Bilingual Preschool Program – Voices of Tomorrow

by Mariette Umagat • October 21, 2018

Class Type: Preschool
Location: Tukwila
Cost: Free

Mohamed Awdoon

Somali Lessons – Mohamed Awdoon

by John Compton • May 19, 2018

Mohamed Awdoon is a poet and a veteran community advocate for Seattle’s Somali community, with more than 15 years of experience providing cultural coaching.


Classroom Objects

by John Compton • June 21, 2017

Difficulty: Beginner

Learn basic classroom or office objects and how to identify them.

Somali Radio Hosts Recording

Difficult Sounds in Somali

by John Compton • June 6, 2017

Difficulty: Beginner

Learn the difficult sounds found in Somali language, and practice listening at home.

Highline Public Schools Logo

Highline Public Schools – Somali

by John Compton • April 18, 2017

Class Type: Elementary
Location: White Center, Burien
Duration: School year
Cost: Free, public school enrollment

Jackal and Rhino Somali Traditional Story Image Sepia

The Jackal and the Rhinoceros

by John Compton • March 18, 2017

Vocabulary: Traditional Story
Difficulty: Intermediate
# of Questions: 8
Traditional Somali story warning against arrogance and showing the importance of cleverness in facing adversity.


The Man and the Snake

by John Compton • March 16, 2017

Vocabulary: Traditional Story
Difficulty: Advanced
# of Questions: 9
Traditional Somali morality tale about keeping trust with those around you.

Two Women Practicing Somali Language

Basic Introductions

by John Compton • January 29, 2017

Vocabulary: Introductions
Difficulty: Beginner

Learn and practice basic introductory phrases in Somali

Obama Security Speech

Obama’s Last Security Speech

by John Compton • December 10, 2016

Vocabulary: American Politics
Difficulty: Advanced
# of Questions: 5
President Obama gives the last national security speech of his tenure.

Ifeye Youth Library

Youth Open Library in Mogadishu

by John Compton • December 5, 2016

Vocabulary: Education
Difficulty: Intermediate
# of Questions: 7
A group of young Somalis opens a public library in Mogadishu to help university students in their studies.