Unit 1: Learning Circles
Watch these videos and learn some English words and phrases to help you with everyday life

Session 1

What is a Learning Circle and how can you run one?

Watch the trainer's guide and do the first Learning Circle, School, here!

Wayiitiwwan marii boqonnaa kana keessaa

Wayitii marii qabxii 1

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    Activity 4

Ayesha and Samina's better conversation

This time Ayesha and Samina have a better conversation. Watch the video to see what Samina says when Ayesha says "Hello".

Vidiyoo daawwadhuuti shaakala kana xumuri

Barreeffama agarsiisi Barreeffama dhoksi


Oh. Hello.

I’m Ayesha. What's your name?

My name's Samina. Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you, too. Is that your son

No. That's my son His name’s Hasan.

He's in the same class as my daughter. Her name's Mariam.

Would you like to come to our house for a cup of tea?

That would be very nice. Thank you.

Discuss these questions with your group:

  • Do you like meeting new people? (Why/Why not?)
  • Do you often invite people to your house? (Why/Why not?)
  • Do you have any friends from other countries? (Where are they from? How did you meet?)
  • What do you like to do at home?

To do

Try this quiz to work out what Samina did.

School: What did Samina say?

3 Questions

Can your group answer these questions about the film?

Baga gammadde! Qormaata xumurteetta
Excellent! Great job! Carraa badaa! Qabxii argatte:
x / y


Check you know the words from this Learning Circle with a useful vocabulary video.