FSI: Yoruba Basic Course (15 CDs/Book)

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Level 1
Basic Course

Foreign Service Institute
Department of State

The Course Used by Diplomats

Learn Yoruba the proven way -- just like a diplomat!

Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have used our courses to learn Yoruba in as little as 25 minutes a day, entirely on their own. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve fluency in Yoruba using this proven audio/text method.

While other premium computer-based language courses offer only the means to learn to speak, with Audio-Forum®, you'll not only speak fluently, you'll also master reading, writing, and grammar skills at a scholarly level -- all with the confidence and polish of a native Yoruba speaker. After all, diplomats have proven for years that this method works!

This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
* 18 hours of audio, 49 units (lessons)
* 381-page text
* Tone drills, contrasts, and application
* Yoruba phonetic drills
* Yoruba vowels and consonants
* Yoruba grammar and writing awareness
* Basic sentences and dialogs
* Vocabulary exercises
* Glossary

The U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute developed full-length courses specifically for diplomats, the very people who must learn a language quickly and effectively. Having worked with FSI authors and instructors, these courses have been fully tested through usage before release to the public. For over 40 years, Audio-Forum® has been the original and most trusted source for Foreign Service Institute language courses.

About the Language
Yoruba, the language of the Yoruba people, one of the largest ethnic groups of Sub-Saharan Africa, belongs to the Niger-Congo language family. It emerged as a distinct language around the 4th century BCE, and today has over 20 million native speakers, primarily in Nigeria, Togo, and Benin. It is an official language of Nigeria. Until the 17th century, Yoruba was written in the Ajami script, a form of Arabic. Beginning in the 1800s, the Latin alphabet was adopted for written Yoruba, although some letters are not used.