Ẹ káàbọ̀! Welcome! I am Tosin, I have been teaching with results for about 8 years. Ṣé dáadáa ni?
I was born and raised in Ilesa, a Yoruba city in the southwestern part of Nigeria where I spent decades actively using Yoruba as a native speaker, academically learning it; and later, teaching it.
My passion has made me relevant in the training of several individuals from different parts of the world with whom I keep contact daily, teaching the beautiful language.
You can presently find me in Germany: working, volunteering, and training in the field of Linguistics and African Verbal Arts. You can also catch me writing my new book and happily creating contents for my social media pages.
ME AS A TEACHER
My latest success story: Three months ago, I started teaching an Italian woman, we started with three lessons per week, then gradually slowed it down to two per week. Today we both speak and write in Yoruba. Trust me, we are still on that path to fluency.
I get the question every time: “how long will it take me to speak Yoruba fluently?” Yes, you will, but not in one month. As a beginner, you need a solid starting point. And you don’t need to spend years acquiring this.
I provide a thorough foundation that will give you a rounded experience making you a creative user of Yoruba in no time even if your commitment is once or twice a week.
I have the tools, let me show you how to use them :)
MY LESSONS AND TEACHING STYLE
My classes thrive on organisation.
Let’s look at it this way: The lessons are tailored in such a way that beyond chatting or writing our notes down, you own all the vocabularies and relevant expressions you learn in a separate file which grows in parallel with your learning, thus you are looking at a holistic experience of instruction!
This you can fall back to every time, and we can easily use them to form tools for easy memorisation and learning by heart. With this, we solve the problem of “scattered” knowledge which is a major vice against learning.
Finally, be reminded that Yoruba is a tonal language, let's meet and sing it out! Looking forward to meeting you!
National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) - Taraba State, Nigeria
Teaching of Yoruba language to non-Yoruba speaking young adults.
2018 - 0
Yoruba - World wide web
Teaching of Yoruba language in its different dimensions. Student quote : Gideon is THE BEST!!! He is competent, patient and very supportive!! My goal is not to just be familiar with words and phrases here and there that are only good for “party tricks”, my goal is to be fluent! Gideon’s skills not just as a native speaker but also as a teacher by trade makes a BIG difference!!! - Gigi Matthews (USA)