The Kansas African Studies Center and the Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas are the sponsors of the Summer African Language Institute (SALI) from June 2 - July 24, 2020. The institute will offer expert instruction in beginning and intermediate Arabic, Kiswahili, and Wolof. This summer, the classes will be conducted via remote learning in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
In eight weeks, experience the equivalent of one year of university-level language instruction. Enhance your global awareness through experiential learning. Empower yourself to build your future as a socially responsible citizen.
The environment of the institute will foster a close community of African language learners over the course of both summer sessions. All language courses will be supplemented with a variety of activities including films, language tables, and cultural immersion. We invite you to join us for a rigorous yet fun summer of learning without boundaries!
June summer session:
Arabic - ARAB 110 and ARAB 210
Kiswahili - KISW 110 and KISW 210
Wolof - WOLO 110 and WOLO 210
July summer session:
Arabic - ARAB 120 and ARAB 220
Kiswahili - KISW 120 and KISW 220
Wolof - WOLO 120 and WOLO 220
Career opportunities for speakers of African languages
A few of the many career opportunities for students of Arabic, Kiswahili, Somali, and Wolof include positions in journalism, international finance, foreign affairs, industry, contractual and corporate law, academia, and cultural exchange.