Title/Qualifications: Ph.D
Department/Unit/Section: English and Linguistics
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 00100 Nairobi
Tel: +254-20-8710901/9 Ext 3706
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Senior Lecturer of Linguistics and Director, The Confucius Institute
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Conference Presentations


  • June:  Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania during the 2014 Joint Conference for Confucius Institutes in Africa: Presented paper entitled: Planning Confucius Institute Day. June 23-26, 2014


  • December:  Beijing, China during the 8th International Conference for Confucius Institute: Presented paper entitled: Publishing Process: Chinese Culture book at Confucius Institute at Kenyatta University. December, 2013
  • August:  Nairobi, Kenya during the Pan Africa Reading for all Conference: Presented paper entitled: Multicultural literacy levels among students in Kenya. August 12-16, 2013
  • Kabarak University, Kenya: The Teaching of English Idioms in Kenyan Secondary Schools: Difficulties and Effective Strategies, international conference. October 16-19th 2013.
  • Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya: Kenya’s Street Children: Their Aspirations and Quest for Integration in National Development. During the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Challenges of Development in Africa. June 25-29th 2013.
  • University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa: The Phonetic Status of /R/ in Gĩkuyu, A Kenyan Bantu Language: An Acoustic Analysis. Co-presented with Ruth W. Ndung’u. During Phonetics and Phonology of Sub-Saharan African Languages Conference. July 7-10, 2013.
  • Kenyatta University, Kenya: Demystifying the use of ICTs in Teaching Languages: A Case Study of Kenyatta University Language Classes. Co-presented with Ruth W. Ndung’u. During the International Conference on Education, Co-hosted by Syracuse University and Kenyatta University. July 10-12, 2013


  • Beijing, China 7th International Conference for Directors and Presidents of Confucius Institute. Quality Assessment of Confucius Institute and CI Model Buildup. December 2012.  
  • Cambridge University, Great Britain. Negotiating language and cultural barriers in the classroom : A case study of migrant learner in Dadaab Refugee Camp in Kenya, Africa. September 2012.
  • Cape Town, SA. In attendance, African Conference for Confucius Institutes. Stellenbosch University, South Africa. September 2012.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA: Presented a paper entitled Utilizing Learners Phonological Knowledge of their First and Second Languages to Enhance Acquisition of Speaking Skills in Chinese: A Case Study of learners of Chinese as a Fourth Language in Kenya, Africa. National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Conference, April 2012.


  • Phyllis W. Mwangi, Martin C. Njoroge & Edina Gesare Mose. Harmonizing the Orthographies of Bantu Languages: The Case of Gĩkũyũ and Ekegusii in Kenya. Journal of Linguistics, University of Nairobi. 2013. ISSN: 224-1655
  • Martin C. Njoroge and Moses Gatambuki. The Efficacy of Songs in the Acquisition of English Articles and Nouns in a Multilingual Setting in Kenya, Africa: A Case Study of Grade 4 Class in Kenyan Primary Schools.  African Journal of Educational Linguistics Vol. 15 Nos 1 & 2. University of Ibadan, Nigeria. ISSN: 0303-3872.
  • Martin C. Njoroge, Ruth W. Ndung’u and Moses Gatambuki Gathigia. The Use of Crossword Puzzles as a Vocabulary Learning Strategy: A Case of English as a Second Language in Kenyan Secondary Schools. International Journal of Current Research Vol 5, Issue 02, 313-321. ISSN: 0975-833X
  • Martin C. Njoroge & Jia Bingbo: Utilizing Phonological Knowledge of Previously Learned African Languages to Enhance Acquisition of Chinese Phonology. Confucius Institute Journal Vol. 21, 14-21 July 2012 ISSN 1674-1781/CN 11-5658/C
  • Martin C. Njoroge and Moses Gatambuki. Teachers’ Perceptions on the Use of African Languages in the Curriculum: A Case Study of Schools in Kenya, East Africa. Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Vol. 10, 57-82 Fall 2012
  • Martin C. Njoroge. Language, Literacy and Numeracy as Tools of Empowering Kenya’s Street Children for National Development. Journal of Language Technology and Entrepreneurship in Africa, Vol. 2. 2009. ISSN: 1930-9031
  • Martin C. Njoroge Teachers’ Educational Level and Linguistic Variability: Implications for Language-in-education Policy in Kenya. Chemchemi Journal of School of Humanities, Kenyatta University Vol. 5, 2009


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