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Prof. ENO GRACE NTA

PROFESSOR
English & Literary Studies
enogracenta@unical.edu.ng

I have been involved in teaching at the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Calabar from 1980 when I was appointed an Assistant Lecturer and became a Professor in October 2012. My major interest is Applied Language Studies with much of my research effort in Second Language Acquisition, Discourse Studies and English in Nigeria. This has exposed me to literacy activities at all levels. I am beneficiary of different study/research grants in Nigeria and outside Nigeria; and I have attended at least forty –five workshops/ conferences. I have published widely in local and international peer reviewed journals (24 articles); have contributed chapters in many books (13 chapters); published books (academic-8 and creative writing -5). I have also been a consultant/ facilitator at workshops organised by different publishing houses, schools and organizations. I have widely travelled.

Egbe, G.B., Ekpe, S.I, & Nta, E. G., (2007). Something is happening here: Literacy immersion for early intervention. Sankofa: Journal of African Children’s and Young Adult Literature. 6, 6-15.


Oden, S. N., Ebuta, C. N. & Nta, E. G. (2012). Students’ self-efficacy beliefs and their reading comprehension performance: A Nigerian perspective. British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences. 5, (1), 75 – 83.


Nta, E. G., Oden. S. N., Ebuta, C. N. & Egbe, G. B. (2012). Optimizing students’ performance in English through quality teacher education. Journal of Education and Practice. 3, (9), 112 – 118.


Nta, E. (2000). Inculcating effective listening at the pre-primary & primary levels within the UBE Scheme: A task-based approach.  International Journal of Research in Basic and Lifelong Education .1 (1&2), 390-401.


Nta, E.G. & A. Ekpa (2001) Socialization and power dialectic: Gender reverberations in every day English usage in Nigeria. The Paragon: A Journal of National Association of Women Academics, 154-171.


Nta, E.G. (2002) Language, style and relevance in Osofisan’s No More the Wasted Breed, Focus on Theatre. 3 (2), 211-223.


Nta, E. (2002). Stylistics and thematic realization in Unoh’s “The Forgotten Ones“   CAJOLIS- Calabar Journal of Liberal Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 5, (1), 45-58.


Nta, E. G., Umoh S. J., Okon B.A. & Ansa S.A. (2003). Drama sketch as a second language acquisition strategy. Journal of Nigerian English and Literature (JONEL). 4, 191- 200.


Nta, E.G., Okon, B., Oden, S. & Umoh S. (2003). Inculcating information transfer skills: From oral to written communication. Journal of Applied Literacy and Reading. 1, (1), 28-31.


Nta, E.G. (2005). Cohesion in EL2 children’s discourse: Implications for English language teaching. Special CALEL. 3 (2), 24-36.


Ebam, P. O. O. & Nta, E. G. (2009). Metaphors in Joe Ushie’s Lambs at the Shrine. CALEL: Currents in African Literature and the English Language. 6, 32-46.


Nta, E. G. (2011). Conversational features in ESL children discourse. Ndunode: Calabar Journal of the Humanities. 9, (2), 130 – 138.


Ekpa, A.A. & Nta. E.G. (2006). Style and the discourse of contemporary governance in Niyi Osundare's The State Visit. CALEL: Currents in African Literature and the English Language. 4, 87-106.


Umoh, S. J., Nta, E. G., Okon, B. A. & Oden, S. A. (2003). Text conversion approach and the teaching of writing to trainee teachers: An integration of theory and practice. Journal of Nigerian English and Literature (JONEL). 4, 180 – 190.


Ushie, G. O. & Nta, E. G. (2012). Descriptive focus as a semiotic marker in Festus Iyayi’s Violence. Canadian Studies in Literature and Language. 5, (3), 2012.


Oden, S. N., Nta, E. G., Ebam, P. O. & Umoh, S. J. (2012). Father but can a tortoise fly? Narratives and construction of community in Nigeria. CJSC: Cameroon Journal of Studies in the Commonwealth. 1, (1),123 – 148. 


Oden, Sarah Nicholas, Nta, E. G. & Ntukidem, Eno P. (2012). Facilitating the speech impaired child’s communication skill through partnerships. British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences. 5, (1), 84 – 91.


Ekpe, S. I., Uwatt, L. E., Etuk, M. E., Egbe, G. B., Nta, E. G. & Inyangabia, M. E. (2003). Lessons from the RAN-SHELL-READ literacy pilot project in Akpabuyo, South Eastern Nigeria: Implications for distance learning. Legon Journal of the Humanities. 14, 117-131.


Nta, E.G., Ansa, S. A. & Okon, B. A. (2004). Phonological variation in Nigerian English: Problems and prospects. CALEL: Currents in African Literature and the English Language. 2, (1), 205-215.


