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"Ọjị Abịala: An Igbo Podcast" takes a revamped and innovative approach towards learning to speak the Igbo language-- guaranteed to make you at least conversant. In doing so, it aims to promote Igbo culture, literature, and a greater sense of community, especially between Ndị Igbo in Nigeria and those in the diaspora. This Igbo podcast makes language learning a lifestyle and enjoyable!! Come and join the movement and spread the word.
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S3E10: Igbo Podcast x Ụmụ Igbo Unite Exclusive Interview
S3E10: Igbo Podcast x Ụmụ Igbo Unite Exclusive Interview
Check out this exclusive episode with the founder of Igbo Podcast, Ifunanya, and  Ụmụ Igbo Unite, an organization that promotes and preserves Igbo culture across the diaspora while empowering and connecting young Igbo professionals. In this episode Ifunanya discusses in her journey of how she went from not being able to speak any Igbo to becoming  conversational in Igbo and equipped to pioneer the Igbo Podcast brand. She also discusses more about her experience going back to Nigeria for 6 months with the primary goal of learning Igbo and immersing herself in the language and culture!  Checkout the 2022 Umu Igbo Unite digital magazine here: http://www.umuigbounite.com/magazine
01:00:42
September 29, 2022
S3E9: Reflexive Pronouns II
S3E9: Reflexive Pronouns II
In this episode we explore more phrases to know with the reflexive pronouns, then we put those phrases to the test with scenarios where we select the most appropriate phrase to respond to the scenario. To purchase a transcript of it please go to https://obodofullcircle.com/transcripts.
37:33
August 05, 2022
S3E8: Reflexive Pronouns I
S3E8: Reflexive Pronouns I
Reflexive pronouns are used to depict when something does something to itself. In English, Reflexive pronouns are things like " myself, himself, herself, themselves etc." In this episode we will be exploring how to create reflexive pronouns in Igbo. To purchase a transcript of it please go to https://obodofullcircle.com/transcripts. 
29:10
July 12, 2022
S3E7: Possession in Igbo II
S3E7: Possession in Igbo II
In this episode we expand on the concept of possession in Igbo, exploring possessive adjectives and putting our knowledge to the test with exercises.  To purchase a transcript of it please go to https://obodofullcircle.com/transcripts.
20:03
June 13, 2022
S3E6: Possession in Igbo I
S3E6: Possession in Igbo I
In this episode we explore how possession is shown in Igbo. For example to say "Ifunanya's Podcast" in Igbo it would be "Pokasti Ifunanya." Or to say "her ba"g it would be "akpa ya," or "her own/hers" it would be "nke ya." This is part one exploring this topic. To purchase a transcript of it please go to https://obodofullcircle.com/transcripts.
31:21
May 30, 2022
28 Days #SpeakIgboChallenge and Exciting News!
28 Days #SpeakIgboChallenge and Exciting News!
Ndeewo nụ Ndị nke m  !! I know its been a while I have posted a new episode! I apologize and am working diligently to get back to more consistently posting new episodes as we have so many more awesome episodes in store for you! In the mean time please follow me on this 28 Days #SpeakIgboChallenge aimed at having us commit to speaking some level of Igbo each day throughout this month!! Share your posts on IG with the #SpeakIgboChallenge hashtag and tagging us @igbopodcast and we will be sure to repost! Also feel free to join one of our whatsapp accountability group chats with native speakers and learners a like!! We look forward to speaking with you.  In the means time, make sure you follow @igbopodcast and @obodofullcircle on instagram! And dont forget to go to Obodofullcircle.com to access our Transcripts/worksheets for all episodes
06:11
April 07, 2022
S3E5: Demonstrative III- Nke a vs Nke ahụ
S3E5: Demonstrative III- Nke a vs Nke ahụ
In this episode we explore demonstrative pronouns which are simply where the words "this or that" are used in place of the name of a noun. We also end this episode playing the This or That Game: Igbo Edition.  To purchase the transcript for this episode please go to Obodofullcircle.com
20:34
October 24, 2021
S3E4: Survival Demonstratives II
S3E4: Survival Demonstratives II
In this episode we look more closely at go-to demonstratives phrases to know to say things like "this place/here," "that place/there," and things like "this thing," "that person" etc. These are phrases that once mastered can help you create Igbo sentences with greater ease! To purchase the transcript for this episode please go to Obodofullcircle.com  
