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Igbo Language & Culture

 

If you're an experienced speaker coming back after a long time away, or brand new to Igbo language, read below to see how the 
Learn Igbo Now Challenge can help you.

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Looking for a more exciting way to learn
Igbo language?


  • Want to speak fluently in Igbo language - but feeling stuck or not sure where to start?

  • Tired of scouring the internet for Igbo lessons, materials and advice? 

  • Wish you could make real connections with other Igbo language learners?

  • Do you crave more fun and excitement in your Igbo language learning?

That's exactly what we are here for

Speak Igbo language with confidence 
- without the overwhelm!​


Sometimes you need a bit of help, structure and accountability to become fluent in Igbo language . 

HOW DOES IT WORK ?

Learn Igbo Now Challenge (LINC) is an exciting daily Igbo challenge that rotates through the 5 essential skills in language learning
​(reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural awareness)

1. Log in Daily


A new Igbo challenge is released every week day  (Mon - Fri )

2. Do the Challenge


Every Challenge will take 15 minutes or less to complete

3. Reflect & Evaluate


Celebrate small wins and discover your next opportunities.

The best way to take on something seemingly insurmountable is to tackle it in bite-sized pieces.


The "one step at a time" technique has been scientifically proven to help you get more done. . 
The daily learning material in the Learn Igbo Now challenge is intentionally designed in smaller chunks for a reason - to remove the overwhelm and make the daily learning achievable, fun and memorable.

 The two Igbo proverbs below perfectly captures the essence of this tried-and-true wisdom.

IGBO PROVERB

Nwayọ nwayọ ka eji aracha ofe dị ọkụ

The best way to eat a bowl of hot soup, is to eat it slowly / gradually. 

IGBO PROVERB

Pam pam ka nkwụ ji eju ọgba

Drop by drop is how palm wine fills the gourd
(tied to the palm tree)

The Learn Igbo Now Success Path

The Learn Igbo Now Challenge offers a  progressive learning path which guides you through courses that focus on specific Igbo speaking techniques and skills
(We've used the names of revered masked spirits (mmanwụ) in Igboland  to indicate the different learning paths)

1. Ojiọnụ

You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases. You can introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details.

You can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. You can read very simple Igbo reader books.

2. Agbọghọ mmụọ

You can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information. You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background and immediate environment. You are also learning to sing simple Igbo songs and discovering their meanings.

3.  Adamma

You can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst in Igboland. You can produce simple connected text on familiar topics. You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. You know more about Igbo culture, towns, history and Igbo role models.

4. Ụlaga

You can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in your field of specialisation. You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity, using figurative speech. You can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue. You are familiar with concepts from the Igbo worldview, pre-colonial and colonial Igboland.

5. Agaba

You can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.

You can use Igbo language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. You can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects.

6.  Ijele

You can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read, including films, TV programs, songs and radio. You can summarise information from different
spoken and written sources in a coherent presentation. You can express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely. You have a deep understanding of both material and non material Igbo culture .

Every day you'll have something fun to practice with. You can finish each daily task under 15 minutes. First you listen to or watch the lesson (4 to 8 minute lesson), then you record an audio or video of yourself practicing Igbo with your phone.
Only have time for one or two logins per week? No problem. Easily bookmark any lesson and come back to it later.


Just do it on your time.
At Your own pace.


A Virtual Igbo Learning  Playground


Video & Audio Stories

Songs, Lyrics & Tongue twisters

Pre-colonial & Colonial History

Proverbs & Idioms

Conversations & Monologues

Biographies

Engili-Igbo
& Slangs

Film & Radio Clips

Igbo Worldview

Igbo Cosmology & Spirituality 

Drills, Quizzes & Worksheets

Arts & Culture

THE TOOLS & SUPPORT YOU NEED

A fun & supportive community of Igbo learners at all levels

You will find out that our community is a very friendly one – and and very supportive!! You'll be greeted by other members who can't wait to help you learn how to become fluent in Igbo and will become your friends along the way.

More than Just Daily Igbo Speaking Practice

A subscription to the Learn Igbo Now Challenge gives you instant access to ....


  • Learn Igbo Now Academy

    A progressive learning path which guides you through courses that focus on specific Igbo speaking techniques and skills.

  • New Training materials added every week day

    A collection of new learning tutorial learning resources, story based lessons and conversations, quizzes, top tips & speaking practice added each week.

  • Weekly eCoaching (email)

    Stay focused on your goals & keep a positive outlook with weekly coaching  from Yvonne delivered to your email inbox. 

  • Submit for Feedback

    Get inspired by video submissions of other members or post your own on the forums for encouragement from fellow members.

  • 30 days to Speak Challenge 

    If you are a complete beginner or you are very rusty with your Igbo, this challenge will get you started in making the right sounds in Igbo.

  • Monthly Live Coaching Party

    Once every month, you will have the opportunity to take part in an extensive video based group session where everyone gets the chance to communicate in Igbo.

  • Weekly Q & A Sessions

    Weekly Q&A Sessions with Yvonne Mbanefo or one of the coaches. Submit your questions every week by Saturday and they get answered on the following week's Q & A video session.

  • Get a Learning Buddy and Opportunities to practice Igbo

    Get friendly support, accountability partners and constructive feedback whilst practicing Igbo at your own pace.

  • Monthly Give-aways

    When you complete all 20 Igbo challenges for the month you'll automatically get entered in a draw to win a gift during the live Coaching Party.

  • Graded Quizzes

    You will have the opportunity to check your learning in many of the learning materials. The quizzes will be automatically graded.

  • Access to Private Discussion Group

    A vibrant community of new and veteran learners to collaborate with and learn from. Learning together is always better than learning alone.

  • Fun Monthly Fluency Challenges

    Join our fun monthly Igbo reading / speaking/ listening or writing challenges. Build your language skills through daily practice and friendly competition. Prizes given to challenge winners every month.

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    Build your own Portfolio

    Start and grow your own digital portfolio, which will help you chart your Igbo learning journey and see how you are progressing.

  • Networking Opportunities

    Connect with Igbo Learners in your area or across the globe, and join in discussions about Igbo Language, culture, history and Igbo life.

  • Ebook Library

    Increase your learning with a growing collection of ebooks and comprehension text with audio options. 

A Safe Space to Learn, Grow and Discover your Igbo Identity

What have you got to lose ?


Proximity is POWER.
The closer you are to the people who are learning how to speak Igbo just like you,
the more powerful you become!

Have fun and get better in the process

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