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Dr Joseph Nkwain

English for Academic Purposes

University of Yaounde 1



Joseph Nkwain enrolled in the Department of English/French Bilingual Studies at the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bilingual Letters. He then enrolled in a Master’s degree in the Department of English Modern Letters, and was then admitted into the second cycle of the Higher Teachers’ Training College in Yaounde, where he trained as an English/French bilingual teacher to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to Francophones and French as a Foreign Language (FLE) to Anglophones. His training as a teacher was done in tandem with his postgraduate studies, which culminated with him obtaining a Diplome des Etudes Approfondies (DEA) and a PhD in English Linguistics from the same university.

He is currently involved in teaching English for Academic Purposes, English Linguistics, English and French Comparative Linguistics, and Translation Theory and Practice in the Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences at the University of Yaounde 1. His research interests include the New Englishes, Postcolonial Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics and Discourse Analysis. As a budding researcher, apart from his role as co-editor of the Frontiers Research Group, he has published internationally in peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters.