African Studies Program
Sheraton University City
Friday Evening, June 24; 6:30 P.M.
Workshop Overview/ Reception
Saturday Morning, June 25, 2005 ; 9:30 A.M.
University of Pennsylvania Presentation
Audrey N Mbeje, Ph.D.: Project Director
Emeka Nwadiora, Ph.D.: Igbo Materials Developer
Professor Esau Mavindidze: Shona Materials Developer
Professor Elhadji Ndiaye: Wolof Materials Developer
Integrating African languages into the African Studies curriculum through effective language materials.
African languages are a significant component of the national African Studies curriculum. A carefully designed language curriculum with appropriate language resources can potentially expose learners to the target language, culture, and people of the country/countries of their interest, which could provide them motivation and effective learning of their Africa-related subjects. With this principle in mind, the African Studies National Resource Center at the University of Pennsylvania is developing language materials for online delivery. Phase I of the materials are an Online Vocabulary Guide in various languages taught at Penn, and Phase II consists of online communicative materials. The materials produced are for use at Penn and at other institutions offering the project languages across the nation.
This panel will present the online project, specifically materials in Igbo, Shona, Wolof, and Zulu.
12 Noon-1 P.M. Lunch
ALRP BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW OF CONTRACTS:
Dr. Chester Hedgepeth, Professor and Director
Akan, Wolof, and Luganda Publications
Izon and Urhobo Corpus Building
AUTOMATED LANGUAGE PROCESSING ACTIVITIES:
Sentence Diagramming in Swahili: Frederick Keter, Graduate Student
Annotation Project: Stephen Karigo, Graduate Student
Producing a Medical CD in African Languages: Kenyatta Rowel (Senior Lab Student) for Dr. Randy Rowel
Preparation of a Medical Lexicon for Aids/HIV: Dr. Powell Bernhardt
QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD
SUMMARY AND WRAP-UP