Discover the beauty in the language and culture of Yoruba, and Hausa people. Register now for our Basic Course in African Language BACAL to learn the basics of communicating in Yoruba or Hausa language.
Yoruba: The Yoruba language (natively èdè Yorùbá) is a Niger–Congo language spoken in West Africa. The number of speakers of Yoruba was estimated at around 20 million in the 1990s. The native tongue of the Yoruba people, is spoken, among other languages, in Nigeria, Benin, and Togo and in communities in other parts of Africa, Europe and the Americas.
Hausa: Hausa is the Chadic language with the largest number of speakers, spoken as a first language by some 44 million people, and as a second language by another 20 million. The total number of Hausa speakers is estimated at 63 million, according to Ethnologue.
The Basic Course offer an integrative approach to the four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students learn to recognize all contrastive sounds and distinguish question and answer intonation, express basic feelings and needs, as well as ask and answer questions related to these needs and feelings. At the completion of the course, participants will be able to communicate using basic structures, express basic courtesy, correctly spell, read, and interpret written text in areas of practical need, and begin to develop cultural insight.
Deadline: Saturday 16th May 2020.
Classes schedule: Fridays and Saturdays; 5pm to 7pm
Commencement of classes; Friday 29th May 2020.
Duration: Two months.
You can only learn one of the two languages at a time.
Available space: 30 participants
To register for the Basic Course in African Language BACAL kindly click BACAL Application form
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