About

Greetings from the Director

John MuganeJohn M. Mugane, Director of African Languages Program

Established in 2003, the African Language Program in the Department of African and African American Studies offers instruction in more than ten languages every semester.  African languages can be taken to fulfill the foreign language requirement for Harvard College. These languages are a core part of the African Studies Track in the Department of African and African American Studies (AAAS) and relate well to a variety of courses within Harvard College, and other constituents of Harvard University. All language offerings are contingent upon enrollment of at least two Harvard undergraduate students or one graduate student.  Read more >

History of the Program

The African Language Program (ALP) at Harvard University was established in 2003 in the Department of African and African American Studies. ALP offers instruction in more than fifteen languages every semester and has offered more than 40 languages since inception.  Read more >

Enrollment Statistics

The African Language Program has experienced consistent growth since inception with an ever increasing number of students expressing interest in the language courses offered.  Read more >

Contact the Language Program

The African Language Program is located within the Department of African and African American Studies at 12 Quincy St.; 2nd Floor; Cambridge, MA 02138.  Read more >