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Learn Tagalog through conversations

An incredibly unique and interesting language born of a fusion of Spanish and Southeastern Asian influence, Tagalog is the official language of the Philippines. And, as the language spoken in the country with the fifth longest coastline in the world as well as some of the most breathtaking rainforests, Tagalog is certainly a gateway to a world full of color and adventure.

Grammar Notes

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 Tagalog language structure.

Culture Notes

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

Vocabulary

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.

Pronunciation

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Course Overview

Learn Tagalog language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Tagalog

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Basics
  • Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk
  • Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins
  • Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions
  • Chapter 4 - Places and Directions
  • Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting
  • Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture
  • Chapter 7 - Payment and Exchange Rate
  • Chapter 8 - Help and Requests
  • Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation
  • Chapter 10 - Questions and Opinions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk

Conversational Goals

  • Express Gratitude
  • Greet People
  • Make Small Talk with Strangers
  • Say Goodbye

Grammar Goals

  • Learn PO - The Word of Respect
  • Be Introduced to the Topic Markers SI and ANG
  • Learn Some ANG- and NG- Pronouns and Their Positions in Sentences
  • Practice Inflection by Means of Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Use the Particles NA , NAMAN ; The Linker -NG

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell If Someone Speaks a Language
  • Ask / Tell Where Someone Is From
  • Get Someone's Attention

Grammar Goals

  • Apply the Prefix TAGA-
  • Be Introduced to MAG -verbs, NAG -verbs, and UM -verbs
  • Learn the Location Marker SA
  • Learn the Particles NA and BA
  • Use the Marker NG and The Linker -NG

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Someone's Name
  • Introduce Yourself and Another Person
  • Recognize Filipino Names
  • Respond to Introductions
  • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something

Grammar Goals

  • Learn About the Gender of Nouns
  • Learn the Salutations Bb. , Gng. , and G.
  • Practice the MAG -verb
  • Use the Inversion Marker AY ; Review the Marker ANG
  • Use the Particle NGA and the Pronoun Ito

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Places and Directions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask For Directions
  • Get Help Finding Places Using A Map
  • Identify Important Places and Facilities Around Town
  • Understand Directions As They Are Given To You

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Particles MAY and LAMANG
  • Learn the MAKA -verb and Use the Verb Prefix MAG
  • Understand the Use of the Plural Marker MGA
  • Use the Location Markers SA and NASA
  • Use the SA -demonstratives DOON , DIYAN

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting

Conversational Goals

  • Count to 1000
  • Deal with Currency
  • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores

Grammar Goals

  • Form Numbers Using the Linkers NA and -NG
  • Review the Object Marker NG and the MAG- Verb
  • Use the Prefix PA and the Pronoun NINYO
  • Use the AT Contraction with Numbers
  • Use Labing- , Labin- , Labim-

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture

Conversational Goals

  • Gain Insight of the Filipino Food Culture
  • Order Drinks or Meals
  • Understand Common Phrases used at Restaurants

Grammar Goals

  • Identify the I- Verb; The Verbal Suffixes -IN and -AN
  • Learn the SA -pronoun INYO
  • Review PO , RAW , DAW and NA
  • Use the Prefixes PA- , MA- , PAKI- and PANG-
  • Use Verbs as Topics; Review the Markers ANG and NG

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Payment and Exchange Rate

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell Whether You Can Use Something
  • Deal with Large Numbers
  • Handle Currency with Ease
  • Pay Something and Exchange Money in Local Currency

Grammar Goals

  • Know the Origin of Tagalog Numbers and Counting
  • Practice -UM- and -IN- Verbs
  • Review Verbs as Topics in Tagalog
  • Understand Some English Words Without Tagalog Translations
  • Use the Process of Assimilation in Tagalog

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Help and Requests

Conversational Goals

  • Accept or Decline Help
  • Ask for or Offer Help
  • Ask or Tell What Trouble You Are In
  • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Pseudo-Verb KAILANGAN ; The Verb Suffix -AN
  • Learn the Superlative Suffix PINAKA- ; The Prefix NAPAKA-
  • Review the Functions of the Marker NG
  • Review the Particles MAY and MAYROON

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
  • Ask / Tell What Something Is
  • Communicate Your Ability to Understand Something
  • Request / Agree to Speak in a Particular Language
  • Request to Repeat, Slow Down, or Speak Up

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to MA- Verbs
  • Review Present and "-ing" forms of UM- verbs
  • Take a Glimpse of Taglish
  • Use the Particles KASI , PA and NA
  • Use the Prefix NAKA-

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 10 - Questions and Opinions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell What Something Is
  • Express Agreement or Disagreement Toward Something
  • Tell Someone that You Are Learning Something

Grammar Goals

  • Form IN- and NI- Verbs
  • Review the Particle BA
  • Review the Pronouns MO and AKO
  • Use the Pronoun KITA

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