LINGALA FOR BEGINNERS - New Language course

  • African Information Centre, 2 Ječná Street, Prague 2
  • 04/09/17 18:15

A new course is openning on 4 September 2017.

On Mondays: 6:15 pm-7:15 pm

Participants will acquire elementary vocabulary and language competences that will help them undersatnd basic writings in Lingala and communicate in simple common situations.

The teacher is a native speaker from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Teaching medium is Czech language, eventually French and English..

1st Term: 4.9. - 11.12.2017 , 15 hrs  - Fees: 3.375 CZK

2nd Term: 08.01. - 11.06.2018 , 20 hrs  - Fees: 4.500 CZK

Price includes learning material that will provided to participants.

A 10 % discount is offered when you bring in a new particpant to the course.

Class size: a minimum of 3 participants, 6 maximum.

Come learn a new language at our centre and thereby support our humanitarian work.

Registration form available for download here. Fill-in, scan and email to

For further information, email or or call us at 251 560 375 or mobile: 731 801 028

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Lingala is one of the main languages in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), (Congo-Kinshasa) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Brazzaville). There are 12 millions speakers of Lingala and it is worth noticing that it is nowadays a matter of interest in many other African countries, thanks to successful Congolese modern music. Therefore, it is not uncommon to hear Lingala or Lingala music in Lagos (Nigeria), Lomé (Togo), Nairobi (Kenya) and other African metropolis, where Congo stars such as Papa Wemba, Pépe Kallé, Koffi Olomide and others are famous.

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  • Fashion Cities Africa by Hannah Azieb Pool
  • Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanismby Christopher Lee
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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  • A History of Modern Africa: 1800 to the Present by Richard J. Reid
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  • Children in Slavery through the Ages by by Gwyn CampbellSuzanne MiersJoseph C. Miller
  • Global Health in Africa: Historical Perspectives on Disease Control by Tamara Giles-Vernick
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  • Women and Slavery, Vol. 1: Africa, the Indian Ocean World, and the Medieval North Atlantic by Gwyn Campbell
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Ječná 2, 120 00 Prague 2

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