Ms. Ambiyo, Sarah B.

Biography:

Ms. Sarah Ambiyo is a lecturer of English and Linguistics in the department of Languages, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She has been teaching for the last three decades at various levels and institutions in Kenya. Her areas of interest are in sociolinguistics, especially discourse analysis and also in language policy and governance.

Ms. Ambiyo is also a writer and has published several books which are being used for teaching English in schools in Eastern Africa. She has served in various forums to enhance the production of English language teaching and learning materials and training of English language teachers in Kenya. .

Academic Degrees:

  • 1999: Master of Arts in English, Kenyatta University, Nairobi - Kenya
  • 1992: Bachelor of Education (Arts), Kenyatta University, Nairobi - Kenya

Publications:

Journal Articles

  • ‘Mother Tongue Based Instruction: views from Education Stakeholders in Kenya.’ in the International Journal of Research in Social Sciences Vol 4 [1. 2014.
  • ‘A Comparative Analysis of Cohesion in Academic and newspaper Texts’, in Journal of Language, Technology and Entrepreneurship in Africa. Vol. 1, edited by F. Iraki. 2008.

Books

  • Ambiyo, S. (2021). Daniel, Moran East African publishers: Nairobi
  • Ambiyo, S., Karanja, B., Njoroge, L., & Muchiri, M. (2019). Premier Golden Tips English Moran East African publishers
  • Ambiyo, S. (2015). King Saul and David, Moran East African publishers: Nairobi
  • Ambiyo, S. (2014). A Buzz off the Web, Moran East African publishers: Nairobi
  • Ambiyo, S. (2013). Ties that do not Bind, Moran East African publishers: Nairobi
  • Wambua, B., Omulama, A., & Ambiyo, S. (2012). Secondary Breakthrough Workbook English, Form 3: Moran East African publishers: Nairobi
  • Omulama, A., Wambua, B. & Ambiyo, S. (2011). Secondary Breakthrough Workbook English, Form 2: Moran East African publishers: Nairobi
  • Ambiyo, Wambua, B. & Omulama, A. (2010). Secondary Breakthrough Workbook English, Form 1: Moran East African publishers: Nairobi.
  • Ambiyo, S., Karanja, B., Njoroge, L., & Muchiri, M. (2009). KCSE Golden Tips English, Moran East African publishers: Nairobi.

Areas of Interest:

  • Discourse analysis
  • Hate speech
  • Language policy

Courses Teaching:

  • ENG 2206: Composition II
  • ENG 1106: Composition I
  • ENG 0999: Basic Reading and Composition
  • SUS 1010: Strategies for University Success
  • COM 1500: Intercultural Communication

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