20:45
October 17, 2021
S3E3: Demonstrative I and Vocabulary
S3E3: Demonstrative I and Vocabulary
In this episode we  have a new guest teacher by the name of Sopuruchi Aboh who is an Igbo linguist that is passionate about the development of the Igbo language. He teaches Igbo and Linguistics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and as  published articles and books on Igbo culture and language. His recent publication is an anthology of poems on coronavirus and climate change he co-edited titled, Sọọrọ Ụwa Zeere Koro. If you are interested in getting a copy of this book or any of his work, please email igbopodcast @ gmail dot com In this episode we explore the topic of Demonstratives, so words like "this, that, those, and these" in Igbo Language as well as look at vocabulary for household objects and more. To purchase transcript/worksheet of episode go to obodofullcircle.com 
43:47
September 08, 2021
S3E2: Dada II
S3E2: Dada II
This is part II on our episode on Dada with the 21st century Dibia, Chika L. Nnabuike. Purchase the transcript/worksheet via our website obodofullcircle.com to get a breakdown of the ending prayer of this episode. Challenge yourself with the Igbo before reviewing the English translation. Enjoy, don't forget to like, share and subscribe. 
21:14
August 01, 2021
S3E1: Dada I
S3E1: Dada I
In the first episode of Season III, we had the pleasure of having a 21st century Dibia, Chika L. Nnabuike help us explore the topic of Dada also known as dreadlocs/ locs. The transcript/worksheet gives an overall summary of the topic in English and Igbo. Test your Igbo skills by working through the Igbo before reading the English. purchases your copy at obobofullcircle.com. Tune in to part I of this episode. Be sure to share and leave us a review. 
41:52
August 01, 2021
Intro Season III Big ANNOUNCEMENT
Intro Season III Big ANNOUNCEMENT
We are excited to be kicking off Season III of this audio series. What started as a passion project and a means to actualize a lifelong goal as turned into a whole movement and community and we couldn't be more excited and inspired. In this audio we take a look at some things to expect this upcoming season as well as touch on ways you all can continue to support and contribute to this brand. We also make the special announcement about our sister brand and app COMING SOON.  Please be sure you are following us on instagram @igbopodcast and also now our sister brand @obodofullcircle.  Also to get on our mailing list for when the app, audio flashcards, transcripts and more will be available go to obodofullcircle.com and submit your email.  Although this app will be hosting our Igbo Conversation Exchange Program you can get started learning through this platform now! DM us to get started!!! Here are a list of some easy ways you can support:   Write a review: Whether you listen via apple podcast, Spotify, soundloud etc. Please write a review and rate us. Especially with Apple Podcast the reviews and ratings help increase our visibility. You can also send us reviews via our DMs on IG or email! These messages help give us the zeal needed to keep this platform going. Tell us more about what you’d like to learn and see. Email us igbopodcast dot com or DM on Instagram! Its through the input of fellow learners like myself that I feel we’ve been able to make one of the most relatable and useful platforms for us learners so please please by all means continue to give us your input.  Spread the word- Please tell someone to tell someone! Share the link to the podcast with someone and post about us on your social media. Let's get others going on their language learning journey.  Donate financially- You can do so via PayPal https://bit.ly/3rOnKK3 and also right here on anchor.  Consider being a monthly sponsor.  Thank you for your continued support!!
08:22
August 01, 2021
S2E21: Season II Finale Nwadiala
S2E21: Season II Finale Nwadiala
In this episode we have a special guest Dr. M. O Ene and we explore the Nwadiala concept in Igbo culture. This is a concept that provides unique privileges and recognition to people from their maternal side of the family.  In this episode we also talk about his upcoming book that goes into  depths about the significance of the Kola Nut in the Igbo culture. To get on the waiting-list to be notified when the book is available please email igbopodcast @ gmail . com.  God bless you all for the continued support and we look forward to all thats to come in the New Year. 
