Head of Department: Benjamin Henry Taylor
Contact Phone Number(s): 0243268464
About the Department:
The Department comprises the English Language Unit organizes teaching and learning and all other activities related to teaching and learning of English Language in the college. The Ghanaian Language Unit organizes teaching and learning of the two main dialects of the Akan Language; Fanti and Twi. At the moment the unit has enough personnel to carry out its duties. The Department provides excellent opportunities for equipping preservice teachers with functional and professional skills for both oral and written communication.
VISION: We are poised to be the best in providing excellent teaching professionals who will become role models in the country.
MISSION: The Department aimed at producing competent, skillful and problem solving Language Educators in both liberal and technical education to meet local and international standard. The products will be leaders in championing English Education in basic schools in Ghana.
P R O G R A M M E & C O U R S E S
We run regular and sandwich undergraduate programmes in the department in collaboration with our affiliated Universities (UCC and UEW). Courses taught in the year under review include:
The department has worked assiduously in helping the college run the following programmes;
- English Language 1
- Forms and Functions of the English Clause
- Curriculum studies in English Language
- Gender and Writing
- Introduction to Language and Literacy
- Listening and Speaking for JHS
- Introduction to English Language for Early Grade and Upper Primary
- Listening and speaking for Early Grade and Upper Primary
- Principles and Rules of Ghanaian Language Teaching
- The use of Ghanaian Language as a Medium of instruction
- Structure of a Ghanaian Language
- Communication Skills
- Introduction to Literature in English
- Literacy (Teaching Reading and Writing for Upper Primary)
- Writing for Upper Primary
- Introduction to Literature
The entry requirements for admission to the new 4 -Year B.Ed. degree is as follows:
WASSCE Holders: CREDIT (A1-C6) in Six (6) subjects comprising Three (3) Core subjects, including English Language and Core Mathematics, and Three (3) Elective subjects relevant to the course of study.
SSSCE Holders: CREDIT (A-D) in Six (6) subjects comprising Three (3) Core subjects, including English Language and Core Mathematics, and Three (3) Elective subjects relevant to the course of study.
Holders of TVET Qualifications: CREDIT in Three Core subjects including English Language and Mathematics and PASSES in Three Elective subjects relevant to the course of study.
Candidate awaiting the MAY/JUNE WASSCE and NAPTEX RESULTS can also apply.
Student teachers are expected to accumulate a minimum of 165 credits. The student teacher must:
- fully meet the National Teachers’ Standards (NTS)
- achieve a minimum CGPA of 1.5 in all courses
- successful completion of 168 days school experience (supported teaching in schools)
The Department has a team of dedicated staff with requisite pedigree to handle programmes and student needs
|S/N||NAME||RANK||QUALIFICATION||AREA OF SPECIALIZATION|
|1||Sekyi Joseph Amonoo||Tutor||M.A (TESL),B.Ed Basic Education(English lang.)||Writing/Composition|
|2||Cobbinah Sophia Efua||Tutor||Mphil(Ghanaian Languages), B.Ed Ghanaian||Language Phonology and Culture|
|3.||Sarfo Sarah||Tutor||Mphil(Ghanaian Language), B. Ed Ghanaian language||Language Phonology and Culture|
|Tutor||M.Phil (TESL), M.Ed (TESL), B.Ed Basic Education||Literature in English|
|Tutor||M.Ed (Educational Administration)|
B.Ed (Ghanaian Language
|Morphology and Syntax|
|6||Forson Irene||Tutor||M.A (TESL), B.Ed Basic Education (English|
|Tutor||M.A (Applied Linguistics), B. A Arts, Diploma in Education||Linguistics|
|8||Dadzie Solomon||Tutor||M.A (English Language)|
B.Ed Ghanaian Language
|Tutor||M.A (Ghanaian Language), B.Ed Ghanaian Language||Morphology and Syntax|
|Tutor||M.Phil English Education, B.A (Linguistics)||Literature in English|