Learn Conversational Filipino (Tagalog)

A beginner's course that includes all the information you need so you can start speaking in Filipino right away.
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Instructed by Jeric Pena Language / Other
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  • Lectures 44
  • Contents Video: 3 hours
    Other: 30 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2013 English

Course Description

Learn and speak the Filipino (Tagalog) language right now!

The Conversational Filipino for Beginners course is here to give you the absolute basics of the Filipino (Tagalog) language in a quick and efficient way.

As your language teacher and guide, I will give all the information you will need to speak the language after just a few lessons. Absolutely no prior knowledge about Filipino (Tagalog) required!

Learning a foreign language may overwhelming at first, but because this is an online course, you can work through it at your own time and at your own pace. You just need to have an ardent desire to learn a foreign language and that will surely help you become successful in learning Filipino (Tagalog).

There's no doubt that there are a lot of Filipino (Tagalog) language learning materials out there. But this course will teach you how to speak the kind of Filipino (Tagalog) that Filipinos speak day in, day out.

Don't worry, I won't bore with Filipino (Tagalog) grammar lessons. I know that grammar may be intimidating for many beginners. Instead, I will guide you on how you can interact with other people using the Filipino (Tagalog) language. So, we will learn expressions, phrases and sentences that you can use in various situations. As a bonus, you will also get to learn about the wonderful and fascinating Filipino culture along the way!

By learning and speaking the Filipino (Tagalog) language, you'll be able to relate more with Filipinos (as well as Philippine locals) and get to know them better. I am sure that your travel to Philippines would be more memorable and more meaningful if you'll be speaking the language of the locals.

So, what are you waiting for? Tara na! (Come on!) Let's begin learning and speaking the Filipino (Tagalog) language!


Course Features

Lessons are delivered via video lectures. Drills and exercises are incorporated into the lessons.

Downloadable handouts and review notes are also provided for each section or each standalone lesson. Students may use these while viewing the lecture. They may also be used for reviewing before attempting the quizzes.

Each section also ends with a quiz to measure your understanding of the lessons. The quizzes will also help in reinforcing the language lessons found in each section.


Course Content

This includes lessons that will teach you how to perform basic communicative functions in conversational or colloquial Filipino (Tagalog). In short, this course focuses on "survival" or "essential" Filipino (Tagalog), which will surely be beneficial to those traveling or relocating to the Philippines soon.

After taking the course, it is expected that students will reach approximately A2 level of fluency in the Filipino (Tagalog) language as outlined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Aside from teaching the Filipino (Tagalog) language, this course also aims to familiarize students with the Filipino culture.


Course Duration

The course was designed to allow students to work through the course at their own time and pace. Students may sign up and enroll in the course at anytime they wish. Course activities may also be completed at the most convenient time for them.

While students have the freedom to choose their learning schedule, it is advisable that they complete at least one lecture a day.


Course Completion

Students are required to view all the lectures and accomplish all included activities to be able to qualify for a Certificate of Completion to be awarded by Udemy.

It should be noted that there are no deadlines for completing the course. Nevertheless, students are advised to devote a few minutes of their time regularly for language learnings to fully benefit from the course.


Questions

If you have any questions on the Filipino language, you are encouraged to post your questions on this course site. You may also contact me through Udemy's messaging system.

What are the requirements?

  • Strong motivation to learn a new language

What am I going to get from this course?

  • In this course, you will learn basic (CEFR A2 level) conversational Filipino (Tagalog) that will allow you to interact with Filipino-speakers worldwide.
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to understand and use everyday Filipino expressions, phrases and sentences.
  • You will also be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • This course will also help you describe aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters of immediate need.
  • As you go along the course, it is also expected that you will also develop appreciation for the Filipino language and culture.

What is the target audience?

  • Travelers
  • Aspiring Linguists
  • Anyone interested in the Filipino language or culture

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
02:11

This lecture will give an overview of the course.

04:13

This lecture will provide you an overview of the Filipino language.

Section 2: Greetings
05:37

In this lecture, you will learn and practice some basic greetings like hello and how are you? in Filipino. You will also learn how to respond to these greetings.

03:05

This lecture covers the different ways of how you can say goodbye using the Filipino language.

07:42

You might have heard the word "Mabuhay" before. In this lecture, you will learn the different meanings of this Filipino word.

05:07

This lecture covers the different greetings you could use depending on the time of the day. You will also learn more about the adjective maganda.

04:38

Filipinos love celebrations! Today, you will learn different holiday greetings.

1 page

Download and go over this handout to familiarize yourself with the phrases and sentences tackled in this section.

5 questions

This quiz aims to test your knowledge on different Filipino greetings.

Section 3: Being Polite
09:06

When learning the Filipino language, it is important that you familiarize yourself with different ways on how you show respect for the elderly or those of a higher rank than you. In this lecture, you will learn how to use the polite particles po and opo.