58:21
December 30, 2020
S2E20: Somto Si Body Part III
S2E20: Somto Si Body Part III
In this episode we learner a series of phrases in Igbo that utilize words of the body part to convey different meanings. For example "aka nri" translated directly means the hand of food, but it actually means "right" or "right hand." Another example is "iri ju afọ," which directly translated means "eaten till stomach full," but in actuality, it is a phrase that means "are you satisfied." We also learn Igbo verbs in the command or imperative form and practice the verbs and phrases in a game called "Somto si," similar to the game "Simon says."  To purchase full transcript go to: Obodofullcircle.com
37:02
November 19, 2020
S219: Bodily Functions
S219: Bodily Functions
This episode focuses on learning how to talk about Bodily fluids (PG) and functions, such as crying, sweating, using the bathroom,  and more.   To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to obodofullcircle.com
26:04
October 12, 2020
S2E18: Body Parts Intro
S2E18: Body Parts Intro
This episode provides an intro to Igbo vocabulary of different parts of the body.  To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to obodofullcircle.com
22:28
October 12, 2020
S2E17: Homographs II
S2E17: Homographs II
This episodes shines further light on Homographs in Igbo. Homographs are words that have the same exact spelling but are different based off tones. In Igbo there are several words like this that can be quite tricky for a learner. This episode focuses on more comprehension and pronunciation exercises   To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to obodofullcircle.com
46:34
September 28, 2020
S2E16: Homographs I
S2E16: Homographs I
This episodes focuses on Homographs in Igbo. Homographs are words that have the same exact spelling but are different based off tones. In Igbo there are several words like this that can be quite tricky for a learner.  Join us as we take learning tones to another level.  To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to obodofullcircle.com
36:35
September 08, 2020
S2E15: Tones II
S2E15: Tones II
This is part II on the topic of tones in Igbo.   Tones are a difficult aspect of the Igbo language for learners at any level! This episodes offers strategies with recognizing tones and an ton of practice on using them.  To Purchase full transcript or our audio flashcards go to: Obodofullcircle.com  Like what we do? Consider supporting by donating with this link here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=aRGqnrGaCBfJzWaP7tpxK7pviD67UMEXHQg0SMOfDdlHzmb_o9n0cMFvajCfw20YTJkkyW&country.x=US&locale.x=
31:56
June 16, 2020
S2E14: Tones I
S2E14: Tones I
This is part I on the topic of tones in Igbo.   Tones are a difficult aspect of the Igbo language for learners at any level! This episodes offers strategies with recognizing tones and an ton of practice on using them. I To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to obodofullcircle.com Like what we do? Consider supporting by Donating with this link here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=aRGqnrGaCBfJzWaP7tpxK7pviD67UMEXHQg0SMOfDdlHzmb_o9n0cMFvajCfw20YTJkkyW&country.x=US&locale.x=
38:26
June 16, 2020
S2E13: Survival, Courtesy. Manners Exercises and Recap
S2E13: Survival, Courtesy. Manners Exercises and Recap
Explore more Survival phrases and how to show manners in Igbo, while putting it all to practice with a dialogue at the end. To purchase full transcript go to: Obodofullcircle.com
14:45
May 18, 2020
S2E12: Survival, Courtesy, Manners and more
S2E12: Survival, Courtesy, Manners and more
Explore more Survival phrases and how to show manners in Igbo. To purchase full transcript go to: Obodofullcircle.com
33:20
May 12, 2020
S2E11: Recap Survival Phrases Continued
S2E11: Recap Survival Phrases Continued
This episode seeks to put into practice the phrases learned in the previous episode utilizing two practical scenarios. It also has a recap of the phrases and vocabulary for easy reference. To purchase full transcript go to: Obodofullcircle.com
19:46
April 30, 2020
S2E10: More Survival Phrases I
S2E10: More Survival Phrases I
This episode is a continuation of the first two episodes in Season I, that sought to give learners "go to phrases" for maintaining conversations in Igbo. These phrases are additional phrases to add to your  Survival Igbo tool kit. To purchase full transcript go to: Obodofullcircle.com
36:33
April 30, 2020
Need someone to practice speaking Igbo with?
Need someone to practice speaking Igbo with?
