ERIC Number: ED226616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Practical Course in Wolof: An Audio-Aural Approach.
Gaye, Pape Amadou
This text is aimed at those interested in learning the Wolof language, the most widely used language in Senegal, spoken by more than 80% of the Senegalese and Gambian people. This manual can be best used under the following conditions: (1) the instructor is Wolof born or speaks the language fluently, (2) the course is taught in intensive or semi-intensive sessions (a minimum of 3 hours per day), (3) the audio-aural method of teaching is used (with exclusive use of Wolof in the classroom), and (4) the class is small with a maximum of seven students. This manual can also be used by those who would like to learn Wolof individually or with the help of an informant or tutor. The chapters are organized in "themes" which allows students who already have some knowledge of the language to skip chapters and go directly to the lessons they are interested in. A typical chapter includes an introduction of new material, presentation of dialogue, grammar, cultural information, written exercises, and vocabulary words. A Wolof-English glossary of 2,500 words is appended. (NCR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Senegal