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Title: Prof
Name: Martha Ambrose Qorro
College/School/Division: College of Humanities
Role: Associate Professor
Current Summarised CV:

Current Summarised CV/Profile:

Martha Qorro is an Associate Professor and a part-time lecturer at the Centre for Communication Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). She obtained her Doctoral Degree at UDSM in 1999, an MA (Ling.) at the University of Bangor, North Wales in 1982 and BA (Education) at UDSM in 1977. She has co-authored a book on Language Crisis in Tanzania: The Myth of English versus Education, published by Mkuki na Nyota in 1997. She also co-authored an Iraqw-English Dictionary that was published by Rüdiger Köppe Verlag: Cologne, Germany in 2001. She was part of the Editorial Team of the LOITASA project in which she took part in co-editing several LOITASA books (2002-2012). She has also been part of training teams in Research Methods, Report Writing and Editing. At UDSM Martha also served as Head of Department (2000-2003), Associate Dean Practicum (2006-2008), Dean of Students (2008-2012) and Co-Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Dar es Salaam (2013-2014). She has supervised M.A and Ph.D. students; and her research interests are: language in education, language policy, multilingual education, writing skills and communication studies.  Currently she is a part-time lecturer in B.A. Communication courses including Communication and Ethics, Professional Writing and Communication in Public Management at the Centre for Communication Studies, University of Dar es Salaam.

Professional Details:

Level of Education and where attained: B.A (Ed.) (Dar); M.A. (Ling.) (Bangor, Wales), Cert. English for Specific Purposes (ESP), (Lancaster);  Ph.D. (Ling.) (Dar).

Specialised areas of teaching: Communication Skills in English and Communication Studies, Multilingual Education.

Research interests: Language in education, Language Teaching and Writing Skills.

Recent projects: Iraqw-Kiswahili-English Dictionary compilation (work in progress),

Recent publications:

‘Multilingualism and Language in education in Tanzania’, in Androula Yiakoumetti, (ed.) Multilingualism and Language in Education: Sociolinguistic and Pedagogical Perspectives from Commonwealth Countries, The Cambridge Education Research series, CUP.

Membership and Registration:





Hakielimu, Member, (Founding).

Ujuzi Books Publishers, Board Member 2010 – to date.

Chairperson of Council, Institute of Rural Development Planning, Dodoma, 2020 to date.

Important Contribution:

Patents, major awards, prizes, projects and other recognition -NIL


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