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How much of the local language do you need for daily living? Are local language classes/tutors available and affordable?

A lot. They either speak French or Kabie (their local language). I had classes at the Institute Fran├žaise du Togo, which is their Alliance Fran├žaise and also had a private teacher at home. My French got way better with the private tutor. Very cheap classes. - Sep 27, 2017
Having French is almost necessary, though some expats get by only in English. - Aug 13, 2015
French is highly recommended, but you can get by with English - May 29, 2014
french - Mar 27, 2011