Mangala Gauri Chakraborty is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Loreto College. Her interests range from Linguistics to Bilingualism, ELT, Self-Access Learning, Writing skills and Distance Education. A scholarship from the USIS enabled her to complete an online teacher training course Critical Thinking (2009) offered by the University of Oregon. She represented India (Eastern Zone) at the Conference Firing the Canon (2001) organised by the British Council at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and presented a paper on John Osborne. She was an observer in a Hornby project (2006) on developing communication skills in English in South 24 Parganas, West Bengal and she was involved in programmes for non-formal adult education at Nimpith Village, South 24 Parganas (2004-2007). She Was a resource person in a course - Language and Communication Skills in English for Tribal school children at Jhargram in 2014. She is currently a resource person for an English Textbook development for OUP. Her publications are The Word and the World (2009) co-edited with Dr. Sukanya Dasgupta; ï¿½Judith as Heroï¿½ in The Word and the World (2009). She is currently editing Critical Imprints Volume IV, the peer reviewed journal of the Department of English, Loreto College.