***NOTE: CLASS MEETS 1PM CST
(Jan 28, 2023 - June 24, 2023)
French, Spanish and Mandarin might seem the only options for a second language around you, but Yoruba Basics® is here to change that! Yoruba is a West African tonal language & culture that is spoken around the world. Yoruba Basics is here to bring Yoruba to you! The programs at Yoruba Basics serve to lay down a sturdy foundation in the Yoruba language to allow whoever takes the course the ability to connect with and appreciate their African ancestry and heritage.
Yorùbá language is intrinsic to the expression of the Yorùbá culture. Speaking the Yorùbá language aids in acquiring oral traditions, heritage and diversity throughout generations. Learning to speak Yorùbá without physical immersion can be a daunting task, mainly because there are limited resources and opportunities to converse in the language. With Yoruba Basics, we've found out how to overcome these barriers to bring the Yoruba language to you!
The Yorùbá Discoveries program is a weekly opportunity to connect students through Yoruba culture. Our eight month long sessions, excluding holidays, presents children with the basics skills required to speak and understand Yorùbá language. Along with the language, our program teaches Yorùbá etiquette and culture. The curriculum has been designed to cover a wide range of topics including basic greetings, etiquette, gestures, alphabets, tones, numbers, and much more. There are also various activities, including virtual field trips, games, opportunites to connect socially, etc that will provide participants with opportunities to converse in Yorùbá language.
As over 27 languages have been listed as close to extinction by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), it has become imperative to keep the Yorùbá language alive by speaking and teaching it to the next generation.