INDIGENOUS IGBO NAMES: A VERITABLE PEDAGOGY TOOL IN FRENCH LANGUAGE CLASSES IN IGBO SPEAKING AREAS OF NIGERIA

Published: March, 2020

Author(s): Ajani Akinwumi Lateef & Odoh, Evaristus

About Authors: Nigeria French Language Village, Ajara – Badagry, Lagos State

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Abstract  

This study discusses the choice of Igbo names as a pedagogy means of teaching and learning French in Nigeria most especially in Igbo speaking environments. In pursuing this concern, the study examines some selected Igbo names among numerous others. The names are translated in English and French languages. The study went further ahead in making use of them to show the extent to which Igbo names when examined, could be used to teach French vocabularies, construct French phrases and simple French sentences. The study concludes that making use of Igbo names to teach French language will go a long way in boosting French language learning among Igbo learners of French language.

Keywords: Language, French language, Igbo language, names, pedagogy, teaching, acquisition and learning.