AKWAABA!

The year 2016 saw the birth of LEARNAKAN, a rather broad initiative aimed at promoting the reading, writing, and speaking of the Akan language across the globe. The flagship offshoot of this project, LearnAkan.Com, was launched on July 17, 2016 to teach various aspects of the language to learners around the world.

LearnAkanDictionary.Com, formerly MyTwiDictionary.Com, followed suit as the second baby of the LearnAkan Project. Launched on March 6, 2018, LearnAkanDictionary.Com is your ultimate online destination for English to Twi; Twi to English translations. The site is ideal for Twi learners of all levels, linguists, and other professionals who use the Twi dialect in their line of work.

On March 1, 2019, we added to the project the LEARNAKAN FLUENCY CLUB. The club, which started out as a private online class for just a few people, has since grown into a social community with structured courses, downloadable handouts, quizzes, assignments,  and other very useful learning resources available to its members. LFC members get to learn with  like-minded, motivated community of Twi learners from all over the world, making friends in the process. 

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Hi, my name is Stephen Awiba, popularly known here as YAW. I am the founder of LEARNAKAN.

I was born and grew up in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital of Ghana, where Akan (Asante Twi) is spoken as the first language.

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 with a thesis on humour in Akan dramatic discourse.

I live and work from Accra, Ghana. You may connect with me on Facebook here.

MOTIVATION FOR STARTING LEARNAKAN

I summed it all up in LEARNAKAN’s launch article. You may read it here.

HOW TO SUPPORT THE PROJECT

If you find this initiative useful and would like to support its continuation, you can donate any amount towards it with the form below. Any amount you donate will be appreciated greatly.

CONTACT

For business inquiries, lesson requests, questions, suggestions and/or constructive criticisms, you may send me an email via [email protected] or visit the Contact page to leave a message.