Dr. H. Sofia

Designation : Associate Professor
Nature of Employment : Regular
Qualification : M.A;M.Ed;M.Phil;Ph.D
Phone :
Email ID : sofiah@crescent.education

Teaching

Educational Qualification

Programme Discipline Year of Passing Institution

Ph. D English Language Teaching Pursuing (2009 onwards) B.S.Abdur Rahman Institute
M.Phil American Literature June 2008 Annamalai University
M.Ed English October 1996 University of Madras
B.Ed English April 1995 University of Madras
M.A. English Literature April 1994 University of Madras
B.A. English Literature April 1992 University of Madras

Experience

Institution Period of work
B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute From 18.02.2007 – till date
Crescent School October 2006 – February 2007
Ministry of Education, Sultanate of Oman December 1998 – September 2006
Crescent School August 1997 – December 1998
Nagore Crescent School for Girls, Nagore May 1995 – May 1996

Courses Taught

Course Code Course Name Programme & Semester
EN 101 Technical English B.Tech – I
EN 102 Communication Skills Laboratory – I B.Tech – II
EN 201 Communication Skills Laboratory – II B.Tech – III
EN 121 Communicative English – I B.Arch – I
EN 122 Communicative English – II B.Arch – II
EN 611 Communication Skills Laboratory MCA – II
EN 605 Communication Skills – I MBA – I
EN 615 Communication Skills – II MBA – II

Research

Participation

  • Attended a guest lecture on ‘Stress Management’ on 2.1.2018 in our institute.
  • Attended a workshop on ‘Focus Mind’ organized by Womens’ Grievances cell on 16.2.2018.
  • Participated in a one day workshop on Mental Health and Stress Management for Teachers organized by School of Social Sciences and Humanities In our Institute on 7.3.2018.
  • Participated in the ICSSR-Sponsored National Workshop on Virtual Learning conducted by the Department of English, B.S.Abdur Rahman Institute on 3rd & 4th February 2017.
  • Participated in the one day workshop on, “Academic Writing in Refereed Journals and Emerging Trends in Research in English Literature and English Language Teaching”, organized by the Division of Social Sciences and Languages, VIT Chennai on 10th March, 2016.
  • Participated in the Teacher Training Workshop on, “ICT in Language Teaching and Learning at the Tertiary Level” organized by the Department of English, Anna University on 5th March 2016.
  • Participated in a two day Faculty Development Program on, “Creative Thinking”, conducted by ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu on 19th and 20th January 2016 held at B.S.Abdur Rahman Institute.
  • Participated in a two-day workshop on ‘Mobile Enhanced Language Learning’ organised by ELTAI in collaboration with B.S.Abdur Rahman Institute on 21st and 22nd August 2015.
  • Attended a two-day Cambridge Master Trainers’ Workshop in July 2015.

Publication

  • Published a paper titled “The use of ICT tools in English Language Teaching: My Classroom Experiences” in LANGLIT: An International Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal (ISSN 2349 – 5189) Vol.2 Issue 4 on 31st May 2016.
  • Published a book titled, “Teaching Technical writing skills using Web 2.0 Technology” with Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany , ISBN (978-3-659-83138-6) in February 2016.
  • Published a paper titled “Collaborative Web Learning Tools- Google Documents and Blogs” in the Conference Proceedings of 7th International & 43rd Annual ELTAI Conference with ISBN 978-93-80757-91-9.
  • Published a research article titled, ‘Enhancing ESL learner’s Technical English Writing Skills using Google Documents and Blogs- A Research Study’ in Language in India, an International online monthly research journal in Volume 12: 4 April 2012 with an ISSN 1930-2940.
  • Published an article titled “Employing Task-based Approach to Teach Technical Writing for Students of Engineering using Web 2.0 Tools” in the journal ‘International Journal of English and Literature (IJEL)’ Vol. 5, No. 5, in the Nov – Dec 2013 issue. (Pp 7 – 20).
  • Published a paper titled “The integration of process approach and technology to teach technical writing” in the conference proceedings of the one-day National Conference on Trends in English for Science & Technology with special focus on Technical Writing (TEST’14) at Sathyabama University with ISBN 978-93-83409-03-7.

