Igbo language and culture - beginner course 1

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.

Beginner 0(0 Ratings) 18 Students enrolled English
Created by Chidi Igwe
Last updated Wed, 29-Apr-2020
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Course overview

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.

What will i 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
  • No prior knowledge of the Igbo language
  • Internet connection on your computer or cellphone
  • Willingness to learn a new language
Curriculum for this course
34 Lessons 02:13:55 Hours
Course one
22 Lessons 01:40:19 Hours
  • Meet your instructor
    Preview 00:02:22
  • Igbo Alphabet and parts of the human body - lesson material
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  • Igbo Alphabet and parts of the human body
    Preview 00:09:40
  • Learning how to count - lesson material
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  • Learn how to count from 0 to 50
    Preview 00:06:04
  • Learn how to use subject pronouns (I, you, he, she, it, we, they) - lesson material
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  • Learn how to use subject pronouns (I, you, he, she, it, we, they)
    Preview 00:03:30
  • How to use verbs and subject pronouns to tell your profession
    00:05:15
  • How to use verbs ibi (to live) and idi (to be) - lesson material
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  • How to use verbs ibi (to live) and idi (to be)
    00:02:52
  • Learn how to introduce yourself to friends
    00:08:57
  • Writing a short composition to introduce yourself, friends, brothers and sisters
    00:05:52
  • Learn how to say what you are want to be/searching for using verb icho - lesson material
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  • Learn how to say what you are want to be/searching for using verb icho
    00:04:27
  • Learn various professions and how to say what people want to become
    00:09:12
  • Learn vocabularies and tell what you want to have
    00:05:23
  • Learn the significance of proverbs and how to use them
    00:03:04
  • Learn how to greet different people at different situations and times - lesson material
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  • Learn how to greet different people at different situations and times
    00:08:27
  • Learn how to greet people, begin speeches in events
    00:13:01
  • How to read the clock and give time information at different periods of the day - lesson material
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  • How to read the clock and give time information at different periods of the day
    00:12:13
Course Two
12 Lessons 00:33:36 Hours
  • Acquire vocabularies and learn how to say where you are going to - lesson material
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  • Acquire vocabularies and learn how to say where you are going to
    00:05:33
  • Learn more vocabularies and how to tell where you are coming from
    00:02:35
  • Learn how to say the books you are reading and what you study in school
    00:03:59
  • Past tense - acquire more vocabularies and learn how to tell places you went to in the past - lesson material
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  • Past tense - acquire more vocabularies and learn how to tell places you went to in the past
    00:03:49
  • Learn new expressions and how to talk about returning to your home
    00:05:11
  • Using the verb ibia in the past tense to tell where you went to
    00:02:03
  • Learn how to tell when people fall down in both present and past tenses
    00:01:59
  • Using the verb igu in the past tense to tell things you have read or studied
    00:01:53
  • You will acquire more vocabularies and learn how to talk about various things you see or have seen
    00:03:24
  • You will learn more proverbs and how they are used
    00:03:10
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Chidi Igwe

Dr. Igwe was born in Nigeria and trained in Canada. With an MA in French Linguistics from the University of Regina, and PhD in Applied Linguistics from Dalhousie University, Halifax, he is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina (Canada), where he’s been teaching since June of 2007.

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