Elementary Tagalog

Tara, Mag-Tagalog Tayo! Come On, Let's Speak Tagalog! (Downloadable MP3 Audio Included)

Author: Jiedson R. Domigpe

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

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This is the leading beginner Tagalog textbook and language learning package. Elementary Tagalog's comprehensive approach will help students master Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, also known as Filipino or Pilipino. From learning to read Tagalog words and pronounce Tagalog sounds to using correct Tagalog grammar, communicating in Tagalog dialogues and building Tagalog vocabulary, learners will be surprised at how quickly their skills develop. The expert guidance in Elementary Tagalog is ideal both for true beginners and heritage learners who grew up in Filipino-speaking communities or families. The accompanying downloadable audio improves listening comprehension and ensures correct pronunciation. Covering a range of topics, the lessons center on themes from the family, the home, and the community to food, travel, health, leisure time, festivals and popular culture. There are plenty of exercises, activities and practice drills to help learners acquire and master the language fundamentals, while culture notes explore the diversity, heritage and history of the Philippines. This is a complete language system and no prior knowledge of Tagalog is needed to begin and is the most comprehensive way to learn Tagalog. Elementary Tagalog is composed of twenty-four lessons in eight units. Each Lesson contains: Cultural Notes at the beginning of each unit offering explanations of social, economic and historical aspects of Filipino society. A Vocabulary List in each lesson ties in to the theme of the unit and both the Tagalog reading text and the aural activities presented in the specific lesson. Reading and Reading Comprehension which are presented mostly in the form of Tagalog language dialogues, are designed to expose the students to real-life conversations as might be had by native Filipino speakers. Three Active Learning Activities follow the dialogue and dialogue comprehension in each lesson and ask students to employ the lesson's new Tagalog vocabulary. The Grammar Section is divided into four parts: definitions of terms, examining form, grammar presentation and grammar notes. Practice exercises or activities target student's speaking Tagalog, reading Tagalog, writing Tagalog and Tagalog listening skills. Downloadable audio with listening activities to reinforce Tagalog learning is also included with the book. Available separately is the companion Elementary Tagalog Workbook. This helpful workbook will assist you in practicing and polishing your Filipino language skills. Each lesson supplements the corresponding lesson in the textbook. There are ten activities per lesson, offering a range of exercises and practice opportunities to enable you to achieve proficiency in everyday, conversational Tagalog.

Elementary Tagalog Workbook

Tara, Mag-Tagalog Tayo! Come On, Let's Speak Tagalog! (Downloadable MP3 Audio Included)

Author: Jiedson R. Domigpe

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 789

Tara, Mag-Tagalog Tayo! Come On, Let's Speak Tagalog! Elementary Tagalog's comprehensive approach will help students master basic Tagalog (Filipino) without frustration. From learning to read Tagalog words and pronounce its sounds to using correct grammar, communicating in dialogues and building vocabulary, learners will be surprised at how quickly their skills in Tagalog language develop. The expert guidance in Elementary Tagalog is carefully sequenced to be the most effective and supportive for beginners and really helps students learn Tagalog. Covering a range of topics, the lessons center on themes from the family, the home, and the community to food, travel, health, leisure time, festivals and popular culture. There are plenty of exercises, activities and practice drills to help learners acquire and master the language fundamentals, while culture notes explore the diversity, heritage and history of the Philippines. The Elementary Tagalog Workbook is a helpful companion to the textbook and will assist you in practicing and polishing your skills. Each lesson supplements the corresponding lesson in the textbook. There are ten activities per lesson, which offer a range of exercises and practice opportunities to enable you to achieve proficiency in everyday, conversational Tagalog.

Concise English Tagalog Dictionary

Author: Jose Villa Panganiban

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 196

View: 915

This is a convenient and travel–sized English to Tagalog Dictionary Over ten million Filipinos speak Tagalog, the official language of the Philippines. This dictionary addresses the growing need for a concise, reliable, and inexpensive English–Tagalog dictionary. It is ideal for teachers, students, businesspeople, travelers, and others who are interested in studying Tagalog. The key to understanding the Tagalog language is a thorough familiarity with the stresses, glottal vowels, and basic vocabulary of the language, all of which are treated in this book. Pronunciation guidelines were determined by the Institute of National Language, which based its preference on standard Manila dialect. Used in conjunction with Tagalog for Beginners or Elementary Tagalog, also published by Tuttle Publishing, this dictionary is an indispensable tool to those learning Tagalog or traveling to the Philippines. Over 6,000 practical entries. Perfect for learning everyday vocabulary. Uses pronunciation guidelines from the Institute of National Language in the Philippines. Ideal for teachers, students and travelers.

Case Studies in Foreign Language Placement

Practices and Possibilities

Author: Thom Hudson

Publisher: Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 800

Although most language programs make placement decisions on the basis of placement tests, there is surprisingly little published about different contexts and systems of placement testing. The present volume contains case studies of placement programs in foreign language programs at the tertiary level across the United States. The different programs span the spectrum from large programs servicing hundreds of students annually to small language programs with very few students. The contributions to this volume address such issues as how the size of the program, presence or absence of heritage learners, and population changes affect language placement decisions.

Courses of Study

Author: Cornell University

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page:

View: 424

Concise English-Tagalog Dictionary

Author: Jose Villa Panganiban

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 196

View: 680

Provides Tagalog equivalents for hundreds of English words, and introduces the principles of Tagalog grammar

Filipino English and Taglish

Language Switching from Multiple Perspectives

Author: Roger M. Thompson

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 309

English competes with Tagalog and Taglish, a mixture of English and Tagalog, for the affections of Filipinos. To understand the competing ideologies that underlie this switching between languages, this book looks at the language situation from multiple perspectives. Part A reviews the social and political forces that have propelled English through its life cycle in the Philippines from the 1898 arrival of Admiral Dewey to the 1998 election of Joseph Estrada. Part B looks at the social support for English in Metro Manila and the provinces with a focus on English teachers and their personal and public use of English. Part C examines the language of television sport broadcasts, commercials, interviews, sitcoms, and movies, and the language of newspapers from various linguistic, sociolinguistic, and sociocultural perspectives. The results put into perspective the short-lived language revolution that took place at the turn of the twenty-first century.