Your Course Instructor – Dr. Raymond Obeng
Dr. Raymond Obeng, born at Nkawakw Holy Family Hospital in the Kwahu west municipality in the easternregion of Ghana as Kofi, is a Ghanaian American who received most of his education in Ghana. He graduated from Nkawkaw St. John’s Junior High in 1992, Nkawkaw Senior High in 1995, Abetifi College of Education in 1999, University of Cape Coast in 2006, andKwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2012. He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2018 with a doctorate in education with organizational leadership concentration. He is an adjunct professor as well as a research mentor at the Graduate and Professional Studies at Lasell University in Newton, Massachusetts. He is also an online part-time lecturer at the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine. He also serves as a dissertationcommittee member and supervises doctoralstudents at Saint Leo University in Florida, USA to conduct their dissertations.
Taking the Twi class, you will be able to:
· communicate and connect with others, providing a unique opportunity to converse with a wider range of people in your personal and professional lives.
· deepen your connection to your background, culture, and beliefs.
· access Twi information that would otherwise be off-limits, so you use Twi information genuinely and evaluate Akan media and entertainment.
· gain perspective and appreciation of the Twi language and the culture of the Akan people, both positive and negative, that you may not have previously thought about.
Besides, taking the Twi class will boost your confidence as you focus on moving out of your comfort zone and tasting the amazing sense of accomplishment experienced through conversing with someone in your native language.