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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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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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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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Yoruba Cartoons: “Alo”

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Articles, Children, Culture, Home, Vids | 2 comments

We are very impressed with the newest Yoruba cartoons produced by Golden Effects Studios, the “Alo” series by Kunle Afolayan. Great lessons for the young ones, or for anyone learning Yoruba. Yorubas are very diplomatic and love to speak in riddles. This series helps you to add a few such riddles to your repertoire, but also provides great vocabulary lessons. The videos are super short, too, so you can use them as something like educational flashcards. Share with your little ones and those that have little...

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