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    English Discipline, Kobi Jibanananda Das Academic Building, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh

Molla Azizur Rahman
Associate Professor

I am an Associate Professor and primarily interested in the acquisition/learning of second/foreign language among students, particularly those growing up in a bilingual/multilingual environment. I have been teaching English language and literature at several private and public universities in Bangladesh since 2007. After joining Khulna University as a lecturer in 2008, I have supervised more than 50 undergraduate and postgraduate students who successfully completed their project/thesis. I obtained BA (Honours) in English in 2005 and MA in English from Khulna University securing 1st Position in 2007. I have published several research articles in peer-reviewed international journals, Studies in English Language and Education (Q1) and The IUP Journal of English Studies (Q2), which are indexed in Scopus (Elsevier). My recent co-authored research article has been published in Plos One, a Q1 Journal, which is indexed in both Scopus and Web of Science. 

  • MA in English (Khulna University, Bangladesh)
  • BA (Honours) in English (Khulna University, Bangladesh)   
  • HSC in Science (Cantonment College, Jessore, Bangladesh)
  • SSC in Science (DKK High School, Bagerhat, Bangladesh)

  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociophonetics
  • English Language Teaching
  • Language through Literature
  • Materials Development
  • Applied Linguistics

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
1 Socioeconomic Status and English Language Competence of Students: A Case Study in the Southwestern Region of Bangladesh Co-Principal Investigator 26 December, 2016 25 December, 2017 National

  • Associate Professor at Khulna University (From 01 August 2018 to to-date)
  • Assistant Professor at Khulna University (From 10 September 2010 to 31 July 2018)
  • Lecturer at Khulna University (From 09 September 2008 to 09 September 2010)

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SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
No Supervision Available

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  • Suhi, S. S., Oyshi, F. J., Al Mamun, M. A., Jahan, N., Shohel, T. A., Rahman, M. A., Islam, M. N. & Hossain, M. T. (2021). Public vs. private job dilemma: Influencing factors in career selection for university graduates. Plos One16(10), 1-15. doi:
  • Shohel, T. A., Jahan, N., Seddeque, A., Rahaman, M., Rahman, M. A. & Hossain, M. T. (2020). Financial inclusion program and household decision-making power transition to future female generation: Empirical evidence from rural BangladeshBAUET Journal2(2), 130-140.
  • Rahman, M. A. (2019). Teaching language through literature: George Orwell’s ‘Shooting an Elephant’in the EFL classroom. Studies in English Language and Education, 6(1), 84-96. doi:
  • Ahmed, M. N. U., Rahman, M. A., & Obaidullah, M. (2018). Extensive versus strategic reading for learning English at Khulna University, Bangladesh. Studies in English Language and Education, 5(2), 253-268. doi:
  • Obaidullah, M., & Rahman, M. A. (2018). The impact of Internet and social media on the habit of reading books: A case study in the southern region of Bangladesh. Studies in English Language and Education 5(1), 25-39. doi:
  • Rahman, M. A., & Sharif, M. K. H. (2018). Robert Frost’s “Home Burial”: A material for undergraduate level EFL class. The Journal of EFL Education and Research, 3(3),1-9.
  • Rahman, M. A., & Mia, M. B. (2018). Dreams of Santiago and Crusoe: A psychoanalytic interpretation. The IUP Journal of English Studies, 13(3), 34-43.
  • Rahman, M. A., Nurzzaman, M. & Chanda, S. K. (2016). Integrative versus instrumental motivation in learning English language at tertiary level: A study at Khulna University, Bangladesh. Researchers World-Journal of Arts, Science & Commerce, 2(1): 18-28. doi:
  •  Shahin, A. R., Rahman, M. A., & Rahman, M. M. (2014). The conspiracy theory of Doctor Fine in Orhan Pamuk’s The New Life: A satire on Turkish sensibility. Outlooks: VUB Studies in Language, Literature and Culture 2(2), 207-215.

Eng L 5207: Phonetics and Phonology

Section – B

(1) Phonology, its definition, phoneme,

diaphone and allophone; Identification of

English phoneme; relationship between phonetics and phonology, assimilation,

elision, liaison, juncture

(2) Syllables, Stress: nature, types and

functions; Intonation: form and function;

Use of tone in English

(3) Sounds in connected speech: strong and

weak forms; rhythm

(4) International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA),

phonetic transcription


Eng 4209: Continental Literature

Section – A

(1) Charles Baudelaire: “To the Reader”,

“Beacons”, “Don Juan in Hell”, “A

Carcass”, “Spleen LXXVIII”

(2) Henrik Ibsen: A Doll’s House

(3) Anton Chekhov: The Marriage Proposal


Eng 3207: Shakespearean Drama

Section – B

(1) The Tempest

(2) Henry IV-Part I


Eng 2201: English Drama from Elizabethan to Restoration Period

Section – A

(1) Christopher Marlowe: Doctor Faustus

(2) Ben Jonson: Volpone


Eng 1203: Introduction to Drama

Section – A

(1) Sophocles: King Oedipus

(2) Aristotle: Poetics (selections)