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10 Tips And Tricks To Learn Any Language

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

  By: JOHN-ERIK JORDAN Matthew Youlden speaks nine languages fluently and understands more than a dozen more. We work in the same office in Berlin so I constantly hear him using his skills, switching from language to language like a chameleon changing colors. In fact, for the longest time I didn’t even know he was British. When I told Matthew how I’ve been struggling to merely pick up a second language, he had the following advice for me. If you believe that you can never become bilingual, take note! 1. KNOW WHY YOU’RE DOING IT This might sound obvious, but if you don’t have a good reason to learn a language, you are less likely to stay motivated over the long-run. Wanting to impress English-speakers with your French is not a very good reason; wanting to get to know a...

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The Fall Session Begins on October 15!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Children, Home, Learning Options, NYC | 2 comments

We are excited to announce that our Fall Session will begin on October 15! 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. Instruction is more fun with the inclusion of film, music and social events for all levels. All of our instructors are professional instructors and native Yoruba speakers who are passionate about imparting the Yoruba language and culture. Our team creates a safe space for language learners in and out of the classroom. Adults can choose from evening classes (Mon/Wed OR Tue/Thurs) or Saturday. Evening classes run from 6:30pm to 8pm. Saturday classes run from 10am to 1pm. Children learn in the Saturday school which runs from 10am to 1pm. All classes take place at the...

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David Oyelowo Goes Full Naija in Toronto

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Yorubas You Know | 0 comments

  We can not watch this video enough times! David Oyelowo (Oyetokunbo if you’re nasty) went full Naija on the TIFF audience in Toronto yesterday. He was at TIFF for the Queen of Katwe premiere, and also attended City to City screenings–in which the Toronto International Film Festival is honoring 9 filmmakers from Lagos this year. In this clip, Oyelowo talks about how excited he is to be in a room full of people who can pronounce his name correctly and talks about how much his Nigerian heritage has helped him as an...

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Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Events, News, NYC, Yoruba | 2 comments

AFROCROWD WIKIPEDIA WORKSHOPS TO LAUNCH DURING BLACK WIKI HISTORY MONTH WEEKEND NEW YORK, NY — January 25, 2014 — Announcing AfroCROWD Intro to Wikimedia and How to Edit Wikipedia  workshops at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Info Commons  on February 7th and 8th.   Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference websites, attracting  over 470 million unique visitors monthly. There are more than 76,000 active contributors working on more than 31,000,000 articles in 285 languages. How can people of African descent  be accurately represented among the body of articles and among the editors?   Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCROWD),  is a new initiative which seeks to address this issue by increasing the number of people of African Descent who actively partake in the Wikimedia and free knowledge, culture and software movements....

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The Nollywood Diaspora Film Series presents: CULTURAL CONFIDENCE

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Culture, Events, Yoruba History, Yorubas You Know, Young Hip Yoruba | 0 comments

What is CULTURAL CONFIDENCE ? from Nollywood Diaspora on Vimeo. The Nollywood Diaspora Film Series is pleased to present it’s second annual forum, themed Cultural Confidence: Acquiring and negotiating authentic cultural identity in a globalized world. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nigeria and 54 years of Nigerian independence, NDFS will screen world-class films of New Nollywood and host panel discussions on pertinent issues facing Nigerians at home and abroad. (Buy tickets)   Presented in partnership with NYU Africana Studies and the Yoruba Cultural Institute, NDFS Cultural Confidence promises to be even more exciting than last year’s event. With a line up of incredible minds and talents –actors, producers, writers and other key stakeholders—delving into issues of critical importance at this time in history, Cultural Confidence will build significantly on the conversation begun last year....

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