Foreign Service Institute Amharic Basic Course Text Book – Volume 1, Units 1-50
This is the premier language course for learning Amharic. The underlying method of this text course is guided imitation, and the aim is the ability to respond effectively in everyday scenarios. The ultimate goal of this Amharic course is to speak Amharic accurately and easily through vocabulary building, conversational dialogs, and grammar sections. The course provides for the assimilation of all basic forms and patterns of the Amharic language by the guided imitation, memorization, and manipulation of a large number of sentences and by practice of common everyday situations. The course includes a printed text book.
This is one of the courses produced for US Foreign Service personnel based on courses produced during World War II by the American Council of Learned Societies when the US needed materials that would teach languages to soldiers fast. It is remarkable that students of Amharic have such an excellent course available for such a relatively rarely-studied language.