Use your mind's natural rhythm to learn a language with Rhythms Easy Igbo from EuroTalk.
It's naturally easier to learn something when it's set to rhythmic music, so that is exactly what we've done. Rhythms put your mind painlessly to work: you don't even need to focus! Simple words and phrases are set to a varied pattern of rhythms and music designed to help you learn and to keep you engaged so that you won't just switch off after five minutes. It won't get you fluent, but it will give you an easy road into starting to learn a completely new language.
If you just want a few simple words and phrases before going abroad, Rhythms is all you need. It covers absolute essentials such as how to greet people, basic directions, getting around, food and drink. You'll hear Igbo spoken by both a male and a female native speaker and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to test how well you're doing with the review stages built in at key points in each track.
Rhythms can be used anytime, anywhere; listen in the car or on the train, walking the dog, doing housework or exercising at the gym. Absorbing a language couldn't be easier and EuroTalk Rhythms has over 120 different languages to choose from.
I expected more substance from this audible. It was too short and did not add any value. Not a good use of time or money.
What made the experience of listening to Rhythms Easy Igbo the most enjoyable?
Listening to the interpretations from English to Igbo in both male and female voices, made it easier to hear as they both interpreted the words differently. And the relaxing jazz music in the background, definitely made made this audiobook 'EASY LISTENING & EASY LEARNING' (just as it says at the start), and also very enjoyable!
What other book might you compare Rhythms Easy Igbo to, and why?
I could compare 'Rhythms Easy Igbo' to 'Teach Yourself Igbo' by Sam Odiaka, a book I purchased a few years ago as Sam's book also teaches the essential words and phrases that new speakers of Igbo need to learn. The only difference between the two is the music in the background of Sam's book is traditional Igbo music as opposed to the Western music in the background of Rhythm's Easy Igbo.
Which character – as performed by Jamie Stuart – was your favourite?
The female character.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
'Welcome to Igbo Land!'
Any additional comments?
As a former fluent native Speaker of Igbo (my country of birth) I arrived in the UK unable to speak a word of English and had to lean English pretty fast. In doing so, I forgot how to speak Igbo! As a result, I can now unable to speak a word of Igbo!
Therefore I seek out and purchase all books I can find on Igbo language. 'Rhythms Easy Igbo' was particularly interesting as it had Western music in the background, which I thought would make a non-African speaker wanting to learn igbo feel more relaxed as it would be music they are familiar with, so I think the combination of igbo language and western music works well, and would help 'bridge the culture barrier', so to say.
On the otherhand, as already stated, there are also audio books on Igbo language with traditional Igbo music (Sam Odiaka), which I think would be ideal for listeners who want a taste of traditional Igbo music as well as the language.
'Rhythms Easy Igbo' was easy for me to follow, so I'm sure it will be for anyone else who decides to purchase it.