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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Yoruba 2

Course Code:
155900935
Unit value:
1
Year of study:
Year 2
Taught in:
Full Year
Continues the learning of the language begun in Yoruba I, but more emphasis is now placed on additional analysis and description of Yoruba with particular reference to major structures such as the progressive marker, habitual marker, marker of completion, the numerals up to 100, the telling of the time, and basic letter writing. Practical assignments will involve comprehension and English- Yoruba translation. Students are also introduced to Yoruba writings in prose, poetry and drama.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Yoruba I obtaining a mark above 50%

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

At the end of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate…
1. knowledge and understanding of intermediate Yoruba grammar
2. knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Yoruba vocabulary
3. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Yoruba structures and expressions in a given context
4. the ability to understand passages in written Yoruba of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
5. the ability to produce passages in written Yoruba of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
6. the ability to understand spoken Yoruba and to engage in spoken discourse of medium complexity on everyday and some specialised topics

Workload

Total of 22 weeks teaching with 3 hours classroom contact per week.

Method of assessment

One written examination (60%) and an oral exam (30%) taken in May/June and coursework (10%).

Suggested reading

The reading list for this course will be made available from the convenor at the beginning of the course.