Tetun Language Promotion
Tetun, the official language of Timor Leste alongside Portuguese, has only a short history as a written language and is still developing.
The amount of reading material available in Tetun today is low, a big barrier to universal literacy.
Timor Aid works to promote the widespread use of the Tetun language across Timorese society
Now in its third year, Istoria Timor is an annual short story writing competition, run in conjunction with the Alola Foundation, to encourage more Timorese stories for more Timorese readers.
Timor Aid has published over 40 books in the Tetun language from teaching manuals to historical accounts and children’s books.
Our latest book, Lurai Oan Ki’ik, is the French children’s classic The Little Prince in the Tetun language.
Liurai Oan Ki'ik
-The Little Prince in Tetun
Timorese children can enjoy this classic!
You can visit Timor Aid’s book shop at our office in Lecidere or view a list of current publications.
Tetun language classes
Timor Aid offers language classes so you can master Tetun conversations skills for your daily activities or work.
Enroll for individual tutorials at your preferred time or for group classes through your workplace. $10.00 per hour with reduced rates for groups.
Timor Aid’s experienced teachers have trained over 1,000 peace keepers, development workers and volunteers since 1999.
Contact: Suzana Henrique for more information: (+670) 331 2260 or firstname.lastname@example.org