If you are looking to learn Tagalog, this course will provide you with a fun and simple way to learn this Filipino language.
You are more than welcome to sample the many free Tagalog lessons we offer.
However, we do encourage you to become a Member as that will offer you more and better opportunities to learn Tagalog online. This course is responsive so you can take this Filipino course using your computer, phone, or tablet or any other mobile device they invent in the future.
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 Tagalog 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.
In no time, you will be able to listen, read, and write in Tagalog! Most importantly, you will learn to speak Tagalog!
Who is the course designed for?
- 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.
Not many people know that the Philippines has been colonized for hundreds of years. During their colonization, mainly from Spain then followed by the United States, Filipinos were punished and humiliated for speaking their own language.
Despite having been colonized for more than 400 years, the Filipinos have managed to keep their local languages. This is such a privilege that many of us take for granted. What if these precious languages have been completely forgotten just like what happened to many parts of Latin America?
It wasn’t until the 20th century that Filipino, a derivative of Tagalog, became the national language of the Philippines. Finally, we have a Philippine language that unifies all Filipinos not only in the Philippines but all over the world. Whether it be in the Middle East, Italy, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, the United States, or anywhere else in the world, when Filipinos meet, they speak in Filipino.
So many people have forgotten the sacrifices that our ancestors have made to get to this point when we can enjoy speaking our own Philippine language. So many Filipinos do not speak the Filipino language or know much about the Philippine culture. So many foreigners who say they love the Filipino people don’t know much about our culture beyond lumpia or another favorite Filipino food. So many people whether they mean to or not live their lives as if “Filipino is not relevant.”
Our goal at Learning Filipino and specifically this course is to make Filipino relevant. We believe that language provides us an understanding of people’s heart and soul. With this website, our mission is to not only offer you glimpses into the core of the Filipino but give you an in-depth understanding of our language, our culture, our country, and our people.
We are glad and honored for you to join us. Thank you for taking this first step in your Filipino journey. Your enthusiasm for learning the Filipino language and culture makes sure that Filipino is not forgotten and affirms that Filipino is indeed relevant!
Salamat and welcome!