Naimul Chowdhury

EFL Instructor at Lo-Fi Language Learning

Naimul Chowdhury is an educator and language acquisition enthusiast who has taken the lead on keeping Lo-Fi Language Learning trainees caught up on their Bridge-TEFL coursework. His experiences as an exchange alumnus with the Department of State have inspired him to serve as a cultural liaison to the Chinese diaspora. Naimul sees the enormous potential for Lo-Fi Language Learning trainees to become a source of cultural exchange and competency for global youth. By learning about the diversity of peoples and dialects in the United States, children will be better equipped for engagement with people from all walks of life. Naimul will apply his Mandarin language proficiency to tailor their arts education lessons for Taiwanese youth.

* Schedule: Naimul will be presenting in a breakout session “LoFi Language Learning: The Dopest Descriptivist Approach“ on Thursday, March 4th 10:00-11:00am MST.

Breakout Session Description: Hip-hop is one the top 5 growing music genres globally. Not only does it have a rich origin but wherever hip-hop spreads it incorporates a part of that region’s culture and identity. This malleability of hip-hop allows for people across the world to form their own personal connection to the genre of music. Hip-hop is more than an art form. Hip-hop more than entertainment. Our presentation will show how hip-hop can be used effectively as a tool to teach english to nonnative speakers. We will break down 5 pillars of hip-hop and how each pillar correlates with a strong foundation for teaching and learning english as a foreign language. The LoFi Language Learning approach to EFL provides an immersive and interactive experience for our learners while growing their confidence and capacity in the language. 

5 Pillars of Hip-Hop 

* As it relates to teaching English as a foreign language. 

  1. Movement: Language of The Body 
  2. Vision: Global English(es) and The End of Postcolonial Descriptivism
  3. Sound Rhythm and Mnemonics 
  4. Speak: Culturally Competent Classrooms
  5. Knowledge: Mental Self is Educational Wealth!