WELCOME TO IGBO SCHOOL

Chidi IgweMy name is Chidi Igwe. I have a PhD in linguistics and have taught languages both inclass and online at various institutions including Dalhousie University, Halifax, and the University of Regina, Canada.

I started Igbo School in 2009 to promote our language and meet the needs of students. Everyday since then, I work very hard studying the structure of the language and applying modern approaches to language instruction to make it easier for students to learn, understand and speak Igbo.

As a result, I have built the best tool to learn Igbo language online from any device connected to Internet from anywhere in the world! I hope you will have a pleasant experience using my course materials to gain and increase your knowledge of the Igbo language and culture.

If you ever run into any kind of problem using this website, please let me know quickly and I will be there to help: Email: support@igboschool.org; Phone: 1.306.581.4493.

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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.