Uwatt, L.E. & Nta. E. (2010). Study skills for human cognitive development: From the standpoint of reading skills. Literacy and Reading in Nigeria.12, (2), 264 – 267.


Nta, E. G. & Essien-Eyo, A. (2005). Encouraging quantitative literacy through cartoons. Journal of Applied Literacy and Reading. 2, 45 - 58.


Essien-Eyo, A., Nta, E.G.  & Enyi, AD. (2005). Marketing and language engineering: A linguistic analysis of selected Nigerian print media adverts. Nduonde: Calabar Journal of the Humanities. 6, (1), 35-43.


Nta, E. G., Oden S. N., Umoh, S. M. & Ebam, P. O. 2012. Developing competence in language use in a conurban setting through social interaction: The Akampka experience. CJSC: Cameroon Journal of Studies in the Commonwealth. 1, (1),109 – 122.


Nta, E. G.; Oden, S. N. & Uwatt, L. E. (2012). Neighbourhood reading clubs: Rekindling reading interest among Nigerian children. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences. 2, (6), 145 – 153.

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20th National Annual Conference and Workshop of National Centre for Exceptional Children,
Special College of Education, Oyo, August 2010. Paper presented – Facilitating the speech impaired child’s oral communication skills through partnership: A Nigerian perspective.
Start: Tuesday 19th October, 2010
End: Friday 22nd October, 2010
2nd Uyo Conference on Language and Literature
Paper presented: a. Drama sketch as a second language acquisition strategy. b. Text conversion approach and the teaching of writing to trainee teachers: An integration of theory and practice.
Start: Friday 15th February, 2002
End: Friday 15th February, 2002
20th International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL)
LOC Chair , University of Calabar.
Start: Tuesday 11th May, 2010
End: Tuesday 11th May, 2010
International Conference of the Institute of Education
university of Calabar. Paper presented – Inculcating effective listening at the pre-primary/primary levels within the UBE scheme: A task-based approach.
Start: Thursday 21st October, 1999
End: Thursday 21st October, 1999
West African Association for Commonwealth Literature and the English Language Studies
West African Association for Commonwealth Literature and the English Language Studies, Owerri, April 22-25, 1992. Paper presented – Needs based composition course: A learner centred approach.
Start: Wednesday 22nd April, 1992
End: Saturday 25th April, 1992
Techgrade Consulting Workshop on ‘Improving technical writing and presentation skills’
. Uyo, Topic: Technical Writing.
Start: Tuesday 24th July, 2007
End: Thursday 26th July, 2007
32nd African Literature Association Conference
Legon, Ghana. Paper presented – The language of myth and ritual as a Pan African strategy in the dramaturgy of Femi Osofisan: A study of No More the Wasted Breed and Another Raft.
Start: Wednesday 17th May, 2006
End: Sunday 21st May, 2006
9th Biennial Conference of the Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN),
Aba. Paper presented – Enhancing adult L2 literacy: The comprehension approach.
Start: Wednesday 14th July, 1999
End: Wednesday 14th July, 1999
Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN)
Calabar Branch 1st Regional Conference on Literacy for Survival in the 21st Century. Paper presented – Evaluating the language literacy demands of the 1995 National policy on education: Some curricular imperatives.
Start: Friday 19th April, 2002
End: Friday 19th April, 2002
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL
Member, Local Organising Committee, University of Calabar
Start: Tuesday 3rd May, 2016
End: Friday 6th May, 2016
2nd Pan African Reading for All Conference
Papers presented: a. Developing literacy through reading the world and reading the media. b. Inculcating information transfer skills: From oral to written communication.
Start: Friday 12th October, 2001
End: Friday 12th October, 2001
Reading Association of Nigeria, Calabar Branch
Reading Association of Nigeria, Calabar Branch. Paper presented – Levels of comprehension using different types of questions.
Start: Tuesday 13th February, 2001
End: Wednesday 13th February, 1991
5th Pan African Reading for All Conference
5th Pan African Reading for All Conference, Legon, Ghana. Papers presented: a. Literacy and women participation in politics: A case study of Nigeria b. Implementation of mother tongue policy at the pre and lower primary schools in Calabar Education Area.
Start: Monday 6th August, 2007
End: Friday 10th August, 2007
Faculty of Arts International Conference
Chair, Local Organising Committee, 1st Faculty of Arts International Conference, University of Calabar, Calabar.
Start: Tuesday 12th April, 2016
End: Friday 15th April, 2016
Special Methods of Teaching English Language
Resource Person at the Annual Training Workshop for Principals, Rectors, Head Teachers, Teachers and Accounting Staff of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Calabar, Holy Child Secondary School, Calabar.
