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Wolof at Berkeley this fall

Written By: daveski on May 1, 2009 4 Comments

Just got this announcement from the BLC mailing list, and I thought that some people out in the FIT community might be interested in taking the class, or passing the word on…


Elementary Wolof!

Wolof* is spoken mainly in francophone countries such as Senegal, and
to a lesser extent in France, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania.
This course introduces students to speaking, listening, reading, and
writing in Wolof. Instruction is mixed English and Wolof. Emphasis is
placed on developing student ability to create and to communicate with
basic Wolof structures and vocabulary in a culturally and socially
appropriate context. Speaking and listening abilities are developed
through oral exercises, class discussions, and recordings available
from Berkeley Language Center. Reading and writing are developed
through in-class exercises, independent reading projects, and

*Why study Wolof? Senegal is a very hip francophone country, with a
rich artistic heritage and stable democratic political culture. The
music scene is vibrant, the film industry is well-known etc. Already
having a background in French will make learning this language easier.
Studying a less commonly taught language, such as Wolof, can stand out
on one’s academic record

*WHEN: *
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12noon to 2p.m.

*Berkeley Language Center, T.B.A


*Students can choose to take this full year course for AY 2009 -2010,
or only enroll in fall semester. However, students *MUST *begin in
fall, as in the spring it will be Elementary Wolof, second semester.
This is a four (4) unit course.

Link to Flyer:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:
Amma Oduro <amma@berkeley.edu>

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4 Responses to “Wolof at Berkeley this fall”

  1. Usree Bhattacharya on: 1 May 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks, D’ki. Exciting news.

    97 and counting….:P

  2. daveski on: 2 May 2009 at 11:54 am

    Yeah, I just heard from Amma Oduro that there’ll be a Zulu announcement coming soon…

  3. Ankhasanamen Sow on: 4 August 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Question…must you be enrolled at UCB to attend this class? Can it be audited?

  4. daveski on: 4 August 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Hm, I’m not sure but I’m sure Amma Oduro would be happy to answer… (email address above, in post). Good luck!

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