Learn to speak Bambara
I ni se! Welcome! Are you looking to learn or improve your Bambara because you realize that French or English can’t connect you with people in West Africa? An ka taa! Let’s go!
I’m Coleman Donaldson and I’m a teacher of Bambara with a PhD in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. I’ve been speaking, teaching and exploring Bambara and related varieties such as Dioula and Malinké since 2009 when I was in the Peace Corps.
I help you learn via...
Are you looking for private lessons tailored to your needs as a complete beginner, a rusty Peace Corps volunteer, or as heritage learner from the West African diaspora?
Are you beyond the basics, but looking for a way to keep practicing and speaking on your own but with some guidance instead of boring flashcards and apps that don’t work? How about a distance tutor program via WhatsApp/Telegram and a GoogleDoc?
I produce videos both for beginners and more advanced students looking for authentic materials from the streets of West Africa.