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

Not much although to call Ghana and English speaking country is a bit of a half-truth. Quite a bit of pidgin and thick accents are tricky. - Nov 2019


It's very, very much appreciated if you can manage greetings in Twi, but it isn't necessary. There are some classes available but I don't know much about them. Local staff and domestic workers are often very happy to teach people basic phrases. - May 2019


None, although it is nice to try and learn a bit of Twi or Gaa. - Apr 2018


English is widely spoken, but it can be hard to understand at times because of their accent. Locals speak Twi, Ewe, Fanti, and Ga. You don't need to know those languages for your survival, but it can really help make a good impression if you can say a few words. - Aug 2017


English is the official language, but Ghanaians love it if you even say one word of Twi to them. - Apr 2017


You will be OK with just English. - Aug 2016


Almost everyone speaks English. - May 2014


Everyone speaks some English, most people under 50 are “fluent.” Most Ghanaians speak to each other in Twi, Ewe, or Ga. - Apr 2012


None - Aug 2011


English is the official language. - Jun 2011


Zip. Nada. - Feb 2010


None - Feb 2010


None. - May 2009


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