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.

IGBO BEGINNER COURSE 1

IGBO BEGINNER COURSE 1

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.

30 lessons 2.08 hours Beginner
IGBO BEGINNER COURSE 2

IGBO BEGINNER COURSE 2

This course builds on prior knowledge of verb conjugation and sentence formation acquired in Igbo Beginner Course 1. It is highly recommended that you take the Igbo Beginner Course 1 before taking this course. Below are the topics covered in this course:

4 lessons 0 minutes Beginner

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.