Intensive Introductory WolofSee on WUCrsL
African And African American Studies 1040 | Summer, 2012
This course is an intensive introduction to Wolof for students participating in the Senegal summer program. Wolof is a West African language spoken in Senegal and the Gambia. It is also spoken on a smaller scale in Mauritania, Mali, French Guinea, and in the migrant communities in the US and France. Students will practice speaking, reading, and listening but the primary focus of the course will be gaining oral proficiency. Each module will begin with a thematic and practical dialogue from which we can study vocabulary, aspects of grammar as well as a cultural lesson. Interactive material, images, videos, films, and audio, will be provided as well as organized trips outside of the classroom (markets, bodegas, etc.) to practice dialogues. Its aim is to provide students with knowledge of the basic structures of the language and the ability to communicate. THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE DAKAR SUMMER PROGRAM IN FRENCH AND AFRICAN STUDIES.