Department of Foreign Languages


Tagline
The Department Of Foreign Languages Provides Training, Research And Consultancy In Foreign Languages Such As French, German, Japanese, Portuguese And Korean.

Summary    
Foreign Languages Have Been Offered At Kenyatta University For More Than Thirty Years. The Department Of Foreign Languages Was Established In 1987 When The Then Department Of Languages And Linguistics Was Split. Kenyatta University Is Currently Well Known In East Africa And Beyond For Its Programmes That Range From Certificate, Bachelor Of Education/Arts, Master Of Arts As Well As Master Of Teaching Of French As A Foreign Language.

The Department Has Produced Well Trained Professionals Who Are Currently Serving The Country And Beyond In Different Fields Such In Both Public And Private Sectors.

Vision
The Vision Of The Department Of Foreign Languages Is To Become The Gateway Into The International Arena By Increasing The Opportunities For Kenyans To Communicate With The World In Different International Languages.

Mission
The Specific Mission Of The Department Is To Attain Academic Excellence In Foreign Languages, To Train Teachers Of Foreign Languages In Kenya And Beyond As Well As Multilingual Professionals For The Global Workplace.

LA FORCE DE LA TRADITION

L'histoire du Département des Langues Etrangères est plus ou moins similaire à celle de l'Université Kenyatta. Depuis 1986, ce département contribue à former des élites dans des langues étrangères. Et au Kenya, il est réputé pour être l'un des principaux centres de diffusion des connaissances et de l'enseignement du français, de l'allemand et du japonais et du portugais

Objectifs
• Former des professionnels en matière de langues étrangères
• Mener des recherches en langues étrangères (Linguistique, Littérature, Apprentissage et Enseignement ...)
• Fournir des Services Consultance (traduction, interprétation et édition)

ENVIRONNEMENT EXCEPTIONNEL
Choisir le département de Langues Etrangères, c'est choisir une, deux ou trois des quatre langues. Situé à l'angle de l'ARTS ZONE, notre département propose un enseignement de qualité.

CONDITIONS REQUISES POUR L'ADMISSION
Les étudiants doivent satisfaire aux exigences d'entrée de l'Université Kenyatta et de l'École des Sciences Humaines et Sociales.
Les candidats à l'admission au programme doivent avoir au moins le grade de B en français sur le bulletin de KCSE ou son équivalents.

  • 11th -13th February 2015 – International Conference on Foreign Languages
  • 22nd March 2015 – Francophone Day

DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES 2015/2016 ACADEMIC YEAR ALMANAC

DATE

DAY

TIME

FUCTION

VENUE

11/03/15

Wednesday  

10.00am

Departmental meeting

Rm12

26/03/15

Thursday  

10.00am

Staff/Student Committee meeting

Rm 12

23/04/15

Thursday  

10.00am

Staff/Student Committee meeting

Rm 12

28/04/2015

Tuesday  

10.00am

Departmental Meeting

Rm 12

13/05/15

Wednesday

10.00am

Departmental Meeting

Rm 12

28/05/2015

Thursday

10.00am

Staff/Student Committee meeting

Rm 12

10/06/15

Wednesday

10.00am

Departmental Meeting

Rm 12

30/06/15

Thursday

10.00am

Staff/Student Committee meeting

Rm 12

3rd week of July

 

10.00am

Staff/Student Committee meeting

Rm 12

2nd week of August

 

10.00am

Departmental Meeting

Rm 12

17/09/15

Thursday

10.00am

Staff/Student Committee meeting

Rm 12

14/01/2016

Thursday

10.00am

Departmental Meeting

Rm 12

11/02/2016

Thursday

10.00am

Staff/Student Committee meeting

Rm 12

16/03/2016

Wednesday

10.00am

Staff/Student Committee meeting

Rm 12

30/03/2016

Wednesday

10.00am

Departmental Meeting

Rm 12

Certificate In French    msword      pdf

Certificate In German   msword     pdf

Certificate In Japanese   msword    pdf

Certificate in Korean languages

Diploma In Japanese  msword     pdf

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE COURSE DESCRIPTION   msword    pdf
Bachelor Of Arts/Bachelor Of Education – German  msword     pdf

Bachelor of Education/Arts (French)

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS COURSE DESCRIPTION   msword    pdf

Master Of Arts - French  msword    pdf

Masters In Teaching French As A Foreign Languages    msword     pdf

Master in French Didactics

Credit hours
For Bachelors and Masters programmes – 35 credit hours
For Certificate programmes – 35 credit hours

Modes of study

  • Full time
  • IBP
  • Open Learning


PROGRAMME D'ETUDES

  • En plus des cours obligatoires offerts dans chaque année d'études, les étudiants du programme
  • B. A. prennent deux cours au choix en troisième et en quatrièmes années.

EXIGENCES DES COURS
Tous les enseignements, les devoirs et les examens sont en français.

DURÉE DU PROGRAMME
Pour couvrir tout le programme de B. Ed/ B.A., quatre années règlementaires sont exigées.

EXAMENS
Tout étudiant inscrit au programme doit passer des examens dans toutes les unités enseignées. Des examens finaux comptent pour 70%, tandis que l'évaluation continue compte pour 30%. Le classement doit être en conformité avec le règlement commun de l'Université pour le Programme B. Ed, / BA

Postgraduate research

  • Damien Abong’o – Analyse Sémio-linguistique des emballages et étiquettes de médicaments en vente libre a Nairobi. (MA thesis) – Completed in 2015
  • Dismas Nkezabera – Problématique de l’intégration des TIC dans la didactique du français au Kenya : Le cas des centres de ressources du français. (PhD) – Ongoing
  • Hillary Mulama – Difficultés Liées à la Prononciation du Français : Le cas des apprenants de  l’école secondaire au Kenya. (PhD) – Ongoing

Visiting scholars
French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Korean scholars visit the Department from time to time to train members of teaching staff and students.

scholars

The Vice-Chancellor with the French Ambassador are  having a brief talk during the official opening of the French resource centre on 18th November 2009 

tree planting
The Vice-Chancellor with the French Ambassador planting a tree after official opening of the French resource centre on 18th November 2009. 
technician 
Mr. John Mulwa, the technician with students in the Language Laboratory 
certificate 
Pang Sijia (French student) receiving a certificate as the best student in French from the Alliance Française de Nairobi Executive Director Mr. Herv Braneyre.
staff 
Departmental staff with Japanese language students displaying prizes
 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 14:38