School of Education

Andreas Bheki Mthembu


  • Details

  • Position Lecturer;
  • Discipline English Education;
  • CampusEdgewood Campus
  • Office AddressF507 Edgewood Campus

Degrees Held

  • Mpumalanga College of Education: Primary Teachers Diploma
  • Executive Education: Personnel Management and Training
  • Damelin: Industrial Relations Diploma
  • University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate: Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English (COTE)
  • Canterbury Christ Church College/University:  English at Secondary Level Certificate (EASL)
  • University of Natal: Master of Commerce: Organisational and Management Systems
  • Kent University: Master of Arts: English Language Education (MA ELE)
  • Varsity College: Project Management Diploma


  • Taught English at high school level for 7 years.
  • Taught English and Communication at tertiary level for 5 years.
  • Have taught English Language Education for 6 years at university.


  • Scholarship to study the teaching of English as a second language at Canterbury Christ Church College (UK) in 1994.
  • Scholarship to do a Masters in English language Education in Canterbury Christ Church College / Kent University 1n 1995 – 1996.


  • 1987-2002 Have published poems in the “New Nation” Tribute magazine & “Fidelities,” a Poetry journal.
  • 2002- 2009– Have edited 4 published books by Rev. S. Hlophe “Hope for the hurting heart”, “The Power Within”, “Be Inspired: Book 1 & Book 2”
  • 2007 Co-authored a published national Grade 9 English Language book titled: English. grade 9@ Macmillan published by Macmillan Publishers
  • 2008 Written and self-published a poetry book entitled ‘I will not dance

 Research Interests

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Speaking and Writing
  • Teaching of Literature

Teaching Interests

  • South African Poetry
  • Literature
  • Grammar, sociolinguistics, Reading


  • Honours and Masters students

Community Involvement

  • Associated with the Edgewood Extra Tuition Programme (EETP) and the Community Development