Akwaaba! Welcome! Are you a Ghanaian born and raised abroad? Are you a foreign national who has plans of visiting Ghana? Are you a Ghanaian or foreigner based in Ghana who struggles to speak the most-spoken indigenous language, Akan? Or, perhaps, you simply want to learn to speak a new language. You have come to the right place.
LearnAkan.Com is a free e-learning website dedicated to helping you to read, write and speak the Akan language, spoken in most parts of Ghana in West Africa. The site was set up in June 2016 and officially launched on July 17, 2016. Here, you will find a wide range of useful lessons touching on different aspects of the language.
There is also a dedicated Facebook page, where you can get quick Twi tips and also get to interact with other learners. While helping you to learn the language, I try to tell you about the rich cultural heritage of the Akan people.
Beyond acquiring the language from home as a child, I have also had the opportunity of studying it as a school subject at both the basic and high school levels. Again, my love for the workings of the language saw me pursuing a degree in Linguistics at the University of Ghana, taking a number of Akan-related courses. In 2014, I moved to Norway to pursue an MPhil in English Linguistics and Language Acquisition at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, graduating in 2016.
Currently, I am the website’s sole tutor and I teach the Asante Twi dialect. I live and work from Accra, Ghana. You may connect with me on Facebook here.
The choice of www.learnakan.com as the domain name for this website is borne out of my future ambition for the project. The idea is to broaden the site’s scope with time by bringing in other tutors to teach few other popular dialects of Akan. For now, I am the website’s only tutor and I handle the Asante Twi dialect. Hence, all lessons currently on the website relate to this particular dialect, until further notice.
I summed it all up in the website’s launch article. You may read it here.
If you like the website and would like to support its continuous running and maintenance, you can donate any amount towards it with the form below. Any amount you donate will be appreciated greatly.
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