Communicate in Amharic, spoken by over 40 million people in Ethiopia, utilized in government and transcending regional boundaries, with its unique writing system comprising 256 syllabic letters flowing from left to right. Amharic is a valuable tool not only for Ethiopians but also for international non-profit groups, diplomats, advisors, and scholars in anthropology, geology, biology, history, archaeology, and linguistics who work in Ethiopia and seek language training in Amharic.

Learn Amharic with

Binyam Sisay Mendisu

Associate Professor of African Languages and Linguistics
Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Oslo, Norway

Mendisu is a native speaker of Amharic and has experience in teaching Amharic as a foreign language and developing supporting teaching materials including dictionaries. He was Associate Professor and founding Dean of Humanities (2010-2012) at Addis Ababa University (AAU). As an education specialist in UNESCO-IICBA between 2016-2021, he worked on mother tongue education and teacher policy developments in Uganda, the Seychelles, Burundi, Malawi and Mozambique. He also led various projects and initiatives related to linguistic capacity building and early childhood education. Currently, he sits on the Steering Committee of African Science Leadership Program (ASLP), University of Pretoria, South Africa and is a fellow of the International Science Council (ISC). He holds dual roles as an Associate Professor of African Languages and Linguistics and Associate Director of The Africa Institute. Read more.

On Completion of This Program, You Will Acquire

  • Language Proficiency: Develop the skills to speak, read, and write an African language, enabling effective communication with native speakers and enriching your understanding of authentic texts from the target culture.
  • Cultural Understanding: Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural landscapes of the African continent, fostering cultural sensitivity and creating opportunities for engagement with diverse communities.
  • Global Career Opportunities: Gain a valuable skill that enhances your career prospects. Language proficiency is highly sought after in various professional fields, including translation and interpretation, international relations, social services, and business.

Certification

Upon successful completion, you will receive recognized certificates from The Africa Institute, licensed by the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA).

Mode of Learning

  • In-person
  • Online

Key Dates

  • Classes begin 19 February 2024

Registrations are now open for the next intake in Fall 2024!

Communicate in Amharic, spoken by over 40 million people in Ethiopia, utilized in government and transcending regional boundaries, with its unique writing system comprising 256 syllabic letters flowing from left to right. Amharic is a valuable tool not only for Ethiopians but also for international non-profit groups, diplomats, advisors, and scholars in anthropology, geology, biology, history, archaeology, and linguistics who work in Ethiopia and seek language training in Amharic.

Communicate in Amharic, spoken by over 40 million people in Ethiopia, utilized in government and transcending regional boundaries, with its unique writing system comprising 256 syllabic letters flowing from left to right. Amharic is a valuable tool not only for Ethiopians but also for international non-profit groups, diplomats, advisors, and scholars in anthropology, geology, biology, history, archaeology, and linguistics who work in Ethiopia and seek language training in Amharic.

Learn Amharic with

Binyam Sisay Mendisu

Associate Professor of African Languages and Linguistics
Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Oslo, Norway

Mendisu is a native speaker of Amharic and has experience in teaching Amharic as a foreign language and developing supporting teaching materials including dictionaries. He was Associate Professor and founding Dean of Humanities (2010-2012) at Addis Ababa University (AAU). As an education specialist in UNESCO-IICBA between 2016-2021, he worked on mother tongue education and teacher policy developments in Uganda, the Seychelles, Burundi, Malawi and Mozambique. He also led various projects and initiatives related to linguistic capacity building and early childhood education. Currently, he sits on the Steering Committee of African Science Leadership Program (ASLP), University of Pretoria, South Africa and is a fellow of the International Science Council (ISC). He holds dual roles as an Associate Professor of African Languages and Linguistics and Associate Director of The Africa Institute. Read more.

On Completion of This Program, You Will Acquire

  • Language Proficiency: Develop the skills to speak, read, and write an African language, enabling effective communication with native speakers and enriching your understanding of authentic texts from the target culture.
  • Cultural Understanding: Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural landscapes of the African continent, fostering cultural sensitivity and creating opportunities for engagement with diverse communities.
  • Global Career Opportunities: Gain a valuable skill that enhances your career prospects. Language proficiency is highly sought after in various professional fields, including translation and interpretation, international relations, social services, and business.

Certification

Upon successful completion, you will receive recognized certificates from The Africa Institute, licensed by the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA).

Mode of Learning

  • In-person
  • Online

Key Dates

  • Classes begin 19 February 2024

Registrations are now open for the next intake in Fall 2024!

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