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Learning by Ear

Education is the key to Africa's development. Learning by Ear is a multimedia distance-learning program that brings knowledge to every corner of the continent via radio and the Internet.

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Life is quickly changing in Africa: Internet and mobile phone usage continues to grow, yet thousands of people are still cut off from the digital world. Young Africans search for their perspective in a globalized, knowledge-based society and wonder which path will lead them to a successful career or education. For instance, many ask what opportunities for learning and studying are available online and what opportunities globalization has to offer.

Informative and entertaining

Deutsche Welle wants to make a difference. The Learning by Ear program examines the challenges that young Africans face and engages listeners in an informative and entertaining way. The programming is a lively mix of in-depth reports, radio dramas and feature stories that will provide listeners with an opportunity to get the necessary skills to succeed in Africa today and to discover a whole new world of knowledge. The target audience is girls and boys from 12 to 25 years of age.


Programs are produced by African authors from across the continent, supported by dedicated Deutsche Welle staff. Please, find a list of all English Learning by Ear productions below. Our series are available in six languages: English, Kiswahili, French, Hausa, Portuguese and Amharic.

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