Foreign Service Institute
Department of State
The Course Used by Diplomats
Learn Igbo the proven way -- just like a diplomat!
Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have used our courses to learn Igbo in as little as 25 minutes a day, entirely on their own. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve fluency in Igbo using this proven audio/text method.
While other premium computer-based language courses offer only the means to learn to speak, with Audio-Forum®, you'll not only speak fluently, you'll also master reading, writing, and grammar skills at a scholarly level -- all with the confidence and polish of a native Igbo speaker. After all, diplomats have proven for years that this method works!
This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
* 12.5 hours of audio, 30 units (lessons)
* 498-page text
* Tone drills, patterns and distinctions
* Pronunciation and structure
* Grammar notes and writing awareness
* Basic sentences and dialogs
* Variation and substitution drills
* Short narratives
* Phonetic and pattern drills
* Vocabulary exercises
The U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute developed full-length courses specifically for diplomats, the very people who must learn a language quickly and effectively. Having worked with FSI authors and instructors, these courses have been fully tested through usage before release to the public. For over 40 years, Audio-Forum® has been the original and most trusted source for Foreign Service Institute language courses.
About the Language
Igbo, the language of the Igbo people and a national language of Nigeria, is part of the Niger-Congo family. It is one of the major languages of western Africa, spoken by over 20 million people. Igbo is a tonal language -- one in which meaning may be conveyed with differences in pitch. Like many other West African languages, it has borrowed words from English and other European languages. Numerous dialects exist, and the standard written form, which uses a Latin alphabet, is based on the Owerri and Umuahia dialects.
Enhanced PDF Features
The Audio-Forum® Difference: Audio-Forum® PDF books are enhanced with links to MP3 audio files. Speaker icons in the text allow you to hear the corresponding audio. The MP3 files can also be loaded onto your MP3-compatible CD player or digital media player. The PDF books may be read (without enhanced features) on tablet computers. A 10-inch or larger screen is recommended.
System Requirements for Enhanced PDF Features
Mac® OS X® 10.5-10.8
512 MB RAM
Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM