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Early Registration for Spring Session now Open!

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Children, Home, Learning Options, NYC | 4 comments

As the birds chirp and flower buds reopen, so too will your confidence bloom…if you sign up for Yoruba class! Prepare for your summer travel–or just summer socializing–with this course on Yoruba basics. You will learn how to formulate your thoughts and express yourself in Yoruba, while mastering the art of comprehension. Curated films and music will be integral to your learning as you translate your favorite songs from Yoruba to English. We are currently accepting registration for adult classes (weekday evenings) and Saturday school for children. All courses follow the Oyo standard of Yoruba instruction with a full standard language curriculum taught by native Yoruba professional instructors. YCI provides a safe space for language learners in and out of the classroom. We promise you will never be ridiculed, or left behind. Learning Yoruba is life-changing and opens you...

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Decoding Yoruba: Episode 2 (Fola Abiala)

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Vids | 1 comment

  A new episode of Decoding Yoruba is now up on our Youtube channel! The series explores Yoruba identity and the language through the eyes of young Yoruba professionals living in the Diaspora and teaches about the language and the people that make up this culture that we are so proud of. In the second episode, Beninese Yoruba musician and instructor Fola Abiala discusses the importance of knowing where you come from; and introduces to us his favorite Yoruba proverb, “Omode gbon, agba gbon, la fi to Ile-Ife.” He also provides some critical advice to Yoruba learners. If you have a question that you’d like to see answered in one of our future episodes, comment below! And don’t forget to share this...

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The Winter Session Begins on January 16

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Children, Home, Learning Options, NYC | 0 comments

  We are excited to announce that our Winter Session will begin on January 16! As international fascination with Yoruba culture increases more each day, don’t be left behind, not knowing what WizKid, Ice Prince and Adekunle Gold are singing about. Team up with our professional instructors to learn our native tongue and know more about our culture. We are currently accepting registration for adult classes (weekday evenings) and Saturday school for children. All courses follow the Oyo standard of Yoruba instruction with a full standard language curriculum. Classes are not just your run-of-the-mill sentence building exercises, but also utilize film and music. You can also get plugged in to the NYC Nigerian social scene. All of our instructors are professional instructors and native Yoruba speakers who are passionate about imparting the Yoruba language and culture. We provide a...

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Decoding Yoruba, A New Series on Yoruba People and their Language

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Tips & Tricks, Yoruba, Yorubas You Know | 0 comments

  Announcing Decoding Yoruba! Our new series will explore Yoruba identity and the language through the eyes of young Yoruba professionals living in the Diaspora. We’d like to use this platform to teach you more about the language and the people that make up this incredible race. In the first episode, student and model Babajide (Jide) Alao discusses his love of the Yoruba language; growing up Nigerian; and teaches us his favorite Yoruba proverb, “Ila o ni ju onire lo.” He also provides some critical advice to Yoruba learners. If you have a question that you’d like to see answered in one of our future episodes, comment below! And don’t forget to share this...

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Why Learning a New Language Will Make You More Attractive

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

Multilingual people have an advantage over people that can only speak one language. Being a polyglot opens your doors to better employment opportunities, more interesting in-city experiences and, the ability to interact better with people from other cultures. It is very simple; if you have a second language, you can simply interact better with other people. Polyglots are often perceived as intellectuals, and for a good reason, the ability to represent ideas in different languages to different cultures attracts attention. It is an impressive trait being able to correspond with a waiter in their language when you go out on a date. There is sexiness in being multilingual because intellectualism is a form of attractiveness. In a way, you are also doubling or tripling your chances of finding that right person, because you can easily communicate with more people....

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