Every year, new Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) join us from across the African continent so that UW students can learn languages from native speakers. As cultural ambassadors, they also welcome opportunities to engage with your classrooms, schools, and the broader community to learn from them about their home countries. The African language FLTAs are sponsored by the African Cultural Studies Department.
Introducing Abubakar Sulaiman, Hausa FLTA
Abubakar holds a Bachelor of Arts in English & Literary Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. As a teacher, writer, and literary critic, he has interests in world literature, popular culture, theory & cultural studies, diaspora writing, memory studies & trauma. You can reach Abubakar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited that Hausa is back at UW thanks to Abubakar! For more information on these courses, click here.
Introducing Tolulope Oluwayemisi Adelabu, Yoruba FLTA
Tolulope is a princess of Afa Kingdom in Ondo state, a member of the Yoruba ethnic group in South-West Nigeria. She would be teaching African 373: Intermediate Yoruba this fall at the Department of African Cultural Studies, with in-person classes. She received a joint honors bachelor’s degree in English and Education and a joint honors Master’s degree in English Literature and Education from the University of Lagos. She has over seven years of experience in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) across different educational levels.
Introducing Amany Khafagy, Arabic FLTA
Amany holds a Bachelor’s degree in English language and literature majoring in EN-AR translation, University of Ain-Shams“ Al- Alsun” (Cairo, Egypt). Currently, she is working as an Arabic teaching assistant in UW. She is an ESL instructor and translator who is so passionate about languages learning and acquisition.
Introducing Shadrack Kipsang, Swahili FLTA
Shadrack is an MA graduate from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches Swahili language and culture. Shadrack loves to volunteer in community work and he is currently looking for such opportunities in Madison and elsewhere. He is also open to giving talks on African topics.
Produced by Carly Lucas.