Category: Langauge Program

The ASC Fall 2022 Course Offerings are now live!

The Fall 2022 African studies course offerings are listed on the ASC website! These courses count towards the African Studies minor,  the African Languages and Literature minor,  the major in Linguistics and African languages and the African Studies graduate certificate. Have a class that you would like to add to the list? Please email the course number to ASC Program Administrator Natasha Patel. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

From all of us at the African Studies Center, congratulations to the Class of 2021! We are extremely proud of our students who have worked hard to navigate the turbulence of the last year, and we are excited to what is next for our graduates.  Minor in African Studies Helen Bekele, B.A. Political Science Devon Laurel Moehlenkamp, B.A. Anthropology* Teferi Tadesse, B.A. Health […]

ALP Instructors Hold Teaching Demos

Last week our seasoned African language instructors exchanged teaching techniques, by preforming demos during their professional development workshop. African Language Program Director, Dr. Zoliswa Mali writes about the experience. Kudos to Mwalimu Judith Mmari and Mwalimu Lamin Diallo for wonderful lessons! My Swahili and Wolof are better today than yesterday! Both are long serving language instructors,  with […]

African Language Assessment Guide by Jennifer J. Yanco Now Available

The BU African Studies Center recently published Comprehensive Outcomes-Based Assessment: A Guide for African Language Instructors. Written by Dr. Jennifer J. Yanco, retired Director of the West African Research Association and longtime member of the BU ASC community, the 95-page workbook provides assessment tools for African language instruction from Beginning through Superior levels, providing concrete […]

ASC Awarded over $2.2 Million in National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants 

The African Studies Center at the Boston University Fredrick S Pardee School of Global Studies is proud to announce that it has been awarded National Resource Center (NRC) and Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grants from the US Department of Education. The African Studies Center will receive more than $2.2 million over four years to provide fellowships for students and support […]

Innovative Language Course Piloted at SPH: Swahili with a Health Focus

Boston University’s African Studies Center (ASC), an affiliated center of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, piloted a Swahili language course designed for Masters of Public Health candidates during the Spring 2016 semester, and students discussed the benefits of the course as well as the close the ties between the School of Public Health and the African Studies Center. The class, […]

NEW: Language Learning at BU website

Check out the new one-stop shopping site for information about language study here at BU. Find all the majors and minors that require language study, a list of all 28 languages taught at BU (including 8 African languages) and so much more! Bookmark it now: http://www.bu.edu/cas/academics/undergraduate-education/language-learning-at-cas/