Members of the CODESRIA team, comprising of the participants and trainers during the opening ceremony of the CODESRIA College of Academic Mentors Institute training graced by the Registrar RIO, Professor Vincent Onywera, accompanied by key note speaker Dr. Godwin Murunga
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Lead trainer, Professor Bangura of Howard University responding to participants’ queries during question and answer session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.

CERTIFICATE IN INTENSIVE ENGLISH

Preamble

English language is one of the principal media of international communication as it is the language that is used in business dealings, scholarship, information and technology among others. Many activities in the modern world seem to be organized through the medium of the English Language.  This is the case even in countries that have been traditionally non-English speaking.  It is with this view in mind that courses should be designed to meet the needs of those who wish to advance their learning of  English whether such learners come from within or outside Kenya.

Rationale
Many people lack basic skills in the English language in spite of its important role as a medium of communication in the present day world. These include students to whom English is a foreign language as well as those who have a secondary school certificate but have not attained adequate proficiency in the language to enable them undertake regular programmes at the university and other tertiary institutions. The rationale for this programme is to enhance the knowledge of English Language of these categories of learners, in order to improve their communication skills in English for academic as well as other purposes.

Objectives
The objectives of this programme are to enable learners to:

  • Know how to read and understand English.
  • Develop adequate vocabulary and structures of English.
  • Interpret and infer information and respond appropriately to what they read.
  • Write effectively in English for general communication and for academic purposes.
  • Speak clearly, fluently and confidently in English.

Entry Requirements
Minimum KCSE Grade D (D plain or equivalent qualification.

  • Examination will be governed by the University regulations.
  • Examination will be both oral and written
  • Coursework will be both oral and written
  • Coursework will constitute 30 %.
  • The main examination will constitute 70%.
  • A candidate who fails after re-sitting will not qualify for the award of the certificate.

Grading
Students will be awarded a certificate of proficiency in English Language of Kenyatta University.

a)  Distinction - 70% to 100%
b)  Credit 1 - 60% to 69%
c)  Credit 2 - 50% to 59%
d)  Pass - 40% to 49%
e)  Fail - 39% and below

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
a)  To complete this certificate course, students must take all the twelve units.
b)  Each unit is equivalent to 35 lecture hours.
c)  The programme will run for six months from January to July with one months break
April.

Course Structure

Session 1
AEN 001:  Listening and Pronunciation Skills
AEN 002:  Listening and Speaking Skills
AEN 003:  Introduction to Reading in English
AEN 004:  Reading in English
AEN 005:  Grammar and Vocabulary I
AEN 007:  Writing Skills I

Session II
AEN 006:  Grammar and Vocabulary II
AEN 008:  Writing Skills II
AEN 009:  Speaking Skills
AEN 010:  Advanced Grammar and Vocabulary
AEN 011:  Advanced Writing
AEN 012:  Advanced Reading Skills

 

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