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Igbo language and culture - beginner to intermediate

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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  • 4 hours of on demand video
  • 2 full years of access
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What you will learn

  • Understanding of Igbo grammatical structure
  • Understanding of the place of the verb as the centre of speech
  • Understanding the use of nouns, pronouns and verbs in sentence formation
  • 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

Alphabet, phonetic sounds and parts of the body
preview 9:38min
Learn how to count from 0 to 50
preview 6:03min
Learn how to use subject pronouns (I, you, he, she, it, we, they)
preview 3:31min
How to use verbs and subject pronouns to tell your profession
preview 5:15min
How to use verbs ibi (to live) and idi (to be)
2:51min
Learn how to introduce yourself to friends
8:57min
Writing a short composition to introduce yourself, friends, brothers and sisters
5:53min
Learn how to say what you are want to be/searching for using verb icho
4:27min
Learn various professions and how to say what people want to become
9:13min
Learn vocabularies and tell what you want to have
min
Learn the significance of proverbs and how to use them
3:04min
Learn how to greet different people at different situations and times
11:21min
Learn how to greet people, begin speeches in events
min
How to read the clock and give time information at different periods of the day
12:13min
Acquire vocabularies and learn how to say where you are going to
5:33min
Learn more vocabularies and how to tell where you are coming from
2:34min
Learn how to say the books you are reading and what you study in school
5:58min
Past tense - acquire more vocabularies and learn how to tell places you went to in the past
3:48min
Learn new expressions and how to talk about returning to your home
5:10min
Using the verb ibia in the past tense to tell where you went to
2:02min
Learn how to tell when people fall down in both present and past tenses
1:59min
Using the verb igu in the past tense to tell things you have read or studied
1:52min
You will acquire more vocabularies and learn how to talk about various things you see or have seen
3:33min
You will learn more proverbs and how they are used
3:10min
Learn how to express your age and finding out how old people are
8:47min
How to use the verbs idi and igba to tell how old you are
8:44min
Learning how to give information relating to your age using the verb igba
6:38min
Counting higher numbers from 0 to billions
11:35min
Learn how to talk about where you are going to go in the future
4:42min
Future tense - expressing a fall in the future
2:27min
Future tense - Talking about returning home in the future
1:19min
Future tense - Talking about returning home in the future using ilo, ilota, iloghachi
min
Future tense - The verb ilo with place names
2:13min
Future tense - Using the verb ibia and place names you will come to in the future
1:55min
Future tense - Using the verb ihu to talk about seeing things in the future
2:21min
Acquire vocabulary of things you can drink and learn to tell what you drink, drank and will drink
4:55min
Talking about your leisure activities - swimming
5:02min
Learn how to form negative sentences in the present
2:23min
Negation - Learn to form negative sentences in the past tense to say where you did not go
1:41min
Negation - Learn how to do negative sentences in the future to saying where you will not go
5:24min
Question formation - Learn how to form YES or NO questions
4:46min
Question formation - second method
3:36min
Question formation - how to find out what people will do in the future
1:54min
Question formation using a negative sentence and rising tone
10:28min
Learn how to respond to YES or NO question
1:36min
Learn how to use emphatic pronouns in sentence formation
11:09min
How to talk about giving birth to someone or being born
7:24min

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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.