Department of English Language and Literature (ELL) under the School of Arts and Social Sciences is as old as UCTC itself is. It offers a high quality undergraduate degree in English with at least three areas of concentration - English language, literature, and English Language Teaching (ELT). Albeit quite young, ELL is proud to be rather an atypical English department in and beyond Chittagong in terms of its novel curriculum, and its superb faculty members, of course. Our focus is not simply on literature studies which classically offer a critical and analytical look at the world in literature.
Unlike all other English departments across the country, ELL at UCTC has made a striking combination of a good number of English language modules in conjunction with a variety of literature courses. Often ELL starts with the English language modules which provide a real, thorough support for the freshers and sophomores so as to develop an advanced level of English language skills i.e. Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing which our students can best utilize in their simultaneous studies of other modules, and which they can use in English language-based communication in all kinds of forms and contexts beyond university.
In addition, the strength of ELL lies in its inclusion of applied linguistics modules which equip students with a qualification connecting English language teaching as a profession. ELL boasts of its outstanding teaching staff. Having obtained their masters and PhDs from renowned foreign universities especially from the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore and India, all the faculty members are devoted to both the teaching and research on various domains of English literature and language, and ELT. Precisely ELL, with a good mix of innovative modules covering language, literature, ELT and applied linguistics taught by the faculty members with unparalleled expertise, will help students choose their path that leads to a holistic understanding of a truly ideal English discipline.