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Maazị Ogbonnaya Okoro has over 15 years experience in teaching and researching Igbo language, literature, history and culture. He is a professional tutor of first language, second language and foreign language learners of Igbo. He studied Linguistics and Igbo Language at the University of Nigeria Nsụka and subsequently studied Translation and Movie Subtitle at Newcastle University and the University of the West of Scotland, UK. 

He has written over 58 books in Igbo. His Igbo books are approved by the Ministries of  Education for all the secondary schools in Ebonyi, Imo, Anambra, Enugwu, Abịa and Delta. His books have been approved for undergraduate, Master and PhD students of Igbo Literature in various universities and Colleges of Education across Igbo land. He was the BBC Igbo first translator. He has translated works for different national and international organizations such as UNESCO and United Nations, in Igbo. Currently, Igbo Translations Director, Abibiman Publishers, UK. 

His book in Igbo signed to be published by the Griots Lounge Publishers, Canada to have Igbo contents for the North Americans. Ogbonnaya is passionate about the Igbo language and its sustainability as well as preservation against extinction as predicted by the UNESCO. He is an Igbo Language and Cultural Advocate. He has taught many African-Americans, Africans, whites, children and adults Igbo language.


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No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Igbo language structure.

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Igbo culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Igbo culture and make a positive impression.