The primary goal of this quick start guide is to introduce you to the Yoruba language. This is a first attempt at Yoruba in two hours … impossible … but fun to try … see natural vocabulary of simple words used over and over …
YORUBA // CRE LEARNING
Yoruba (/ˈjɒrʊbə/; Yor. Èdè Yorùbá; Ajami: عِدعِ يوْرُبا) is a language spoken in West Africa, most prominently Southwestern Nigeria. It is spoken by the ethnic Yoruba people. The number of Yoruba speakers is stated as roughly 50 million, plus about 2 million second-language speakers. As a pluricentric language, it is primarily spoken in a dialectal area spanning Nigeria and Benin with smaller migrated communities in Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.
Yoruba vocabulary is also used in the Afro-Brazilian religion known as Candomblé, in the Caribbean religion of Santería in the form of the liturgical Lucumí language and various Afro-American religions of North America. Practitioners of these religions in the Americas no longer speak or understand the Yorùbá language, rather they use remnants of Yorùbá language for singing songs that for them are shrouded in mystery. Usage of a lexicon of Yorùbá words and short phrases during ritual is also common, but they have gone through changes due to the fact that Yorùbá is no longer a vernacular for them and fluency is not required.
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Dynamic English-based brief language learning system developed with some UN staff.
For staff members on short or long missions to developed and developing countries to feel more comfortable and effective in achieving better working relationships in English, with local government, refugees, client and project staff as they perceive the effort to speak the local language with a good accent, and thus to respect and value the local culture.
Non-speakers to acquire a confidence very rapidly, in the basics of the local natural language, and for current speakers to achieve significant accent improvement.
Six hours of professional instruction in CRE and then at individual discretion during one week, with reinforcement a month later.
Individual training or as a small part of any management training program to stimulate creativity, because: “Each language is an intellectual treasure-house of communication, culture and humanitarian values” – Professor Kenneth Hale – linguistics expert of MIT who spoke 50 languages fluently and died October 8th 2001.
Uses the CRE technique to achieve intuitive absorption of the natural language with confidence and without stress. Designed to handle varying individual value systems and needs. CRE technique, once acquired, can be easily used for any other language or dialect.