculty member in International Islamic University Islamabad, she won the Best Teacher Award twice. She regularly takes part in intensive skill development e- teaching courses by the University of Oregon, the USA, and RELO Pakistan. From 2015-to 2016 she completed a certified course in Critical Thinking in the Language Learning & Teaching with the University of Oregon.
In summer of 2016, she did another course with the same university under the title of Teaching English to Young Learners short course. Right now, in 2019, she has won a scholarship of TESOL International and has been enrolled in two rigorous online courses of 1-year duration, the courses are TESOL Certified: Advanced Practitioner Program 2019 and The Principles, Practices and Perspectives Course (PPP) 2019. Ms. Munaza is a zealous researcher and has presented her research in various national and international conferences both in the field of literature and Language Teaching. Some of the worth mentioning conferences where she presented her papers are LUMS Social Sciences Conference 2015, NELTA 2015 in Katmandu, Fulbright Language teaching Conference Washington DC 2016, and E- teacher Alumni Conference by US Embassy 2018. She is highly committed to furthering her research in the areas of language teaching in the age of social media and technology, Language Teaching, and the human cognitive system. In literature, she is exploring subaltern studies in the light of postcolonial and neocolonial literature.
Areas of Interest
Cognitive-code approach of Language Teaching, Subaltern Studies, Postcolonial literature
- M.Phil(English), International Islamic University, Pakistan (2012)
- M.A(English), International Islamic University, Pakistan (2009)
- B.A(English), Punjab University, Pakistan (2006)