IGBO BEGINNER COURSE 1 IGBO BEGINNER COURSE 1

IGBO BEGINNER COURSE 1

$23.00

1 year

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.


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Below is a general description of the contents of each of the video lessons.


LESSON 1: 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.


LESSON 2: Subject Pronouns in Igbo language

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.


LESSON 3: How to use the verb "ibu (to be)" to say your profession

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 sentenses.


LESSON 4: More about telling your profession

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.


LESSON 5: Conjugation of the verbs "ibi" and "idi" in the present tense

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.


LESSON 6: Learn how to introduce yourself and your friends

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.


LESSON 7: Learn how to describe yourself, brother and 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.


LESSON 8: Learn how to count from 1 to 50

In this lesson, you are introduced to counting in Igbo language. You will learn how to could from 0 to 50. Attention is focused on a simple counting technique whereby you understand a few numbers and see how they combine to achieve many other numbers.


LESSON 9: Using the verb "iwu" to talk about yourself and others

In this lesson, you will learn how different words may be used in Igbo language depending on the dialect and what part of Igbo land people may come from. You will continue to see the verb "ibu" in the present tense. You will see how to use either "ibu" or "iwu", depending on your dialect, and how to combine the verbs with professions to describe yourself and others by telling what they do.


LESSON 10: Learn vocabularies and how to greet various people - Part 1

In this lesson, you will learn different titles and salutations such as Mr., Mrs., Ms., etc. You will learn family relationships such as father, mother, brother, sister, auntie, uncle, neighbour, son, daughter, friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc. You will learn the different periods of the day such as morning, afternoon, evening and night. You will learn how to greet people during the different periods. You will learn how to say things such as good bye, see you tomorrow, see you soon, etc.


LESSON 11: Learn vocabularies and how to greet people in different situations - Part 2

It is important to know how to greet people or respond to various forms of greeting in various situations at various periods of the day, such as morning, afternoon, evening and night. In this lesson, you will learn more vocabularies relating to greeting. You will learn expressions to use when you meet people or are leaving them. You will learn a traveler's song as welll as proverbs relating to coming and going. You will learn how to begin speeches and public addresses in Igbo language.


LESSON 12: Learn vocabularies and how to greet people in different situations - Part 3

In this lesson, you will learn many new words, expressions and family/extended family relationships in Igbo language, such as brother, sister, kingsmen, union, meeting, community, etc. You will continue to learn about how to greet people in different situations and learn authentic ways to find out how people are doing in Igbo. You will also learn how to respond to questions and tell how you are.


LESSON 13: Learn to express your wants and wishes using the verb "icho"

In this lesson, you will understand the verb as the core of the Igbo language. You will learn conjugation of verbs in the simple present tense in Igbo. You will learn how to conjugate the verb "icho" (to want/look for). You will see the different forms and how they combine with subject pronouns. You will see the two different options in the first person's singular.


LESSON 14: Learn to express what you want/are looking for/want to be, using "icho" and "ibu"

Verb conjugation is the process of breaking down a verb and using its different forms depending on the noun or pronoun as well as verb tenses such as present, future or past. In this lesson, you will continue to see the simple present tense in Igbo language. You will learn the different forms of the verb "icho" (to want/look for) in the present. You will learn how to form questions to find out what people want. You will learn new vocabularies, expressions and professions such as banker, student, black smith, pilot, doctor, etc. You will learn how to ask questions to find out what people want to become. You will see how to combine the verb "icho", "ibu" and other parts of speech to tell what you want to become.


LESSON 15: Learn to express what you want/looking to have or do with "icho", "inwe" and other verbs

In this lesson, you will learn more vocabularies, words and expressions. You will learn the names of certain everyday objects such as life, money, shoes, aeroplane, ship, house, etc. You will learn have to combine the vocabularies with the verbs "icho" (to want/look for) and "inwe" (to have). You will learn a bunch of other verbs such as to drink, to eat, to read, to play, to dance, to sleep, to watch, etc. You will learn how to contruct questions to find out what people want to have or do. You will understand the structure of the Igbo language and will be able to start telling the various things you want to have or do.


LESSON 16: Learn to use to verb "icho" (to want/look for) in the progressive tense

In this lesson, you will learn new vocabularies, words and expressions relating to the things or places you may be looking for. You will be introduced to the progressive or present continous tense in Igbo language. You will learn how to construct questions to find out what people are looking for. You will also learn how to respond to such questions to tell what you are looking for.


LESSON 17: Learn some Igbo proverbs using the verb "icho" (to want/look for)

In Igbo language, proverbs and idiomatic expressions are like "the palm oil with which words are eaten." You cannot be considered a proficient Igbo speaker if you do not use the right proverbs in the appropriate situations. In this lesson, you will learn the importance of proverbs and adages in Igbo. You will learn a few proverbs relating to the verb "icho" (to want/look for) in Igbo language.


