Tagalog for Beginners: A Fun and Easy Way to Learn Filipino

Learn to converse in the national language of the Philippines the fun and simple way in this interactive course.
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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course 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 stool 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.

I am excited for you to soon be able to listen, read, write, and speak in Tagalog!

What are the requirements?

  • There is no need for any background or experience in Tagalog. All you’ll need is a notebook, a pen, and enthusiasm for learning Tagalog.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Have a basic conversation with a native Filipino speaker.
  • Introduce yourself, greet others, describe yourself as well as your family members and friends, use personal pronouns in creating sentences, and be able to talk about food including Filipino dishes.

What is the target audience?

  • It is designed for students with little or no knowledge of the Filipino language.
  • It is crucial for beginners who would like to dive right in to learning a language through conversations.
  • Students will come out of the course garnering a greater enthusiasm for the Filipino language, country, and culture.
  • This course is NOT for students interested in verb tenses and more advanced topics.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
01:57

Welcome to Tagalog for Beginners! This video will give you a brief background of your instructor and the format of this online course.

08:23

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.

03:36

We will go through an outline of the entire course before getting into the detailed lessons.

Section 2: Greetings & Introductions
05:33

Learn how to ask "How are you?" and how to respond to the same question.

02:35

Learn how to say time-of-day greetings.

02:29

Learn how to ask people's names and how to introduce yourself to others.

02:10

Learn how to use politeness words with elders.

01:19

Review of what you've learned in this section: greetings, introductions, and politeness.

01:40

Practice what you've learned in this section: greetings, introductions, and politeness.

Section 3: Basic Sentences Construction
Basic Sentences Construction
06:58
Section 4: Using Personal Pronouns
03:42

Learn the personal pronouns.

Combining Adjectives & Personal Pronouns
02:38
05:33

This is a longer warm-up section, thus broken out separately. You will practice personal pronouns and adjectives together.

03:44

Learn how to say various nationalities and how to ask and respond to the question "Where are you from?"

00:41

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?"

01:35

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?"

Section 5: Asking Questions & Interrogative Pronouns
03:16

Learn how to ask and answer the question, "Do you understand Tagalog?"

03:14

Learn how to politely approach somebody to ask a question.

05:46

Learn the interrogative pronouns and how to use them.

01:07

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.

02:16

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.

Section 6: Family
10:51

Learn the words for family members.

06:02

Learn the possessive pronouns and how to use them.

02:11

Combining personal and possessive pronouns in sentences.

06:11

Learn how to describe family and friends using "ang" and "si".

01:00

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.

Practice
02:55
Section 7: Food
06:09

Learn how to say various common foods and how to ask what something is.

02:35

Learn how to answer when being offered food.

Describing Food
03:44
03:10

Learn common expressions related to food,

02:35

Learn traditional Filipino dishes.

01:16

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.

10:32

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.

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Instructor Biography

Jonnalyn Camba, Language Instructor at UDemy

Hi. I’m Jonnalyn and like you, I know how challenging it can be to learn a foreign language. I was born and lived in the Philippines for most of my childhood. I am fluent in English and Tagalog, and also know French, Spanish, and Italian with varying levels of proficiency. At one point, I was also trying to learn Japanese. I’ve designed this course, keeping my experiences and struggles in mind when learning a new language.

My advice to you is to keep learning, keep practicing, and when you are struggling, remember to enjoy the journey. Note the differences but also Accept the differences between your primary language and Tagalog. Whether this is your first time learning a second language or you are already multilingual, know that the rewards of learning this new language will be something that money can’t buy. Learning Tagalog will bring you closer to Filipino people like no other can. It will help you understand us, our culture, our psyche, our hearts.

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