Transforming access to
Somali language education

Heedheh’s mission is to create actionable Somali language learning resources and make it universally accessible and useful. Whilst, our  vision is to provide access to quality Somali language learning resources on one website.

changing the
future together

Heedheh builds connections, understanding and trust between people in all countries through culture, education and the Somali language.

Access Somali Tutorials
young girl
Somali Writing Class
Mohammed M. Nur

Learn Somali Online: Walaashay

If we say. ‘Habeenkan bay keligeed joogtaa guri,’ the word guri minus the definite article means house or a house, and in Somali would mean, ‘This evening, she is alone in a house.’ In English too, we would need to add the definite article

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Five Cute Pigs
Somali Writing Class
Mohammed M. Nur

Learn Somali Online: The Three Little Pigs

Remember in Somali that the subject noun has to be focused with either ‘waa/waxa/ayaa/baa.’ For example, ‘Maalin maalmaha ka mid ah hooyadood waxay ku tidhii.’ Wax means ‘thing’ and ‘ay’ refers to the feminine noun. So, wax + ay = waxay

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Nuuridiin Faarax
Somali Writing Class
Mohammed M. Nur

Learn Somali Online: Nuuridiin Faarax

OK, so who interviewed Nuruddin Farah? We don’t know. But we know that he was interviewed. So let’s add the impersonal pronoun to our sentence

Waxaan daawaday waraysi lala yeeshay Nuuruddiin Faarax.

la + la = lala (la = preposition ‘with’ + la = impersonal pronoun)

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driving school
Somali Writing Class
Mohammed M. Nur

Learn Somali Online: Driving Test

B- Waan fahmay. Ma waxaad ku jirtaa barashada u diyaar garowga imtixaaankaas hadda?

When asking some one a question, begin with ‘Ma waxaad…’

‘waxaad’ should immediately follow the question marker ‘ma’

Are you…? Ma waxaad…?

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Actionable tutorials & online courses

Gain access to actionable Somali language learning resources designed for an English speaking audience.

1. Tutorials

Access actionable lessons and tips to enhance your Somali knowledge.

2. Magazine

Practise your reading and learn about Somali culture, history, and traditions.

3 . online courses

Learn Somali with other students in an online teacher led live class

Somali Live Classes
Coming Soon

sound clearer, more natural, more confident and more relaxed when you’re speaking Somali

Meet the founder

Hi, I'm Mohammed


I’m a qualified professional language teacher and the Founder of Heedheh. I’ve taught English for over 15 years in schools and universities offline and online. And, I’ve also been teaching Somali online for a number of years to countless students from the USA, Canada, UK, Norway, Hungary, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia.
Most Somali language learners struggle with learning Somali. They feel afraid to speak. I help them communicate with courage so they can connect deeper with their loved ones and their Somali heritage.