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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Rafiul Karim


Teaching Fellow (Bengali)

Room Number: Bancroft Building 1.36


As a Bengali native speaker who was born and brought up in Bangladesh, I teach Bengali language modules at Queen Mary University of London. I also work for King’s College London, the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL), the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and other language training centres as tutor, examiner and assessor. In the past, I worked as a Lecturer at Tower Hamlets Lifelong Learning for 7 years, teaching Bengali at Tower Hamlets Community Languages Service.

My teaching experience outside the UK comprises working as Assistant Professor in Bangladesh and as Lecturer in English in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Besides teaching, I am also a qualified Translator & Interpreter in the UK, and work as a Conference Interpreter for the UN, European Union and other international organisations. I am an official Translator & Interpreter for the Metropolitan Police, UKBA Home Office and law courts.

My qualifications include a BA (Hons) and MA in English form Dhaka University, and a BEd and MEd from Darul Ihsan University, Bangladesh. I obtained a postgraduate degree in International ELT & ALS from London Metropolitan University. I have a Cambridge CELTA, and a DPSI (English Law), DPI and Diploma in Translation (Units 1, 3) from the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL), UK. I also have a qualifying law degree LLB (Hons) from the University of Hertfordshire, and am a qualified Civil & Commercial Mediator in the UK.


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