Tigrigna is the most widely spoken language of Eritrean families in the metropolitan Atlanta area. The focus of the class is to teach basic Tigrigna language verbal and written communication (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) to youth and young adult heritage language learners. In addition to classes, engaging instructional videos are recorded to teach communication skills and publicly posted online for anyone interested in learning Tigrigna.
The majority of Atlanta area Eritreans immigrated to the United States during the 1980s and onward. Many immigrated with young children or started families in the United States. As a result, some Eritrean-Americans have limited proficiency in Tigrigna which limits the ability to communicate with family and community members.
Classes take place on Saturdays and will resume on March 14, 2020 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Eritrean-American Community Association of Georgia 720 Hambrick Road Stone Mountain, GA 30081.