Learning Tagalog for Tutors

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Are you looking for a practical, complete and engaging Tagalog course to teach your private students?

Whether you teach online or in person, Learning Tagalog: Fluency Made Fast and Easy might be the perfect match for you!

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What is Learning Tagalog?

Learning Tagalog: Fluency Made Fast and Easy is a Tagalog course that prepares students (age 12 and up) to participate in conversations.

The course introduces all fundamental grammar topics in Essential Tagalog Grammar using lively dialogues and drills.

The course will help you structure your teaching. It will also help you give engaging lessons with confidence right from the start.

Most importantly, it will allow students to review the material between sessions. When the material is well suited to the level of the student, the learning experience is much more enjoyable.

The course is divided into three levels:

  • Level 1: Lessons 1–20, CEFR level A1 (beginner)
  • Level 2: Lessons 21–40, CEFR level A2 (beginner)
  • Level 3: Lessons 41–60, CEFR level B1 (intermediate)

Each level takes 10–60 hours of instruction, depending on how much the student learns alone and how much help they need.

Even if students already have some knowledge of Tagalog, they will probably still learn from the early lessons. In any case, it would be a good review. You can progress more quickly with non-beginners.

The course comes in three formats (editions): Online, Ebook and Print. They cover the same material. The most suitable format depends on your preference and situation:

  • Online Edition: Convenient for in-person and video chat instruction. Requires an Internet connection (also for review).
  • Ebook Edition: Convenient for in-person and video chat instruction. Can be used offline. We recommend using one device for reading and another device for the audio.
  • Print Edition: Convenient for in-person instruction.

During video chats, you can share your screen with the student or they can share their screen with you.

For samples of the course, see Downloads, or try Lesson 1 of the Online Edition. If you’d like to browse the entire course, please contact us (see last page).

We suggest that you go through the lessons in advance. This will allow you to anticipate any questions and give more examples.

The course material includes:

  • Realistic dialogues and drills, explained with literal and natural translations, and notes
  • Tagalog audio recordings for every phrase
  • Workbook exercises that correspond to the lessons, with answer key
  • A comprehensive grammar reference with thousands of examples

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Discounts for tutors and students

We can offer you and your students special discounts. We suggest that you go through Lesson 1 together. If they like the tutoring arrangement using the course, you can offer them a special discount. You’ll both save and you’ll have fun and practical Tagalog lessons to work with.

Contact us for details.

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How the course can help you

Because the materials have been designed for self-study, they are complete unto themselves. This allows you to use the materials with minimal preparation. It also allows your students to use the same materials at their own pace and prepare questions.

In addition, you can easily suggest similar examples following the patterns in the course by replacing certain words in the sentences. You can also help students make up their own variations of the dialogues. This is a fun and effective way to engage students. You can also share stories or anecdotes about culture, explain what people say in a particular situation, and simply answer questions.

We suggest that students take notes of any additional words and phrases that you covered together, so they can review them later.

The grammar reference will help you to explain any grammar points in the lessons.

When students have completed a lesson and they feel confident that they know it well, they can do the workbook exercises.

Students can also play and imitate the audio in between classes to practice pronunciation. In one-on-one teaching, you can correct their pronunciation.

The Online Edition also has a flash-card mode with several options. In addition, students can create their own flash cards based on the sentences in the lessons. This helps with memorization and spelling.

If, along the way, you have any questions about grammar or about the course, please get in touch with us.

We appreciate your feedback and suggestions!

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Contact us

For questions, comments or suggestions, you can reach us at team (at) learningtagalog.com.

If you’d like to browse the entire course, please contact us.

We wish you success and a lot of fun teaching Tagalog!

Frederik and Fiona De Vos

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“We are homeschoolers. Though me and my husband are Tagalog native speakers, our kids are having a hard time with Filipino (this is quite common in the Philippines), especially with my 13 year old. Our son is dyslexic, so that may have added some difficulty for him.

“I was looking for an effective tutorial for teaching the Filipino language that my son would like and would learn a lot from, he usually bores out of most of the others we’ve tried. I incidentally bumped on this, last year and had my son try the free lessons. Surprisingly, he actually learned after doing that 1 free lesson for about 5-10x, he was that eager to learn. Haha! He sounded natural even with the ‘Ang Bakasyon…’ lesson alone and even used some natural expressions as well. He begged me to buy it for him, so, here we are now.”

— Mira V. Rempillo
Las Piñas, Metro Manila, Philippines

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