2015 Summer Language Courses from Yale via Distance Learning
The Yale African Language Initiative is being launched to make instruction in a range of African languages accessible to students and professionals with varying proficiency objectives and discipline specific needs.
Using new technology for synchronous distance learning, YALI will enable students to study African languages from home with Yale instructors.
Students can enroll for one or for multiple units. Those who want academic credit from Yale Summer Session can enroll in a 10-week two-session course that offers the equivalent of one academic year of language study. Summer FLAS fellowships are available from Yale and other Title VI African Studies Resource Centers.
Languages offered in Summer 2015:
For more information on YALI and registration options please visit http://campuspress.yale.edu/yali/
To inquire into applying for a Yale African Studies Summer 2015 FLAS email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Program
The Yale program offers regular courses in three major African languages: Swahili, Yoruba, and Zulu. These are taught at Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels using multimedia materials. The courses are open to undergraduates and graduate students, and the small class size helps foster communicative competence.
- Beginning courses train students to converse in social settings, and to read and write short texts and dialogues.
- Intermediate courses emphasize reading and conversational fluency, by means of contemporary materials drawn from print media and literature.
- Advanced courses focus on extended discourse, and on longer texts from literature, politics and the media.
Directed Independent Language Study
DILS supports students who want to study a less commonly taught African language through self-instruction. The DILS program assists students in obtaining materials and locating a conversation partner, and supervises instruction and examining. For more information, please see http://cls.yale.edu/dils.