African Languages Initiative (AFLI) 2014: Domestic Intensive Summer Program

June 11 – August 1, 2014

The 2014 African Languages Initiative (AFLI) Domestic Intensive Summer Program is hosted by the Center for African Studies and the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Culture, University of Florida, on behalf of the Institute of International Education (IIE).

AFLI exposes learners to the culture and traditions of the languages both inside and outside the classroom. Instruction is performance-based and communicative-oriented provided by expert, native-speaking instructors. Classes meet four hours plus a mandatory 1 hour conversational session per weekday over eight weeks. Also, students spend a day with a host family every other weekend in order to enhance communicative interactions in the target languages. Students earn course credit equivalent to one academic year of instruction. (Beginning courses = 10 credits & Intermediate/Advanced = 6 credits).

The program is open to students of all majors and designed to assist qualified students to reach functional proficiency in their language of choice in two or more skills (reading, writing, speaking, or listening) in preparation for the African Languages Initiative overseas Fall program (Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria, Senegal, & South Africa) or for higher language proficiency study back to their institutions in fall.

AFLI 2014 Daily Program Schedule

Languages Offered: Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba & Zulu
Program Dates: June 11 – August 1, 2014
Program Tuition: $4,715
Application Deadline: April 30, 2014
Course Credit: equivalent to one academic year in university instruction
Arrival Dates: students are advised to arrive on or before June 8 and plan to depart on or after August 1

To apply to the 2014 AFLI Domestic Intensive Summer Program, please click here.

For more information, contact

Dr. Charles Bwenge
Phone: (352) 392-6232 or (352) 392-2183