Are you looking for private online lessons tailored to your needs as a complete beginner, a rusty Peace Corps volunteer, or as heritage learner from the West African diaspora?
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 teach in both English and French!
J’enseigne en français et anglais!
Besides lessons, I also produce resources for both beginners and more advanced students looking for authentic materials from the streets of West Africa: