Saturday, July 18, 2009

Beginner Conversational Tagalog Class starts in September 2009!

Beginner Conversational Tagalog - San Francisco, CA
8-week session September 14 - November 9 2009 -- no class on Oct 12
8 Mondays, 6:15-8:00 PM (includes a cooking session)

The beginner conversational class at the Bayanihan Community Center emphasizes practical phrases and grammatical strategies that will get you speaking confidently within days. The class will cover greetings and introductions, description of people and places, stating preferences or non-preferences, counting, shopping, telling time and basic usage of verbs. By the end of the class, students would be able to formulate sentences, have a working vocabulary of about 100-600 words, and be able to carry on a basic conversation.

Reference Materials:

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

* Basic Tagalog by Paraluman Aspillera (2007, Tuttle Publishing)
Teach Yourself Tagalog by Corazon Salvacion Castle, book only (optional)

* Available at the Arkipelago Bookstore, located in the same building on 6th and Mission, SF.

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 for the beginner's class are based on a sliding scale rate with volunteer hours (volunteer opportunities available upon request):

Beginner Class:

$120 + 4 volunteer hours + $ 5 materials fee = $125
$140 no volunteer hours needed + $ 5 materials fee = $145

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

thank you!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Virtual and Online Tagalog Lessons

All you need is Skype and Yahoo Messenger and you can start learning Tagalog in your own home and at your own time! These are one-on-one private Tagalog lessons you can take from anywhere. Email or call for details. Or send me your information and background through this form.

If you are a current student, you can book your private sessions here:
Make an Online Appointment

415 370 3122 ph
karen_llagas at yahoo