The Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) is an Inter-University program offering an intensive course in a variety of African languages which has included Wolof most years. Participating universities include: Berkeley; Boston; UCLA; Illinois; Indiana; Wisconsin; Stanford; and Yale. Do a web search on SCALI to find out information for the current year. In 2010 it was held at Michigan State University. Funding may be available from Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) or Foreign Language Enhancement Program (FLEP).
The Center for Advanced research on language acquisition at the University of Minnesota maintain a database of Course Offerings for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs).
To find courses on the Wolof language in France do a google search on "cours de wolof" en France. There are many private tutors or small schools.
The University of Michigan also have a number of searchable databases searched by language including a language resource people database, a language materials database and a language schools database.
The African Language Teachers Association (ALTA) may be able to provide contacts to tutors of Wolof.
|University||Department||Course details||Other comments, reports||Address|
|Boston University||African Studies Center
|African Language Program
African Studies Course
1st year Wolof course syllabus (.pdf)
Video examples of student work
|An indepth study of Wolof is used to teach the Linguistic Field Methods in their linguistics course.||121 Bay State Road
BOSTON MA 02215 U.S.A.
|Central State University||Center for African Studies||1400 Brush Row Road
Wilberforce Ohio 45384 U.S.A.
|Centre de Linguistique Appliquée Neuchâtel, Switzerland||According to Michigan University database they teach Wolof. (Possibly should be referencing CLAD in Dakar)||Espace Louis-Agassiz 1
CH-2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Tel: ++41(0)32 720 83 16
FAX: ++41(0)32 721 37 60
|Bibliothèque publique d'information Centre Pompidou in Paris||Offers resources for self study of Wolof using audio-visual materials||Bpi-Info
75197 Paris cedex 04 France
FAX: +33 (0) 1 44 78 45 10
|Columbia University||Institute of African Studies||Wolof||They offer elementary and intermediate Wolof.||1103 International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 U.S.A.
|Howard University||Dept of Modern Languages & Literatures
Howard University African Studies Department
|2400 Sixth Street
NW Washington, DC 20059 U.S.A.
Tel:(202) 806-6100 (Uni)
(202) 806-6758 (Dept) firstname.lastname@example.org
|Indiana University||African Languages Program||Wolof courses||
Wolof is offered from first to third year levels and extends to 4th year depending on enrollment. It is also offered during summer. Courses in Wolof can fulfill the foreign language requirement, the African Language Minor,
and can count towards the African Studies Certificate. Wolof students are eligible for the Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS).
|African Studies Program
Woodburn Hall 221
Bloomington, IN 47405 U.S.A.
|Institut National de Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris||Département Afrique||Select Wolof from the drop down list||They offer Diplômes d’établissement, Licence, and Master degrees||2 rue de Lille
75007 PARIS France
Tel: 01 49 26 42 00
|Kalamazoo College in Michigan||African Studies||No specific information on Wolof on their website. According to Michigan University database they teach Wolof. Have an overseas study program||1200 Academy St
Kalamazoo Michigan 49006-3295 U.S.A.
|Langues et Civilisations à Tradition Orale (CNRS) in Ivry France||Centre André-Georges Haudricourt
7 rue Guy Môquet, Bât. 23
94801 Villejuif cedex France
Tel: (33) 01.49.58.37.78
FAX: (33) 01.49.58.37.79
|Malboro College (Southern Vermont)||Wolof is one of the languages that have been studied or are currently being studied through courses, tutorials, guided self-instruction and study abroad.||Marlboro College
Marlboro, VT 05344 U.S.A.
|Michigan State University||African Studies Center||African Language Study Page||Wolof is offered based on student demand. First year course with independent study by special arrangement after that. They also have an overseas study program to Senegal.||Ann Arbor, MI 48109 U.S.A.
|Morgan State University (Baltimore MD)||College of Liberal Arts, Department of World Languages & International Studies||African language courses||Offer elementary and intermediate Wolof as far as second year||1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore MD 21251 U.S.A.
|Old Dominion University||College of Arts and Letters||Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529 U.S.A.
