YORUBA FOR ADULTS is committed to be the world’s leading Yoruba Language Program. The Yoruba Culture and Language is extremely rich and we celebrate it! We believe in building a community and promoting a strong heritage identity. Let us continue to revitalize the Yoruba Language for all generations!
We are also the leading Yoruba Language resources and camps providers for your kids 18 years and younger. Click to check our website for Kids at YORUBA FOR KIDZ
About our Camps :
Hello! Bàwo ni? You may be here because you are interested in speaking the Yoruba Language to a relative, or you want to connect to your Yoruba heritage and roots, or because you have interest in West African cultures, or you simply want to learn a new and different language. Ẹ káàbọ̀! Whatever your reason for wanting to learn yoruba is, you are in the best place to achieve your goals of Learning YORUBA!
Yoruba for Adult Camps are are great way to get started on learning Yoruba or brushing up your Yoruba skills.
Our Camps are primarily focused on improving spoken language , however at the end of classes our campers should have some knowledge of reading and writing in the language as well. Our camps introduce concepts with cultural perspectives and within contexts. We highly discourage direct translation from your 1st language to Yoruba. We encourage students to be active learner encouraging lots of practice during an outside classes with no judgement. Join our camps and you will be coming up with your own sentences and communicating easily and fluently in no time!
About the Instructors :
Oluwafunke Ogunya-Olaosebikan is a Yoruba lecturer in the Department of World Languages and Culture at Howard University and the Director of Fulbright-Hays Intensive Advanced Yoruba Group Project Abroad. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate specializing in African American Literature and Cultural Studies in the Department of English at Florida State University. Her research interest focuses on Yoruba Language Pedagogy, Black women’s fiction, African folklore, and Motherhood. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Yale University, Connecticut, as Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, where she taught the Yoruba Language in the 2015/2016 academic year. She lives in Maryland with her husband and beautiful kids.
Matthew Ajibade is an associate instructor of Yoruba at Indiana University Bloomington. He has done a considerable number of projects in Yoruba which include translating Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. A Ph.D fellow in Linguistics, Matthew is passionate about using his native Yoruba experience in teaching young and adult non-native speakers of the language.
Victor Temitope Alabi has Victor Temitope Alabi, Ph.D taught Yoruba to undergraduate and graduate students at Indiana University for over five years. He has published in several journals including the Yoruba Studies Review and has also presented research papers at international conferences like the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). He currently teaches Yoruba at Brown University in Rhode Island.
Bukunmi Ogunsola is a trained linguist who developed an interest in dyslexia, and further studied its prevalence in children, level of awareness, and knowledge within the school system in his home country, Nigeria. His passion for language and culture preservation motivated his work on language documentation through which he compiles and curates audiovisual corpus. As a 2019 Fulbright, he taught Yorùbá language and culture at the University of Georgia (USA) and is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Literacy and Language Education at the same university.
Oladoyin Abiona is a doctoral student at the department of Communications at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. She had had the opportunity of teaching Yoruba language and culture at Yale University, New Haven on a Fulbright exchange program. She believes language is at the core of communication, identity, and development. Hence, her vested interest in language learning and acquisition. Her hobbies include singing, listening to music, watching movies, and braiding hair.
Tiwalade Ajeigbe’s love for children and passion to promote African culture and language inspired her to write children’s books and create fun children resources to inspire the love of the Yoruba language. She is the founder of Yoruba for Kidz and Yoruba for Adults. She has BS in chemical engineering and an MBA and also runs fun immersion camps that teach Yoruba to children on weekends. She lives in Texas with her husband and three children.
Comments from Our Campers
The instructors are easy to learn from and provide both formal and informal ways to speak Yoruba. I appreciate their efforts in getting each class member involved during our meetings and everyone is treated with respect no matter what level of proficiency they are at.
Idris, Yoruba for Adults Beginner’s Intermediate Camp
Yoruba for Adults has been FANTASTIC! I’ve really enjoyed learning in this class style online. They teach at a good pace with no judgment. Oluko Matthew has a great teaching style and I feel a growing confidence in speaking Yoruba. E se gan!
Fela, Yoruba for Adults Beginner’s Camp
I joined the camp with no knowledge of the language at all, and now have a very strong foundation. The course material is interesting, relevant, and easy to follow with the help of our very capable instructors. Would highly recommend!
Monique, Yoruba for Adults Beginner’s Camp