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Where to Learn Igbo, Twi, Yoruba and Swahili In London

WHERE TO LEARN AFRICAN LANGUAGES IN LONDON

It’s often said that “Language is the road map of a culture”.
When you learn a language, you learn the essence of a people. Tonal languages in particular (which many African languages are) require you to have a nuanced and astute approach to receiving and sharing sounds.

As the world continues to globalise, in the coming decades many of the over 6000 languages currently spoken will be rendered extinct. As a language enthusiast and a lover of cultures I find this terrifying. Language is not only a person’s tool to communicate, it’s the code to a long history of a people’s experiences, emotions and understandings, which holds in it an abundance of knowledge and a unique interpretation of the world.

With that said, below is a short directory of establishments that offer different African language courses in London.

IGBO SCHOOLS:

For free online Igbo lessons by Okwu ID click here

LEARN IGBO IN LONDON

See our Article

OKWU ID directory: https://okwuid.com/2017/10/23/where-to-learn-igbo-in-london/


YORUBA SCHOOLS:

LEARN YORUBA IN LONDON:

Classes Hosted by Next Generation Naijas

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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/next-generation-naijas-17676190219 (Eventbrite page)

https://www.facebook.com/nextgennaijas/

Courses on Meet UP: https://www.meetup.com/Yoruba-Lesons/


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WHERE TO LEARN IGBO IN LONDON??

K’anyi suo Igbo…

Let’s speak Igbo

Many Igbos, particularly within the diaspora, struggle to speak Igbo. This can be attributed to several factors, some of which were highlighted on the 1st episode of OkwuID’s discussion panel; Is the Igbo Language Dying

Language is a pivotal part of any culture or ethnic group. For us to ensure the survival of “Igboness” itself we must not let our language die out.

For those who are based within the London area, below are a list of Igbo learning resources to aid in your quest to learn, improve and/or practice your Igbo.

For free online Igbo lessons by Okwu ID click here

To Enrol on OKWU ID’s personalised Igbo Language and History Course
Click link: Online Igbo language, history and culture course
The course will be a pilot with a maximum capacity of 10 students, first come first serve.
Course outline: The draft course currently includes
  • Igbo history/cultural lessons – live-streamed (ability to ask questions) and download 
  • Igbo language lessons – live streamed and downloadable 
  • Lesson plan (workbook) –  Online/Printable  
  • Weekly call sessions with teacher (max 30 mins)
  • Exam
To register interest please contact: okwuid@outlook.com

IGBO SCHOOLS:

Classes Hosted by Next Generation Naijas

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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/next-generation-naijas-17676190219 (Eventbrite page)

https://www.facebook.com/nextgen9ja/ 

 

 

 

Classes Hosted by ICSN

http://icsn.co.uk/about-us/our-work/language-school/

For more details or to register contact. school@icsn.co.uk

 

 

Classes Hosted by YIWA
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Visit www.yiwa.co.uk for more information on how to apply.

 

 

 

Classes Hosted by SOAS
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Not currently running. Please contact godsonbima@yahoo.co.uk for more details.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/lwwcetl/materials/africa/colloquial-igbo.html

 

IGBO LESSONS ONLINE:
Lessons Hosted by ILC igbo1logo[1]
https://www.igboteacher.com

 

ONLINE IGBO LANGUAGE RESOURCES (FREE):

 

USEFUL IGBO WEBSITES/ SOURCES

EZINAULO.COM – Focused on adults teaching themselves Igbo

IGBOPODCAST  – Ọjị Abịala: An Igbo Podcast takes a revamped an innovative approach towards learning to speak the Igbo language guaranteed to make you at least conversant.

NWA ADA IGBO – Igbo language and cultural Instagram

IGBO FOCUS  – Learn Igbo basics online

AKWUKWO – Teaching children Igbo

 

IGBO LANGUAGE MUSICIANS

Igbo Gospel: