Section for online certification exams?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by nomaduser, Apr 19, 2020.

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  1. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    I agree, for the rarer languages you can't beat native audio and courses. I think for French and other more common languages though, better to go with a specialist course provider who only focuses on those languages. You've mentioned Yoruba a lot on this board, has it been an interest of yours? The Foreign Service Institute teaches Yoruba to the diplomats they post in Nigeria (https://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/languages/FSI/fsi-yoruba-basic-course.html). The Peace Corps also trains Yoruba speakers I think, but their materials in that language have not migrated online yet.
     
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yeah - I mention a lot of things on this board - most of which I know nothing about. :) Yoruba is an interest of mine - but it's still on the list and I haven't got to it yet. I know only one word so far - jegudujera - which means "fraud." My interest was sparked originally by a degree mill, run by a Yoruba guy, in Nigeria. Nigeria itself interests me, partly because it has 250 languages. Before I get to that, I want to learn more Navajo, do all four Polish courses at Cudoo, then Nigerian Pidgin - the English-based patois that serves as an official language in Nigeria. Cudoo teaches that one, too.

    It's very engaging, sounds witty in the extreme. If you look up Nigerian Pidgin phrases or sayings on Google - you'll get a good sample. So -- later I'll get to Yoruba. When I've learned some, I'll reward myself with a Yoruba/English bilingual sweatshirt: "Real Men Learn Yoruba." Something to work for...
     
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  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I forgot - you want a good sample of Nigerian Pidgin? I'm sure you'll read this pretty well off-the-bat. BBC Pidgin News - it's here. https://www.bbc.com/pidgin
    Worth a look - really! :) Places like this are my kind of language teachers!
     
  4. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    Yes! I love BBC's Africa (which is available in French along with several other languages) in general, and was surprised the first time I saw Pidgin. I had a similar reaction the first time I saw Scots.
     
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    Johann Well-Known Member

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