Presented a paper titled Shakespeare and his Contemporaries in a seminar on ‘Contemporary Readings of Shakespeare’ organized by the Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University which was held on 16th July, 2009.

Sheikh Fazle Shams with John and Rosalie Bean of Seattle University, USA presented “The Practical Proposal as Target Genre: Teaching Critical Thinking in Bangladesh,” at the Fifth European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing Conference, hosted by the Centre for Academic Writing at Coventry University, England, 30 June – 2 July, 2009.

Sunjida Afrin Khan and a co author presented a paper “Language Education Policy and Nationalism in Bangladesh: Do They Share Responsibility for Culture Shock and Identity Crisis in the Nation?” at the Language Development Conference, sponsored by the British Council of Dhaka, 23 June, 2009.

Sanjoy Banerjee presented a paper “Developing Writing Skills Through Community Service: Bangladesh Perspective,” at the Eighth International Language and Development Conference, organized by The British Council, Dhaka, 23-25 June, 2009.