Application of Resource–Based Learning (RBL) in Nigerian Language Teaching and Learning: The Case of Ìgbò Language
In this technological dispensation, foreign languages are already on board with ICT applications and advancement with different language courses online thereby encouraging independent study of these languages. Teaching and learning of Nigerian languages cannot be said to be at a comparable rank with these foreign languages in this respect. In view of the seemingly lack of interest in the Nigerian languages study ad usage, it is believed that the application of Resource-Based Learning in this scenario will rekindle interest as well as place Nigerian languages study in a comparable terrain with their foreign languages’ counterparts. This paper explored the possibility of applying Resource-Based Learning in the teaching and learning of Nigerian languages in this ICT dispensation. It is delimited to the application of RBL on the teaching/learning of Ìgbò grammar, culture and literature. Recommendations include creating of online Ìgbò grammar lessons, running audio/visual documentaries and cutting/burning into CDs, different cultural activities, different aspects of Ìgbò oral literature like, folksongs, folktales, ballads, anecdotes, lullabies, satires, getting learners to act out same etc. Text writers are encouraged to develop varieties of children’s literature and story books.
Key Words: Resource-based Learning, teaching, learning and Ìgbò language.
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