Welcome to Centre for Language and Communication Studies (CLCS)

Director, CLCS

 Prof, Dr. Daniel Ochieng Orwenjo

Prof, Dr. Daniel Ochieng Orwenjo

The Centre for Language and Communication Studies (CLCS) is established by the Technical University of Kenya within the framework of the university’s newly established structure, and in line with its mission and vision. In line with the mission and vision of The Technical University of Kenya, The center is envisaged to have a triple mandate focusing on research, teaching and consultancy. Accordingly, the centre intends to offer professional courses designed to empower students and staff at TUK, and the general public with broad and practical knowledge in language use and transferable communication skills in everyday interaction. The Centre offers distinctive modular courses aimed at bridging language and communication skills deficit that is now common among University graduates in Kenya. The main purpose is to develop the foreign language and communication skills of students at all levels, as well as to promote intercultural understanding and play a part in the internationalisation of the university.

The Centre, housed in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology, is currently composed of the following departments:

  • Department of Modern and Classical Languages
  • Department of English and Creative Writing
  • Department of Translation and Multilingual Communication

Teaching and research in the above departments currently focus primarily (but not exclusively) on the following areas: Communication Skills, French, German and Kenyan Sign Language (KSL).  Teaching in these areas takes place within the corresponding units alongside research and consultancy.

Mission

To provide quality language and communication training, consultancy and research services

Objectives

The main objectives guiding the activities of the Centre for Language and Communication Studies are:

  • To equip students and the general public with broad and practical knowledge in language use and communicative competencies necessary for everyday interaction.
  • To conduct high grade research that responds to the modern world’s challenges of understanding the complex and evolving language and communication environments
  • To provide high quality academic education in language and communication studies.
  • To provide relevant professional development courses on languages and communication, workshops and seminar to students, staff and members of the public
  • To forge local and international collaborations and coo-operations in the areas of languages and communication studies between TUK and other institutions

The Centre has ten (10) teaching staff as follows;

Positions

Number

Associate Professor

2

Senior Lecturer

1

Lecturer

2

Assistant Lecturer

1

Tutorial Fellow

4

Total

10

Academic Staff

 

NAME

DESIGNATION

POSITION

QUALIFICATIONS

1.

PROF. OMONDI OKETCH

ASSOCIATE PROF.

DEAN OF STUDENTS

BA,(Moi) MA(Maseno) PhD Western Cape, SA

2

PROF. OCHIENG ORWENJO

ASSOCIATE PROF.

DIRECTOR, CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE AND COMMMUNICATION STUDIES

BA, MA, (Kenyatta) PhD Frankfurt)

3

DR. ALICE KIAI

SENIOR LECTURER

ATL. ENGLISH AND CREATIVE WRITING

B.Ed,MA,(Nairobi)PhD (Warwick)

4

DR. TERESA ATIENO

LECTURER

ATL. MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES

Ma(Michel de Montaigne, France) P.G Degree(Toulouse le Mirail2 PhD Michel de Montaigne, France)

5

MRS. ANNE WAFULA

LECTURER

 

B.Ed, MBA, Kenyatta

6

MR. SILA MBOHA

ASSISTANT LECTURER

 

Dip.Ed (Kisii College) BA(Rouen, France) M.Ling(Rouen, France)

7

MR. MOSES K. MUTULIS

TUTORIAL FELLOW

 

B.Ed(Kenyatta University), MA (Nairobi University)

8

MS. HARRIET OLULO

TUTORIAL FELLOW

 

B.Ed(Kenyatta University), MA (Nairobi University)

9

MS. MARGARET GATHIGIA

TUTORIAL FELLOW

 

B.Ed(Kenyatta), MA (Nairobi)

10

MR. DAMIEN ABONGO

TUTORAL FELLOW

 

BA (Kenyatta University), MA (Kenyatta University)

Administrative Staff

 

Name

Designation

1

Ms. Rachael Kantai

Administrative Assistant

3

Ms. Pauline Mitta

Assistant Secretary

4

Ms. Christine Odemba

Records Clerk

Get In Touch With Us

Contact Information

The Technical University of Kenya

P.O. Box 52428 - 00200

Nairobi- Kenya.

Located along Haile Selassie Avenue

Tel: +254(020) 2219929, 3341639, 3343672