Global and Language Studies Centre (GLASC)

Domiciled in the School of International Relations and Diplomacy, the Global and Language Studies Centre (GLASC), is a one-stop shop for all matters related to language acquisition, fluency and competence as well as short courses on a wide range of global issues. GLASC is a robust platform for acquiring crucial language and communication skills that will spur you to the next level in your area of operation by making
you more competitive, effective and efficient. We offer necessary foreign language instruction for meeting the University’s diploma and degree requirements. Languages on offer include:
• French
• Arabic
• Chinese
• German

In addition, we offer short language courses as well as skills-specific courses to suit the interests and needs of non-traditional students seeking to horn their skills.


GLASC serves as a centre for:
• Language teaching/learning
• Linguistics clinics
• Corporate diplomacy coordination
• Coaching and mentorship
• Skills transfer and apprenticeship
• Enhancement of academic and professional programmes
• Enhancement of partnerships with the community

Courses on Offer
GLASC trains and aims at equipping students with not only language competence but also socio-linguistic skills crucial to international
relations. Based on individual needs, a student will choose any number of possible options, including the following six-week courses:
• Presentation skills
• Public speaking clinics
• Initiating and sustaining dialogue
• Critical listening skills
• Academic writing skills
• Interviewing skills
• Reading skills
• Essentials of grammar
• Individual tutoring
• Language and etiquette

Specialized Electives
Specialized electives cut across all the languages and are tailored to deepen understanding and give the student relevant skills and knowledge to enable him/her to communicate with ease in their respective area of specialization.
Below are some of the courses in this category:
• Language for tourism
• Language for journalism
• Language for medical personnel
• Language for business
• Language for legal affairs
• Comparative linguistics
• Translation skills
• Interpretation skills
• Transcription skills
• Phonetics for effective communication
• Socio-linguistics
• Linguistic/language seminars and workshops
• Creative writing skills

Lecturers/ Facilitators
GLASC has some of the most seasoned and internationally recognised language instructors. They employ the most modern language teaching
techniques thus making learning a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Fees Structure

A. Official/National language: Kiswahili and English

Category Term 1 Kshs. Term 2 Kshs.
Beginners 12,500 12,500
Intermediate 13,500 13,500
Advanced 15,000 15,000
*Specialised Elective 18,000 18,000
Exams 4,000 4,000

B. Foreign Languages: French, Arabic, Chinese and German (Fees may vary depending on the language)

Category Term 1 Kshs. Term 2 Kshs.
Beginners 13,500 13,500
Intermediate 15,000 15,000
Advanced 18,000 18,000
*Specialised Elective 20,000 20,000
Exams 4000 4000

C. Six-week courses
Fee charged is Kshs. 10,000 per course

D. Registration fee is Kshs. 1,000 per term.

Our intake is in January, May and August. Application forms can be picked from our Nairobi campus on Mbagathi Way. They can also be downloaded directly from our website at

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