DR. JOHN KALEMA
Dr. Kalema, the director in charge of languages at the Language, Culture and Communication Solutions, is a retired senior lecturer at the Institute of Languages, Makerere University where, since his retirement in 2005, he continues to lecture and supervise graduate students on a part – time basis.
After graduating in English and French from the university of East Africa in 1969, Dr. Kalema studied at the University of reading as a commonwealth scholar, where he obtained an M.A in 1971 and a PhD in 1974 in linguistics.
Dr Kalema worked as a lecturer in linguistics and English in eth department of linguistics and African languages of Makerere University (1974-1977)
Between 1977 and 1988, Dr Kalema was on secondment to the Organization of the African Unity (OAU) where he served as Deputy Director of the OAU Inter- African Bureau of Languages. Established in 1963, this office had come into being on the rationale that just as Africa needed, in the wake of colonial rule, political emancipation; it also needed linguistic emancipation in the wake of the continuing dominance of Africa’s public life by the languages of its ex-colonial masters. Dr Kalema’s experience with the OAU not only exposed him to diplomatic life but enabled him to travel widely in Africa as well as to become an ardent advocate of the viability of African languages in the development of Africa.
Dr Kalema resumed lecturering at Makerere in 1998 as a senior lecturer in the institute of languages where from 200 up to 2005, he served as director of the institute. During the same period, Dr Kalema served as external examiner in linguistics at Maseno University in Kenya.
Dr Kalema’s areas of specialization are in phonetics and phonology as well as in morphology of a wide range of languages including English and Bantu languages where he has published widely, particularly in the area of tonology. He has supervised extensively at graduate level in Linguistics, English, Luganda Human rights, and peace and conflict studies. He retains research interests in Lexicology, Organizational behavior, Management communication as well as in Mother tongue education.
Rosemary Nakalanzi is an Assistant Lecturer who is an experienced and versatile teacher training specialist, in English language, Communication skills and Literature at the School of Education, Makerere University. She is a member of the Makerere University Public Relations and Communication Board. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Arts with Education, from Makerere University.
During the nine years of teaching at Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi and Makerere University, she has trained scholars, individuals and members of organisations in English for Specific Purposes and Communication skills. She is a project administrator in charge of dissemination for the E-Learning and Teacher Education (ELATE) Project, a joint undertaking between the School of Education, Makerere University and The Open University, UK.
She is also one of the proprietors, and the director of communication at the Language, Culture and Communication Solutions centre, where she trains in English as a foreign Language, English for Specific Purposes and Communication.
She has also worked as a Knowledge Transfer Assistant at the Centre for Translation Studies, University of Leeds, analysing corporate communications with a final objective of enabling companies to repackage and improve their brand and public image using language as a key tool. She has worked on the Public Relations and Events team of the University of Leeds to Market the University both to the British and international community. As a Country Representative for ALWAN Communications in Uganda, she has done public relations and marketing assignments. ALWAN Communications is a Kenyan- based development Media Company involved in the production of film, video, radio productions, print, corporate company branding and general materials to promote learning, awareness and public relations.
She is a highly self motivated individual with good communication, interpersonal, public relations and organisational skills, as well as good team playing capabilities.
Ms Sylvia Kyohairwe Tegyeza is married with two (2) daughters. She holds a Masters in Public Administration and Management from Makerere University; she also holds a degree in Tourism from Makerere University .She has acquired knowledge on the diverse cultural settings across the country and knowledge of the tribal differences in terms of tradition, beliefs and behavior in the tribal groups.
She also holds a International Diploma in Travel and Ticketing - IATA which knowledge further equipped her with the skills to manage and plan travels in this dynamic world.
Sylvia has also done research on Hospitality in the tourism sector which is the heart of the tourism sector; she has also worked with various Tour and Travel agencies where she held hands on experience on planning, managing and conduction tours allover the country.
With her interest in Uganda’s diverse culture, she has explored the differences in the delicacies in the different tribal groups and gone ahead to display her different dishes at conferences and workshops.