Having a peer to practice my Igbo with has provided me with the greatest improvements in learning the language. From building my confidence, to learning cool phrases, to sharpening my  audio comprehension, conversation partners are the best way to improve proficiency in speaking a language. And now we would like to bring to you two ways to access an Igbo language partner at a discounted price before the Igbo Conversation Exchange Program officially goes live. 1. Signup to practice a particular episode topic or exercises with a conversation partner for an hourly rate. This option is super flexible and requires less commitment. 2.  Trial a free week of our Conversation Exchange program and consider working with a conversation partner on a weekly basis for a specified duration of time. Interested? Contact: igbopogcast@gmail.com or DM on IG @igbopodcast.com
05:05
April 27, 2020
S2E9: Prayer 101 Exercises and Create Yours!
S2E9: Prayer 101 Exercises and Create Yours!
In this episode we review keywords and phrases that we have learned through our Igbo Prayer 101 series. We then use the blueprint we layout to create our own personalized prayer and to encourage you too as well.  To purchase full transcript go to: Obodofullcircle.com
41:20
April 12, 2020
S2E8: Prayer 101 Requests and Closing
S2E8: Prayer 101 Requests and Closing
In this episode we look at how to make requests in Igbo,  We introduce to phrases that can be used to requests for things we want and one phrase to request for things we do not want. From there, we go over lines that do not fall tidy into a category as well as a few lines that can be used to close a prayer.  To purchase full transcript go to: Obodofullcircle.com
40:49
March 29, 2020
S2E7: Prayer 101: Thanksgiving/Adoration
S2E7: Prayer 101: Thanksgiving/Adoration
So this episode is part II of our episode on creating your own prayer in igbo, which seeks to give a blueprint or guide to creating a personal prayer in Igbo. In the previous episode we went over some "must know phrases" and then a list of names used in glorifying God.  In this part of the episode, we will explore how to show Adoration and thanksgiving,.  So to explore this part of prayer we will introduce 4 phrases that can be used when beginning your sentences of thanks.  It's important to note that there are many ways to say thank you in Igbo  or to convey these means, but here are just a few phrases to get you started: To purchase full transcript go to: Obodofullcircle.com
38:17
March 20, 2020
S2E6: Praying in Igbo 101
S2E6: Praying in Igbo 101
Have you ever wished that you could say a prayer in Igbo?  Or that you could at least, better understand when a prayer is being said in Igbo around you? Well if so, these next couple of episodes are for you, though,  even if you do not pray, these episodes are still for you as they cover a ton of great vocabulary and phrases that can be used in everyday speech in Igbo. This episode is the first of four episodes that seek to layout a blueprint for creating your very own prayer in Igbo. This episode focusses on "Must know phrases" and names used in "Glorifying God." To purchase full transcript go to: Obodofullcircle.com
27:24
March 19, 2020
 S2E5: Ajụjụ na Azịza: Lord's Prayer
S2E5: Ajụjụ na Azịza: Lord's Prayer
The purpose of this activity is to explore another way to interact with the Our Father using questions and answers (ajuju na aziza). This is helpful too as conversation practice, because most times when we converse with other people, it’s in the form of asking and answering questions. So this will give extra practice with the question phrases we learned in Season I.  To purchase full transcript go to: Obodofullcircle.com
29:25
March 10, 2020
S2E4: Nna Anyị II
S2E4: Nna Anyị II
This Episode delves deeper into the "Lord's prayer," utilizing the vocabulary we explored in the first part I to help put the full sentences together.  To purchase full transcript go to: Obodofullcircle.com
19:28
March 05, 2020
S2E3: Nna Anyị I
S2E3: Nna Anyị I
This Episode explores the "Lord's prayer." We start here by breaking down key vocabulary words to the prayer and then in part II we put it all together in the complete sentences.  To purchase full transcript go to: Obodofullcircle.com 
25:16
March 05, 2020
S2E2: Kola Nut Prayer II
S2E2: Kola Nut Prayer II
Ọjị, which is kola nut in the Igbo language, is a very significant part of Igbo culture in regards to greetings, offerings, covenants, communion, prayers, and more. The Kola nut can only be blessed in the Igbo language and as such, the fate of this crucial cultural phenomenon depends on those who can speak the language and who can respect and upkeep the culture. In this episode, we dissect the second half of a kola nut prayer by ObynoDaddyMuna with a new and special guest teacher, Ugochinyerennaya  
27:33
February 21, 2020
S2E1: Kola Nut Prayer I
S2E1: Kola Nut Prayer I
Ọjị, which is kola nut in the Igbo language, is a very significant part of Igbo culture in regards to greetings, offerings, covenants, communion, prayers, and more. The Kola nut can only be blessed in the Igbo language and as such, the fate of this crucial cultural phenomenon depends on those who can speak the language and who can respect and upkeep the culture. In this episode, we dissect the first half of a kola nut prayer by ObynoDaddyMuna with a new and special guest teacher, Ugochinyerennaya  
23:55
February 21, 2020
Introduction: O teego!
