Dr. Muhammad Islam

Incharge, Department of English Language Teaching & Linguistics, University of the Punjab

Dr. Muhammad Islam did his PhD in ELT & Applied Linguistics (2013) from University of Leeds, UK and MA (Applied Linguistics & TESOL- 2009) from University of Leicester, UK. He has been associated with University of the Punjab since 2008 and, at present, is serving as HOD, department of ELT & Linguistics. Previously, he has been teaching in NUML and UET, Lahore where he received “talented teacher award” for three consecutive years. He is an approved HEC supervisor for PhD research and supervising various MPhil and PhD theses. His main research interests include ELT, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Learning and Critical Discourse Analysis. One of his publications “The L2 Motivational Self System and National Interest: A Pakistani perspective” proposed the construct of national interest in relation to L2 motivation research, which has been cited across the world (more than 270 citations including Dörnyei’s seminal work “The Psychology of the Language Learner: Revisited”). He also reviews articles for highly reputed international journals including ‘System’ in the field of ELT & Applied Linguistics.