Replies: 8 - Last Post: Mar 25, 2013 4:38 AM Last Post By: ICDT2
Nov 14, 2012 12:42 PM
Learning SomaliHi All,
Next summer (June to August 2013) I need to start learning Somali. What better way than by living and working there?
I am already a qualified teacher. I was thinking of hitting up some universities in Somalia / Somaliland and volunteering to teach in exchange for a place to stay. Does anyone know of any reputable universities in Hargeisa that I should chase? I have no idea which ones are decent and which are not.
Alternatively, if anyone can think of any other organisations that might take me on for a month or more of volunteer work, please let me know!
Oh, and yes, I know it's probably much easier to learn Somali in London or Nairobi....
Nov 14, 2012 9:10 PM
Nov 14, 2012 11:00 PM
Nov 16, 2012 3:17 AM
3Try contacting any of the schools there for work - many of them would love a native English speaker. In most any area that you'd safely live in Somaliland, most of the people speak great English but you can seek out opportunities to learn Somali.
If you're not set on Somaliland, look up programs serving Somali refugees - Kenya, Ethiopia, Yemen, Minnesota, London, etc. They often have education programs and in need of teachers. The settings may be more conducive for learning Somali.
Nov 19, 2012 5:18 AM
Nov 22, 2012 12:03 AM
5Abaarso tech should still be closed down as far as I know. The university of hargeisa used to take several foreign English teachers and pay a local-ish salary. I think they have mostly stopped this now but look into it. Another TTer Iggyab I think it is, used to teach there so should have some insight. It might be worth noting that Somaliland dialect is different from South-Central (and I imagine other places like Djibouti and Ogaden as well but I don't know) so might be something to consider when choosing a place to learn. I have the contacts for a decent teacher in Hargeisa who teaches most expats there if you do get there.
Nov 22, 2012 1:49 AM
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