ECCAI offers Tigrinya and Amharic Language classes for children and youth age 4-24. Tigrinya and Amharic are both Semitic languages descended from the ancient language of Ge'ez. Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia and Tigrinya is among the most widely spoken language in Ethiopia and East Africa. Students will learn basic grammar, phrases and the Ge’ez alphabet. Tigrigna & Amharic language classes are an opportunity to connect students with their roots. The goal of the class, is to get students on their way to reading and writing. We also offer English classes to recent immigrants of all ages who want to develop their basic skills. The classes help newcomers develop the skills they need to start settling into their new lives. All language classes are held in the Knox United church in downtown Winnipeg.