Kupanga ni Kuchagua

Staff Profile

Mr. Julius Alex Tarimo - Assistant Lecturer

Area of Expertise

Linguistics/English language/Communication Skills/English from/to Swahili translation/Text editing/ Rapporteur/Research in Linguistics

Work Experience

Julius Alex Tarimo (MA Linguistics) works as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Development Finance and Management Studies of the Institute of Rural Development Planning. He is a Linguist and a communication skills coach with 08+ years of experience as a trainer, tutor, facilitator, text editor, translator, researcher, and consultant in the field of Linguistics (language description and documentation, dialectology, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, rhetoric, text editing and translation) and communication skills (business communication, technical communication, intercultural communication, ethical communication and applied communication) and rapporteur.

Professional Skills

  • Wide knowledge in coaching communication skills to different stakeholders
  • Expert in documenting executive meeting proceedings (rapporteur)
  • Extensive skills in text editing, organizing and reporting
  • Wide experience in translating Swahili–English texts from and to both languages.
  • Wide knowledge and skills in using language description and documentation tools and software for research, including Praat and ELAN for phonological data analysis.


Research and academic Interests

The main research and academic interests are in dialectology/language variation, language and education, sociolinguistics, language and development, language gender and power, ethical/business communication, translation, and applied and intercultural communication.


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