Learn Tagalog with The Pimsleur Method

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It’s now possible to speak and understand a foreign language effortlessly. The world-famous Pimsleur Method™ combines well-established research, most-useful vocabulary and a completely intuitive process to get you speaking right from the first day. All Pimsleur® courses feature real-world context and flexible vocabulary enabling you to learn your new language in a fluid, natural way. It’s the simplest way to start speaking a new language today.

Tagalog is the most widely-spoken language of the Philippines, with about 24 million native speakers. Several dialects of Tagalog are spoken in different regions. Pimsleur's Tagalog teaches the dialect spoken in Manila, which dominates the Philippine media. Learn Tagalog today with Pimsleur. READ MORE »

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PimsleurTagalog, Comprehensive
 
4.6

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  • Easy to use (6)
  • It works (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Perfects accent (4)

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    Best Uses

    • Travel (5)
    • Family background/heritage (3)
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    4.0

    Need to repeat lessons more often

    By eyw

    from Manila

    About Me Traveler

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Keeps Vocabulary Fresh
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Needs More Levels
    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Tagalog, Comprehensive:

    Comparing Pimsleur's Tagalog lessons to their Brazilian Portuguese lessons, I find that the Tagalog lessons proceed at a quicker pace, and I frequently have to repeat lessons the next day. Sometimes i do a lesson twice in the same day before proceeding to the next lesson the next day. Also, a lot of the spoken tagalog is too quick to follow, especially the example conversations at the start of the lessons. (I understand that Filipinos do speak the language pretty fast but that's not useful while learning.) Also, frequently, the time gap given to me to formulate the tagalog sentence/answer is too short before the narrator provides the answer himself.

    That said, I love the Pimsleur method - the way vocabulary is revised at paced intervals - and would certainly recommend the course. It has given me the perfect start I needed, albeit with more effort than I expected.

     
    5.0

    Great Tagalog starter

    By drseuss

    from wisconsin

    About Me Traveler

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

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        Comments about Tagalog Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        This product works very well for learning to hear and speak tagalog on a beginning level. Because it is all audio and spoken, I felt it promoted much better spoken language compared to Rosetta Stone.

        The only down side compared to Rosetta Stone is that Pimsleur doesn't have nearly as much material available for Tagalog.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Need to increase to 4 levels as is available for other languages.

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        4.0

        tagalog 1

        By matamd

        from wisconsin

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        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family background/Heritage
          • Self-improvement
          • Travel

          Comments about Tagalog Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          I liked the format of the product because I was able to play it as a CD on my daily communte. I'm in my car at least 1 to 1.5 hrs per day so it allowed me to be productive during that time.

          The only down side is that there is only a tagalog level 1 as compared to other languages that go up to level 4. So although it is a good beginning, they really need to extend it in order to increase vocabulary and fluency. Other than that I think it is an excellent 30 day (or so) introduction.

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          Tagalog needs to be extended up to level4 as with the other languages. Level 1 is good for basic introduction but needs more for increased fluency and vocabulary.

           
          5.0

          I feel empowered

          By Vincent Pinoy

          from Tampa, FL

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          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Fun
          • It Works
          • Portable

          Cons

          • No writing component

          Best Uses

          • Family background/Heritage
          • Just for fun
          • Travel

          Comments about Tagalog Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          I listened to one audio lesson a day. But if I feel I didn't get the material down I listened to the same lesson again the next day. This happened more often toward the end of the 30 days as the lessons became more difficult. I liked how the lessons progressed. First it's simple and slow. But as I built a base of Tagalog phrases/words the lessons added even more phrases and longer strings of sentences per day. I was a little frustrated at myself toward the last few days when I had to repeat the more difficult lessons because I wanted to finish sooner than later. But anything worthwhile does take time and effort. I like how now I can join in on Tagalog conversations whenever I'm at a family gathering.

           
          4.0

          I like it so far!

          By Giggles

          from Longview, TX

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          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • It Works
          • Perfects Accent

          Cons

          • Not Enough

          Best Uses

          • Business/Work
          • Travel

          Comments about Tagalog, Comprehensive:

          I haven't finished this yet, but I recently went to the Philippines to meet my fiance's family and they were excited at the Tagalog that I knew! They even commented on my pronunciation of it which is what I was really excited about!

          Service and delivery comments:

          There needs to be more for normal conversations. A lot of it I feel is for someone who is traveling on business.

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