Dr. Ajani received his Ph.D. degree in Linguistics and a graduate Certificate in TESOL from the University of Florida (UF). His doctoral dissertation (under the direction of Dr. M. J. Hardman) is entitled “Aspect in Yoruba and Nigerian English.” He obtained his M.A. and M.Phil. degrees in Applied Linguistics from the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris. His educational and teaching experiences span three continents (Africa, Europe and North America). He has taught in High School, Community Colleges and the University. While at the UF he taught Yoruba, Intro to African Litt.; African Humanities and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. He also taught African Cultures and Literatures, and African Religions and Cultures at surrounding Community Colleges. He has been a reviewer for the US Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (FDDRA) and Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Programs, as well as for the Title VI International Research and Studies (IRS) Program since 2003.
Dr. Timothy T. Ajani
Office: NERC 326
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Elementary French I (FREN 110-02)
Elementary French II (FREN 120-01)
Intermediate French I (FREN 211-01)
Intermediate French II (FREN 212-01)
Elementary Yoruba I (YORU 110-01)
Elementary Yoruba II (YORU 120-01)
Dr. Ajani’s research interests are in the New Englishes, with emphasis on Nigerian English; the language of African literature, with specific interest in the English of Amos Tutuola, Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe; Yoruba language and linguistics; and English and French as Second or Foreign languages.