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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Created by Chidi Igwe Last updated Sat, 02-May-2020 English
What will i 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

Curriculum for this course
62 Lessons 04:09:08 Hours
Course One
22 Lessons 01:40:19 Hours
  • Meet your instructor 00:02:22
  • Igbo Alphabet and parts of the human body - lesson material .
  • Igbo Alphabet and parts of the human body 00:09:40
  • Learning how to count - lesson material .
  • Learn how to count from 0 to 50 00:06:04
  • Learn how to use subject pronouns (I, you, he, she, it, we, they) - lesson material .
  • Learn how to use subject pronouns (I, you, he, she, it, we, they) 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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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
Course Three
15 Lessons 01:04:50 Hours
  • Counting higher numbers from 0 to billions - lesson material .
  • Counting higher numbers from 0 to billions 00:11:36
  • Learn how to express your age and finding out how old people are 00:08:48
  • How to use the verbs idi and igba to tell how old you are 00:08:45
  • Learning how to give information relating to your age using the verb igba 00:06:39
  • Learn how to talk about where you are going to go in the future - lesson material .
  • Learn how to talk about where you are going to go in the future 00:04:43
  • Future tense - expressing a fall in the future 00:02:28
  • Future tense - Talking about returning home in the future 00:01:20
  • Future tense - Talking about returning home in the future using ilo, ilota, iloghachi 00:04:03
  • Future tense - The verb ilo with place names 00:02:14
  • Future tense - Using the verb ibia and place names you will come to in the future 00:01:55
  • Future tense - Using the verb ihu to talk about seeing things in the future 00:02:22
  • Acquire vocabulary of things you can drink and learn to tell what you drink, drank and will drink 00:04:55
  • Talking about your leisure activities - swimming 00:05:02
Course Four
13 Lessons 00:50:23 Hours
  • Learn how to form negative sentences in the present 00:02:23
  • Learn how to form negative sentences in the present - lesson material .
  • Negation - Learn to form negative sentences in the past tense to say where you did not go 00:01:41
  • Negation - Learn how to do negative sentences in the future to saying where you will not go 00:05:23
  • Question formation - Learn how to form YES or NO questions - lesson material .
  • Question formation - Learn how to form YES or NO questions 00:04:47
  • Question formation - second method 00:03:36
  • Question formation using a negative sentence and rising tone 00:01:55
  • Question formation - nagative sentence with rising tone 00:10:28
  • More on how to respond to YES or NO questions 00:01:36
  • Learn how to use emphatic pronouns in sentence formation - lesson material .
  • Learn how to use emphatic pronouns in sentence formation 00:11:10
  • How to talk about giving birth to someone or being born 00:07:24
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.
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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.

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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.

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 Organization 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.

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