Introduction to Wolof Summer 2022- Dembane Kebe

Description

My name is Dembane Kebe i am an experienced teacher specialized in African literatures and civilizations and in linguistics in particular Wolof languages at the Nana Cheikh Anta Diop University Dakar.

For years now I have been teaching Wolof in Senegal and abroad online.
I have helped many people to speak, read and communicate with the language.

When:  Sundays 1pm EST  and Mondays 6pm EST starting  July 24, 2022 

Duration: 4 weeks

Course Description 

This course, designed for beginners, aims at providing the linguistic and communicational skills needed in most dialogs. The class offers a variety of competencies related to reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This course will integrate activities that are embedded in both traditional and modern Senegambian society, which include all aspects emphasizing the 5 Cs (Communication, Cultures, Communities, Connections, and Comparisons). Students will have access to authentic material that will be part of the lessons within each unit. This will assist learners in their understanding of the everyday usage of the language as well as help them manage their exposure to authentic Wolof material.

Course Objectives: At the end of the course, a student should:

a) Be able to read and write Wolof

b) Be able to understand the basic ways to communicate in Wolof

c) Be able to acquire basic speaking and listening skills

d) Be exposed to Senegambian rich and diverse culture

e) Acquire necessary communication skills that can allow them to be engaged in dialogues.

1 review for Introduction to Wolof Summer 2022- Dembane Kebe

  1. Dembane

    Wolof is the most widely spoken language in Senegal and Gambia and also in Mauritania where it has been enriched by the contributions of other dialects, Arabic and French, which remains the official language. It is experiencing a cultural expansion in the country and is also present in Gambia and Mauritania.

    So to facilitate your integration into Senegalese society; it is essential to go through this language because it is the vernacular although there are several beautiful local Senegalese languages ​​but Wolof remains the most used language. this is why I propose to teach the beauty of this language which is my specialty and my mother tongue, I also teach Senegalese culture and civilization.

    Learning Wolof offers anyone who wishes to get to know Senegal, in a professional, cultural or touristic context, to establish privileged contact with its population.

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