|Royal Tropical Institute In Amsterdam, Holland||P.O.Box 95001, 1090 HA Amsterdam Netherlands
Visiting address: Linnaeusstraat 35F, Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 568 8478 / 8682
FAX: +31 20 5688 464
|Stanford University||Special Language Program
Center for African Studies
|Offer Wolof to an intermediate level (second year)||Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305 U.S.A.
|The State University of New York College at Potsdam (SUNY Potsdam)||Africana Studies Program||Africana Studies Program
State University of New York at Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676-2294 U.S.A.
|University of California (UCLA)||African Languages||Wolof course||Offer Wolof to advanced levels (third year and beyond) annually||405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1361 U.S.A.
|University of California at Berkeley||Center for African Studies||Elementary Wolof course||Teach through a tutorial system.||University of California, Berkeley
Center for African Studies
Berkeley, CA 94720-2314 U.S.A.
|University of Chicago||No specific information on their website. According to the Minnesota database they teach a one year course in Wolof annually||5801 South Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637 U.S.A.
|University of Hamburg||Asia Africa Institute||Rothenbaumchaussee 67/69
D-20148 Hamburg Germany
|University of Helinski||Department of World Cultures||African studies page||Institute for Asian and African Studies
P.O.Box 59 (Unioninkatu 38 B)
00014 University of Helsinki FINLAND
Fax: +358-9-191 22094
|University of Illinois, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)||Center of African Studies Department||Center for African Studies courses
|They teach elementary to advanced level Wolof through the Linguistics and African Studies departments.||Center for African Studies
210 International Studies Building
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820 U.S.A.
|Department of Linguistics
4088 Foreign Language Building
707 South Mathews Avenue, MC-168
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801 U.S.A.
|University of Kansas||College of Liberal Arts and Science||Offer Wolof
annually up to advanced levels (third year and beyond). They also have a course
in Wolof culture and an overseas study program
Kansas African Studies Center
|CLAS Undergraduate Services
1450 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence , KS 66045-7535
|Department of African & African-American Studies
104 Lippincott Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045-2107 U.S.A.
|University Of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)||Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics||University Wolof page
|They offer elementary and intermediate Wolof annually to third year and beyond||Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
Rm 146 aciv B-wing
1000 hilltop circle
Baltimore, MD 21250 U.S.A.
Wolof Program Email (Omar Ka) email@example.com
|University Of Minnesota, Twin Cities||Dept of Afro-American & African Studies
CLA Language Center
|They offer a one year course in Wolof annually. They also have an overseas study program||Language Center
51 Folwell Hall
9 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 U.S.A.
|University of Pennsylvania||African Studies Center||Offer Wolof from elementary to advanced through a tutorial system. They also have an overseas study program||African Studies Center
647 Williams Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305 U.S.A.
|University of Winconsin-Madison||African Studies
Department of African Languages and Literature
|Their African Studies Outreach centre has a number of resources including movies. They have a study abroad program||African Studies Program
205 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 U.S.A.
StudyAbroad.com - Senegal portal A site dedicated to providing information on overseas study programs.
The National Consortium for Study in Africa (NCSA) lists overseas study opportunities in Senegal. If this link is broken you can chose a number of alternative paths to find possibilities in Senegal from the NCSA main page.
|University||Program details||City in Senegal||Other comments|
|Beloit College||overseas study program||Dakar|
|Earlham College (Richmond Indiana)||overseas study program||Dakar|
|Georgetown University||overseas study program||Dakar|
|Hobart and William Smith Colleges||overseas study program||Dakar|
|Kalamazoo College in Michigan||overseas study program||Dakar|
|Lawrence university||overseas study program||Dakar|
|Lewis & Clark College||overseas study program
||Dakar||Orientation program for Senegal|
|Michigan State University||overseas study program||Dakar|
|Mount Holyoke College||overseas study program||Dakar|
|North Western University||overseas study program||Dakar|
|Suffolk University (Boston Massachusetts)||overseas
Suffolk University Campus, Dakar
|University of Colorado||overseas study program||Dakar|
|University of Kansas||overseas study program||St Louis|
|University of Minnesota||overseas study program||Dakar|
|University of Pennsylvania||overseas study program||Dakar|
|University of Winconsin-Madison||summer graduate program
St Louis Program
|Dakar; St Louis|
|Wells college in New York State||overseas study program||Dakar|