03:17

In this lecture, you will learn how to do or perform pagmamano, a unique Filipino gesture to show respect for the elderly. You will also be acquainted with different phrases used when doing pagmamano.

03:11

Expressing appreciation for someone or something is a sign of politeness. By viewing this lecture, you will familiarize yourself with different ways of saying thank you in the Filipino language.

05:09

Admitting fault and apologizing for a wrongdoing is a sure way of showing how polite you are. In this lecture, you will learn phrases and sentence you can use to say sorry and ask for forgiveness.

03:38

This lecture includes phrases and sentence you may use to say excuse me.

1 page

Download and go over this handout to familiarize yourself with the phrases and sentences tackled in this section.

5 questions

This quiz aims to measure your knowledge on different ways of being polite when using the Filipino language.

Section 4: Personal Introduction
04:11

In this lecture, you will learn how you can introduce yourself using the Filipino language.

08:44

By viewing this lecture, you will learn how you can share more about yourself using the Filipino language.

2 pages

This handout lists the Filipino names of different countries.

1 page

This handout lists the Filipino names of different nationalities.

06:30

In this lecture, you will how to ask where one person is from. You will also get to learn how to could share your place or country of origin.

03:33

Test your comprehension of the Filipino language by listening to this conversation. Try to find out what each person said in the dialogue.

1 page

Download and go over this handout to familiarize yourself with the phrases and sentences tackled in this section.

5 questions

This quiz covers the lessons on personal introduction.

Section 5: I Speak Filipino
05:49

You're halfway through the course! Congratulations! Now, it's time that you tell the world that you know how to speak Filipino. And you will learn how to do that in this lecture.

04:07

Now, you can expound more about your Filipino speaking skills by sharing how you learned the language.

06:07

In this lecture, you will learn how to ask for translations.

05:29

It's very typical for beginners to experience language difficulties. In this lecture, you will how to ask for clarification whenever you're experiencing difficulty in understanding what was just said.

2 pages

Download and go over this handout to familiarize yourself with the phrases and sentences tackled in this section.

5 questions

This quiz covers the lessons included in the "I Speak Filipino" section.

Section 6: Getting Around
06:57

Learn how to ask for directions using the Filipino language by viewing this lecture.

04:37

This lecture will help you learn more about the different words associated with asking for directions.

07:08

Getting around the Philippines is fun! In this lecture, you will learn expressions, phrases and sentences you need when getting around the country. You will also learn more about the different means of transportation in the country.

1 page

Download and go over this handout to familiarize yourself with the phrases and sentences tackled in this section.

Getting Around
5 questions
Section 7: Counting
10:10

The Filipinos have a very unique counting system. They basically use three different number systems! In this lecture, you will learn the Filipino or Tagalog numbers.

08:25

The Filipinos have adapted the Spanish number system into their own language. In this lesson, you will the Filipino number of different Spanish numbers. You will also get know which appropriate number system in various situations.

04:55

Download and listen to this audio lecture to familiarize yourself on how to count the Filipino way. A downloadable handout is also included here.

5 questions

This quiz covers the lessons taken up in Section 7 titled "Counting."

Section 8: Shopping
07:32

Learn how you can express your likes and dislikes using the Filipino language by viewing this lecture.

04:08

Learn how you can buy or purchase goods or avail of services using the Filipino language by viewing this lecture.

05:09

In this lecture, you will learn how to ask for prices of goods or services.

15 pages

Familiarize yourself with the Philippine currency by reading this handout from the Central Bank of the Philippines.

06:55

In this lecture, you will learn techniques and strategies on how to you get better deals when shopping in the Philippines. Learn the art of haggling the Filipino way by viewing this lecture.

1 page

Download and go over this handout to familiarize yourself with the phrases and sentences tackled in this section.

5 questions

This quiz covers all the lessons under the Shopping section of the course.

Section 9: Useful Phrases
06:25

Learn how you can WH questions using the Filipino language.

03:54

In this lecture, you will learn how to ask for help and even offer some.

06:26

In this lesson, you will learn how to invite someone to do something. You will also learn how to ask someone to hurry up and how to politely decline invitations.

04:59

Learn how you can express your love for someone using the Filipino language by viewing this lecture. You will also get know phrases and sentences you can use to flatter or compliment someone.

Section 10: Conclusion
25 questions

This quiz aims to measure your overall understanding of the course contents. You may prepare for this quiz by going over the PDF files uploaded on this course site.

Conclusion
02:41

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Instructor Biography

Jeric Pena, Language Teacher

Hello! I am Jeric from Manila, Philippines.

I manage the startup company Lingua Mind that aims to make language learning accessible to all. I also have a degree in language teaching and I have been teaching (online and face-to-face) and developing language programs and classes since 2010.

I believe that my experience and educational background allowed me to have sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge in language acquisition and teaching, thus I am very capable of helping you achieve your language learning goals.

Aside from teaching languages, I also devote a portion of time learning different languages so I definitely know how it is like to be a language learner.

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