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Wolof Language Courses

Volunteer learns Wolof with local women in Senegal

Join an intensive Wolof Language project in Senegal and discover the vibrant culture of this West African nation. The Wolof people comprise over one third of the Senegalese population and approximately 80% of Senegalese people speak Wolof. Although French is the official language of Senegal, you will hear Wolof spoken frequently and most young children will speak much better Wolof than French.

You can learn Wolof through Projects Abroad on an intensive Language Project, where you will receive an average of 15 hours tuition each week. With accommodation in the home of a local family, you'll learn quickly and can practice what you've learned with your hosts each day. Lessons are with a qualified language teacher, are tailored to your personal level, and can be adapted to your interests.

After your lessons you will, of course, have plenty of time to complete your homework and explore St. Louis with other volunteers.

Projects Abroad offers many other projects in Senegal such as Medicine, and Human Rights internships. Spending some time studying Wolof would certainly help you if you then choose to continue on another volunteer project. While on your project you could put your new language skills to use in a practical work setting and interact more with your local colleagues.

Alternatively you can undertake a short 5-hour, 14-hour, or 30-hour language course in Wolof. This course runs alongside your main volunteer project. If you are planning on volunteering abroad for twelve weeks or more, you could also complete a 60-hour course alongside your project. For more information please visit our Language Add-ons page.

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