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 currently a doctoral candidate and graduate instructor at the Department of English, Florida State University. She has taught at different levels of education, home and abroad. Her interest in the Yoruba Language and Culture gave her the opportunity to teach non-speaker of Yoruba language as a Fulbright Scholar at the Council on African Studies, Yale University. She lives in Florida with her husband and two 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 taught Yoruba to undergraduate and graduate students for over five years as an Associate Instructor at Indiana University. He is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Linguistics. He has published in journals like Yoruba Studies Review and Issues in Intercultural Communication and has presented research papers in conferences organized by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the African Language Teachers Association (ALTA), the African Studies Association (ASA), among others on various linguistic and pedagogical situations in Yoruba discourse. He lives in Indiana with his wife and daughter.
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