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Tagalog for Beginners

A Fun and Easy Way to Learn Filipino

Description

The goal of this course is to have you speaking functional Tagalog that you can use in your day to day life so that you can enjoy basic conversations with native Filipino speakers.


If you happen to have Filipino family and friends, you will be able to use this as a stepping stone to initiate and participate in conversations with them.


Likewise, even if you do not have a Filipino person to practice with, this course is interactive enough so that you will be able to test your Tagalog skills right away.


Using multiple techniques, including the use of dialogues, imagery, contextual learning, summarization, and practice testing, you will find this course a fun and easy way to learn Tagalog.


You will soon be able to listen, read, write, and speak in Tagalog!

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Curriculum

  • Course Introduction
    Welcome Video
    Welcome to Tagalog for Beginners! This video will give you a brief background of your instructor and the format of this online course.
    1:58
    Course Structure
    We will go through an outline of the entire course before getting into the detailed lessons.
    1:50
    Pronunciation Tips
    Before moving into the words and grammar, it is extremely important to learn some pronunciation tips to keep students from developing bad habits early on. We will be focusing on pronouncing vowels, and we will look at a brief history of the Filipino alphabet.
    8:24
  • Greetings & Introductions
    How Are You?
    Learn how to ask "How are you?" and how to respond to the same question.
    5:34
    Greetings
    Learn how to say time-of-day greetings.
    2:36
    My Name Is...
    Learn how to ask people's names and how to introduce yourself to others.
    2:20
    Being Polite
    Learn how to use politeness words with elders.
    2:11
    Summary
    Review of what you've learned in this section: greetings, introductions, and politeness.
    1:20
    Practice
    Practice what you've learned in this section: greetings, introductions, and politeness.
    1:41
  • Basic Sentence Construction
    Basic Sentence Construction
    Learn the fundamentals of Filipino grammar - sentence construction.
    6:59
  • Using Personal Pronouns
    Personal Pronouns
    Learn the Tagalog personal pronouns.
    3:43
    Combining Adjectives & Personal Pronouns
    Learn how to combine Tagalog adjectives with personal pronouns.
    2:30
    Warm-Ups
    This is a longer warm-up section, thus broken out separately. You will practice personal pronouns and adjectives together.
    2:39
    Nationalities & Asking "Where Are You From?"
    Learn how to say various nationalities and how to ask and respond to the question "Where are you from?"
    3:45
    Summary
    Review what you've learned in this section: personal pronouns, adjectives, nationalities, and how to ask and respond to the question, "Where are you from?"
    0:42
    Practice
    Practice what you've learned in this section: personal pronouns, adjectives, nationalities, and how to ask and respond to the question, "Where are you from?"
    1:36
  • Asking Questions & Interrogative Pronouns
    Do You Understand Tagalog?
    Learn how to ask and answer the question, "Do you understand Tagalog?"
    3:07
    Can I Ask You A Question?
    Learn how to politely approach somebody to ask a question.
    3:15
    Interrogative Pronouns
    Learn the interrogative pronouns and how to use them.
    5:47
    Summary
    Review of what you have learned in this section: how to ask and answer the question, "Do you understand Tagalog?", how to be polite when asking a question, and how to use interrogative pronouns.
    1:08
    Practice
    Practice what you have learned in this section: how to ask and answer the question, "Do you understand Tagalog?", how to be polite when asking a question, and how to use interrogative pronouns.
    2:17
  • Family
    Family
    Learn the words for family members.
    10:52
    Possessive Pronouns
    Learn the possessive pronouns and how to use them.
    6:03
    Combining Personal & Possessive Pronouns to Create Sentences
    Combining personal and possessive pronouns in sentences.
    2:12
    Describing Family & Friends using "Ang" markers
    Learn how to describe family and friends using "ang" and "si".
    6:03
    Summary
    Review of what you have learned in this section: the words for different family members, possessive pronouns, combining personal and possessive pronouns, and how to describe family and friends.
    1:01
    Practice
    Practice what you have learned in this section: the words for different family members, possessive pronouns, combining personal and possessive pronouns, and how to describe family and friends.
    2:56
  • Food
    What's This?
    Learn how to say various common foods and how to ask what something is.
    4:53
    What Would You Like?
    Learn how to answer when being offered food.
    2:36
    Describing Food
    Learn how to describe various food, including food you will find in the Philippines.
    3:45
    Common Expressions
    Learn common expressions related to food.
    3:11
    Common Dishes
    Learn traditional Filipino dishes.
    2:26
    Summary
    Review of what you have learned in this section: the words for various food, how to state what food you like, how to describe food, learn common expressions, and learn common dishes.
    1:17
    Practice
    Practice what you have learned in this section: the words for various food, how to state what food you like, how to describe food, learn common expressions, and learn common dishes.
    10:33

Skills

  • Foreign Language Learning

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