Program Information

African languages can be taken to fulfill the foreign language requirement for Harvard College and the African language requirement for concentrations in the Department of African and African American Studies.

Courses in the African Language Program provide students with literacy skills (ability to understand, speak, read and write) in the languages so that they can be functional in specific countries and regions of Africa.

Open House

The ALP Open House is a great opportunity to learn more about the language program through informal interaction with the program's faculty and staff.
The Open House is held every semester just before shopping period begins and brings together faculty, staff and students to discuss African languages and opportunities in the program.