Moving to Ghana? It is the Ghanaian language school that teaches black Twi expatriates
Those moving to Ghana and wanting to learn a local language are in luck. The Twi Learning Center Ghana is popular among black expats who do the big move to Ghana.
The center was founded to provide learners with an efficient and structured way to learn one of the most widely spoken languages in the region. Offering both virtual and non-virtual classes, the center has proven to be more than a success. With more black expats moving to Ghana, there is more need for cultural immersion. On the websitehe highlights this: “we help you appreciate the beauty of Ghana by learning one of the most widely spoken Ghanaian languages.”
We caught up with CEO and Founder Emmanuel Amoh-Obeng to learn more about learning from Twi during our move to Ghana.
Tell us about you ?
Twi Learning Center Ghana is an online Akan language school, created to teach the Twi and Fante language in a structured and unstructured way. We blend the two to make learning exciting and relevant. Twi is the widely spoken local language in Ghana and hence plays an important role in Ghanaian culture.
You can sit in the comfort of your home or office, no matter where you are and no matter the time differences to take your classes with us.
Our mission is to teach students to read, speak and understand the Twi and Fante language without any difficulty or hindrance. We really want to equip students with the skills to communicate with other Twi and Fante speakers around the world. That’s the point !
Is Twi hard to learn?
Twi as a language is not really difficult to learn. It will be difficult when you do not have well-equipped resources from the institution offering it. With us at the Twi Learning Center (TLC), we have everything you need to succeed as a student. All you have to do is follow what your tutor will tell you and commit to it daily and weekly. It’s a new language and you really have to put in the effort to achieve your goals.
Where do most of the expats who join the learning center come from?
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Most of the expats who join our learning center come from the United States and the United Kingdom. Beyond that, the majority of our students are Ghanaians from the Diaspora who want to learn their mother tongue so that they have a sense of belonging when they come to or visit their country (Ghana).
What should black expats keep in mind when moving to Ghana?
The very first thing you need to think about when you want to move to Ghana is the people and their culture. Ghana has a different way of life than where you come from. Consider culture and language. Ghana is home to over 79 local languages. Luckily for you, you don’t have to learn all 79 languages. Twi is the most widely spoken local language in Ghana so you can learn it before or after moving.
Speaking a local language in Ghana will help your transition a lot. You can easily communicate with people and vice versa. Native Ghanaians will see you as one of their own if you are able to express yourself in at least the local language. I encourage everyone to learn Twi because it is indeed the most talked about and easy to learn with Twi Learning Center.
Where can we find you online?
You can find us on instagram, Facebook
or on our website.