The 3rd Mwenge Catholic University Conference (MCUC) On 24/11/ 2016 to 25/11/2016 Language and Education

  • November 24, 2018 - 08:00
  • Mwenge Catholic University


P.O. Box 1226, Moshi-Tanzania

Call for Papers

The 3rd Mwenge Catholic University Conference (MCUC)

On 24/11/ 2016 to 25/11/2016

Language and Education


The Third Mwenge Catholic University Conference on Language and Education is an inter-disciplinary forum brings together leading scholars, researchers and practitioners from around the Region(Eastern and Central Africa) and abroad to present and discuss new advancements and research findings in the fields of language and education. We invite everyone to participate and contribute research articles or academic papers to be presented in the event.

The conference, which will be held at Mwenge Catholic University, Moshi Kilimanjaro Tanzania on the 24th and 25th of November 2016, is now calling for abstracts and full papers. The secretariat invites academics, researchers and professionals who wish to share papers, research findings or new theories on the topics above to submit their abstract/proposals and join us in this event.


The following list of subthemes just gives ideas of the topics that could be discussed by participants during the two day conference. We therefore welcome contributions on anyof the topics that can contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the areas covered by the conference’s main theme; Language and Education:

Language Education
Teaching and Learning of English as a Second Language Distance Education
Teaching Language in Higher Learning Institutions Early Childhood Education
Action Research in Language Teaching Continuing Education
Kiswahili Language Curriculum
African Languages Adult Education
Dialects Education for Sustainable Development
Language and Gender Education Management
The Transformative Nature of The Role of Language Education Policy and Leadership
Assessment of Language and Literature Teaching Education Theory
Best Practices in Language Teaching Educational Foundations
Students Participations in Language Teaching Elementary Education
Collaborations in Language Teacher Education Arts & Humanities
Computational Linguistics and Mathematical Linguistics Art Education
Constructivism in Teaching of Language Academic Advising and Counseling
Designing Contextual Curriculum for Language Teaching Business Education
Foreign Language Teaching Education and Values
Language and Popular Culture Engineering Education
Language and religion Environment and Modernization
Phonology and Morphology Environmental Education
Putting Theory into Classroom Practice Experiential Education
Role of English and Kiswahili Languages in Globalized Contexts

Geographical Education

Spoken Language Processing, Understanding, Generation and Translation

Health Education

Standards Based Performance in Language Evaluation Higher Education
The Application of Forensic Linguistics Home Schooling
The Relationship Between Linguistic Structure and Cognitive Processes Human Resource Development & Training
The Inculcation of Culture Through Language Teaching Vocational & Skills
Translation and interpretation Inclusive Education
Discourse Analysis Indigenous Education
Research on Legal Language Teaching International Education
Language Change and Variation Language Education
Popular Culture in Language Teaching and Learning Mathematics Education
Language Change and Variation Music Education
Language and power Pedagogy
The Teaching of Language for Economic Purposes Physical Education
Language and Literature Professional Development
Kinyarwanda language Religious Studies and Education
Kikuyu Language Rural Education
Kichagga language Science Education
Computational Linguistics and Mathematical Linguistics Secondary Education
Computational Psycholinguistics Social Studies Education
Grammars, Syntax, Semantics and Discourse Special Education
Idioms in the Teaching of Language Student Affairs
History of Kiswahili Language Teacher Education
Arabic Language and its impact on Kiswahili Technical Education


Presenters are urged to submit their abstract by 15th of August to the Conference coordinator, Dr. Godfrey Telli at the following email address:

Furthermore, presenters are advised to adhere to the following submission guidelines when writing their abstracts:

  1. The title of the paper (should not exceed 22 words)
  2. Abstracts text written in English not exceeding 500 words.
  3. The abstract should state the following: what is the research about, methodology, findings, and conclusion.
  4. Abstracts should address directly at least one of the key strands of the conference, namely, Language and Education

Please note also that, abstracts shall be passed on to reviewers as soon as they are received. Authors may receive review results between as early as 48 hours up to 7 days upon initial submission. Please ensure that you had entered a working email address during registration and check your spam folder in case our mail was routed there.

Full Papers

  1. Papers should not exceed 20 pages long. This is inclusive of all text, tables, figures, and appendices.
  2. Papers on any of the themes listed will be accepted for review. The author will be notified via email if their paper has been accepted. Notifications may also include reviewer(s) comments and suggestions.
  3. Presenters may opt to NOT publish their papers in the conference proceedings. In this case, please inform the conference secretariat early.
  4. The content, schedules, name tags and proceedings of the conference portfolio will normally be finalized before the conference start date. Please confirm your participation on time.

Oral Presentation Formats

Each presenter shall be given 20-25 minutes for presentation. An additional 10-15 minutes will be added for Q&A which will be moderated by the session chair.For the benefit of the audience, the presentation should at least state the following:

  1. An overview of the concept/ theories/research being presented
  2. Research methods and methodology (if any)
  3. The findings (if any)
  4. The conclusion.


Full papers presented at The 3rdMWECAU Conference 2016 (MCUC – 2016) will be published in the conference proceedings and shall be distributed to participants within 30 days after the event. Selected authors will be offered an opportunity to be published in the Mwenge Journal of Academic Studies (MJAS). Selection of articles will be based a number of factors including, among other things, quality of research, originality and style. Selected papers may be required to undergo further review and editing before actual publication.

Note: English is the official language of all conference presentations, papers and abstracts to be submitted.

Tentative Schedule

Day 1 – 25 November 2016
08.00am-09.00pm Registration
9.00am-9.30am Opening & Keynote Presentation
9.30am-10.00am Coffee Break
10.00am-12.30pm Paper Presentations Session 1
12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm-4.00pm Paper Presentations Session 2
4.00pm-4.30pm Coffee Break & Networking
4.30pm Conference Ends
Day 2 – 25 November 2016
08.30am-9.00am Opening
9.00am-9.30am Paper Presentations session 1
9.30am-10.00am Coffee Break
10.00am-12.30pm Paper Presentations Session 2
12.30pm-1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm-4.00pm Paper Presentations Session 3
4.00pm-4.30pm Coffee Break & Networking
4.30pm Conference Ends

Important Dates

  1. Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 August 2016
  2. Full Paper Submission Deadline: 10 September 2016
  3. Conference Registration (include fee payments) starting from: 30 August 2016 (the exercise will continue until the conference day)

Conference Fees

The conference fee is Fifty Thousand (50,000.00) Tanzanian Shillings (or its equivalent in exchange rate). Please pay your fee through the following bank account details:

Account Name: Mwenge Catholic University

Bank: CRDB

Account number: 01J1039285600

Fee is inclusive of:

    • Admission to conference venue, keynote and sessions
    • Lunch and tea break
    • Conference Program
    • Conference Kit
    • Publication of Conference Proceedings
    • Paper submission, review and formatting.

Note: The fee does NOT cover traveling expenses and lodging for participants.

All correspondents should be made through the Conference Coordinator below:

Dr. Godfrey Telli

Research and Publications Director

Mwenge Catholic University


Cell: +255-754-607-740

You are all very warmly welcome!


  • Start Date:November 24, 2018
  • Start Time:08:00
  • End Date:November 25, 2018
  • End Time:16:30
  • Number of Participants:50
  • Location:Mwenge Catholic University
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