Yamada Language Center

Main Office

175 Mckenzie
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1236

Fall Hours (Sept 24 - Nov 30)

Mon-Thurs 8am–7pm
Fridays 8am–5pm

Thanksgiving Break (Nov 22–Nov 26)
Winter Break (Dec 10–Jan 7)
Closed to the public—please contact us with service requests.


Postal Address

1236 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1236

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Mokaya #SpeaksToTheWorld in Ekegusii, Swahili, Kikuyu, Sheng, French and English

Swahili @ UO

By YLC Staff
Mon, 01/21/2019 - 08:51

Considering how long it takes to build and sustain a language program, the Swahili language program at UO is still relatively young. Now in its 13th year, it's led by the dynamic and determined Professor Mokaya Bosire, who literally teaches all the students and all the classes, from first year through third.
Coming from a rich language background in Kenya, Mokaya deeply appreciates the value and gift of multilingualism. Listen to him describe (with great humiility) the many roles he plays as the sole instructor of Swahili on campus: cultural advocate, counselor, study abroad leader, sociolinguist and much more.