The Igbo language is a beautiful language and is spoken by just under 50 million people worldwide. It has circa 20 different dialects and is considered a tonal language of high and low.
Though mainly spoken in Nigeria, and by Igbos in the Diaspora, it is also considered a minority language in Equatorial Guinea.
Of late the Igbo Awareness Movement (IAM) has unveiled a series of workshops including its "Learn the Igbo Language" classes that have been a big hit with its members on social media.
The classes are broken up into three groupings namely, for beginners, intermediates and advanced
They are held on Tuesdays and Fridays and summated on Saturdays with an interactive session that features a Questions and Answers segment.
Speaking to Ms Chinasa Udensi, an Igbo Linguistic expert based in Abuja and featured presenter of the lectures, the Awareness Media was made aware of the fact that though the classes are free for now, this may soon change in order to appreciate the teachers, as well as keep students up to par with relevant technologies and practices that will make the learning experience both easier and more enjoyable.
She urged that everybody eager to learn Igbo, regardless of at what level take advantage of this ongoing effort by registering at the Igbo Awareness Platform on Facebook.