This is a multimedia program and four audio CDs that will teach any Amharic speaker the English language. It is the first of its kind and it will teach you important and often used English phrases and words in a very short time. It is three tools in one: a computer program, audio CDs, and flash cards to reinforce all that you have learned.
English for Amharic Speakers is a PC based computer program that will teach English to Amharic speakers. It is an interactive multimedia program that requires very little knowledge of computers.
There are four audio CDs included in the package that you can use on any CD player. They contain over 2000 phrases and words both in English and Amharic. Use these while driving or when you are away from your computer.
The package also includes a set of flash cards. This flash cards have an Amharic phrase on one side, and the translation in English on the other. The phonetic form is also on the card in Amharic.
This program covers the most important and essential phrases/words that you will need to know in English. There are thirteen major topics covered in both the computer program and audio CDs. Once you master these topics, you should be able to do the following:
Know how to greet people and say farewells properly.
Be able to give personal information and inquire about the person.
Ask simple questions.
Ask for and give directions.
Know what to say when you are at the:
hair dresser / barber
Know what to say when checking in and out of hotels or just need room service
Go out to a restaurant and order meals -even better, know what you are ordering!
Know what to say when answering the phone or taking messages.
Basic words and simple expressions that you should know
Asking for help and assistance in an emergency.
Expand your vocabulary base. There is a whole lesson dedicated to teaching you various vocabulary words. The categories include: colors, numbers, calendar, various professions names of domestic and wild animals, family structure, house items (including objects found in various rooms of a home), men and women clothing, human anatomy, car parts, and food in general.
English For Amharic Speakers can help people of all ages and educational background who want to learn English. You can be a school kid who wants to improve your English skills or improve your accent, or an elder parent who is traveling abroad visiting their kids. It will also help those that have studied the language in school but never got a chance to practice it ... here is your chance.
Why let your loved one sit home all day and stare at the TV that he/she can not understand while they can use that time to learn English on their own. Help them to help themselves.
Be able to get out on the town by yourself or with a friend. Learn what to say when taking a taxi or bus. Know how to ask for directions if you get lost.
Go to a restaurant and order your favorite dish of the menu. Be confident and ask the right questions. Give yourself the freedom to do what you want and when you want to -don't be dependent on others.
You can test your skills by visiting the Quiz section. There is a Quiz section with multiple question, True/False, Matching, and Fill in the Blank questions for all Main Topics that you will learn in this program. Most of the vocabulary quiz questions are presented more as a game rather than mind-boggling exam to make the learning simple and fun. You will be graded at the end of each quiz … the answer to each questions is available to you on the same page as the quiz questions. Please visit our demo page for more information.