Dr Stella Afi Makafui Yegblemenawo is a Lecturer in the Department of Language and Communication Sciences at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. She holds a PhD in French ; where she specialised in French for Specific Purposes (Français sur Objectifs Spécifiques) and the Teaching French as a Foreign Language (Français Langue Étrangère)
As an Ecolinguist and an early-career researcher, she addresses global issues through multidisciplinary research focusing on linguistic diversity, language education for sustainable development (ESD), and teaching and learning foreign languages, particularly French. She is passionate about preserving linguistic diversity in the context of climate change language education, and sustainable development. I am committed to language education for sustainable development, and promoting environmental awareness in language education programmes. By integrating eco-literacy, social responsibility, and global citizenship themes, she aims to empower her students to understand the interconnectedness of language, culture, and the environment.
Through her research, she investigates the impact of environmental challenges on minority language communities, focusing on social, cultural, and educational consequences. She strongly believes that advocating for policies to protect linguistic diversity is essential in maintaining cultural heritage and ensuring the rights of minority language speakers.
Her enthusiasm for teaching and mastering foreign languages, particularly French, is another aspect of her research focus. She continuously researches into efficient pedagogical approaches, educational technology, and immersive strategies to foster intercultural competence and language learning.
She is equally interested in researches into the integration of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) into the language classroom.