18 Sep Malagasy Online Course – Level 1
Learn Malagasy, also known as Malgache, is the only language spoken in the whole of Madagascar, and is the official language along with French. Despite being located off northern coast of Africa, it’s more closely related to the Malayo-Polynesian languages of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Because of this, and the inevitable influences from mainland African languages, in particular the Bantu language of Swahili, (plus Arabic, French and English, due to the colonial, merchant and pirate affect), Malagasy has a soft, musical quality that is truly fascinating.
Reflecting its colourful history, Malagasy is also very poetical, rich in imagery. For example, we say ‘dusk’, the Malagasy say ‘maizim-bava vilany’ (‘lit when the mouth of the cooking pot is dark’).
With our Malagasy Starter Microlearning Course, you can:
- Identify the alphabet and the sounds in Malagasy
- Introduce yourself and others
- Talk about colors
- Use numbers 1-20
- Use the days of the week
- Use simple greetings
- Talk about professions
- Talk about countries and where you live
- Tell the time
- Give your phone number and contact details
- Talk about food and drinks