Learn Amharic UK

Amharic is the most widely spoken language in Ethiopia and the second most widely spoken Semitic language after Arabic. It uses Ge’ez script, an ancient Ethiopic writing which is one of very few African scripts. Tens of millions of people in Ethiopia and worldwide have Amharic as their first or second language.

We offer trained instructors to teach you Amharic, whether for holidays, business or sport. We offer customized courses either one-to-one or in a class setting. Our basic course gives you a grasp of basic conversation and etiquette as you learn Amharic. Our instructors are used both to Ethiopia and UK and have Amharic as their first language.

We offer both beginners’ and intermediate classes. These are 2-hour lessons, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, held at our venue in central London, for more details have a look at our website here. If you want to learn Amharic in London, please contact us to express interest. We look forward to meeting you!

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18 thoughts on “Learn Amharic UK”

  1. Are you offering face to face Amharic courses in London? If so, what is the cost, time/length and location of course? Thanks.

    1. Hi Elizabeth, thanks for your interest. We do face to face classes for beginners and intermediate, but we do not yet have a date for the next series. We also offer one on one tuition with our experienced tutors in central London. Contact us info@learnamharic.co.uk for more details.

    1. Hi Freddie, thanks for interest, its a beautiful language and much fun to study. The students in our central London evening classes finished their second lesson and they are making great progress in our beginners class, they are already reading quite a few characters and able to translate some Amharic phrases into English and vice versa.

  2. Hi haw are you ?
    I want from you to give me more details about this website i mean i am ethiopian but i m not in ethioipia so would you teache amharic as online ,
    Am in kenya esp nairobi so i am waiting you respons thank you so much

    1. Hi Abdi Hassan, thank-you for your interest in the beautiful Amharic language. We are concentrating our teaching in London, where we run evening classes, and in face to face teaching. Unfortunately we have not yet developed online teaching via Skype. You can find some good resources online for learning Amharic, this one Amharicteacher.com is free and helpful. You may also find some good friends locally who can teach you if they know the language properly. Good luck in your studies.

  3. Hi, I would like to teach my daughter Amharic. She is 8 months old. I speak the language. I am looking to buy books with pictures to help me teach her objects, basic words. Do you sell book, if not can you suggest anyone.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Lemlem,
      Thanks for your inquiry. I think there are some children’s books being published by various publishers and they are available in UK. I can think of Hahu Books, you can look at their website here http://www.hahubooks.co.uk. We will look at what the other options are in the coming months and perhaps do a post.
      Enjoy your lovely daughter!
      Best wishes

  4. Comment from Desta
    I agree with the facts presented herein in your blog to justify the importance of learning Amharic language. Amharic did serve not only as a medium of communication but also as a common denominator unifying the various cultural and language groups in the country. However, these days, an increasing number of Ethiopian people such as the
    Oromos, Somalias, Tigreans and Eritreans do not speak Amharic anymore.
    Other than the Amharas, only the southern people are willing to keep it as their working language. I have witnessed a number of cases where Ethiopans could not understand their own national language, instead use English in official meetings were Non-Ethiopians are NOT present.
    The young generation is more interested in learning English to be competitive on the global labour market and to benefit from the growing information technology.
    Considering these facts, is Amharic nearing its end-of-service? What do you think?

    1. Thanks for your comment, it is an interesting debate.
      I am so struck by the vitality, humour and expressiveness of Amharic, that can say 3 things at once and make you laugh and learn with every sentence, or every verse if its a song or azmari.
      My view is that so many people love Amharic and they continue to create new literature, comedy, drama, film, information and music in it – I cannot imagine it dying anytime soon.

    1. Hi Parvin, thanks for your interest in the beautiful Amharic language. It is easy to get to the point where you can exchange some phrases with people and hold some conversations.

      1. Thanks for your interst, we are only teaching Amharic language, which the beautiful and rich language spoken in Ethiopia and by many Ethiopians around the world. There is lots of interest from people who want to learn Amharic in London. Amharic is also a Semitic language but you’ll need to look elsewhere if you want to learn Arabic. Good luck with your studies.

  5. Dear AmharicLesson,

    I would like to know how much your basic course of ten 2 hour sessions costs?

    Thank you

    1. Hi Geraldine, thanks for your interest. We are developing details of our autumn course and will get back to you shortly.

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