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 Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (4)
  • It works (4)
  • Portable (3)

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    Best Uses

    • Travel (4)
    • Family background/heritage (3)
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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    tagalog 1

    By matamd

    from wisconsin

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    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

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      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

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      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.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fabulous!

      By Jonathan the Accountant

      from San Jose, CA

      Comments about Tagalog Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I have been working with the product the past month and it has been a delight to learn the language. I'm hoping they release Phase II really soon!

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wish they would add additional lessons

      By MC

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Traveler

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      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Time commitment

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Tagalog Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I really liked the product. I had tried other audio language courses before but they only had you repeating words and phrases, Pimsleur has you anticipate answers in a dialogue that reinforced the lesson. I have been able to speak a bit of tagalog with my mom, and she is delighted! I only wish that I could go further in my learning with Pimsleur.

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