Part of School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of English Language and Literature (ELL) is as old as UCTC is and offers high quality undergraduate degree in English with at least three concentrations- English language, literature, and 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 typically offer a critical and analytical look at the world in literature and at that around us. Unlike all other English departments across the country, ELL 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, all-out support for the freshers and sophomores so as to develop an advanced level of English language skills i.e. written and spoken English 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, strength of ELL also lies in its inclusion of applied linguistics modules which equip students with a qualification linking English language teaching as a profession. ELL boasts of its outstanding teaching staff. Having obtained their masters and PhD's 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 of and research on various domains of English literature and language, and ELT. It is precisely that ELL, with a good mix of innovative modules covering language, literature and applied linguistics taught by the faculty members with unparallel expertise, will help students choose their path which ultimately leads to a holistic understanding of a truly ideal English discipline. Students in collaboration with their convivial, affable and engaging faculty members at ELL are always at the forefront of research attention by their serious engagement with critical reading and theoretical debates, and creative and practical expressions through regular seminars, workshops etc.
In order to ensure an unrivalled student experience and a thriving life at ELL, the department combines academic excellence with a commitment to underpinning ample opportunities of exciting cultural programs and challenging extracurricular activities namely staging English dramas, English poetry writing competition, theatre and music evenings, English debate, painting competition and so forth from time to time. Therefore, a degree earned from ELL at UCTC means flourishing with intellectual, physical and psychological tools and key skills essentially leading in a vast of career directions including English language and literature teaching, creative writing in English, English interpreters, researchers, English news presenters, journalism in English newspapers and TV channels, publishing and so on.
Those who are interested and are looking to study English are most welcome to our English programs offered by ELL at UCTC. We sincerely assure you of every broadened scope of developing as highly motivated, capable, well-rounded and, engaged leaders of tomorrow. We look forward to welcoming you to ELL. To find out more, please visit us at UCTC and feel how different we are and our department is.