AMELANG 100A, B, C Beginning Amharic
AMELANG 395: Graduate
issayas at stanford dot edu
Building 240 Room 203
Issayas Tesfamariam was born in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia to Eritrean parents. He moved to the United States in 1980. He studied film at San Jose State University and has a Masters degree from the University of San Francisco in Asia Pacific Studies.
He has been teaching Beginning Amharic and Beginning Tigrigna at Stanford since 1994. He also volunteers as a Tigrigna teacher for students ages 8-17 in San Jose, California. Previously, he taught at the University of Berkeley, California from 2005-2007. He has translated a series of 8 tapes from English to Amharic for an ESL program and co-translated (from English to Tigrigna) and narrated a Bilen (Eritrean) children’s story. In 2003, he directed and produced a documentary titled Against All Odds: African Languages and Literatures into the 21st Century, at a conference held in Asmara, Eritrea.