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The Twi language is one of the major languages of the Akan language family in West Africa. It is spoken predominantly in Ghana, West Africa, by about 85 percent of the Ghanaian population (both native and non-native speakers). Native Twi speakers constitute about 45 percent of the population of Ghana, whereas native Akan speakers, in general, form about 60 percent of that country's population.

The Twi language was first recorded in the 1840s by European Presbyterian missionaries using the Latin alphabet. Since then, many research books and articles have been written in Twi by both Ghanaian and European authors. Twi is a language of scholarship as well as research in African studies. The linguistic beauty of Twi lies not only in its tonal system and its effect on the meanings of words and phrases, but also in the literal meanings of roots which derive such words and phrases.

 

Source: African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania

Faculty:
Current Course Offerings:

Term A = Spring

Term B = Summer

Term C = Fall


Course Title Term Time
AFRC 163-680 AFRC163 - ELEMENTARY TWI II 2012A TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFRC 265-680 AFRC265 - INTERMEDIATE TWI II 2012A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFRC 364-680 AFRC364 - ADVANCED TWI II 2012A TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFST 161-680 AFST161 - ELEMENTARY TWI II 2012A TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 263-680 AFST263 - INTERMEDIATE TWI II 2012A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 363-680 AFST363 - ADVANCED TWI II 2012A TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFST 565-680 AFST565 - ELEMENTARY TWI II 2012A TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 567-680 AFST567 - INTERMEDIATE TWI II 2012A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 569-680 AFST569 - ADVANCED TWI II 2012A TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFRC 162-680 AFRC162 - ELEMENTARY TWI I 2012B
AFST 562-680 AFST562 - ELEMENTARY TWI I 2012B
AFRC 162-680 AFRC162 - ELEMENTARY TWI I 2012C TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 160-680 AFST160 - ELEMENTARY TWI I 2012C TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 262-680 AFST262 - INTERMEDIATE TWI I 2012C TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 362-680 AFST362 - ADVANCED TWI I 2012C TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFST 562-680 AFST562 - ELEMENTARY TWI I 2012C TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 566-680 AFST566 - INTERMEDIATE TWI I 2012C TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 568-680 AFST568 - ADVANCED TWI I 2012C TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFRC 163-680 AFRC163 - ELEMENTARY TWI II 2013A TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFRC 265-680 AFRC265 - INTERMEDIATE TWI II 2013A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFRC 364-680 AFRC364 - ADVANCED TWI II 2013A TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFST 161-680 AFST161 - ELEMENTARY TWI II 2013A TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 263-680 AFST263 - INTERMEDIATE TWI II 2013A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 363-680 AFST363 - ADVANCED TWI II 2013A TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFST 565-680 AFST565 - ELEMENTARY TWI II 2013A TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 567-680 AFST567 - INTERMEDIATE TWI II 2013A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 569-680 AFST569 - ADVANCED TWI II 2013A TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFRC 162-680 AFRC162 - ELEMENTARY TWI I 2013B
AFRC 162-680 AFRC162 - ELEMENTARY TWI I 2013C TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 160-680 AFST160 - ELEMENTARY TWI I 2013C TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 262-680 AFST262 - INTERMEDIATE TWI I 2013C TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 362-680 AFST362 - ADVANCED TWI I 2013C T 0230PM-0430PM
R 0230PM-0430PM
AFST 562-680 AFST562 - ELEMENTARY TWI I 2013C TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 566-680 AFST566 - INTERMEDIATE TWI I 2013C TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 568-680 AFST568 - ADVANCED TWI I 2013C T 0230PM-0430PM
R 0230PM-0430PM
AFRC 163-680 AFRC163 - ELEMENTARY TWI II 2014A T 0430PM-0630PM
R 0430PM-0630PM
AFRC 265-680 AFRC265 - INTERMEDIATE TWI II 2014A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFRC 364-680 AFRC364 - ADVANCED TWI II 2014A TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFST 161-680 AFST161 - ELEMENTARY TWI II 2014A T 0430PM-0630PM
R 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 263-680 AFST263 - INTERMEDIATE TWI II 2014A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 363-680 AFST363 - ADVANCED TWI II 2014A TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFST 565-680 AFST565 - ELEMENTARY TWI II 2014A T 0430PM-0630PM
R 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 567-680 AFST567 - INTERMEDIATE TWI II 2014A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 569-680 AFST569 - ADVANCED TWI II 2014A TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFRC 162-680 AFRC162 - ELEMENTARY TWI I 2014C TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 160-680 AFST160 - ELEMENTARY TWI I 2014C TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 262-680 AFST262 - INTERMEDIATE TWI I 2014C TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 362-680 AFST362 - ADVANCED TWI I 2014C TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFST 470-680 AFST470 - TWI LANGUAGE & CULTURE I 2014C R 1030AM-0230PM
AFST 562-680 AFST562 - ELEMENTARY TWI I 2014C TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 566-680 AFST566 - INTERMEDIATE TWI I 2014C TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 568-680 AFST568 - ADVANCED TWI I 2014C TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFRC 163-680 AFRC163 - ELEMENTARY TWI II 2015A TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFRC 265-680 AFRC265 - INTERMEDIATE TWI II 2015A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFRC 364-680 AFRC364 - ADVANCED TWI II 2015A TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFST 161-680 AFST161 - ELEMENTARY TWI II 2015A TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 263-680 AFST263 - INTERMEDIATE TWI II 2015A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 363-680 AFST363 - ADVANCED TWI II 2015A TR 0230PM-0430PM
AFST 471-680 AFST471 - TWI LANG & CULTURE II 2015A TBA TBA-
AFST 565-680 AFST565 - ELEMENTARY TWI II 2015A TR 0430PM-0630PM
AFST 567-680 AFST567 - INTERMEDIATE TWI II 2015A TR 0630PM-0830PM
AFST 569-680 AFST569 - ADVANCED TWI II 2015A TR 0230PM-0430PM