Directorate of English Language Development Center

Introduction

In 1988 a Directorate named English Language Development Centre was established in collaboration with the British Council and the University Grant's Commission (Presently the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan) at Mehran University Jamshoro. This Directorate was initially run by a British Director Prof Brian Bamber. During this project the faculty members were awarded scholarships to pursue Masters in ELT/TESOL from British and American universities. After Mr Bamber, Prof. Bodlo M Hassan took over as Director who received ELT training from UK and administrative training from USA. Mr Bodlo contributed the best way he could in field of research and development and helped the Directorate get going very successfully. He initiated Teachers' Education and staff training courses for School, College and University teachers and officers. The ELDC is relocated to its new state of the art building at MUET Jamshoro. The Directorate was amongst 5 shortlisted institutions in public universities of Pakistan which were considered by English Language Teaching Reforms Project (ELTR) of HEC Pakistan for establishment of National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research. The ELTR Project of the HEC of Pakistan has recently established the state of the art self access centre at the ELDC MUET. This is the first SAC in province Sindh and hub of teachers' training in the province. The SAC offers training on Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Internet based learning (IML). Catering to the needs of the teacher community, ELDC has successfully started its MS/MPhil and PhD program in field of Applied Linguistics.

Objectives:

  • To assist various departments of the University in terms of teaching English as a compulsory and foundation course as required by HEC curriculum policy, Pakistan.
  • To teach technical writing as to give them academic and professional edge in their various composition challenges of their field.
  • To arrange various co-curricular activities as to provide the students with ample opportunities to grow dynamically.
  • To help improve the research standards in the field of Applied Linguistics by offering MS leading to PhD degree programs. 
  • To facilitate Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of the University in coping with academic, professional and language-related challenges by providing them with the congenial training environment.
  • To help the students learn effective communication by helping them develop  both written and oral skills of communication
  • To help them learn and practice different techniques for the improvement of their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.
  • To familiarize the students with the purpose, importance and different types of IELTS &TOEFL tests.
  • To familiarize the students with the concept, style and format of GMAT, GRE & GAT and to explain the basic verbal, analytical and quantitative concepts in GMAT, GRE & GAT.

 

Courses Offered

Directorate offers following courses for Undergraduate Studies

1.     Functional English/EAP

2.     Communication skills for Engineers/ESP

3.     Technical Report writing

4.     Presentation skills

Directorate of Postgraduate Studies offers following research degrees

  • MS/MPhil in Applied Linguistics

Other Programs

5.     Teachers' training- ELT teachers' education

6.     Computer Assisted Language Learning and Internet Mediated Language Learning

7.     IELTS

8.     TOEFL

9.     GRE

10.  GMAT

11.  SAT

Associate Professors

Dr. Habibullah Pathan,
M. Ed. ELT (Glasgow)., PhD (Glasgow)., Postdoc (MIT), Cert Higer Ed (Boston)
Director & Associate Professor

Assistant Professors

Ms Quratual Ain Mirza, 
B.A. Hons., M.A., MPhil (Pak)., PhD Scholar (Sindh)

Mr Jam Khan Mohammad, Lecturer
B.A. Hons., M.A., PGdip (TEFL)., PhD Scholar (Sindh)

Ms Sahib Khatoon, 
M.A., M. Phil (Pak)., PhD Scholar (Malaysia)

Mr Shaukat Lohar, Lecturer
M.A., MPhil (Pak)

Dr. Natashyha Memon, Assistant Professor
M.A, PhD (Edinburgh)

Adjunct Faculty

Dr Shumaila Aijaz Memon, PhD (UK)

Associate Professor

Dr Shabana Tunio, PhD (Malaysia)

Assistant Professor

Ms Rosy Ilyas, 
M.Ed. TESOL (Leeds)

Lecturers

Ms. Sadia Aftab Memon,

MS English in Applied Linguistics (MUET)

Ms. Sania Sachal Memon, 
MS English in Applied Linguistics (MUET)

Syed Waqar, Lecturer

MS English in Applied Linguistics (MUET)

Research Assistants and Self Access Centre Staff

Ali Raza Khoso

Qamrun Nisa

Seminar Library
Mr Bashir Shaikh
Incharge Seminar Library

 

Language Laboratory Staff:
Mr A.D Mallah