Introduction: O teego!
This is the introductory episode of Season II of this podcast series. In this audio, the founder, Ifunanya, gives a glimpse of what can be expected this season, a reminder of the format, and some encouragement towards our overall goals in this language learning journey! Enjoy =) Music:  Eriwa by Ruffcoin 
07:56
February 20, 2020
We want to Hear from you!!! (Link in Description)
We want to Hear from you!!! (Link in Description)
Please take a moment to take this short survey. www.surveymonkey.com/r/FWZHB8F Also don't forget to follow us: Instagram: @igbopodcast Facebook: @igbopodcast Youtube: Igbo Podcast Email: Igbopodcast@gmail.com Music: Teckno
03:14
July 04, 2019
Season 1 Finale
Season 1 Finale
This episode is special as it is both an audio and a visual!!! Check out the visual here on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyb8G9IS-jU&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1uokxUNdURaho7yDQn07qEJEqcyqveDiQQu2ImjUooGVmQlfmOcDIXTPg To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to obodofullcircle.com Music: Culture by Umu Obiligbo ft Flavour and Phyno.  Instrumentals: Endeetone
11:54
June 11, 2019
Episode 21: Ezinaụlọ Phrases To Know
Episode 21: Ezinaụlọ Phrases To Know
In this episode, we highlight 4 phrases and verbs that are commonly used when talking about the family and related terms: Inwe (to have), Iyi (to resemble in appearance), Idi ka (to resemble in character/values/behaviors), Ito (to be older than). 4 verbs/phrases as it relates to the family: ·  Infinitive:   Inwe- to have  Iyi- to resemble  Idi ka – to be like  Ịtọ- to be older than ọ ụ ·To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to obodofullcircle.com
17:01
May 21, 2019
Episode 20: Ezinaụlọ Comprehension
Episode 20: Ezinaụlọ Comprehension
In this Episode we work utilizing the vocabulary we learned about the members of the family in Igbo as well a our audio comprehension, by listening to a passage in Igbo and then answering questions based on that passage.  To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to obodofullcircle.com Music: Obiako Nnwam by Ejeagha 
09:34
May 07, 2019
Episode 19: Ezinaụlọ/Related Terms Vocab Recap
Episode 19: Ezinaụlọ/Related Terms Vocab Recap
This Episode Recaps some key vocabulary that we have learned about the family and related terms.  Listen and try to see what you can recall and also practice saying these words out loud with the correct pronunciation.  To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to obodofullcircle.com
11:55
April 29, 2019
Episode 18: Ezinaụlọ Part II
Episode 18: Ezinaụlọ Part II
In this Episode we reviewed the 6 key words we learned needed for describing most members of the family in Igbo. We then explore other important Igbo vocabulary that describes the position of a child in the family and more extended members of the family. To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to obodofullcircle.com Music: Nwa by Ifé
21:51
April 08, 2019
Episode 17: Ezinaụlọ
Episode 17: Ezinaụlọ
Ezinaụlọ  means family in Igbo.  Using 6 key words, one can derive at many other vocabulary words used to describe different family members.  In this episode we learn several vocabulary for the names of family member in Igbo and more. We also utilize a number of exercises to practice what we learn. To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to obodofullcircle.com
29:12
April 02, 2019
Episode 16: Ịnọ
Episode 16: Ịnọ
In this episode we explore,  "Ịnọ" the "to be" verb which means being at a place for both living and non living items. Note there are examples where "ịdị" can also be the "to be" verb used to describe "to be at a place" for inanimate objects, and there are some Igbo school of thoughts that state that "Ino" can only be used to describe the place of being for animate objects while "ịdị," can be used to described the place of being for only inanimate objects.  In this episode however,  we practice using the Ịnọ to be verb along with exploring common vocabulary words for names of places in Igbo.  To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to Obodofullcircle.com
29:12
February 24, 2019
Episode 15: Ịbụ vs Ịdị
Episode 15: Ịbụ vs Ịdị
