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The Role of Twi in Shaping Ghanaian Culture and Identity x Twi Learning Center | S6 Ep.1 (Premiere)
Episode 12nd May 2024 • The Sound of Accra Podcast • Adrian Daniels
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In our Season 6 opener, Adrian sits down with Emmanuel Amoh-Obeng, Founder of Twi Learning Center, to explore the importance of preserving language and culture, with a focus on the Ghanaian Twi language. They discuss the language courses available at the Twi Learning Center and the impact of understanding and adapting to Ghanaian culture in both business and everyday life. 

Emmanuel shares his experiences and the journey of starting the online school, with a focus on connecting people to their roots and maintaining the authenticity of Ghanaian languages. The conversation delves into the significance of language and culture in shaping identity, financial decisions, and everyday life for Ghanaians and returning expats. Join us as we delve into the rich traditions and the vital role of language preservation in shaping a thriving community.

In this episode you are going to learn:

  • How preserving Ghanaian languages is essential for connecting with heritage and thriving in the modern world

  • The significance of understanding and adapting to Ghanaian culture for business and everyday success in Accra

  • The rich tapestry of Ghanaian heritage and language preservation. Our podcast episode delves into the importance of learning Twi and Fanti, connecting people to their roots and fostering a sense of community

  • The profound influence of language and cultural norms in Ghana

  • Our enlightening conversation delves into the roots of language, identity, and the need to preserve rich cultural traditions in a globalized world

  • How to Unlock the power of the Twi language as a gateway to understanding and embracing Ghanaian culture. 

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00:00 Intro

03:21 Twi Learning Centre chosen for its cultural significance

07:27 Understanding language requires learning its aspects professionally

09:54 TLC provides support for education and resources

15:39 Losing language means losing identity, communication essential.

16:57 Preserve culture and language for future generations

20:51 Multiple courses focusing on language acquisition techniques.

24:58 Helping people connect to their roots, worldwide

26:39 Passionate about language and culture, discussing tree's future.

30:20 Losing cultural values in society, lack of respect

38:24 Ghanaian identity tied to American influence

41:42 Networking, language practice, and shared learning experiences

43:30 Ghana tourism, Zoom classes, free for travellers.

47:39 Dedication to understanding and helping others in language

51:10 Language barriers hinder purchases, return to Ghana

53:46 Students thankful for iPhone gift, feel at home

57:22 Passionate about propagating Twi language worldwide

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Our mission is always the same, to promote Global Ghanaian excellence. And always to bring you closer to Accra, whenever you are, with powerful stories that make you want to take action in your career, business or personal life. 

For almost 5 years, we have been championing global Ghanaian founders, entrepreneurship and Creators through podcasting. We've achieved 10s of thousands of audio downloads worldwide and published well over 150 episodes to date.

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