Dr. Pankaj Narke is an Assistant Professor of English at Mahindra University. He has a Ph.D. in English Language Education from The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. He has expertise in the areas such as technology enhanced education, teacher training, and intercultural competence. Dr. Pankaj received the Fulbright scholarship in 2019-2020 for which he was placed at the Wake Forest University, USA.
The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), School of English Language Education, Hyderabad (India)
Doctor of Philosophy in English Language Teaching, June 2019
Dissertation title:“Effects of Online Synchronous Discussions as Pre-Speaking Tasks on Speaking Performance of ESL Learners: An Exploratory Study”
The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Dept. of Education, Hyderabad (India)
Bachelor of Education (ENG), 2012. Passed with 1st Class
Subjects:Methods of English Language Teaching, Materials Developing, Test Designing and Assessment, Statistical Analysis, Action Research, Educational Psychology, Practice Teaching
University of Pune, Pune (India)
Master of Arts in English, 2011. Passed with 1st Class 2011
University of Pune, Pune (India)
Bachelor of Arts in English, 2009. Passed with 1st Class
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA – 2019-2020
Prepared instructional and assessment materials for Hindi classes and delivered lectures frequently. Hosted discussion table and one-on-one conversation session with the students. Acted as Indian cultural representative of India in the university.
Teaching Assistant The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad (India) – 2015-2017
Taught the Certificate of Proficiency (COP) courses to EFL and ESL learners with a focus on developing proficiency in the skills of English language for everyday communication. Coordinated two courses. Created materials for teaching and assessment of English language proficiency
Assistant Professor Vellore Institute of Technology University- Andhra Pradesh (India), 2017-2021
ENG- 2002: Business Communication, ENG- 2004: Written Analysis and Communication. Developed syllabi, designed and transacting teaching and assessment materials, graded papers and assigned grades. Member of Board of Studies.
UGC-MHRD MOOC (2017)
Subject expert and script writer for the UGC-MHRD sponsored NME-ICT e-content development programs for B.Ed. (English)
Teacher Education Projects with Tara Learning Solutions, India (2015)
Trained in-service teachers from St. Gabriel’s Foundation, Thailand with a focus on English as a language of instruction for teaching different subjects
Presented a paper titled “Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Competence in Foreign Language Classroom: Perspectives of Fulbright FLTAs” at South Asian Languages in the Diaspora (SALD) conference,Yale University, USA, April 2021
Presented a paper titled “Role of intercultural communication in teaching of a foreign language” at WISE 2020 International Conference, Organized by Wake Forest University, NC, USA, 2020
Participated in the workshop titled “Best Practices in Creating Your Own Intercultural Learning Tools” by Perdue University, 2020
Presented a paper titled “Communicative Strategies as a tool for assessing interactional speech” at Linguistics Colloquium, University of North Carolina, USA, 2020
Presented paper titled “Using online collaborative writing as a pre-speaking task: integration of ICT in the ESL Classroom” at NCERT sponsored national conference organised by RIE, Ajmer (India), 2019
Presented a paper titled “Sequential blending of online and face-to-face instruction in ESL classroom for achieving a common goal” at the Asian Conference on Language Learning at Kobe, Japan, 2018
A senior reviewer at the international conference (IAFOR) on Asian Conference on Language Learning at Kobe, Japan, 2018
Presented a paper titled “Effects of online synchronous discussion on ESL learners’ classroom speaking” at 4 International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities, and Innovation, Bali, (Indonesia) 2016.
Presented and published a paper titled “Developing pragmatic competence of Indian ESL learners through teaching of Indirect Speech Acts” at an International conference (MAGIC) organized by University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun (India), 2014
INVITED TALKS/ WORKSHOPS
Conducted a workshop on International and Intercultural Education for under graduate students from China and India, Oct 2021
Delivered a talk on ‘Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC)’ organized the World Council for Intercultural and Global Competence in collaboration with University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA – February, 2021
Delivered a talk on ‘Techniques for flipped classroom and effective use of ICT tools’ at Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing, Kurnool -January, 2021
Delivered a talk on Exploring Research Opportunities in ELT at SASJ Govt. Degree College, Andhra Pradesh – June, 2020
Delivered a talk on ‘Integrating critical thinking skills in ESL materials, instructions and assessment’ at Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science – July 2020
Conducted a workshop on Technical Report Writing for Engineering Students at Aurora’s Technical and Research Institute, Hyderabad – 2017
Narke, P. (2021) Communicative Strategies as a tool for assessing interactional speech. In Task Based Language Assessment, Springer Nature, Singapore (2021)
Narke, P. (2019). Bilingual Tasks in ESL Classroom. In Anand Mahanand et al. (Ed.) In Classroom Tasks English: A Resource Book for Multilingual Teaching, New Delhi, Viva Books
Narke, P. (2017). Capturing individual growth in group discussions through teacher observations, Fortell: A Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature, 35, 105-112.
Narke, P. (2017). Morpheme Acquisition of Indian ESL Learners: A Comparative Study, Lokaratna: The e-journal of the Folklore Foundation, 10, 224-247.
Narke, P. (2016). Effect of online synchronous discussion on ESL learners’ classroom speaking. Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities and Innovation, 4, 46-55
Narke, P. (2015). Developing Second Language Pragmatic Competence of ESL Learners Through Teaching of Indirect Speech Act, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Methods, Aesthetics and Genres of English Communication, MAG/I/C 14-19.