In English, everything simply just is. The to be verb can be used when stating, I am a girl,  He is 32 years old, or They are at the house. Also notice that in english the "to be" verb also changes or is conjugated based off the pronoun, ie: "is, are, am."  The way Igbo people conceptualize the "to be" verb is different however. In this episode we explain that the "Ịbụ" "to be" verb in Igbo is used more when expressing a category of an object or its literally "being" while "Ịdị" is more so used to qualify that being or to speak towards an attribute. There is another form of the "to be" verb in the igbo language used to explain "to be at a place," (explored in the next upcoming episode).  Note luckily in Igbo the "to be" verb remains the same "bụ" or "dị" or " nọ" irregardless of the pronoun uses. Listen to this episode to explore more and also practice with exercises.   To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to Obodofullcircle.com Music- Akula: Owu Onye Ara by The Funkees
21:35
February 18, 2019
Episode 14: Advanced Number
Episode 14: Advanced Number
This episode gives a bit more practice on formulating numbers and then introduces numbers such as 100, 1000,  and 1,000,000 To purchase the transcript for this episode or utilize our audio flashcards go to Obodofullcircle.com Music: Ijele by Flavour ft Zoro
11:50
February 01, 2019
Episode 13: Ọnụọgụgụ
Episode 13: Ọnụọgụgụ
Ọnụọgụgụ  means Numbers in Igbo.  In this lesson, we go over Igbo number 1-10 and then using this knowledge formulate other numbers from 1-99.  To purchase full transcript and audio  flashcards go to Obodofullcircle.com
37:36
February 01, 2019
Episode 12: Ajụjụ in Action
Episode 12: Ajụjụ in Action
In this Episode, we put our question words into action by role playing two scenarios. This is a good exercise to help with comprehension as well as working on pronunciation and command of the Igbo question words. Music: Onye bu nwanne m by Onyeka
13:14
January 19, 2019
Episode 11: Ajụjụ
Episode 11: Ajụjụ
The word for question in Igbo is Ajụjụ . In this episode we explore question words such as "who, what, when, where, why and how" as well as introducing structures needed when formulating sentences with the question words.  For full transcript/worksheet of episode please go to Obodofullcircle.com
23:46
January 19, 2019
Episode 10: Udaume II
Episode 10: Udaume II
 In this episode, we jump right into exercises to help better solidify Udaume, vowels in Igbo. And then, we further explore how vowel harmony dictates which pronouns to use in certain instances. Vowels are of critical importance in the Igbo language. Be sure to really take the time to learn the vowel sounds. To purchase full transcript/worksheet go to obodofullcircle.com Music: Ife Onye Metula- Chief Osita Steven Osadebe 
21:44
January 12, 2019
Episode 9: Udaume I
Episode 9: Udaume I
Vowels are of the utmost importance when seeking to master the Igbo language. Knowing the vowel sounds and also the vowel harmony principle in Igbo will help greatly improve pronunciation. In this episode we explore the different vowel sounds and learn about vowel harmony.  To purchase full transcript/worksheet go to obodofullcircle.com Music: Ife Onye Metula- Chief Osita Steven Osadebe
30:45
January 11, 2019
Episode 8: Pronouns Recap and Extra Exercise
Episode 8: Pronouns Recap and Extra Exercise
Music: Music: Na Kwa Echeki by Dr Sir Warrior and Oriental Brothers
06:41
December 22, 2018
Episode 7: Nnọchi Aha(Pronouns)
Episode 7: Nnọchi Aha(Pronouns)
In this episode we begin to explore  Nnọchi Aha which is Pronoun in Igbo and we do so by first starting with subject and object pronouns.  To purchase full transcript with activities from this episode go to: Obodofullcircle.com
30:40
December 22, 2018
Episode 6: Udamkpi Recap
Episode 6: Udamkpi Recap
This is a recap of Udamkpị, double consonant letters in Igbo. It is intended for learners who may want some additional help practicing these digraphs and working on putting them into action with some vocabulary words.  To purchase full transcript with additional exclusive Udamkpị activities go to: Obodofullcircle.com Music: Ejeagha by Obiako Nnwam
06:02
December 14, 2018
Episode 5: Udamkpi (Double Consonants)
Episode 5: Udamkpi (Double Consonants)
