FSI: Twi Basic Course (Download)

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Level 1
Basic Course

Foreign Service Institute
Department of State

The Course Used by Diplomats

Learn Twi the proven way -- just like a diplomat!

Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have used our courses to learn Twi in as little as 25 minutes a day, entirely on their own. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve fluency in Twi using this proven audio/text method.

While other premium computer-based language courses offer only the means to learn to speak, with Audio-Forum®, you'll not only speak fluently, you'll also master reading, writing, and grammar skills at a scholarly level -- all with the confidence and polish of a native Twi speaker. After all, diplomats have proven for years that this method works!

This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
* 5.6 hours of audio, 20 units
* 240-page text
* Tone terracing and sentence intonation
* Tone and length drills
* Basic dialog and conversation
* Vowels, pronouns, and noun plurals
* Grammar notes and writing awareness
* Lexical and sentence drills
* Substitution and combination drills
* Grammatical drills

The U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute developed full-length courses specifically for diplomats, the very people who must learn a language quickly and effectively. Having worked with FSI authors and instructors, these courses have been fully tested through usage before release to the public. For over 40 years, Audio-Forum® has been the original and most trusted source for Foreign Service Institute language courses.

About the Language
Twi (also known as Akan) belongs to the Niger-Congo language family. It is the principal native language of the Akan regions of southern Ghana, with over 9 million native speakers, and is also spoken in Cote d'Ivoire and Benin. It is a tone language, each syllable in a word having its own tone or pitch. Three dialects have developed as literary standards: Asante, Akuapem (together called Twi), and Fante. Although the spoken forms were mutually intelligible, the written forms historically were not understood by speakers of the other dialects; thus, a common writing system for all of Akan was established in 1978.

Enhanced PDF Features
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System Requirements for Enhanced PDF Features
Mac® OS X® 10.5 & up
Intel® processor
512 MB RAM
Windows® 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM