Senegal: Language and Diversity











Teacher Activities

Student Engagement

Materials and Resources



  • Restate or elicit responses thru questions about the use of the dominant and official language (French) and the dominant African language (Wolof) in Senegal society



  • Individually have students read each document;
  • In small groups have students discuss meaning of each document and problems with policies of each document


  • PPT: Language-Senegal, Ruddy slides on French- #13, 31; slides on African Language-       #30, 49, 53, 61
  • Handouts from Language Policy doc. excerpts


  • After discussing in small groups, have each student write a list of as many possible disadvantages if using only 1 or 2 languages in Senegal