Learning Tagalog: Learn to Speak, Read and Write Filipino/Tagalog Quickly! (Free Online Audio & Flash Cards) (Paperback)
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A complete Filipino/Tagalog language course and pocket dictionary in one Let Filipino experts Barrios and Camagong teach you how to speak this beautiful language Learning Tagalog brings the national language and culture of the Philippines to life, providing you with all the basics you need to speak, read and write the language correctly and naturally. Designed for beginners, this invaluable guide presents a series of progressive lessons with a focus on conversational communication. It includes useful notes on pronunciation and grammar, greetings, sentence structure, verb conjugations, idiomatic expressions and etiquette dos and don'ts. It also includes a comprehensive glossary of useful vocabulary and phrases. Suitable for beginning learners with no prior Tagalog knowledge, the key features of this book include:
- A focus on the everyday speech style of contemporary Manila
- Manga illustrations with short dialogues and key vocabulary
- Clear explanations of Tagalog verb forms and sentence structure
- Extensive exercises and drills plus native-speaker audio recordings (available for free download online)
This is a complete language learning course for beginners.
About the Author
Joi Barrios teaches Filipino and Philippine literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She previously served as an associate professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman and taught at the Osaka University of Foreign Studies, UCLA, and UCI. She has won fourteen national literary awards and was among the 100 women chosen as Weavers of History for the Philippine Centennial Celebration for her contributions to literature. In 2004, she also received the TOWNS (Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service) Award. Julia Camagong teaches Filipino at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York, and is the Co-Executive Director of Philippine Forum, a non-profit community organization based in New York City. She is also Vice President for Programs of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), a U.S.-wide alliance of community organizations and institutions working for the rights and welfare of Filipinos.