“Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.”
“He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.”
~ Jose Rizal
Learning Filipino makes learning Filipino Fun and Simple
Learning Filipino aims to make learning Filipino, the national language of the Philippines, fun and simple. But we don’t stop with just teaching you Filipino vocabulary and grammar. We believe understanding how a language is developed, evolved, and is used today make us appreciate it even more.
This could not be any more true than the Philippine national language, whose development and evolution bares proof that language transcends distance, color, social status, and regional differences.
Filipino: A Colonized People’s Dream
The Filipino language was a mere aspiration of a colonized people, its ambitious undertaking fueled by the blood and dreams of their ancestors, who had fought for independence and failed. Did you know that Philippines was still a colony of the United States when language delegates convened and agreed to make a native language the national language of the Philippines? Its success was predicated upon the United States fulfilling their promise of giving Philippines their independence. They planned ahead for the possibility of an independent Philippines, whose people will communicate in their own native language, not the language of their colonizer. Filipino language reflects the dreams and vision of Philippine national heroes like Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio who advocated for Filipinos to speak their native tongue.
Filipino: A Free People’s Dream Realized
Today, the Filipino language is thriving and taught in schools all over the Philippines, understood and spoken in all the different regions. Filipino has also become a global language, as millions of Filipinos use it to converse with other Filipinos overseas. It can then be said that Filipino has not only unified a nation but the millions of Filipinos around the world. It has given Filipino parents the opportunity to teach their children a language that bonds all Filipinos. It has also provided foreigners wishing to learn a Philippine language an easier and simpler way to communicate with native born Filipinos. It has given those with Filipino blood an opportunity to learn more about themselves, their parents, and their culture. Filipino, a native and national language of the Philippines, is a bridge to understanding the Filipino people and the Philippines yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Filipino: The Choice to keep the Philippine language alive
The goal of Learning Filipino complements that of the founders of the Filipino language: To promote the education and use of the national language of the Philippines amongst Filipinos and international learners. We pursue this goal by providing you with relevant information concerning the Filipino language through Filipino (Tagalog) online lessons and written Filipino articles and lessons.