Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Advanced Beginner & Intermediate Conversational Tagalog

Intermediate Conversational Tagalog @ the Bayanihan Community Center
7 Wednesdays, 6:15-8 PM, May 13-June 24
(includes a cooking class session)

Realistic, situational verbal & written tasks will be used in the intermediate conversational class to further reinforce the student's existing knowledge of Tagalog. The class will also continue expanding the student's vocabulary and grammatical skills, as well as incorporate the cultural and social context of the Tagalog language.

Advanced Beginner Conversational Tagalog @ the Bayanihan Community Center
7 Mondays, 6:15-8 PM, May 11-June 22
(includes a cooking class session)

Not sure if you're ready to take the intermediate class? This Advanced Beginner class allows you to practice and review the lessons from the Beginner session. Also perfect for those with a lot of previous knowledge but needs a refresher course.

* Send me an email with your questions/concerns. I also call all prospective students to make sure that their level is a good fit for either class. *

Reference Materials:
I will be providing handouts for both classes, and strongly recommend that students get these two books:

Teach Yourself Tagalog by Corazon Salvacion Castle, book only (around $6-10 online) & Basic Tagalog by Paraluman Aspillera (2007, Tuttle Publishing, around $15-20 online)
These are available at the Arkipelago Bookstore on 6th and Mission (avail of their 10% discount as a Bayanihan Tagalog student!). You can also compare book prices at

Location: Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission Street
San Francisco CA 94103

Public Transportation (street parking is free and available by 6 PM):
BART: Powell, Civic Center

Fee and Payment Information:
In order to make the class more available to students, fees are based on a sliding scale rate with volunteer hours (volunteer opportunities available upon request):

Advanced Beginner & Intermediate Class:
$150 + no volunteer hours + $ 5 materials fee = $155
$135 + 2 volunteer hours + $ 5 materials fee = $ 140

Please register online here:
or email karen_llagas at yahoo if you have any questions.