Richmond Embeywa

Richmond Embeywa

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2018-2019
PhD Student, Translational German Studies
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Richmond Embeywa is a doctoral student in the Transcultural German Studies program. Originally from Kenya, Richmond attended Kenyatta University in Nairobi, where he graduated with degrees in German and History in 2016. He then earned a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) at West Virginia University in May 2018. His research interests are in the teaching of German and English as foreign languages, and in second language acquisition, with a focus on immigrants arriving in Germany during the refugee crisis. He is excited to contribute to research on how refugee populations navigate challenges to acquire a second language. An avid language learner and teacher himself, Richmond speaks German, English, Swahili, and Luhya. He has taught language classes for West Virginia University and at colleges in Nairobi; he also interned for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and provided pedagogical support to the German School Nairobi. Richmond has a passion for languages, second language acquisition, international affairs, and travel. He lived in Germany on multiple occasions, funded by scholarships from Kenyatta University, the Free University of Berlin, the Hamburg University of Technology, and the Fulda University of Applied Sciences.