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UNA BULAQUEÑA
ni Juan Luna
1895

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INTERACTIVE LANGUAGE AND FILIPINO CULTURE RESOURCES
Part of the SEAsite Project at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA
and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies

 

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A recipient of the Multilingual Learner Award 2002 given by
the Swedish National Education Agency's Multilingual Learner Open Collaborative Project


New Tagalog Verb Dictionary

Filipino Tapestry
(A New Textbook in Learning Filipino/Tagalog as  Foreign Language)

 

NEW AND UPDATED PAGES 

  For Tagalog  Learners      For Language Teachers   Translation Course  Business Lessons Quizlet FlashCards

Tagalog  Tools      Online Dictionaries      Discussion Forum      Chatroom     Tagalog Terminologies 

The Philippines: A Module  for Teachers and K-12 Learners         Modules in Tagalog         Learning Vocabulary Words

Culture Essays         Philippine Constitution (Filipino)        Mindanao People and Culture & Mindanao Conflict     

Bibliographic Sources     Southeast Asia Pictures Database     SEAsite Survey     Tagalog Vocabulary  Philippine Heirloom Rice



CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS SITE

HOW TO USE THIS SITE

INTRO TO TAGALOG

Filipino vs Tagalog
Linguistic Features of Tagalog
Filipino in the US
Filipino as a Heritage Language

FOR TAGALOG LEARNERS

Beginner's Level
Intermediate Level
Reading Lessons
Tagalog Grammar

FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Sample Lesson Plans
Cultural Notes
Language Acticles
Sample Language Activities

TAGALOG TOOLS

Tagalog-English Dictionary
English-Tagalog Dictionary
Tagalog Discussion Forum
Tagalog Chatroom
Tagalog Tutor e-mail

TAGALOG FOR KIDS

PHILIPPINE CULTURE

PHILIPPINE   FESTIVALS

COMMENTS

SEASITE LINKS

OVERVIEW

USEFUL TAGALOG
PHRASES


TAGALOG COLORS


TAGALOG IDIOMS

TAGALOG POEMS

TAGALOG RIDDLES

TAGALOG PROVERBS

TAGALOG
SHORT STORIES

TAGALOG SLANG 

TAGALOG SONGS
Lyrics and Audio


FEATURES

TAGALOG
Word Games
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Pre-Spanish
Filipinos' Writing
System

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Bahay Kubo atbp.
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Filipino Games
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TAGALOG

for Travelers
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AESOP's Fables
in Tagalog

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Philippine Folk Literature
in English Translation
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Philippine Literature
in English
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Ibong Adarna
Tagalog Komiks
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Filipino Folk Beliefs
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FEATURED
LINKS
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These links were verified
at the time of posting,
but may have changed
locations or may no longer
be in service.

 

TAGALOG is one of the major languages spoken in the Philippines, mostly by people from the Tagalog regions in the main island of Luzon.  It is the lingua franca in Metro Manila, the national capital region of the country.   It also serves as a base for Filipino, one of  the two official languages of the Philippines (along with English).  Read this interesting essay on the metamorphosis of Filipino as national language.

The TAGALOG language has very strong affinity with Malay languages (Bahasa Indonesia/Malay).  However, due to more than 300 years of Spanish colonial rule over  the Philippines, the language has incorporated a significant number of Spanish words and expressions.  The language also includes words and phrases that are rooted in English and Chinese.

According to the 1990 and 2000 United States Census, TAGALOG is the second most commonly-spoken Asian language (after Chinese) in the United States, and the sixth non-English language spoken in America.  TAGALOG is the lingua franca of Filipinos anywhere in the world.  Most Southeast Asian scholars use TAGALOG as the tool for research in the Philippines.  It is also  the language of major works in literature and that of Philippine films and songs.

Our TAGALOG homepage is designed with both the beginning and intermediate students of Tagalog in mind. To make your study of the language both challenging and enjoyable, we have incorporated a number of  learning activities to enhance your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Tagalog.
 

Want to practice your Tagalog conversational skills?  Why not try our TAGALOG CHAT ROOM? Just click on the TAGALOG TOOLS link  on the left-side banner of your screen, and you will be linked to the appropriate  page.  Invite your Tagalog-speaking friends to join us there,  too.   You can also activate the Tagalog- English Online Dictionary and Tagalog Tutor by clicking on TAGALOG TOOLS.   If you don't find the Tagalog word/s you are looking for, please send us an e-mail so we could add them to our online dictionary base.

Our English-Tagalog Online Dictionary is now available.  It will give you a list of corresponding Tagalog words for  the English term that you are looking for,  and you can choose which one is appropriate in terms of usage.  If you have problems looking for English words that do not have their corresponding Tagalog words in our database, please let us know by using our Tagalog  e-mail  link.

 



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MAG-ANAK
ni Tam Austria

TAGALOG DISCUSSION FORUM

Post your questions, ideas, and comments
on specific Tagalog language issues and/or

about Philippine culture in general,
and get answers from us and other site visitors.


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For translation help
use our tutor
e-mail and get
answers to your questions

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Practice your Tagalog
language skills in
our chatroom,
open 24-hours.

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You can now download our
Tagalog Online Dictionary. 


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Send us your comments,
questions, suggestions.


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