Centre for English Language

Centre for English Language offers a range of general, professional and academic English language courses to help students develop the required proficiency for the various academic programs. The centre employs various teaching approaches within a technologically enhanced learning environment to facilitate English language learning. The centre also offers courses in literature across disciplines with an overarching objective to sharpen the intellect, build sensitivity, present different perspectives of human life, and foster awareness of literary heritage.

Our Vision at CEL

Our vision at the Centre for English Language is to provide excellence in English language teaching and learning through uncompromising adherence to quality, integration of technology and various extracurricular activities designed to develop language skills.

Our Mission at CEL

Our mission is to enrich the lives of the second-language speakers of the English language by fostering an appreciation for the language while embracing cultural and social diversity. We also aim to instil strong language skills to ensure that our students and faculty stand out as global citizens.

Meet the Team

Director, Dr. Fatima Rehan Dar

Dr Fatima Rehan Dar works as Director, Curriculum and Professional Development and Director, Centre for English Language at Iqra University, Karachi. She has earned her PhD from the School of Education and Cognitive Science, Asia e University, Malaysia. She also has an MA in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University (USA) and an MA in English Language and Literature from Government College University (Lahore). She has worked as a teacher educator and a consultant with various universities and organizations in Pakistan and abroad, including Aga Khan University, SZABIST, IOBM, Karachi, Beaconhouse National University, Virtual University and Ali Institute of Education, Lahore. She has also worked with international donor agencies, USAID, DFID, McKinsey, and Adam Smith International, on education projects. She has also taught at the University of Warwick (UK) and Institute of Education (UK). She was also a Charles Wallace Trust scholar at the Institute of Education (UK). Her national and international publications address issues related to curriculum development, teacher education and English language teaching.

Our Faculty

Mr. Muhammad Younus Fareed

Muhammad Younus Fareed is associated with the Centre of English Language as an Assistant Professor. He also serves as the coordinator of English programs at Iqra University. He is a PhD Scholar in English Linguistics. He has ten years experience of teaching English language courses to learners of different competency levels. Mr Fareed’s areas of research interest include second language teaching methodology, teacher education, and academic reading and writing instruction.

Ms. Roshana Kamran

Roshana Kamran works as a lecturer at the Centre for English Language, Iqra University. She is currently pursuing her MPhil in English from Iqra University. She holds a Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Karachi. She has been associated with reputable private sector educational institutions since 2007. Her research interests are Teaching Language through Literature, Appreciation of Literature.

Ms. Alia Faruqui

Alia Faruqui works as a lecturer at the Centre for English Language, Iqra University. She has earned her MS degree in Applied Linguistics from NED University of Engineering & Technology. She has eight years of teaching experience at various organizations, including NED University of Engineering & Technology, University of Karachi, and National University of Modern Languages. Her research interests include second language learning and teaching.

Mr. Muhammad Talha Saleem

Muhammad Talha Saleem works as a lecturer at the Centre for English Language, Iqra University. He holds an MS degree in Applied Linguistics and an MA degree in English Linguistics & Literature and. His research interest includes Teacher Education and 21st Century Teaching Pedagogy. He is serving the ELT community by volunteering at SPELT as an Academic Coordinator 2018 – 19.

Ms. Sana Tahir

Sana Tahir is currently working as a Lecturer at the Centre for English Language, Iqra University. She has completed her M.Phil. in English Literature and Linguistics from Bahaudduin Zakariya University, Multan. She has been associated with several educational institutes since 2012.

Ms. Muniza Asad

Muniza Asad works as a Teaching Facilitator at the Centre for English Language at Iqra University. She has earned her M.A in Linguistics from University of Karachi. She has taught at different universities in Karachi. She has been associated with private sector educational institutions since 2016. Her areas of research interest includes English language teaching, language and gender and curriculum development.

Ms. Mahnoor Nisar

Ms. Mahnoor Nisar is associated with Centre of English Language as a Teaching Facilitator. She graduated with a Bachelors degree majoring in English Literature from Jinnah University for Women. She is currently pursuing her Postgraduate degree in English from Iqra University. She has work experience in non-governmental organisations and in the educational sector like Akhuwat Foundation, NJV Govt. Higher Secondary School and Karachi Grammar School. She is also an avid social worker and currently volunteers at Akhuwat for imparting progressive education. Her areas of research include English Language Teaching and literary appreciation.

Ms. Zehra Hasan

Zehra Hasan is associated with the Centre of English Language as a Teaching Facilitator. She has done Masters in English Linguistics and is an M.Phil. Scholar in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics at the University of Karachi. She has been teaching English Compulsory to secondary students in a private institute for three years. Her areas of research interest lie in academic reading and motivation for extensive and intensive reading.