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I need to learn some Tagalog properly... cheapish recommendations?

Discussion in 'Language Skills and Development' started by Methersgate, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Methersgate

    Methersgate Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I tried, years ago, and gave up. It was the sight of a book, an inch think, titled "The twenty main verbs in Tagalog" that made me despair.

    I should try again.

    Any recommendations?
  2. Micawber

    Micawber Renowned Lifetime Member

    Not actually recommendations, more suggestions.
    It's a highly personal and individual choice, but for me, Rosetta Stone just gets it right.
    I also created a portable version on a USB stick and can use it on the move. Very useful.

    Sorry that doesn't meet your target, to be truthful it's expensive. Plus I don't know if it can still be had in the DVD version as it's an online sunscription now. I think.

    One of the many good things about joining a forum community is that there are always plenty of hints, tips and potentially useful resources.

    Anyway the purpose of this post is to highlight some free or cheap lanuguage learning resources.

    A good choice for Tagalog may be 'BYKI' (Before You Know It)
    It's free, and another good thing is that this also has vocalisations, so you can hear how a word is pronounced. Find it here

    Another I found, just by accident, is called 'Tagalog Lang' and can be found here

    Online dictionaries are always a great tool.
    For a really interesting site with a multitude of dialects have some fun and look here

    Hope these ideas will help and bring much laughter.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012
  3. Howerd

    Howerd Well-Known Member Trusted Member Lifetime Member

    My fiancee's friend is always looking for extra income as she is a school teacher; she does not earn much but is expected to pay for her own training in the new school curriculum, and the maintenance of her classroom. When a typhoon hits, there is always money she needs to spend on her classroom.

    I am, pretty sure she would be prepared to teach you over the internet, she certainly offered me the opportunity once. Not sure what her fees would be but, if you are interested, I could ask.

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