Introduction to Lingala; emphasizes grammar, pronunciation, reading and conversation in standard Lingala. Participation in language laboratory required. Same as AFST 211.
Continuation of elementary Lingala, with introduction of more advanced grammar; emphasizes more fluency in speaking, reading, and writing simple sentences in standard Lingala. Same as AFST 212. Participation in language laboratory required. Prerequisite: LGLA 201.
Survey of more advanced grammar, with emphasis on increasing conversational fluency, composition skills, study of written texts in the standard and spoken Lingala dialects, and discussion of grammatical variations. Same as AFST 413. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: LGLA 202.
Continuation of LGLA 403. Emphasizes ability to engage in reasonably fluent discourse in Lingala, comprehensive knowledge of formal grammar, and ability to read ordinary texts in various Lingala dialects. Same as AFST 414. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: LGLA 403.
Third-year Lingala with emphasis on conversational fluency and on increased ability in reading and comprehending texts, including newspaper prose and Central African cultural materials, in at least two Lingala varieties. Course will also deal with the advanced level grammar found in such texts. Same as AFST 415. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: LGLA 404 or equivalent.
Continuation of LGLA 405 with increased emphasis on conversational fluency and comprehension of advanced level grammar in the reading of a variety of prose texts on current cultural issues. Same as AFST 416. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: LGLA 405 or equivalent.
Selected readings from modern Lingala authors and composers, with a focus on novels, plays, music, and basic poetry illustrative of Central African cultural issues and advanced level Lingala grammar, as well as development of expository writing skills. Same as AFST 417. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: LGLA 406.
Continuation of LGLA 407 with increased emphasis on the reading and comprehension of literary texts exemplified in advanced level novels, plays, and poetry, as well as on advanced mastery of expository writing skills. Same as AFST 418. Prerequisite: LGLA 407.