I just made a project visit to SOAS to talk to FAVOR tutors there about their work and we had a fantastic and productive afternoon (once we’d got past the strict guards in the SOAS library!).
Check out Wambui Wa-Ngatho’s Swahili interest group and join up if you have an interest in Swahili. Wambui has uploaded a great resource about Kangas – she uses the images of these traditional East African scarves to teach language. SOAS have set up their own ‘Horn of Africa languages’ group and will be sharing their resources as part of this group.
Also discovered that two tutors, Wambui and Berhane, had been involved in filming Ridley Scott’s latest effort, ‘Prometheus.’ They played language tutors, but apparently scenes which involved them were cut, and we can only hear their voices! Look out for them in the credits though…they said that Sir Ridley was a very nice man “We chatted like we’d known each other for years!” said Berhane.