Introductory Twi (Asante) for Speakers of English

Introductory Twi (Asante) for Speakers of English


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Introductory Twi (Asante) for Speakers of English by Mr Yaw Bright, Mr Andrew Ofori

The Ashanti Region of Ghana is a relic of the famous Ashanti Kingdom. Its existence in these contemporary times as well as its recognition as one of those kingdoms that gave colonial masters a 'run for their money' has generated interest from scholars and tourists from all walks of life.

Interests in Ashanti culture has been characterized by visits to the Manhyia Palace, the Kumasi Cultural Centre and other notable places. Such tourists and patrons of the Kingdom have expressed interest in learning the language of the people. "Introductory Twi (Asante) for Speakers of English" comes in handy to help learners.

It is an exciting self-study Textbook for Speakers of English to learn Asante Twi. The method is based around the technique that a child uses when learning its mother tongue. First you listen, then you understand and then you speak.

The book is accompanied by a downloadable MP3 audio recording, which helps you with the phonetics of the language. Both textbook and audio recording are bilingual - Twi and English. The course is made up of fourteen lessons covering various spheres of human activity.

Exercises at the end of the lessons will help you to develop and practice the correct use of the language. They are designed to make sure you fully understand the contents of the lessons.
A key at the back of the book gives you answers to the exercises.

You will also find a miscellany of items such as how to say the following in Twi: time, days of the week, months of the year and the numerals. At the back of the book are two vocabularies: Twi-English and English -Twi, arranged in alphabetical order.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467961028
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 981,482
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

The author, Hubert Fiamavle, is currently working on "Introductory Ewe for Speakers of English", which will be out in the first quarter of 2013.

He is the CEO of Gracintel Educational Limited, which owns and operates an English language training center in Ghana. He previously served as an Administrative Officer in Ghana's Public Service.

He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Ghana. He has also published a paper on Road Safety Strategies, stemmed from an extensive research on road safety in Ghana.

He loves languages and enjoys helping others to learn English language. He speaks three African and two European languages including English.

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