ASE launches Yoruba Language and Literature Intensive Summer Course

2nd Oct, 201515:11:38 PM GMT

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From June 20 to July 31, 2016, ASE’s Institute for African Studies (IAS) will offer a six-week Intensive Summer Course in Yoruba Language and Literature. This program, which includes a one week stay with a yoruba speaking family and two cultural trips to visit key historical sites in Benin, will play a key role in the development of the Institute, which specializes on qualitative research with particular emphasis on African history, sociology and anthropology. Yoruba is a west-african language spoken natively by about thirty million people accross Benin, Nigeria and Togo. About one third of the Beninese population speak that language and the yoruba culture is heavily present in Benin.

Classes will be taught by Professor Moufoutaou Adjeran, who holds a PhD in Sociolinguistics from University of Abomey-Calavi – UAC (Benin) and Professor Akanni Mamoud Igue, who holds a PhD in Linguistics from Nancy 2 University (France) and in Sociolinguistics from Lomé University (Togo). Both professors currently teach Sociolinguistics and Yoruba Language at University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC).

Enrolment begins October 1, 2015.

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