LESSON 18: Learn how to read the clock and tell the time

In this lesson, you will learn vocabularies and expressions relating to the clock and time. You will learn the different periods of the day, such as morning, afternoon, evening and night. You will see how those expressions are combined with numbers to read the clock and tell the time in Igbo language. You will be able to practice and do those combinations by yourself.


LESSON 19: Learn to count from 0 to billions

In this lesson, you will learn a simple counting technique in Igbo language. You will learn how to count from 0 to billions, just by mastering a few basic numbers and seeing how they combine with one another to form other numbers.


LESSON 20: Learn to express your Christmas, Easter, New Year and other festival wishes

In this lesson, you will learn a bunch of common vocabularies and expressions around major festivals in Igbo language, such as Christmas, Easter, New Year, New Yam Festivals and more. You will be exposed to various ways of combining language elements and vocabularies so that you are able to express festival wishes to people you love, family and friends, during festival periods. You will be able to express your Christmas, Easter and New Year wishes in Igbo language.


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Main Specifications


This course reinforces previous knowledge of verb conjugation and sentence formation in the present tense acquired in Course 1. This course focuses on verb conjugation, increasing vocabulary acquisition and sentence formation in both present and past tenses. Although the course is designed to be completed within one month, your registration will grant you access to this course for one full year starting on the date of registration. Below is a general description of the contents of each of the ten video lessons.


LESSON 1: HOW TO TELL WHERE YOU ARE GOING TO

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate the verb "iga" (to go) in the present tense. You will learn the concept of elision as it applies to the preposition "na". Then you will learn some vocabulary of places. You will learn how to make sentences by combining the verb "iga" in the present tense to say places you are going to.


LESSON 2: HOW TO TELL WHERE YOU ARE COMING TO

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate the verb "ibia" (to come) in the present tense. Then you will learn some vocabulary of places. You will learn how to make sentences by combining the verb "ibia" in the present tense to say places you are coming to. You will learn how to ask questions and how to answer questions on who is coming to a place and who is not.


LESSON 3: HOW TO TELL WHAT YOU ARE READING/STUDYING

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate the verb "igu" (to read/study) in the present tense. Then you will learn some vocabularies relating to reading, studying and disciplines. You will learn how to make sentences by combining the verb "igu" in the present tense to say what you are reading/studying at the university. You will learn how to ask/answer questions relating to areas of study.


LESSON 4: HOW TO TELL PLACES YOU'VE BEEN TO IN THE PAST

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate the verb "iga" (to go) in the past tense. Then you will learn some vocabularies and adverbials relating to time. You will learn how to make sentences by combining the verb "iga" in the past tense to tell places you have been to in the past and when you went to those places.


LESSON 5: HOW TO TELL WHERE/WHEN YOU ARE RETURNING HOME

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate the verb "ila" (to go back/return home) in both present and past tenses. Then you will learn some vocabularies of places that you can possibly return to. You will learn how to make sentences by combining the verb "ila" to tell places you go back to and when. You will learn to ask questions to find out where/when someone is returning to a place.


LESSON 6: HOW TO TELL WHEN YOU CAME TO A PLACE

In this lesson, you will return to the conjugation of the verb "ibia" (to come) to learn how you can use this verb in the past tense to say when you came to a place. You will learn how to ask questions/answers to find out when someone came to a place.


LESSON 7: EXPRESSING A FALL IN THE PRESENT/PAST

In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate the verb "ida" (to fall) in the present and past tenses. Then you will learn some vocabularies relating to falling down. You will learn how to make sentences by combining the verb "ida" with those vocabularies.


LESSON 8: TELLING THINGS YOU READ/STUDIED IN THE PAST

In this lesson, you will learn how to use the verb "igu" (to read) in the past tense. You will learn how to make sentences by combining the verb "igu" with vocabularies to tell the things you read/studied.


LESSON 9: HOW TO TELL THE THINGS/PEOPLE YOU SEE/HAVE SEEN

We see things with our eyes every day. In this lesson, you will learn how to use the verb "ihu" (to see) in the present and past tenses. You will learn some vocabularies and how to make sentences by combining the verb "ihu" to tell things and people you see or have seen. You will learn how to include the places where you see/have seen those things/people.


LESSON 10: IGBO PROVERBS

In this lesson, you will be introduced to proverbs in Igbo. You will learn a few proverbs around the verbs "ibia", "ila", "ihu", etc. The proverbs will be translated and explained.


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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.