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CONVERSATIONAL IGBO LANGUAGE + CULTURE LESSONS (LONDON)

LONDON (ages: 17 – 35)

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This September Okwu ID are offering a 4 week short course which will aim to teach you Igbo in a fun and relaxed way.

Level: Beginner – Intermediate 

The standalone classes will be centred around a single topic and students will be taught words, phrases and dialogue that can be used in everyday conversation.

Topics include:

  • Greetings + Introductions
  • Family
  • Food
  • Travel

Students will be given a chance to practice and develop skills focusing on listening and speaking (some reading and writing will be taught too!).

Each class will feature a 15-20 min talk on aspects of Igbo culture ranging from the importance of the Oji (Kola Nut) to Igbo folklore.

Specific dates, location and costs are yet to be confirmed. 

To register interest, please fill form below: 

 

 

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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Igbo Comics and Art

The purpose of the page Nkaigbo is to showcase artwork that encompasses Igbo culture and people. Below is a collection of some of the work featured on the page. Full credit is given to the artist. We’re currently looking to create more content regarding Igbo literature in the form of comics, illustrated stories, and infographics. If you’d like to learn how you could take part contact: ndiibotv@outlook.com

Comic strips by OKWUID

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LEARN IGBO: Daily Routine #5

 

Tips for learning:

Sụọ Igbo

  1. Listen to the audio
  2. Listen to the audio again whilst following the Igbo text
  3. Once you think you’ve grasped the script, read the Igbo text aloud
  4. Interpret the text with the translation and keywords

DAILY ROUTINE

 

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Ụtụtụ ọma Good morning
Ibolachi Good morning
Ehihe ọma Good afternoon
Mgbede ọma Good evening
Abali ọma Good night
Ka chi fo Bye
Kọ di Bye
Kọ di echi Till tomorrow

WELCOME

 

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Ọlịaa Hello
Ibiago Welcome
Nnọọ Welcome

ASKING HOW ARE YOU

 

 

Kedu k’i mere (Kedu ka i mere)

Also (kedu k’i di)

How are you?
A di mma I’m fine
Ọdi mma It’s fine
Obi di m ụtọ i hu gi It’s nice to meet you
A hu be hu m gi ọtụtụ oge Long-time no see

PLEASE AND THANKS

 

 

Ịmeela Thank you
Daalụ Thank you
Ndo Sorry
Mba No
Ee/Oo Yes
Biko Please
Jis ike keep it up/stay well
Ngwanu OK

EXPRESSING UNDERSTANDING

 

 

Ị aghotara ihe m kwuru? Did you understand what I said?
Mba, aghotaghi m (ihe i kwuru) No I don’t understand wat you said
Ee, aghotara m (ihe i kwuru) Yes I understood what you said
Nyere m aka! Help me!

Paschal, imeela nke ukwu!

More content to be added soon. If there are any questions or issues see contact.

©Free online Igbo learning transcripts, with audio and Igbo to English translations. Do not attempt to sell.

BACK TO MAIN PAGE: https://okwuid.com/learnigboonline/ 

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:

IGBO MOVIES

Onye Ozi

(Onye Ozi = the Messenger)
A naive Nigerian man excitedly joins his fiancee in the UK after years of being apart, believing that formidable success awaits him in London. When his

IKO NSO


IKO NSO is a comedy movie filled with so many funny scenes. Watch as Imo the holy boy tries to fight different types of temptation that comes his way.

AJO NNUNU


Ibezim brought his elder brother (Ezennunu) from the village to help him succeed but instead he brought havoc into his brother’s marriage and caused their separation

More to be added soon.