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Relocating To Ghana? This Is The Ghanaian Language School Teaching Black Expats Twi
Those relocating to Ghana and wanting to learn a local language are in luck. The Twi Learning Center Ghana are popular among Black expats making the big move to Ghana.
The center was founded so to provide learners with an effective 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 hit. With more Black expats making the move over to Ghana, comes more need for cultural immersion. On the website, it highlights this: “we help you appreciate the beauty of Ghana by learning one of the most spoken Ghanaian languages.”
We sat down with CEO and founder Emmanuel Amoh-Obeng to find out more about learning Twi while relocating to Ghana.
Tell us about yourselves?
Is Twi difficult to learn?
Twi as a language is not really difficult to learn. It will be difficult when you don’t 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 need to do is follow what your tutor will tell you and also commit some time to it daily and weekly. It’s a new language and you really need to put in effort to achieve your goals.
Where are most expats from who join the learning center?
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Most expats joining our learning center are from the United States and the United Kingdom. Beyond this the majority of our students are Ghanaians in the diaspora who want to learn their mother tongue so they can have a sense of belongingness when they come or visit home (Ghana).
What should Black expats keep in mind when making the move to Ghana?
The very first thing that should come in mind when you want to move to Ghana is the people and their culture. Ghana has a different way of life compared to wherever you’re coming from. Think about the culture and the language. Ghana homes over 79 local languages. Fortunately for you, you don’t have to learn all the 79 languages. Twi is the most widely spoken local language in Ghana and therefore, you can learn that before making the move or after making the move.
Speaking a local language in Ghana will help your transition a lot. You can easily communicate with people and vice versa. The indigenous Ghanaians will see you as one of their own if you’re able to at least express yourself in the local language. I’d encourage everyone to learn Twi as it’s indeed the widely spoken and easy to learn with Twi Learning Center.