About Learn English With Africa
People are startled when they hear this name for the first time. Learn English With Africa?
In fact, we should be surprised that Africa is not associated with language learning in the first place.
Nigeria boasts of more than 250 ethnic languages. South Africa counts 11 official languages (Yes, 11). There are at least 10 languages that are spoken in the small country of Malawi alone on a daily basis. English is just one of them.
The truth is these countries are not exceptions at all.
It is very common for an African to be at least bilingual from an early age.
Usually, the child learns his or her mother tongue at home depending on which tribe he or she comes from. It is also not rare to use a different language with friends since the parents might not speak the local language. English, French or Portuguese are picked at school as languages of instruction.
So why not learn from the best?
What makes us different?
# 1: Creativity is our driving force
We thrive on creativity.
We revel in the art of creating.
We adore making things from scratch and turning them into objects of beauty.
All our worksheets, podcasts and stories reflect this-you will not be disappointed at all.
# 2: Language is music
We aim to transmit the love of languages to our learners.
The sounds of English are extraordinary. The sounds of English are unique.
We draw students’ attention to the intonation and rhythms of this beautiful language.
We want learners to love speaking and hearing the sounds of this poetic language.
# 3: Language is imagery
Languages are vivid.
We create mental pictures when we talk.
We use different types of images to express ourselves.
Africa is ripe with vibrant colours and textures.
Our written, audio, video and graphic content aims to recreate that.
# 4: Language is emotions
Languages are not dull.
Languages are alive.
Through English, we express our fears, hope, happiness, delight, sadness or sorrow, hoping that our interlocutor will understand us.
Through English, we express ourselves to the fullest!
# 5: Language is culture
Language is about communication.
To communicate well, we need to understand the other. Where does he or she come from? What are his or her aspirations? What makes this person a human being?
The more we are open-minded, the better we communicate.
# 6: Language is story-telling
Students love stories.
We love to tell those stories.
Short stories are a great and effortless way of learning vocabulary, grammar and sentence construction.
The themes of our stories are varied and aim to inspire, educate, enlighten and entertain.
We hope you now have a better idea of what our website is about. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
You can also visit our online store to purchase African-related products ranging from e-books, worksheets, tailor-made clothes, restyled second-hand clothes and accessories.
We wish you a happy visit!