“Immersion is intended to be a fun, interactive program that encourages and supports language learning through Elders modeling best practice methodologies”
We are glad that you have taken this important step for you and your child, to join us in this Yoruba Language Immersion camp.
Language immersion is when language is learned through natural communication. Participants learn language through activities related to the language and its culture – like art and music. This program will focus on learning through listening, speaking, interacting and doing fun activities using the Listen Absorb, Speak approach.
The camp is not intended to duplicate a formal educational facility. There will be less emphasis on common teaching techniques like vocabulary memorization. The aim is to have a FUN learning environment with natural absorption of information through activities.
We encourage our parents to be an active part of our community. Parents should look for natural opportunities to encourage use of the language while performing relevant daily activities. Learners need to hear words and phrases practiced in camp as many times as they can outside of camp. Commitment, repetition and encouragement are the key to success.
We are excited to have an opportunity to revitalize the Yoruba language in the next generations and prevent it from being lost for many generations to come.