Ms. Mbugua, Wanjiku

Lecturer of Chinese Language    |     +254 730 116 671


Ms. Wanjiku is a lecturer of Chinese Language in the Department of Languages and Linguistics, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and has been teaching Chinese Language since 2013.

MS. Wanjiku has acquired vast experience in Chinese language translation for mostly Chinese companies or non-Chinese companies working with/for Chinese natives both in Kenya and abroad. She has taught Chinese language in a couple of other institutions among them St. Paul's University, the Language Centre, Consolata Language Center, among more.

Wanjiku played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Confucius Classroom at USIU-Africa, established in February 2020. In a bid to promote and popularize Chinese Language in Kenya, Wanjiku has served as a judge and examiner at the Chinese Spelling Bee competitions held in Kenya.

Her articles are centered mostly on promoting/developing Chinese language in Africa and more so in Kenya.

Academic Degrees:

  • 0000: PhD in Linguistics (Ongoing)
  • 2012: Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics and Linguistics (Chinese), Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin, China
  • 2007: Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Communication, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Publications:
    Journal Articles

    1. Wanjiku Mbugua. Africans’ (in Africa) Chinese Language Learning: An Assessment of language Popularity and learner’s Interest - Case Study Kenya 2018.
    2. Yu Peng, Wanjiku Mbugua. Review & Outlook of the Development of Chinese Language Education in Kenya 2014 (Quarterly Journal of Chinese Studies).
    3. Wanjiku Mbugua, Ruth Njeri. Influence of Chinese movies on learning Chinese Language in East Africa - Case study East Africa.
    4. Wanjiku mbugua, Ruth Njeri.The Status of Competency Based Education and Assessment in Developing Countries.
    5. Wanjiku Mbugua, The Role of Language and cultural Diversity in Promoting National Cohesion and Integration 2021.

    Areas of interest/specialization:

    • Applied Linguistics,
    • Chinese language,
    • 2nd Language Acquisition

    Courses Teaching

    • CHI 1000: Beginner Chinese
    • CHI 1001: Beginner Chinese 2
    • CHI 2000: Intermediate Chinese
    • CHI 3000: Advanced Grammar and Composition 1
    • CHI 3002: Ancient China: Culture and Civilization
    • CHI 3004 Advanced Business Chinese
    • CHI 4000 Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing 1

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