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Easy Tagalog: Learn to Speak Tagalog Quickly (CD-ROM Included) (Paperback)
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Easy Tagalog brings the Tagalog language and culture of the Philippines alive--giving you all the basics you need to start speaking Tagalog immediately. The opening chapters introduce the essentials of Tagalog pronunciation and sentence construction, showing you how to build simple Tagalog sentences. Each subsequent chapter gives a short, natural dialogue that's useful in an everyday situation, along with a new set of sentence patterns and a vocabulary list to help you gradually build up your knowledge and repertoire for activities like making new acquaintances, going shopping, and much more. Every chapter contains helpful information on the customs and culture of this warm and friendly island nation so that you'll soon be able to talk with ease about everything from the weather to your job and home and family. An extensive glossary at the back and a variety of interesting practice activities, with answer keys, help you build your fluency. The audio disc is a great way to learn Tagalog and gives you a solid foundation in correct pronunciation and helps you get a feel for the spoken language. Let Filipino experts Barrios and Camagong teach you how to enjoy this beautiful language.
About the Author
Joi Barrios serves as a Lecturer teaching Filipino and Philippine Literature at the University of California, Berkeley after having served as an Associate Professor from the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD). She has also taught at the Osaka University of Foreign Studies, UCLA, and UCI. She has won fourteen national literary awards and for her contributions to literature Barrios was among the 100 women chosen as Weavers of History for the Philippine Centennial Celebration. 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.