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Caesar Jjingo (PhD)


Language pedagogies and materials development

Application of contemporary instructed language acquisition theories and their related approaches to address Kiswahili pedagogical gaps from the policy, curriculum development lens and classroom perspectives


  • August 2023 - January 2024 | Post-Doctoral Studies Curriculum Development and Language InstructionUniversity of Arizona, USA
  • 2014 – 2018 | PhD in African Languages Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
  • 2007 – 2011 | M.A LinguisticsUniversity of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • 2001 – 2004 | B. A Education (Kiswahili & History education)Makerere University, Uganda.


  • 2023 | Fulbright African Research Scholar University of Arizona, USA.
  • 2014 | Full-time doctoral ScholarshipStellenbosch University Cape Town, South Africa.
  • 2009 | Makerere Staff Development Fund, Master’s programUniversity of Dar-es-salaam, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.

Courses Taught

KSX 1103 Kiswahili translation studies

KSX 1203 Kiswahili writing skills II

KSX 2207 Kiswahili teaching methods

KLL 2201 Methods of teaching Kiswahili

KLE 3702 Kiswahili literature teaching method

KLE 7206 Education and language policy on Kiswahili

KLE 7201 Practical teaching of Kiswahili syntax and semantics

KSA 2207 Creative writing

KSA 3210 Terminology development in Kiswahili


(2022). (Re) considering Haugen’s model in the teaching and learning of standard Kiswahili in Uganda. South African Journal of African Languages. 42 (2), 243-251. https://doi.org/10.1080/02572117.2022.2094084

(2021). Modelling contemporary perspectives on materials development for Kiswahili pedagogies in Uganda’s lower secondary schools. Kiswahili. 84(2),309-330.

(2020). (Re-) examining the Kiswahili alphabet in the teaching syllabus forlower secondary schools in Uganda. Per Linguam, 36(2), 28-44.  https://perlinguam.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/770

(2020). A comparison of the cultural policies on language development inTanzania and Uganda: A reflection on the teaching of Kiswahili in Uganda. Kioo Cha Lugha, 18,57-77.

(2018). Exploring a Forward Design Dimension in the design of the schoolbased Kiswahili teaching syllabi for primary schools in Uganda. Per Linguam, 34(2), 84-96. http://perlinguam.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/749

(2017). The Ssenteza Kajubi legacy: The promotion of teaching Kiswahili in Uganda. Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies, 10(9), 1-14.

Research Projects

2022 to date: Utilising Web-based technologies to support students’ challenges in academic writing skills.

2022 to date: The methodology of African languages in teacher education programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, south African and Uganda.

2019 – to date: Innovations in Task-based syllabi for Kiswahili Tutors in Primary Teachers’ Colleges of Uganda. Funded by Makerere University Research and Innovation Grant#RIF1/CEES/005. https://rif.mak.ac.ug/innovations-

2014 – 2018: Cognitive task analysis in task-based syllabus design for the teaching and learning of Kiswahili as a second language in Ugandan secondary schools. PhD thesis at the Department of African Languages, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2015 – 2016: Designing of Kiswahili teaching programs for International Students at the Department of African Languages, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2007– 2011: Language policy and the promotion of Kiswahili in Uganda. Masters’ dissertation at the Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, University of Dar es salaam, Dar es salaam, Tanzania.


  1. Chama cha Ukuzaji wa Kiswahili Duniani (CHAUKIDU).
  2. Chama cha Kiswahili cha Afrika Mashariki (CHAKAMA).
  3. South-East African Languages and Literature Forum (SEALLF)