EthiopianlanguagesandliteratureAmharic

1.1.         Rationale of the program 

As a multi lingual & multi-cultural nation, Ethiopia needs well-qualified and professional language experts. The department has, thus, been launched in response to the shortage of local language experts in different sectors in the nation. The target of the department, therefore, is to educate and train general language experts who work in different offices. Generally, the department is aimed at producing all rounded experts in the fields for different institutions and offices.

The reason for the curriculum revision is as follows. The existing curriculum more focuses disciplinary approach rather than competency approach. Therefore, it is relatively not good as system to show clearly the extent of students’ development, and the required competency (ies) after they have taken individual courses at different time .As a result, nowadays, the existing curriculum and the demand of the employers is quite different. In addition to this, the societal problems and the contribution of the discipline (Amharic Language and Literature) to the solutions are not matching each other. Since, the employees are not able to satisfy employers. Because of lack of competence. To overcome the problem, emphasis is given for the ability of the graduates in line with the comments of the stakeholders. Thus, all these have been taken into consideration in designing the modularization approach. Through this approach, the competence of language skills, ability of literature and proficiency of linguistics as well as, attitude of the students towards their own culture will be developed /improved.

To sum up, the curriculum is designed focusing on the competencies the graduates need to attain by integrating Amharic Language and Literature knowledge and skills, and aspires to effectively prepare professionals for diverse job opportunities in the areas where the country needs skilled professionals

1.2. Program Objectives

As a Language & Literature trainer program, the Ethiopian Language(s) and Literature – Amharic program has the following objectives:

1. Train writers and critics, public relation officers, editors and translators;

2. Train researchers in the field of literature and human concerns;

3. Organize and offer short term training and workshops;

3.1 Offer short term training on language skills and literature: (1) Report writing, and (2) Literature principles and related issues, (3) Translation.

3.2 Organize workshops on: (1) Languages study (Linguistics), and  (2) Literature (editing, literary criticism etc.).

4. Offer language related services related to:

4.1 Translation service

4.2 Editing service

4.3 Preparation and evaluation of language curriculum

5. Conduct Research on the various languages and literatures of Ethiopia: (1) With reference to the problems of organization and institutions, thereby give consultant service, and (2) To participate at regional and national forums

1.3. Graduate Profile

On successful completion of the program and/or module(s) students should be able to acquire the following list of competencies as they work their way through the modules:

  1. read texts to assess how writers achieve their purposes with their intended audiences
  2. demonstrate ability to analyze and write for various rhetorical situations
  3. develop efficient and effective techniques for generating, organizing, drafting, and editing written texts

4.develop interpersonal and  oral communicative skills write an essay using multiple sources and appropriate techniques and styles

5.demonstrate ability to translate texts from Amharic to English and vice versa

6.understand basic linguistic principles to undertake language study;

7.analyze reading texts and literary works for its structure and characteristic stylistic features;

8.master the conventions and techniques of literary criticism;

Understand multilingual and multicultural issues in multilingual and multicultural countries understand basic features of Ethiopian languages

1.4.  Admission Requirements for Undergraduate program              

Candidates who are eligible for the program are:

1.Those who have successfully completed the preparatory program(in both Social & Natural Sciences) with a passing mark in Higher Education Entrance Examination, or

2.Those who will meet the requirements of Ministry of Education for higher learning.

1.4.2.Admission Requirements For Postgraduate program

In order to get admission in the program, applicants are required fulfilling the following criteria;

  • B.A. or BEd degree in Amharic, Ethiopian Languages and Literature, English major and Amharic Minor, or Pedagogical Science Composite Amharic (Pedagogical Science-Amharic).
  • A pass score on the entrance examination administered as part of the applicant screening process.
  • Minimum CGPA 2.00 and with no F grade.
  • Fulfilling other general university admission requirements.
    1. Academic Program and streams

NO

Academic program

DURATION OF STUDY

Regular

Summer

Extension

  1.  

Bachelor of Arts in Ethiopian Language(s) & Literature - Amharic

 

3 years

6 years

3 1/2 years

  1.  

Master of Arts degree in Applied-Linguistics in Teaching Amharic

 

2 years

4 years

2 1/2 years

1.4.4.   Academic Staff profile

The staff profiles of the Accounting and Finance program of the Department are as below

No

Name

Sex

Nationality

Academic Rank

Area of Specialization

e-mail

  1.  

Ato Tesfa Akele

M

Ethiopian

Lecturer

Applied linguistics in Teaching Ethiopian languages

Tesfaakele333@gmail.com

  1.  

Ato Birhanu Asfaw

M

Lecturer

Applied linguistics  and Communication

Berasf79@gmail.com

  1.  

Ato Gezahagn Tsegaw

M

Lecturer

Ethiopian Literature & Folklore

gezahegntse@yahoo.com

  1.  

Ato Abebe Dessise

M

Lecturer

 

Samabefre22@gmail.com

  1.  

Ato Bayu Teshome

M

Lecturer

Applied linguistics in Teaching Ethiopian languages

bayuteshome@gmail.com

  1.  

Ato Tesfaye Mola

M

Lecturer

Ethiopian Literature & Folklore

tmola2006@gmail.com

  1.  

Ato Mulusew Tariku

M

Lecturer

Documentary Linguistics

Mulus01@gmail.com

  1.  

Ato Abreham Mesfin

M

Lecturer

Applied linguistics in Teaching Ethiopian languages

Abrehammesfin12@gmail.com

  1.  

Ato Sofonyas Tesfaye

 

Lecturer

Applied linguistics in Teaching Ethiopian languages

 

  1.  

Meseret Alemayehu

F

Lecturer

Applied linguistics in Teaching Ethiopian languages

 

  1.  

Degsew Tilahun

F

Lecturer

Ethiopian Literature & Folklore

Tmedhanit2005@gmail.com

  1.  

Dirbwerk Bitsu

F

Lecturer

Ethiopian Literature & Folklore