Start: Wednesday 28th July, 2010
End: Wednesday 28th July, 2010
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL), University of Calabar. Paper presented – Written English in Nigeria: A study of sample essays by teachers of English.
Start: Monday 2nd May, 1988
End: Monday 2nd May, 1988
English Language, Macmillan Nigeria Publishers Workshop
Resource Person on English Language, Macmillan Nigeria Publishers Workshop, Hope Waddell Training Institute, Calabar.
Start: Tuesday 15th June, 2010
End: Tuesday 15th June, 2010
Conference on Language and Literature (UCOLL)
Keynote Speaker,Conference on Language and Literature (UCOLL) 8th University of Uyo . Paper presented – Current issues in language, literature and politics in Nigeria.
Start: Monday 21st September, 2015
End: Thursday 24th September, 2015
Chief Rapporteur and Conference Editor, 3rd Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights,
Abuja, Nigeria,
Start: Monday 4th February, 2008
End: Thursday 7th February, 2008
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL), University of Calabar, May 1990. Paper presented – English for academic purposes: determining areas of need.
Start: Friday 4th May, 1990
End: Friday 4th May, 1990
19th National Annual Conference and Workshop of National Centre for Exceptional Children
Calabar. Paper presented – Dehumanising the child with special needs.
Start: Wednesday 19th August, 2009
End: Wednesday 19th August, 2009
Resource Person on English Language,
Macmillan Nigeria Publishers Workshop on Education for Development: Coping Strategies, Edgerly Memorial Grammar School, Calabar,
Start: Wednesday 1st July, 2009
End: Wednesday 1st July, 2009
Communication Skills Project
Communication Skills Project Workshop (COMSKIP) University of Calabar. Paper presented – Teaching academic listening.
Start: Thursday 19th March, 1992
End: Thursday 19th March, 1992
Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN) Workshop on Communication.
Hope Waddell Institution, Calabar, September, 2005.
Start: Tuesday 13th September, 2005
End: Tuesday 13th September, 2005
International Conference on Language, Literature and social Interaction,
University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon. Papers presented: a. Developing competence in language use in a conurban setting therough social interaction. b. “Father can a tortoise fly?” Narratives and the construction of community in Nigeria.
Start: Thursday 10th May, 2007
End: Saturday 12th May, 2007
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL), University of Calabar, May 1983. Paper presented – New wine in old skin: A literary survey of the Pacesetters Series.
Start: Monday 2nd May, 1983
End: Monday 2nd May, 1983
Ernest Emenyonu International Conference on African
Panel Chair, Ernest Emenyonu International Conference on African Literature, Owerri.
Start: Wednesday 4th August, 2010
End: Saturday 7th August, 2010
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL)
University of Calabar. Papers presented: a. Implications in political slogans b. Textual analysis of political language in the Nigerian print media c. Tsunami and the cry of Nigerians: Imagery in Tsunami Blues and other Poems. xxx. Participant, Regional Leadership Training for Female Academics and Staff in Higher Educational Institutions in West African Sub-Region, May 12 – 15, 2011, Lagos, Nigeria.
Start: Thursday 19th May, 2011
End: Thursday 19th May, 2011
International Conference on African Literature and the English Language (ICALEL)
, University of Calabar, Paper presented – An analysis of Solomon Unoh’s style and poetic vision in War against Indiscipline and other Poems
Start: Wednesday 4th May, 1994
End: Wednesday 4th May, 1994
African Early Childhood (ECD) Conference, Stellenbosch
, Cape Town, South Africa. Paper presented – Sunday school children meet Ali Baba and the 40 thieves: A volunteer literacy intervention.
Start: Monday 13th October, 2008
End: Thursday 16th October, 2008
Equipping and Motivating Teachers Performance
Resource Person on English Language, Macmillan Nigeria Publishers Workshop on Equipping and Motivating Teachers Performance, Adiaha Obong Secondary School, Uyo.
Start: Wednesday 9th June, 2010
End: Wednesday 9th June, 2010
Glocalization of the English language
1st Conference, Federal University, Lafia, Nassarawa State. Paper presented – Glocalization of the English language in the social media by Nigerian youths.
Start: Tuesday 2nd February, 2016
End: Thursday 4th February, 2016
Nigerian Energy Support Programme
Facilitator for MESSERAND at a Technical Writing Workshop for Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP)/GIZ Nigeria, Abuja.
Start: Thursday 18th February, 2016
End: Friday 19th February, 2016
Communication Skills Project Workshop (COMSKIP)
University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Paper presented – Academic listening.
Start: Thursday 22nd March, 2001
End: Tuesday 22nd March, 1988
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