Department: English and Linguistics , Kenyatta University,
Box 43844 NAIROBI, 00100,
Contact Address: 183 Matathia

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Area of Specialization

  1. Grammar
  2. Applied Linguistics (Second Language Acquisition)

Research Interests

  • Acquisition of First and Second Languages

Conference Presentations

  1. Error Analysis for Remedial Purposes, Kenya, 1992


  1. Acquisition of Two Syntactic Features of English by Kenyan Children (school)


  1. 2nd languages Acquisition historical perspective
  2. Error analysis for remedial purposes

Workshop/Seminars/Conferences Attended

  • Seminar: E-learning Training for Teaching Academic Staff. 2nd Oct, 2014,Kenyatta University BSSC RM 276.
  • Workshop: Postgraduate students’ supervision ,15th May 2014,Kenyatta University BSSC RM 12
  • Workshop: Training on use of smart board,27th , Feb , 2014,Kenyatta University  BSSC RM  012
  • Workshop: smart board training –use of the smart board.10th , January 2014,Kenyatta  University
  • Workshop: Teaching methodology, testing and evaluation in institutes of higher learning.15th -18th July , 2013,Kenyatta University
  • Seminar: Disability sensitization for academic staff members,29TH May 2013,BZ7 Kenyatta University
  • Training Workshop on e-learning and pedagogy,1st-2nd sept. 2011,K.U (Kenya)
  • National conference: Moving Research to Wealth Creation.28th -30th April 2009,K.U (Kenya)
  • Workshop: Awareness Training for ISO 14001: 2004 Environment Management Systems(EMS).29th May 2009,K.U (Kenya)
  • Seminar: Reading to Learn: An Approach to Teaching Academic writing By- Michael Hart: kwa zulu Natal University S.A,19th  June 2008,K.U (Kenya).
  • Workshop KU, module training,9th -11th June 2008,K.U (Kenya)
  • Seminar,Topic: dissemination of the Gender Policy and Gender based violence and sexual Harassment policy.16th April 2008,K.U (Kenya)
  • Public lecture,Topic: e-learning and its benefits. Understanding the pedagogical issues,16TH Nov .2007,K.U (Kenya)
  • Workshop: ISO Training 2007,K.U
  • University proposal workshop-proposal writing training,17TH July-18th 2006,Utalii Hotel (Kenya)
  • Seminar: investigating verb tone in Bantu languages; Focus on Luhya,27th July 2006,K.U (Kenya)by Michael R. Marlo. University of Michigan Dept. of Linguistics
  • Seminar on Translation June 2006 at K.U.
  • Workshop: module development and production,1st -2nd April 2004,K.U (Kenya)
  • Linguistic Circle Seminar,10th July 2003,second language Acquisition: perspective of Data Dr. James N. K.U (Kenya)
  • Seminar 1996,Curriculum Review Seminar,Machakos Garden  Hotel (Kenya)
  • Workshop,The teaching of English in secondary School:  New Direction for 1992 and beyond,Presented a paper: error Analysis for remedial purposes.
  • Workshop (1991),Technology in Language  Education and Research,K.U (Kenya)
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