Introduction

Learning
Tagalog


Useful
Tagalog Phrases


Tagalog for
Kids

Teacher Page

Philippine
Culture

Tagalog Tools

Taking Quizzes and Listening to Audios

Comments



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Introduction

Our Tagalog Interactive Language and Philippine Culture Resources site is designed for both the serious and casual learners of Tagalog and Philippine culture. For serious Tagalog learners, this site is basically supplemental to the more comprehensive Tagalog language materials available in hardcopies (such as books for formal study of Tagalog, dictionaries, etc.) as it provides interactive learning through various activities (reading, writing, speaking, listening).  For casual learners of Tagalog, this site provides a quick overview of the Tagalog language and Philippine culture through the use of interactive learning activities, such as Tagalog phrases, songs, etc.  What follows is a brief description of how one can use the site based on his or her interests on the Tagalog language and about Philippine culture.

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Learning Tagalog on this Site

This site provides interactive Tagalog language learning activities, primarily through thematic lessons.  The lessons are divided into two: Beginning Tagalog 1 and Beginning Tagalog 2.  The Beginning Tagalog 1 lessons are for learners who have minimal language skills in Tagalog and would like to do activities to build their vocabulary in the language.  The Beginning Tagalog 2  lessons are for learners who have a good set of vocabulary words and have a basic understanding of the syntax and grammar of the language.  Reading, writing, and listening activities are imbedded in each of the lessons in both levels  such as textual, audio, and picture-drag-and drop quizzes. 

The site also has an introduction to Tagalog Grammar link, which introduces non-Tagalog speakers to the rules, principles, and nuances of the Tagalog language. In addition to its use as a supplement to the lessons, the Tagalog Grammar section was also designed to be read from start to finish on its own.

For intermediate or advance Tagalog learners, the site also has links to Tagalog Short Stories, Poems, Riddles, Proverbs, and Idioms.  

We are still working on the Intermediate Tagalog lessons as well as the English-Tagalog onsite dictionary. 

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Useful Tagalog Phrases

For casual learners, the site contains useful Tagalog phrases and links to Tagalog songs, poems, etc. that provide an overview of the language.  The Useful Tagalog Phrases link, for example, introduces one to a number greetings in Tagalog, days and months, counting numbers, directions, and functional phrases in different contexts and/or occasions.  More specifically, Tagalog for Travelers will be useful for non-Tagalog speakers travelling to Manila and other areas of the Philippines where Tagalog is widely spoken, as it lists some of the functional phrases in various contexts (e.g., hailing a taxi, at the airport, in the market, in the restaurant)

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Tagalog for Kids

This link is especially designed for kids who want to learn the Tagalog alphabet, numbers, colors, terms for family members, Philippine fruits, vegetables, and some Philippine games.  A special section of Aesop's fables translated into Tagalog are also included in the link.

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Teacher Page

This link provides lesson plans for classroom teachers, communicative activities for language teachers, songs for classroom use, essays in English for instructional use and other information that teachers may use and modify for classroom purposes.

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Philippine Culture

This link provides brief overviews to Philippine history and peoples, regional cultures, music, dances, food, Filipino recipes, and politics among other things.  A number of news and feature articles from various sources are also included in this link, along with colorful images related to these articles and features. 

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Tagalog Tools

This site also provides a visitor with a number of Tagalog language tools to help you in learning the language, such as the Onsite Tagalog DictionaryTagalog Tutor, and Tagalog Chatroom.  The Tagalog onsite dictionary is limited to Tagalog-English translation of Tagalog words.  We are still working on the English-Tagalog onsite dictionary; in the meantime, one can use the Tagalog Tutor e-mail form on this site to request help for translation of some Tagalog words not found in the dictionary or short Tagalog phrases.  We will try our best to respond within 24-48 hours after we receive your e-mail questions.  The Tagalog Chatroom is especially useful for advance Tagalog learners to practice their Tagalog conversational skills.  We will resume special chat sessions during the regular school semesters in the Fall and Spring terms.

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Taking Quizzes and Listening to Audios

A number of learning activities on this site use audios, quizzes, etc.  in various formats to help you test your comprehension of  the Tagalog language lessons.   Click here on Using SEAsite for instructions on various formats of quizzes, audio files, etc.

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Comments

If you have further questions or comments about this site, you can send us your feedback through the Comments link or e-mail us.  We will try to answer your questions as soon as we can.   We are interested in knowing from our site visitors how we could improve further the contents, design, and format of this site.   For technical problems in using the site, please use the appropriate e-mail form in the Comments link.


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