Introduction to Akan Twi

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Mfitiaseɛ Nkɔmmɔdie Akan (Twi)

Introductory Conversational Akan (Twi)

Course Description

Introductory Twi in an eight week class course where you will learn the essentials to function in a Twi-speaking environment within a Ghanaian cultural context. You will learn greetings, introductions, and basic conversational skills. You will learn pronounciation, sentence structure, and regular verb tenses. Cultural lessons are part of lanugage learning and you will learn how to speak intelligently about yourself and to find out information from others, how to address different people, proverbs, how to speak about where you are from, where you live and more! Learning activities are appropriate for all ages and will include listening, speaking, reading, role-playing, and writing. You will be expected to reinforce learning between classes by completing homework assignments and by learning and using vocabulary words, and engaging with your classmates on the site and in the groups. A practical assessment of acquired skills concludes the course.

Mfitiaseɛ Nkɔmmɔdia Akan (Twi) Adesua Nhyehyɛɛ

Introductory Conversational Akan (Twi) Course Syllabus

  1. Adesuadeɛ a ɛdi kan: Twi Kasa nnyegyeɛ (Sounds of the Twi Language), Nsɛmfua afoforɔ (new words)
  2. Adesuadeɛ a ɛtɔ so mmienu: Apɔmuden ho nkyea (asking after one’s health), Mmerɛ ahodoɔ nkyea (greetings for various times)
  3. Adesuadeɛ a etɔ mmiensa: Wo din (Your name)
  4. Adesuadeɛ a ɛtɔ so nnan: Baabi a wofiri (Where you are from); Baabi a wote (Where you live)
  5. Adesuadeɛ a ɛtɔ so nnum: Deɛ wopɛ (That which you like)
  6. Adesuadeɛ a ɛtɔ so nsia: Deɛ woyɛ (That which you do)
  7. Adesuadeɛ a ɛtɔ so nson: Mfeɛ a woadi (The years that you have lived (age)); Wo ho asɛm (Description); Sɛnea wo nipudua teɛ (How your body is)
  8. Adesuadeɛ a ɛtɔ so nwɔtwe: Twi Nsɔhwɛ (Twi exam); Awieeɛ adwuma (Work on final projects)

Lesson Structure

  1. Introduction – lesson review
  2. Overview – outline leaning objectives
  3. Lesson – using listening, speaking, reading , and other activities
  4. Introduce new vocabulary
  5. Exercises and practice
  6. Recap of the day’s lesson and assign week’s homework

Lesson Components

  1. Nsɛmfua afoforɔ (vocabulary)
  2. Nkɔmmɔdie (dialogue) i.e using the language
  3. Dwumadie ahodoɔ (exercises), i.e. reciting numbers, place names/locations, n.k.
  4. Adetie ne asɛmka dwumadie (listening and speaking exercises)
  5. Akenkan ne adetwerɛ dumadie (reading and writing exercises)
  6. Nsɛm bi fa amammerɛ ho (cultural notes) i.e. The Twi speaking worldview and customs
  7. Nsɛm bi fa kasa mmara ho (grammar notes)
  8. Fie dwumadie (homework)

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Course Includes

  • 6 Lessons
  • 1 Topic
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