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YORÙBÁ

 

YORÙBÁ

 

Yoruba

Yoruba Language at Risk of Extinction

Synopsis 

Greater percentage of Nigerians aged 25 and above can speak at least 1 of its major languages very fluently. Although they were exposed to the English language early, most of this generation of Nigerians, which make up 38% of its population, grew up speaking in their mother tongue.

Problem Statement

The risk of the Yoruba language becoming extinct over the next 50 years is very high because the proficiency level of Nigerians aged 25 and under is very low. This generation of Nigerians make up 62% of its population.

Yoruba Language Survey

BrightHAT aims to reverse this ugly trend by using technology tools to stimulate interests in the Yoruba Language and culture

ENGAGE

ENHANCE

EXTEND

Keep students engaged through active social learning

Enhance learning through several learning activities

Encourage learners to extend learning by interacting with family members and other learners in Yoruba

ENGAGE

Keep students engaged through active social learning

ENHANCE

Enhance learning through several learning activities

EXTEND

Enhance learning through several learning activities

Yoruba - Beginner A1

Teaching Medium - Online
Class Size - Small Group (3-5 learners)
Course Duration - 18 sessions
Days of the Week - Saturdays & Sundays during term time and any day of the week during holiday period.
Course Summary
Beginner A1 course is specifically designed for language learners with a near zero proficiency in every aspect of the Yoruba language. Participants co-learn in a small online group made up of learners from across the globe. Having learners from different parts of the world, with common interest in the Yoruba language, interact in class and via threaded discussions creates paths for them to demonstrate their mastery of the language. Learners have to constantly demonstrate progress by discussing major events going on in their countries, states or cities with other students in Yoruba! Therefore, the knowledge transfer and networking elements of the course are bound to stimulate learners' interests while accelerating their mastery of the language. Live classes are led by BrightHAT expert tutors who are trained to give students the essential tools required to excel.

Begin your YORUBA journey today!

Nigerians in Diaspora

Learners in Nigeria

Class Schedule

Total Number of Classes – 18 (Main version)

Spring '22

Start Date End Date Learners in Nigeria Learners outside Nigeria
March 12
May 8
Closed
Closed
March 26
May 22
Closed
Closed
April 9
June 5
Closed
Closed
April 23
June 19
Closed
Closed
May 7
July 3
Closed
Closed
May 21
July 17
Closed
Closed

Summer '22

Start Date End Date Learners In Nigeria Learners outside Nigeria
June 4
July 31
June 18
Aug 14
July 2
Aug 28

Total Number of Classes – 18

Spring '22

Start Date End Date Learners In Nigeria Learners outside Nigeria
May 14
July 10
Closed
Closed
May 28
July 24
Closed
Closed

Summer '22

Start Date End Date Learners In Nigeria Learners outside Nigeria
June 11
Aug 7
June 25
Aug 21
July 9
Sep 4

Fall '22

Start Date End Date Learners In Nigeria Learners outside Nigeria
June 23
Sep 18
Aug 6
Oct 2
Aug 20
Oct 16
Sep 3
Oct 30

Total Number of Classes – 18

Spring '22

Start Date End Date Learners in Nigeria Learners outside Nigeria
March 12
May 8
Closed
Closed
March 26
May 22
Closed
Closed
April 9
June 5
Closed
Closed
April 23
June 19
Closed
Closed
May 7
July 3
Closed
Closed
May 21
July 17
Closed
Closed

Summer '22

Start Date End Date Learners In Nigeria Learners outside Nigeria
June 11
August 7
June 13
Aug 9

Total Number of Classes – 18

Spring '22

Start Date End Date Learners In Nigeria Learners outside Nigeria
May 14
July 10
Closed
Closed
May 28
July 24
Closed
Closed

Summer '22

Start Date End Date Learners In Nigeria Learners outside Nigeria
June 13
Aug 9

Fall '22

Start Date End Date Learners In Nigeria Learners outside Nigeria
June 23
Sep 18
Aug 6
Oct 2
Aug 20
Oct 16
Sep 3
Oct 30

Total Number of Classes – 18

Coming Soon!

Total Number of Classes – 18

Coming Soon!

Leaning Roadmap

Course Overview

Beginner A1

At the end of this course,  leaners will be able to:

  • Engage in conversations  around basic things in  the home
  • Express themselves in  relation to time and  days of the week
  • Understand how to  greet at different times  of the season

  • Name each part of the  body and talk about  them

Beginner A2

At the end of this course,  leaners will be able to:

  • Identify and name  simple objects
  • Make sentences and  conversations with  pronouns

  • State different types of  foods and how they arderived

  • Express themselves  using weather elements  and basic means of  transportation

Intermediate A1

At the end of this course,  leaners will be able to:

  • Use appropriate words  while addressing people

  • Be able to hold conver–  sations in public places

  • State the names of animals and ask questions using the right words
  • Explain simple moral stories and have engaging conversations

Intermediate A2

At the end of this course,  leaners will be able to:

  • Identify adjectives and  adverbs and how to use them in sentences

  • State the opposite of  words and know the  times of the day

  • Talk about fashion in relation to seasons

  • Identify different trades in Yoruba, speak proverbs, and sing educative songs/poems

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