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Mr. Onesmo Simon Nyinondi

Onesmo Simon Nyinondi, who is currently a PhD student in Linguistics, is a Lecturer of Communication Skills and English Language in the Department of Language Studies, at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania. He Holds a Bachelor of Arts with Education and a Master of Arts in Linguistics, both from the University of Dare es Salaam.In addition to teaching Ennglish language and communication skills courses at SUA, Mr. Nyinondi is regularly involved in English forums and research activities (visiti:https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jVAze8wAAAAJ&hl=en) that contribute to the improvement of English language instruction in Tanzania. He is a member of various professional bodies, including Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Tanzania English Language Teachers’ Association (TELTA), and International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL).

Areas of expertise and research interests

  • General linguistics
  • English language teaching
  • Discourse analysis
  • Academic writing
  • English as a Second/Foreign Language (ESL/EFL)
  • Language learning and technology
  • English for specific purposes
1. PhD (Linguistics), University of Dar es Salaam (on progress)

2. M.A (Linguistics), University of Dar es Salaam

3. B.A (Education), University of Dar es Salaam

Professional Qualifications:

1. Certificate in Corpus Linguistics of the Lancaster University (UK)

2. Certificate in Critical Thinking of the University of Oregon (USA)

3. Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Methods) of the University of Oregon (USA)

4. Certificate in Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web of the University of Oregon(USA)

5. Certificate in Integrating internet into the classroom of the Lewis & Clark College(USA)

6. Certificate in Examinations items development of the NECTA

Journal articles

  1. Mohamed, H. I., &Nyinondi, O.S. (2017). Academic writing as discourse of practice: Genre analysis of students writing in Higher Education in Tanzania. The Internet Journal Language, Culture and Society. (43),10-23
  2. Mohamed, H. I. &Nyinondi, O. S. (2016). How Tanzanian Universities Can Respond to Increasing MarketDemands of Specialized Forms of English Language Learning andCommunication Skills. World Journal of English Language. 6 (2), 1-9.
  3. Mwakapina, J.W., Nyinondi, O. S; &Mhandeni, S. A (2016). WhatsApp Mobile Tool in English as Second Language Learning: Opportunities, potentials and challenges in higher education settings in Tanzania International Journal of English Language education4(2), 70-90
  4. Nyinondi, O.S., Mhandeni, A.S., & Mohamed, H. I. (2017). The Use of Communicative Language Teaching Approach in the Teaching of Communication Skills Courses in Tanzanian Universities. International journal of research studies in language learning. 6(3), 89-99
  5. Nyinondi, O.S., & Mohamed, H. I. (2016). The classification of morphological forms marking tense and aspect in Luguru. The Internet Journal Language, Culture and Society.42, 21- 40
  6. Utenga, A; Mohamed, H I.; Nyinondi, O. S; &Mhandeni, S. A (2016). The Role of Input Simplification and Interactional Modification Strategies in English as Foreign Language Classrooms. Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching.7 (1),39-64
  • 2016-2019, PhD research project; A Comparative Analysis of Expression of Modality in the Bantu Languages Runyambo (E21) and Luguru (G35)
  • Supervisor, students’ research projects at Bachelor’s degree level, SUA


  1. March - April 2015; Training workshop on Technology Resources and Strategies for Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development; by Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute, Blacksburg Campus
  2. January 2015; Training workshop on Curriculum Development, Morogoro, Tanzania
  3. May 2011; Training workshop for English language facilitators, Dodoma , Tanzania


  1. May 2017. Africa TESOL Conference on New Horizons in Language Teaching;Kigali, Rwanda
  2. July 2016; LSSA/SAALA/SAALT Conference on Language and Linguistics in the Global South: Posing the Challenge. University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  3. April 2015; A conference on English for effective Communication; Challenges and Opportunities in East Africa. Strathmore University: Nairobi
  • 2017 to date, Assistant Editor; SUA Convocation Newsletter
  • 2016 to date,Board Member; College of Social Science and Humanities, SUA
  • 2014 to date,Instructor; Swahili and English language courses at SUACAIL, SUA
  • 2014- 2016, Coordinator, of the then English Language Resource Center (ELRC) SUA
  • 2015-2016; A member of SUASA Executive Committee (SEC), Editor in Chief
  • 2014, Team member, the project on Improving the Teaching of English Language and Communication Skills Courses to support the provision of quality education at SUA

Department of Language Studies,

College of Social Science and Humanities,

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

Email: onesmon@suanet,ac.tz or onesmon@hotmail.com