National African Language Resource Center

Materials for Distribution


 

Amharic

Obolensky, S., Zelelie, D., & Andualem, M. (1964). Basic course. Washington, D.C.: Foreign Service Institute Woldegabir, S. (1983).
Amharic for foreigners: Based on Standard American Phonetic System. Addis Abada: Commercial Printing Press

Bamana

Bird, C., & Kanté, M. (1976). An Ka Bamanakan Kalan: Intermediate Bambara. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Linguistics Club.

Chichewa

Learning Chichewa : a Peace Corps language course, by Gregory John Orr and Carol Myers Scotton; prepared by the African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1980, Vols. 1 (Lessons 1-10) & II (Lessons 11-20), paper, $10 each

Learning Chichewa : teacher's manual, by Jan Behrs, Gregory John Orr and Carol Myers Scotton. Publisher East Lansing, Mich. : African Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1980, paper, 156 pp., $13

In addition to the two paper volumes of lessons and the teacher's manual, we also offer two language tapes. The cost for each volume (Vol. I and Vol. II) is $35.00 each, the Teacher's manual is $13.00, and the tapes accompanying the 20 lessons are $7.50 each. All orders have a $10.00 shipping/handling fee. Orders should be sent to: Attention: Lisa Fruge', African Studies Center Publications, Michigan State University, 100 International Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; phone (517) 353-1700. Normally orders are shipped on the same day received.

Lingala

Bokamba, E. YA LINGALA: An Introductory Course. Urbana-Champaign:University of Illinois

Luganda

Kamoga, F. K., & Stevick, E. W. (1968). Basic Course. Washington, D.C.: Foreign Service Institute Tucker A.N. (1967). Luganda - English Dictionary. Oxford at the Clarendon Press Matovu, Kasalina. (1994).

Luganda self-instructing learners' manual. CHP International INC. Chesswas J. D. (1963).

The Essentials of Luganda. Oxford University Press Nanfuka, M. (1995). Luganda-English phrase book for tourists. Kampala, Uganda: Fountain Publishers Ltd.

Kikongo

Mandefu Wazi, (2006) Kikongo Ya Leta Accen

Swahili

Moshi, L., Nanji, A., Hauner, M., & Inniss, J. M. Mwalimu wa Kiswahili - A Language Teaching Manual

Xhosa

Munnik, A (1994). Learn Xhosa. South Africa: Shuter & Shooter, Ltd.

Program Evaluation and Mentoring


Mentor List: The NALRC is in the process of compiling a list of African language teachers who are interested in mentoring teachers who are new to the field, as well as those who are starting up an African Language Program. When persons interested in finding a mentor contact the NALRC, they are matched up with a possible mentor. The specifics of the mentoring will be handled on a case-to-case basis. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, or are looking for a mentor, please contact the NALRC Project Assistant via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via fax at (812) 856-4199.

 

Language Resource List: The Center has created a list of African language teachers, students, and native speakers who are willing to provide translation and/or interpretation services for interested parties. The list contains the translator's name, languages spoken and/or taught, degree of proficiency in each language, and contact information. Details will be handled on a case-to-case basis. If you are interested in adding your name to the Language Resource List, or are searching for a translator, please contact NALRC via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via fax at (812) 856-4189.

 

The National African Language Resource Center has resource personnel for the following languages: Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Haya, Kikongo, Kisakata, Kiswahili, Kitaita, Krio, Lingala, Luo, Mandinka, Portuguese Creole, Pulaar, Shona, Siswati, Twi, Wolof, Xhosa, and Zulu. If you are interested in locating a translator for any of these languages, please contact the Center.