Stéphie-Rose Nyot Nyot, a Cameroonian entrepreneur has launched an online application to facilitate the learning of Bassa, a language spoken by many Cameroonians and roughly two million people worldwide
The application dubbed “Je parle le bassa 2.0”, launched on June 24, in France offers close to fifty lessons and exercises in English and French, to enhance the learning of the Bassa language.
Explaining how it works, Stephanie-Rose Nyot, the initiator, says when connected, the user can select exercises ranging from twenty subjects: conjugation, grammar, vocabulary, calculation, daily life. Each of these themes, she went on, is accompanied by a picture and a translation into bassa. In the end, the user obtains an overall rating to assess the level.
According to Stéphanie-Rose, the project was initiated in 2013, out of her passion to promote and preserve the language. “ I intend developing the concept and adapt it to several African languages” she said.
One user of the application who prefers anonymity says the app has improved his knowledge of Bassa, which happens to be his mother tongue. “Much to the surprise of my family, I can now make some few sentences in Bassa due to the page”.