This episode focuses on what is known as Udamkpi in Igbo, as digraphs by linguist, and more colloquially as "double consonants." There are nine digraphs in Igbo language. Digraphs are two letters written together to represent single sounds. Igbo digraphs are made up of consonants and are regarded as single letters: ch, gb, gh, gw, kp, kw, nw, ny, sh To Purchase complete transcript and/or worksheets go to at obodofullcircle.com Music: Ejeagha by Obiako Nnwam
33:34
December 14, 2018
Episode 4: Exercises And Recap
Episode 4: Exercises And Recap
This audio puts into action the phrases learned in Episode 2 and then recaps all of the phrases, depending on your goals, I would suggest going through the exercise without looking through the visual at first to test your knowledge then refer back. To purchase transcript and/or worksheet go to obodofullcircle.com
15:35
December 07, 2018
Episode 3: Beginner phrases cont., Introduction, & More
Episode 3: Beginner phrases cont., Introduction, & More
This episode builds upon the previous episode with more phrases that can easily be integrated in everyday life. It also explores basic phrases a learner may hear and use to introduce him/herself to another Igbo speaker.  To Purchase complete transcript and/or worksheets go to at obodofullcircle.com Music: Agbalụ aka na azọ anị by Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe
33:24
December 07, 2018
Episode 2: Recap
Episode 2: Recap
This sub-audio is a recap of the phrases and vocabulary of Episode 1 only. It is designed, especially for beginners, who need a bit more resources to help commit these phrases into memory as well as work on pronunciation.  To purchase episode transcript and/or worksheet go to obodofullcricle.com *** Music: Ezigbo Mmadu Adiro Fechaa by Osadebe
02:54
December 01, 2018
Episode 1: Learn Igbo in 30 mins
Episode 1: Learn Igbo in 30 mins
In this episode, listeners will learn a few basic Igbo Greetings as well as phrases for their Beginner Igbo Language Survival Kits--- that is phrases that can get the listener to start speaking Igbo in their daily lives as well as beginning to navigate through different real life scenarios using the Igbo language.  To purchase full transcript go to: Obodofullcircle.com 
26:30
November 13, 2018
Introduction: Nnọọ
Introduction: Nnọọ
This is the Introductory Episode to "Ọjị Abịala: An Igbo Podcast" which seeks to help individuals improve their Igbo speaking, comprehension, and more. The series is pioneered by a fellow Igbo learner who, in making great strides with her Igbo, wants to help others do the same. Each episode focuses on specific topics or themes and features a guest Igbo teacher/linguist. In this episode the founder, Ifunanya, gives an overview of how episodes will be conducted and also how the listeners can best begin their Igbo language journeys. Overall Tips for Success 1. Learning a new language is learning how to think a thought differently, welcome this! 2. Practice Regularly, episodes should be listened to and worked on repeatedly depending on ones level, to really get the most out of them. 3. Be Brave and Patient, in order to improve speech you have to have the courage to speak in the language and the willingness to make inevitable mistakes. 4. Make SMART goals meaning Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound goal. Tips for effectively learning with the podcast: 1. Listen in stages: For the first listen just be okay listening all the way through. Don’t feel you have to memorize or learn everything all at once. This will allow you to listen again to the episode with more specific objectives. 2. Visuals: each episode has a description that has the key words and phrases written out, use this to supplement your auditory learning during one or more of your stages of listening. 3. Exercises: Actively participate in the exercises of each episode, practice saying things out loud and testing your comprehension. 4. Recap Audio- these are short sub-clips of all the words and phrases from the previous episode. This is helpful for a learner who really wants to hone in on pronunciation and comprehension. Use this along with full episodes to help solidify what you’ve learned. Music: Eriwa by Ruffcoin
15:30
November 13, 2018