Presentation

  • Presented a paper titled, ‘Technology integration for instructional improvement at the Tertiary Level: The impact of Professional development’ at the International Conference on ‘Evolving Strategies to Overcome Continuing Challenges in Second Language Education at the Tertiary Level’ organized by the Department of English, Anna University and SSN College of Engineering on 1st 2nd and 3rd March 2018.
  • Presented a paper titled, “Video Recordings of Oral Presentation Skills and Edmodo App to enhance Presentation skills of students” at the National Conference on Challenges and Opportunities for Teaching and Research in English Language and Literature organized by the Division of Social Sciences and Languages, School of Advanced Sciences, VIT Chennai on 23rd March 2018.
  • Participated in the one day Workshop on ‘Drafting an effective lesson plan: An OBTL approach’ conducted on 10 October 2014.
  • Participated in the two-day National Conference “A Paradigm Shift in English Language Teaching & Testing: A Literary / Linguistic Approach” on 14 & 15 March 2013 at our University.
  • Participated in the one-day state level Workshop “CELT 2013 – Creativity in English Language Teaching” held on 11 October 2012 at our University.
  • Participated in the orientation programme for handling the textbook, Cambridge Business Benchmark – BEC Preliminary effectively on 24 January 2013.
  • Participated in the co-ordination programme conducted for the Oral Examiners on 29th October 2012.
  • Presented a paper titled “Collaborative Web Learning Tools- Google Documents and Blogs” at the 7th International & 43rd Annual ELTAI Conference held at Velammal Engineering College from 19th to 21st July 2012.
  • Participated in the training programme organized for BEC Preliminary Oral Examiners on 17th May 2012
  • Presented and published a paper titled “Application of Blogs in English Writing” at the two-day National Seminar on Technology Integrated Language Teaching – TILT 2012 on March 1 & 2, 2012 at our University with ISBN 81 923661-0-4.
  • Presented and published a paper entitled “Teaching Writing using Web 2.0 Tools” in the proceedings of the two-day National Conference on Zealous Language Teaching organized by the department of English S.R.M University on 26th and 27th March with ISBN 978-81-90.
  • Participated in UGC-MHRD sponsored All India Workshop on “Research Methods, Methodology and Statistical Analysis for Social Science and Non-Social Science Part Time Research Scholars” on 18th & 19th August 2011 at Pondicherry University.
  • Participated in the 2-day Internal Auditor training on Quality Management System conducted by DNV in 2011.
  • Presented a paper titled “Teaching Writing Using Web 2.0 Tools” at the 6th National Conference SMILE 2011 organised by SRM University on 4th & 5th April 2011.
  • Attended a one-day training on BEC programme in December 2010.
  • Presented a paper titled “Google Documents – A Versatile Tool to Teach Technical Writing to Students of Engineering” at the 5th International & 41st Annual ELTAI Conference held at Anna Adarsh College for Women from 5th to 7th August 2010.
  • Attended the two-day workshop on “Energising Engineering English: A Focus on Practical Teacher Tested Ideas for the Classroom” organized by SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam on 26 & 27 March 2010.
  • Presented a paper on “Teaching Writing Using Google Documents” at the national workshop on “Internet Tools and Resources for Developing Communication Skills” in Trichy on 13 March 2010.
  • Attended a one-day National Level Faculty Development Programme in ‘Dynamics of Communication’ organized by Velammal Engineering College in August 2007.
  • Attended the National Conference on ‘Physical and Mental Health for Working Professionals: A Holistic Approach’ held on 19th April 2013.
  • Participated in the two-day national conference on “Instructional Methods and Materials for Outcome-based Education in English Language Teaching” on 10 & 11 October 2013.
  • Participated in the workshop on “Planning and delivering the lessons in an Outcome based education setting” on 3 January 2014 organized by Faculty Training Academy of our University.
  • Presented a paper on “The integration of process approach and technology to teach technical writing” in the one-day National Conference on Trends in English for Science & Technology with special focus on Technical Writing (TEST’14) at Sathyabama University on 29 January 2014.

Courses Completed

  • Completed a two week on line course ,’Why Research Matters?’ in Future Learn conducted by Deakin University and Griffith University, Australia from 1st to 15th March 2018.
  • Completed a five week online course in Coursera titled “Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms” conducted by Relay Graduate School of Education during the period 13.2.2017- 22.3.2017

Extension

  • Department Coordinator, WEC, BSACU

Extension Activities

One of the organizing committee members of the two-day ICSSR-Sponsored National Workshop on Virtual Learning conducted by Department of English, B.S.Abdur Rahman Institute on 3rd and 4th February 2017.

Sessions Conducted

  • Dr.H.Sofia, Assoc.Prof/English was a resource person for “Effective Communication”, in the one day workshop on “Website Development and Soft Skills” organized by the Department of Computer Applications , BSACU on 01.03.2017.
  • One of the organizing committee members of the one-day workshop on ‘Drafting an effective lesson plan: An OBTL approach’ conducted on 10 October 2014.
  • ISO Department Coordinator & Internal Auditor
  • Member of ELTAI
  • One of the organizing committee members of the two-day national conference, “A Paradigm Shift in English Language Teaching & Testing: A Literary/Linguistic Approach” held during 14-15 March 2013.
  • One of the organizing committee members of the one-day workshop, “Creativity in English Language Teaching – CELT 2012” held on 11 October 2012.
  • One of the organizing committee members of the two-day national seminar on “Technology Integrated Language Teaching” held during 1-2 March 2012.
  • One of the organizing committee members of the two-day national conference on “Instructional Methods and Materials for Outcome-based Education in English Language Teaching” on 10 & 11 October 2013.