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Igbo 101 diary #3: how it really feels when learning a new language

In a previous piece entitled ‘Our cultural heritage and external validation’, I highlighted the irony of not appreciating our African cultural values such as languages (Igbo, Yoruba etc.) until we see or hear others, usually Westerners, embracing it with pride. While we marvel at...
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Igbo 101 diaries

Igbo 101 diary #2: basic pronouns and composition about myself

Ndeewo! My last post marked the beginning of my Igbo language-learning journey. In summary, I talked about my motivation for learning Igbo, which are: to be able to converse fluently with other Igbo speakers and to gain insights from a beginner’s perspective that’ll enhance the...
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Igbo 101 diary: the journey begins here

Kedu ka i mere? Last week, I commenced a one-on-one Igbo language-learning class with Oriaku Onwuka (Mrs Onwuka) – a true Onye nkuzi (teacher) and content contributor on the Igbo101 team. I am excited! As the lead programmer on the Igbo101 team, I’d always wanted to learn Igbo in...
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New Year’s Greeting with Igbo101 2.0

Finally, I can say a Happy New Year! That welcome message had been saved up pending the release of the updated Igbo language-learning app for kids, Igbo101; available on Android, iPhone and iPad. Delivering on the Igbo101 update was one of the goals I highlighted during my 2016...
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