Susan Karigu Nyaga, Ph.D

Senior Literacy & Education Consultant

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2013
  • M.A., Education, Huddersfield University, UK, 2005
  • B.Ed., English and Literature, Kenyatta University, Kenya, 2000

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL International, 2017–
  • Literacy and Education Consultant for Sub-Saharan Africa, SIL Africa Area, 2013–

Other professional experience and service

  • Language & Education Consultant, BTL/SIL Africa, 2013–2014
  • Mother Tongue Education Coordinator/Consultant, BTL Africa, 2006–2009
  • Mother Tongue Development Officer, BTL – East Africa, 2002–2004
  • Mother Tongue Language Assistant, BTL – East Africa, 2001–2002

Professional memberships

  • Association of Reading of Kenya (ARK), 2013–
  • Multilingual Education Network for Eastern Africa (MLEN), 2009–
  • Association for the Development of African Languages in Education Science and Technology (ADALEST), 2004–2006

Language proficiencies

  • Kitharaka: ILR 5
  • English: ILR 4+
  • Kiswahili: ILR 4+
  • Kikamba: ILR 3
  • Kikuyu: ILR 3

Research interests

  • Language use in formal education
  • Language choices in multilingual situations
  • Language policy and implementation
  • Language and reading methodologies
Kenya