9 Reasons to Learn Wolof (+ the best resources to learn it)

Have you ever wanted to learn an African language but not sure where to begin? What about learning Wolof? It’s time for 9 Reasons to Learn Wolof.

Have you ever wanted to learn an African language but not sure where to begin? What about learning Wolof? It's time for 9 Reasons to Learn Wolof. Click through for your free Travel Phrases PDF!

My Story

Wolof is a language I knew nothing about until the Polyglot Gathering a few years ago when I first met Khady Ndoye.

Khady is a language learner and professional who blogs at La Polyglotte. She has a strong experience and passion for African languages and is bound to inspire you to learn a language you may never have thought of learning such as Wolof, Swahili or Lingala.

I went to Khady’s presentation and learnt some basic phrases in the language and a little about the culture, which was really interesting.

So Wolof is almost as new to me as it may be to you!


If you’re feeling inspired, I found a few resources for you to get started with learning Wolof.

Live Lingua – some beginner courses including a little audio.

Memrise – there’s a good choice of Wolof courses on Memrise to give you the basics.

Senegal Wolof School – a few lessons on YouTube here.

Wolof 101 – some starter lessons on MyKajabi.

uTalk – uTalk has Wolof! Yay!

9 Reasons to Learn Wolof

Without further ado, here’s the video featuring reasons from the awesome Khady Ndoye.

Your Free Travel Phrases

If you’re feeling inspired, get your hands on some Wolof starter phrases for travel with my free Wolof Travel Phrases for you.

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About Lindsay Williams

Why hello there! I'm Lindsay and I do Languages. I blog, vlog and teach all things language. I blog about languages right here at Lindsay Does Languages, and about travel over at Mundo Trundle. If you're looking for language learning inspiration then stay a while. You might find just what you're looking for. :)