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African Languages at Oregon

On campus we offer 3 years of Swahili and 3 years of Arabic, taught in a traditional 5 hours per week, 5 credit format. Swahili and Arabic courses will satisfy the university’s 2-year BA foreign language requirement.

For more information on studying Arabic at the UO visit the Arabic Studies website

For more information on studying Swahili at the UO contact the instructor, Mokaya Bosire at It is also possible to take intensive Swahili in the summer via a GEO Study Abroad program in Zanzibar.

The UO also offers opportunities for self-study, with the assistance of native speakers, in languages such as Akan, Wolof and Bamana/Dyula through the Yamada Language Center. Information is available from the Yamada Language Center; telephone (541) 346-4011.