Traveller's Tale - Ethiopia (Lecture Hour)

Ref: C2344604

This Traveller's Tale focusses on the East African country of Ethiopia. Often only associated with famine or conflict, there is so much more to this beautiful country which can boast tropical lowlands, vast mountain ranges, and volcanic deserts with some of the most unique volcanoes and hottest temperature found anywhere on earth! Through the stories and experiences of the presenter who has travelled extensively in Ethiopia, you will learn about the interesting history of Ethiopia as one of the only countries in Africa not to be colonised by a European power, delve into its wonderfully diverse geography, and find out what happens when you try to take on the Ethiopian bus system (and fail!). You'll also have the chance to tell traveller's tales of your own.

Course aim

You will learn about the Geography, Climate, and Culture of Ethiopia through the stories and experiences of the presenter, who will hopefully inform and change some preconceptions about this special part of East Africa.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: and
  • This is a live lecture delivered by a subject specialist in an online webinar video learning platform. You will need to be able to access the internet on a device with speakers or earphones. There will be opportunities to take part in discussions and chats. If you’d like to know how to use Zoom please visit:

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe aspects of the geography, climate and culture of the region under discussion.
  • Recount personal stories which complement/contrast with those provided;
  • Comment on the contributions of others.

How will I be taught?

  • This sessions will be a lecture given via Zoom

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Traveller's Tale - Ethiopia (Lecture Hour)

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