IGBO BEGINNER COURSE 2

  • Price: $ 20.00

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

Price

Plan Name Price
Get Courses 1, 2, 3 and 4 Together: $ 70.00
1 Year: $ 20.00

Description

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:

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.


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.