Introduction to Lingala

Lingala is a Bantu language used by 70 million speakers world-wide and primarily spoken in The Democratic Republic of the Congo, The Republic of the Congo, Angola and the Central African Republic.  The goal for this class is to share with you some basic phrases, greetings, expressions, numbers, and colors.  I will also share with you some facts related to the culture and history of The Congo.  Students are encouraged to speak Lingala and also ask questions related to Lingala and the culture of Lingalophones.

Presenter: Maurice Lekea
Dates:  Mondays & Wednesdays, November 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 and December 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
Time: Time: 5:00 Pacific Time
Grade Level:  6th – 12th

Maurice Lekea

I was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly called Zaire, where I grew up speaking Lingala and French. After high school I moved to France from 1980 to 2000. Since moving to the United States in 2000, I have received a computer A+ Certification, studied Computer Network Administration and I became a Certified French-English Interpreter/Translator. I have interpreted for hospitals, social services, city and state legal cases, private persons and organizations and have been a French Studio Coach for Rosetta Stone for 5 years.

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