Wolof101: About Us

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Wolof is a large ethnic group in the West African nations of Senegal and The Gambia.

Senegal is a former French colony and The Gambia is a former British colony.

Wolof refers to both the people and the language.

Wolof as a language is classified within the Northern Branch of the West Atlantic Niger-Congo language family.

There are over 7 000 000 million Wolof speakers worldwide.

Despite French remaining the official language of Senegal, Wolof has become the lingua franca.


Wolof101 provides online Wolof lessons for speakers of English.

Each program contains five lessons and a revision test.

Each lesson includes audio, text and images.

Lessons include downloadable activities and online activities.

Learn at your own pace.

Suitable for tourists and volunteers.

Program 1 assumes no prior knowledge.

Each additional program builds on the previous program.

Content delivered in bite-sized pieces.

Learn on your smartphone, tablet or desktop.


Mass and Cam are the Wolof101 teachers.

Mass is from Senegal and is fluent in Wolof, French, English and Italian.

Cam is from Australia and is fluent in English and operates at an intermediate level of Wolof.

Cam is a university trained teacher and has experience teaching English in local Senegalese schools.