Discover Hausa, a crucial indigenous language in West and Central Africa, with around 150 million native speakers and 60 million second-language users. Hausa, which uses the Latin script, possesses a rich literary tradition dating back to the Middle Ages and features prominently in international radio broadcasts, including West African Radio, Voice of America, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Duetsche Welle Germany, Radio Moscow, and Radio Beijing. Its value extends beyond cultural enrichment; Hausa proficiency is invaluable to professionals, researchers, and fields requiring insights into West and Central Africa.

Learn Hausa with

Aliyu Mustapha Lawal

Lecturer
MA, Arabic Literature and Criticism, Al Azhar University, Egypt

Lawal is a Lecturer of Hausa and Arabic in the African Languages and Translation program. He worked as a Hausa lecturer at the Faculty of African Postgraduate Studies at Cairo University from 2014 to 2021. Additionally, he is the author of several publications in Arabic poetry, the Hausa language, and translation. Lawal has also worked as a translator, news editor, and broadcaster at the National Media Authority in Maspero, Egypt, from 2020 to 2021. He has made appearances on literary and cultural TV shows in the UAE and Egypt and has published numerous articles and poems in magazines such as Al Qawafee magazine in Sharjah, The Magazine of Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah, Al Azhar Magazine in Egypt, and One Million Poet Magazine in Abu Dhabi. As a poet, he has actively participated in several competitions and festivals of Arabic poetry, including the “Rabat International Book Fair” in Morocco in 2022, “The Prince of Poets Competition” in Abu Dhabi in 2021, the “Sharjah Poetic Festival” in Sharjah in 2019, and the “Luxor Poetic Festival” in Egypt in 2016.

On Completion of This Program, You Will Acquire

  • Language Proficiency: Develop the skills to speak, read, and write an African language, enabling effective communication with native speakers and enriching your understanding of authentic texts from the target culture.
  • Cultural Understanding: Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural landscapes of the African continent, fostering cultural sensitivity and creating opportunities for engagement with diverse communities.
  • Global Career Opportunities: Gain a valuable skill that enhances your career prospects. Language proficiency is highly sought after in various professional fields, including translation and interpretation, international relations, social services, and business.

Certification

Upon successful completion, you will receive recognized certificates from The Africa Institute, licensed by the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA).

Mode of Learning

  • In-person
  • Online

Key Dates

  • Classes begin 19 February 2024

*Beginner Level 2 has available seats, to secure your spot, you can either register online or email us at languages@theafricainstitute.org. 

Discover Hausa, a crucial indigenous language in West and Central Africa, with around 150 million native speakers and 60 million second-language users. Hausa, which uses the Latin script, possesses a rich literary tradition dating back to the Middle Ages and features prominently in international radio broadcasts, including West African Radio, Voice of America, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Duetsche Welle Germany, Radio Moscow, and Radio Beijing. Its value extends beyond cultural enrichment; Hausa proficiency is invaluable to professionals, researchers, and fields requiring insights into West and Central Africa.

Discover Hausa, a crucial indigenous language in West and Central Africa, with around 150 million native speakers and 60 million second-language users. Hausa, which uses the Latin script, possesses a rich literary tradition dating back to the Middle Ages and features prominently in international radio broadcasts, including West African Radio, Voice of America, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Duetsche Welle Germany, Radio Moscow, and Radio Beijing. Its value extends beyond cultural enrichment; Hausa proficiency is invaluable to professionals, researchers, and fields requiring insights into West and Central Africa.

Learn Hausa with

Aliyu Mustapha Lawal

Lecturer
MA, Arabic Literature and Criticism, Al Azhar University, Egypt

Lawal is a Lecturer of Hausa and Arabic in the African Languages and Translation program. He worked as a Hausa lecturer at the Faculty of African Postgraduate Studies at Cairo University from 2014 to 2021. Additionally, he is the author of several publications in Arabic poetry, the Hausa language, and translation. Lawal has also worked as a translator, news editor, and broadcaster at the National Media Authority in Maspero, Egypt, from 2020 to 2021. He has made appearances on literary and cultural TV shows in the UAE and Egypt and has published numerous articles and poems in magazines such as Al Qawafee magazine in Sharjah, The Magazine of Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah, Al Azhar Magazine in Egypt, and One Million Poet Magazine in Abu Dhabi. As a poet, he has actively participated in several competitions and festivals of Arabic poetry, including the “Rabat International Book Fair” in Morocco in 2022, “The Prince of Poets Competition” in Abu Dhabi in 2021, the “Sharjah Poetic Festival” in Sharjah in 2019, and the “Luxor Poetic Festival” in Egypt in 2016.

On Completion of This Program, You Will Acquire

  • Language Proficiency: Develop the skills to speak, read, and write an African language, enabling effective communication with native speakers and enriching your understanding of authentic texts from the target culture.
  • Cultural Understanding: Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural landscapes of the African continent, fostering cultural sensitivity and creating opportunities for engagement with diverse communities.
  • Global Career Opportunities: Gain a valuable skill that enhances your career prospects. Language proficiency is highly sought after in various professional fields, including translation and interpretation, international relations, social services, and business.

Certification

Upon successful completion, you will receive recognized certificates from The Africa Institute, licensed by the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA).

Mode of Learning

  • In-person
  • Online

Key Dates

  • Classes begin 19 February 2024

*Beginner Level 2 has available seats, to secure your spot, you can either register online or email us at languages@theafricainstitute.org. 

Register your interest



    Mode of learning

    Level

    STAY IN TOUCH

    Subscribe to our mailing list and get the latest news from The Africa Institute

    FOLLOW US