Linguistics | Elementary Twi/Akan I
W101 | 5230 | Essien, H.


4 credits
This course is the first part of a two-part course.
Open to undergraduates only.
Also meets with W501 (Graduates)

Introduction to TWI, a major language of West Africa, spoken by the
Akan peoples of Ghana.  With  approximately three million speakers,
it is the major language in Ghana. It is also spoken by thousands of
people in the Ivory Coast.  Basic grammatical structures and
vocabulary, emphasis on the spoken language, oral and listening
comprehension, language use in specific social settings like the
market, school, hospital, doctor's office, among others. Important
cultural points like food, clothing, marriage, etc. Videos and
Internet resources will be used.