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 up to deeper relationships with your Yoruba-speaking friends, parents, cousins and other relatives. Get plugged in to the NYC Nigerian social scene with invitations to top events in the community.
Early registration is open from now until February 3, so you can save some money by planning early! Head over to the Registration page to reserve your seat now.
Adults can choose from evening classes (Mon/Wed OR Tue/Thurs) or Saturday morning classes. Evening classes run from 6:30pm to 8pm. Saturday classes run from 10am to 1pm.
Children can sign up for Saturday school which runs from 10am to 1pm. Children will learn Yoruba basics as well as many songs, rhymes and games.
Advanced classes are available for those who have taken Yoruba classes previously, and will be available in the Summer Session for those taking beginner classes in the Spring.
All classes take place at the Stuyvesant Mansion in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
Saturday School (Kids 5+)
Standard Registration for all courses closes on March 17.