DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND CREATIVE WRITING
Academic Team Leader: Dr. Alice Kiai
B.Ed, MA, (University on Nairobi) PhD (University of Warwick)
The Department of English and Creative Writing addresses individual and collective English language communicative needs found in academic, occupational and creative writing contexts within and beyond the University. The Department promotes effective communication, inculcates a culture of creativity and contributes towards the advancement of society through teaching, research, and innovation.
Communication Skills, a common and compulsory undergraduate course, is housed within the Department. This course addresses general English language and communicative needs of first-year undergraduate students at The Technical University of Kenya. The course is presented in a modular fashion with major emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
In future, the Department will launch short courses in English for General Purposes, English for Specific Purposes and Creative Writing. These courses will target English language needs among students and other interested groups.
The Department of English and Creative Writing currently draws staff from the Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies and sister departments within the Centre for Language and Communication Studies.
Maina Matu – Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies
Omondi Oketch – Department of Translation and Multilingual Communication
Ochieng’ Orwenjo – Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Alfred Akwala – Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies
Catherine Nandain – Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies
Claudior Onsare – Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies