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Mr Job Wilson Mwaapina

Job Wilson Mwakapina, who is currently a PhD student, is a Lecturer in the Department of Language Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Sokoine University of Agriculture. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education degree and a Master of Arts in Linguistics degree, both from the University of Dar es Salaam. He is also involved in teaching English language and Communication skills courses, supervising students in various research projects and conducting teaching practice supervision. In addition, he has published number of works in his areas of specialization(visit:https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Job_Mwakapina /https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=NKO5Lt8AAAAJ&hl=en)

Areas of expertise and research interests

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Classroom research, second language acquisition/learning
  • Language and technology
  • Bilingualism
  • Discourse analysis and non-verbal communication
1. PhD (in Linguistics), University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (on progress)

2. MA (in Linguistics), University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

3. BA (with Education), University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Supervisor, student's research projects at Bachelor's degree level, SUA.

Journal research articles

1. Mwakapina, W. J. (2016). ‘Grammar for Successfully Written Discourse: Are the ESL/EFL students in Tanzania universities truly
learning?’ International Journal of Education and Research. Vol. 4(3) p 309- 322
(Also available online at http://www.ijern.com/journal/2016/March-2016/24.pdf)

2. Mwakapina, W.J., Mhanden, S.A &Nyinondi, S.O., (2016). WhatsApp Mobile Tool in Second Language Learning: opportunities, potentials
and challenges in higher education settings in Tanzania. Journal of English language Education, 4(2) 70 -90 (Available online at
http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijele.v4i2.9711).

3. Mlozi, M.R.S., Mussa, M., Mapunda, K.M., Kalungwizi, V.J., Mwakapina,W. J., Tumbo, S. D. &Sanga, C. (2016). Unlocking the Potential of
the Mobile Phones by University Undergraduate Students: a case of Sokoine University of Agriculture. International Journal of
Computing and ICT Research
, Vol. 10, Issue 1, June 2016( available at http://ijcir.mak.ac.ug/volume10-issue1/article5.pdf)

4. Mwakapina, W.J&Mhandeni, S. A. (2014). The Influence of Language of Instruction on Students’ Academic Outcomes: The Experience of
Secondary Schools in Morogoro, Tanzania: Journal of Africa Tomorrow. Vol. 16(2), pp125 -148
(Also available online ahttp://www.juco.ac.tz/index.php/en/publications/africa-tomorrow/volumes)

5. Wilson, J.&Komba, S. (2012) .‘The Link between English Language Proficiency and Academic Performance’: A Pedagogical Perspective
in Tanzanian Secondary Schools’.World Journal of English Language. Vol.2 No.4, pp 1-10
(Also available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/wjel.v2n4p1)

Seminars/worshops
  • Creating Engaging Environments for English Language Classrooms, online course by the University of Oregon, from May16, 2016- June 17, 2016
  • An Online Course on English Grammar and Style of Writing, sponsored by the University of Queensland UQX edX, Australia from Feb 28 – May 1, 2016
  • Training course on “Introduction to Pedagogy and Practices for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL Methods)” at the University of Oregon form June 22 – August 28, 2015 sponsored by U.S. Department of State (DOS) through its E-teacher Scholarship program
  • Training course on ‘Shaping the way we Teach English’ (Webinar Course 16) April 22 to July1, 2015. Office of English Language programs, Bureau of Education & Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of States Training workshop on ‘Curriculum Development and Implementation’, 26 – 31July, 2015 sponsored by SUA iAGRI conducted at USAMBARA Conference Centre in Morogoro
  • Training workshop on Technology resources and strategies for teaching and learning, March 09 to April, 2015 sponsored by SUA iAGRI conducted at SUA engineering Conference room
  • Training workshop on Curriculum Development and Review, 19 – 24 January, 2015 sponsored by SUA iAGRI conducted at SUA –SMC Library Conference Room, in Morogoro
  • Shaping the way we Teach English (Webinar Course 15) January 14th to March 25. 2015. Office of English Language programs, Bureau of Education & Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of States.
  • Proposal Writing and Project Management training Conducted by Build Stronger Universities (BSU) in Collaboration with Sokoine University of Agriculture, 11 to 15 March 2013. Morogoro Tanzania
  • University Teaching and Learning Processes (UTLP) at SUA-ICE from 4th- 8th February, 2013
  • Instructor, Swahili and English language courses at SUACAIL, SUA.
  • Board member of SUA-CSSH, July 2016-to date
  • Chairman of the Research and Publication departmental Committee, CSSH, SUA

College of Social Science and Humanities (CSSH)

Department of Language Studies (DLS)

P.O. Box 3035 Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania

Email: jvdwilson@yahoo.com

Tel: +255-755774387