Table of Verbs
Sample Syllabus for
Language and Literature
of Linguistic Terms
Beginning Tagalog at NIU
Intermediate Tagalog at NIU
Beginning Tagalog Level
- Recommended Essay
"Ang Pag-aaral ng Isang Wika" (Learning a Language) is a short essay about the qualities of a good and bad language
learner. This essay is written in Tagalog. A dictionary is available online
to help you with some of the difficult words. Read this first before doing the
- Language Learning Tips for
This is a list of different language learning
strategies/activities that can help learners make language learning (i.e.,
learning Tagalog) exciting, fun, and meaningful.
- Intro to Thematic
This page provides an introduction to the lessons
and a brief description of the organization of the themes. Please read this
introduction first before you proceed to the activities.
- 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 Tagalog structure.
Intermediate Tagalog Level
These grammar notes
cover the basics of the Tagalog verbal system, more advanced
forms of questions, and some sentence expansions and transformations. It also
introduces some of the commonly used particles. More advanced topics such as the complex
verb forms causative and comitative are not included in this pag.
These lessons are to
supplement themes and grammar lesson activities in the classroom. Each lesson
consists of a dialog, list of vocabulary related to the theme, a short narrative or an
essay related to the theme, a suggested reading and writing task and a related song to be
used as enrichment.
These are readings with
follow-up activities. The readings are organized in the following sections:
Kasaysayan, Kaugaliang Pilipino, Suliraning Panlipunan, Sanaysay Tungkol sa Agham
Panlipunan, Kalusugan, Mga Pabula at iba pa.
These are readings that
can be developed as a reading lessons for classroom or for personal use.
These readings are appropriate for High Intermediate and Advanced learners in the
language. Literature, essays with social relevance are some of the related topics.
For Language Teachers and k-12
This page was developed
for language teachers as well as mainstream classroom teachers. Lesson Plans,
Pedagogical Activities, and cultural notes are included in this page.
were developed by the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Language. These guidelines are in the PDF format that language teachers can use
in designing their own syllabus and curriculum.
This is an outside page
that can be access from this site. This page lists all the Linguistic Terms and
gives definitions and examples needed for understanding grammar categories.
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