Tagalog Phase 1, Units 1-30

Tagalog Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Tagalog with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442323445
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Tagalog is the most widely spoken of the over one hundred seventy languages in the Philippines. It is claimed by over 21 million people as their first language and an estimated 50 million Filipinos speak it in varying degrees of proficiency. It is the lingua franca in the Philippines and in oveseas Filipino communities. Tagalog is one of the two official languages (English is the other) and is the base of the national language of the Philippines.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Tagalog Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included starting at the end of Unit 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Tagalog alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Tagalog is the most widely spoken of the over one hundred seventy languages in the Philippines. It is claimed by over 21 million people as their first language and an estimated 50 million Filipinos speak it in varying degrees of proficiency. It is the lingua franca in the Philippines and in oveseas Filipino communities. Tagalog is one of the two official languages (English is the other) and is the base of the national language of the Philippines.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Tagalog Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons are included starting at the end of Unit 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Tagalog alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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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

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    Pros

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

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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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        • 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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