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Igbo language and culture - complete beginner course

You will learn the structure of the Igbo language and the position of the verb and how other expressions, vocabularies and parts of speech can combine with the verb to form sentences. In no time, you will begin to make your own simple sentences.

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  • Course Includes
  • 55 minutes of on demand video
  • 2 full years of access
  • Completion certificate
  • User-friend user interface
  • Access on cellphones


What you will learn

  • Understanding of Igbo grammatical structure
  • Understanding the use of nouns, pronouns and verbs in sentence formation
  • Understanding of the place of the verb as the centre of speech
  • Understanding how to combine language elements into your own sentences

Requirements

  • You do not need any prior knowledge of the Igbo language to take this course. All you need is internet on your computer or cellphone and the willingness to devote some time to learn a new language.

Description

Welcome to this unique approach to Igbo language instruction. In the next series of lessons, you will be introduced to the structure of the Igbo language. You will see the core position of the verb and how other expressions, vocabularies and parts of speech can combine with the verb to form sentences. This is a beginner course, but it will provide you with the basis and a good understanding of the structure of the Igbo verb, which you will need in the more advanced courses. With this foundation, you will soon find yourself speaking Igbo by combining various elements of the language as you go. All I ask for is that you follow the lessons the way I have arranged them and try to complete everything within six weeks. I hope that you will take advantage of this unique and functional approach to Igbo language instruction to learn and speak Igbo.

Course Content

Igbo alphabet and parts of the human body - lesson material

In this lesson, you will learn the letters of the Igbo alphabet. You will see how the letters are written and hear how they are pronounced. The letters which are also phonetic sounds are used in words and expressions covering mostly parts of the human body.

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Igbo Alphabet and parts of the human body

In this lesson, you will learn the letters of the Igbo alphabet. You will see how the letters are written and hear how they are pronounced. The letters which are also phonetic sounds are used in words and expressions covering mostly parts of the human body.

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Learn how to use subject pronouns to replace people's names in sentences - lesson material

In this lesson, you will be introduced to grammar and subject pronouns in Igbo language. A noun is any name you can think of, such as Chidi, book, Toronto, USA, market, etc. Pronouns are used to replace nouns and reduce the repetition of the nouns in sentences. You will begin to understand the structure of the Igbo language and learn the different forms of subject pronouns in Igbo so that you can begin to combine the expressions and start speaking by making your own sentences.

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Learn how to use subject pronouns to replace people's names in sentences

In this lesson, you will be introduced to grammar and subject pronouns in Igbo language. A noun is any name you can think of, such as Chidi, book, Toronto, USA, market, etc. Pronouns are used to replace nouns and reduce the repetition of the nouns in sentences. You will begin to understand the structure of the Igbo language and learn the different forms of subject pronouns in Igbo so that you can begin to combine the expressions and start speaking by making your own sentences.

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How to form questions to find out what people do for a living

In this lesson, you will be introduced to verb conjugation in Igbo language. Conjugation means breaking down a verb and identifying the correct forms to use depending on the noun, pronoun and tense (present, future, past, etc.). You will learn how to conjugate the verb "ibu" (to be) in the present tense. You will learn a bunch of vocabularies and professions to be able to tell what you do for a living. You will begin to understand the structure of the Igbo language and learn how to combine the verb with the vocabularies to start speaking Igbo by making your own sentences.

5:10min
Learn how to combine subject pronouns with simple verbs in sentences to tell your professions

In this lesson, you will build on your knowledge of verb conjugation in the present tense in Igbo language. You will learn how to form certain questions to find out what people do for a living. You will learn how to answer the questions using the verb "ibu" and the list of professions you have already learned.

6:49min
Learn a simple categogization of Igbo verbs and how to conjugate ibi and idi to say where you live

In this lesson, you are going to learn how to use the verbs "ibi" (to live) and "idi" (to be/stay) in the present tense. You will learn the use of impersonal pronouns "A" and "E" in the first person's singular and how to group verbs in the present tense based on those impersonal pronouns.

6:27min
Learn how to read a passage and how to introduce yourself in a dialogue

In this lesson, you will read a conversation between two people. Through that dialogue, you will learn how to introduce yourself to people in Igbo language. You will learn how to form basic questions such as how are you? what is your name? where do you live? where are you from? what do you do? You will also learn how to answer such questions, describing yourself and giving people your name, where you come from, where you live, etc.

12:40min
Learn how to read a composition and introduce other people - your friend, brother, sister

In this lesson, you will be introduced to writing short compositions about yourself, your brother and sister. You will learn how to tell people your name, where you live, where you come from, your nationality, and what you do for a living or your profession, in Igbo language. You will be able to speak about a third person and provide the same information about a brother or sister. You will learn a bunch of vocabularies such as friend, uncle, brother, sister and be able to describe them in the same way.

7:12min
Learn how to count from 0 to 50 - lesson material
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Learn how to count from 0 to 50
5:43min

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About the Instructor

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About the Instructor

Dr. Chidi Igwe is an assistant professor of French language and linguistics and a research communications strategist at the University of Regina, Canada. He has been teaching Igbo on various online platforms including the Igbo School since 2009.

Student Feedback

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AA
07-05-2020
Ayo

Very practical initiative. Thank you for the free lessons. It helps. Thank you for all the hard work that goes into making this resources available and building a very user friendly website. Thanks


CI
09-05-2020
Chidi

Thanks Ayo. I am working hard to build the best opportunity for anyone to learn our beautiful language, Igbo. If you ever find anything I can improve upon to make this course better for you and other students, please let me know. Thanks again.


CU
25-05-2020
Chibuike

Thanks for the initiative and hardwork. In free lesson version, I only noticed video lessons for the first two topics; no video lessons for the other topics. Or is it that I was the one who could not find the other videos or it is like that.