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Learn Igbo through conversations

Learn Igbo and embark on a journey through Nigeria’s Igboland. Hike the Udi hills that overlook the city of Enugu, catch an Atilogwu dance performance, or explore the Ngodo rock Cave in Abia State. With year-round festivals on the Nigerian calendar, there’s never a dull moment. Celebrate the harvest during the New Yam Festival and perform a traditional mmanwu (masquerade) alongside locals. A language rich in history, learning Igbo connects you to over 24 million speakers and one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Igbo language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Igbo culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Igbo culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.

Course Overview

Learn Igbo language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Igbo

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1People
  • 2Travel
  • 3Activities
  • 4Places
  • Chapter 1 - Who Are You?
  • Chapter 2 - We are Family
  • Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You
  • Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home
  • Chapter 5 - Where did you go to school?
  • Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”
  • Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money
  • Chapter 3 - In My Closet
  • Chapter 4 - Shop til you Drop
  • Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot
  • Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports
  • Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer
  • Chapter 3 - What are you doing this weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss This Place
  • Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 2 - Let's Eat
  • Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That
  • Chapter 4 - Help!
  • Chapter 5 - What is your emergency?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Who Are You?

Conversational Goals

  • Greet others and bid them farewell
  • Introduce yourself
  • Meet new people

Grammar Goals

  • Form present tense verbs
  • Identify subject pronouns
  • Learn how to use pronouns
  • Use verbs in present progressive form

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - We are Family

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions regarding familial relationships
  • Describe someone in relation to family members
  • Introduce someone else

Grammar Goals

  • Learn how to use pronouns in sentences
  • Use conjunctions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You

Conversational Goals

  • Articulate feelings
  • Describe physical characteristics
  • Express interest
  • Inquire about a stranger

Grammar Goals

  • Use possessive pronouns
  • Use verbs in future tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home

Conversational Goals

  • Explain that you are a non-native speaker
  • Explain where you are from
  • Identify languages and countries
  • Inquire about someone’s ability to speak a language

Grammar Goals

  • Use adjectives
  • Use verbs in the present progressive form

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where did you go to school?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the merits of a school
  • Inquire about academic programs

Grammar Goals

  • Learn how to transliterate words
  • Use past tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for clarification
  • Provide and obtain new information
  • Request new vocabulary

Grammar Goals

  • Use adverbs
  • Use negation

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the price for something
  • Buy a ticket for travel
  • Count
  • Negotiate

Grammar Goals

  • Learn cardinal numbers
  • Use more adverbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - In My Closet

Conversational Goals

  • Express future plans
  • Identify various articles of clothing
  • Question statements made by others

Grammar Goals

  • Form verbs in future tense
  • Use modals

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Shop til you Drop

Conversational Goals

  • Acquire necessities
  • Find places to shop
  • Gather information from a native speaker
  • Inquire about shops in the local area

Grammar Goals

  • Identify adjectives and their usage in a sentence
  • Use dependent clauses

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and receive directions
  • Describe the location of one object in relation to another

Grammar Goals

  • Form commands
  • Use modifiers

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss sports and exercises.
  • Express time relationships.
  • Invite someone to join along.

Grammar Goals

  • Form past tense verbs
  • Use the verb "to want"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer

Conversational Goals

  • Ask about vacations and seasonal opportunities
  • Discuss the four seasons
  • Discuss the months of the year

Grammar Goals

  • Use the verb "to do"
  • Use verbs in the progressive form

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - What are you doing this weekend?

Conversational Goals

  • Converse about the days of the week
  • Make plans for the weekend
  • Talk about age and birthdays

Grammar Goals

  • Form "let's"
  • Use the terms "weekday" and "weekend"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make future plans
  • Tell time

Grammar Goals

  • Identify impersonal pronouns
  • Use adverbs of time

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss This Place

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a departure
  • Strengthen relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Create exclamatory sentences
  • Use the infinitive form of "to be"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for medication
  • Describe symptoms
  • Speak to a pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • Use preposition "for"
  • Use verb tense in present progressive form

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Let's Eat

Conversational Goals

  • Identify items on the dinner table
  • Offer assistance
  • Order a meal
  • Understand the customs of local dining

Grammar Goals

  • Form "I would like" construction
  • Use possessive pronouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That

Conversational Goals

  • Ask whether a dish contains certain ingredients
  • Explain that you require a special diet
  • Give compliments
  • Reference senses

Grammar Goals

  • Identify preposition "in"
  • Use stative verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Help!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions
  • Declare that a problem exists
  • State that you do not know something

Grammar Goals

  • Make passive construction
  • Use more negation

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What is your emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer questions
  • Request emergency aid

Grammar Goals

  • Form present continuous
  • Use past participle

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