IGBO BEGINNER COURSE 1

  • Price: $ 23.00

Description

This complete beginner course follows the functional linguistics model of language instruction. Our new approach to language instruction will expose you to understanding of the structure of the Igbo language and how various parts of speech and aspects of the Igbo language can be combined in functional sentences. This understanding of the structure of the Igbo language will help you to begin to form simple sentences on your own.

LESSON 1: IGBO ALPHABET AND PARTS OF THE BODY

This lesson presents 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.

LESSON 2: NUMBERS 1 to 50

In this lesson, you will learn the technique for counting in Igbo. You will learn to count from 1 to 50. Higher numbers will be covered in a later lesson. This lesson is easy to follow and does not contain a written script.

LESSON 3: SUBJECT PRONOUNS IN IGBO

Pronouns are grammatical elements which are used to replace nouns. Just like the nouns they replace, subject pronouns are an important part of a sentence in that they do the actions of the verbs. In this lesson, you will revise subject pronouns in English and then study their Igbo equivalents.

LESSON 4: SENTENCE FORMATION WITH VERB "IBU" AND VOCABULARY OF PROFESSION

The verb is an action word. It is the centre of a sentence. In this lesson, you will learn the Igbo equivalent of the verb "To Be". You will learn some vocabularies of professions and how to use this verb to form simple sentences to tell your profession.

LESSON 5: CONJUGATION OF THE VERBS "IBI" AND "IDI" IN THE PRESENT TENSE

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate the verbs "ibi" (to live) and "idi" (to be located in a place/to be) in the present tense. You will eventually apply these verbs to tell where you live and also describe other people in composition.

LESSON 6: INTRODUCING YOURSELF – READING, DIALOGUE EXPLAINED

In this lesson, you will be taken line by line through the dialogue you saw in the preceding lesson, a dialogue between two Igbo speakers. Through their conversation, which is explained in English, you will learn vocabularies that you can then apply to create your own dialogues by yourself. You will learn how to introduce yourself, say your name, where you live, where you come from, etc.

LESSON 7: COMPOSITION WRITING, READING, INTRODUCING SELF & OTHERS

In this lesson, you will study a model composition where an Igbo speaker introduces himself giving various information such as his name, where he lives, where he comes from, what he does for a living, etc. The speaker also applies the model to introduce two other persons, a brother and a sister. This composition will help you to learn how to introduce yourself and also other people related to you. The written script is provided, and you will study a second video lesson where children of the Igbo school apply some aspects of the model to introduce themselves.

LESSON 8: VERB “ICHO” (TO WANT) IN PROGRESSIVE + VOCABULARY

In this lesson you will learn to express your needs and things you want. The progressive tense expresses habitual actions or actions that continue to take place at the time of speaking. You will learn a number of names of properties and vocabularies and how to use the verb "icho" to express them in the progressive tense.

LESSON 9: VERB “ICHO” (TO WANT) IN PRESENT TENSE + PROFESSION

In this lesson you will learn to express your needs and things you want to be. The present tense expresses current state or actions. You will learn a list of names of professions in Igbo and how to use the verb "icho" to express what you and other people want to become.

LESSON 10: COMBINING VERB “ICHO” WITH OTHER IGBO VERBS

In this lesson, you will learn how to combine the verb "icho" with the verb "inwe" to express things you want to have. You will learn vocabularies on things people want to possess. You will also learn how to combine "icho" with other verbs such as "inu" (to drink), "ime" (to do), "ile"(to watch), "igba egwu" (to dance), etc., to tell a variety of things that you want to do.

LESSON 11: IGBO PROVERBS

In this lesson, you will learn a few Igbo proverbs around the verb "icho". Proverbs are an important aspect of the Igbo language. The mastery of the use of proverb is a sign of native speaker proficiency.

LESSON 12: GREETING

In this lesson, you will learn how to greet people in Igbo during the different periods of the day: morning, afternoon, evening and night. You will learn a more popular greeting method as well as an authentic Igbo greeting model. You will learn a number of vocabularies of status and family relations and apply them to greeting various people.

LESSON 13: GREETING AND PUBLIC ADDRESS METHODS

In this lesson, you will learn how to address both individuals and a gathering of Igbo people. You will learn how to address people in various situations such as when they are at work, when they are sick or hurting, when they are relaxing, etc. You will learn some aspects of Igbo culture, an Igbo traveler song and some proverbs.

LESSON 14: READING THE CLOCK AND TELLING THE TIME

In this lesson, you will learn how to read the clock and tell the time. You will apply your knowledge of numbers. You will learn to apply other expressions relating to the clock time to ask questions to obtain the time; respond to questions to tell the time.

Price

Plan Name Price
Get Courses 1, 2, 3 and 4 Together: $ 70.00
1 Year: $ 23.00

Teacher

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.

His first book titled Taking Back Nigeria from 419 was published in 2007. In addition to his love for academics, Dr. Igwe is a passionate servant of the people. He has served in different organisations such as the Nigerian Association of Nova Scotia. Dr. Igwe has also served on several city and provincial boards such as the Board of Directors of the Provincial Organisation for Heritage Languages and the Multilingual Association of Regina.

Dr. Igwe is also very passionate about saving the Nigerian indigenous languages from extinction. He has a number of scholarly articles and conference papers in the field of language endangerment and preservation. He is the founder of the Igbo Language and Cultural School Online, and founder and Chief Editor of the Igbo Radio. Dr. Igwe is also the founder and Managing Editor of the Sask Magazine of African Arts and Culture.

He is an International Correspondent to Voice of Nigeria, Lagos.

Dr. Igwe currently pursues a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip Laws) and Master of Laws (LLM) degree at the University of London, UK.

Courses by this teacher

Name Level Release Date
IGBO BEGINNER COURSE 1 2018-04-13 16:39:59
IGBO BEGINNER COURSE 2 2018-04-14 20:10:22
IGBO BEGINNER COURSE 3 2018-04-14 20:16:30
IGBO BEGINNER COURSE 4 2018-04-14 20:24:16

OBINNA EJIGHI AHU

SINTEL

CHIDERA NA CHIOMA (PAPA ANATA)

ALA ANU (ANIMAL KINGDOM)

ANIMATED IGBO CARTOONS PROJECT

Igbo, a language of over thirty million native speakers living predominantly in South-Eastern Nigeria, and which, due to immigration, now has a significant native-speaker representation in North America, is categorized as an endangered language due to sociolinguistic factors resulting in decreasing native-speaker competence. In North America and everywhere else where Igbo is spoken, modern professional families often have neither time nor the knowledge of the oral traditions to transfer to their children. We are stepping in to provide an avenue for the Igbo child/family to learn language, values, customs, ethics, etc., through media contents such as video lessons, cartoons and folktales.

This collaborative and interdisciplinary project focuses on preserving the Igbo language, which, according to the UNESCO and endangered language scholars, will be extinct in 50 years. This website is designed to be a Learning Management System, and an online language centre where adults can access video lessons and animations; young learners, cartoons and animated videos; and parents, cartoons and language tools to teach Igbo to their children.