Tigrigna is spoken in Eritrea and in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. This course gives you the opportunity to get to know the language and to practice first conversations. Azmara Benama will share her experiences as a community interpreter and gives you the chance to practice useful phrases from her daily life in intercultural communication.
Azmara Benama comes from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. She came to Switzerland in 2002. After 11 years working in the restaurant "Le Galopin" in Freiburg, she began a training as an official interpreter for migrants. Today she works together with the service "Se comprendre" of Caritas Freiburg. With her experience as a migrant and her knowledge of the reality of life in Ethiopia and Switzerland, she sees herself as a "bridge" between two cultures. She helps, for example, as a translator at medical appointments, during administrative procedures or other needs and she helps those who have recently arrived to this country to express themselves. Very dedicated to issues related to migration, she has been working in this field for eight years.
Instructors Azmara Benama, Mathieu Clavel, Leila Golbangi, Gigi Lou, Shala Mirshahi, Setsoafia Nyamedi, Parichan Osman, Shirin Youssef Direction Andreas Liebmann Coordination Daniela Monteiro, Megan Hefti Production Annett Hardegen Concept Andreas Liebmann, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt Coproduction Verein Chalet Olé, Espace culturel Le Nouveau Monde, Festival Belluard Bollwerk International
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Presented with the support of Pro Helvetia, Etat de Fribourg, Ville de Fribourg, Programmes d’intégration cantonaux
Created thanks to a cultural promotion contribution of Encouragement du Canton de Fribourg à la Culture