African Languages Program
The African language program in the Department of African, African American Department, and Diaspora Studies (AAAD) offers Swahili and Wolof. Swahili is the language of wider communication in East and Central Africa and is taught as a second language in schools and universities worldwide. Swahili is also the official African language of the African Union. Wolof is spoken as the first language and a second language by speakers of other African languages in West Africa. Also, the African Studies Center at the UNC-Chapel Hill supports Yoruba’s teaching through AAAD and the University of North Carolina Exchange. AAAD is currently establishing a Yoruba language track that will include instruction at the Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.