Sunday, January 3, 2010

Beginner & Advanced Beginner Conversational Tagalog Classes starting on February 2010 !

Beginner Conversational Tagalog - San Francisco, CA
8-week session February 10 - March 31 2010
8 Wednesdays, 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.

Advanced Beginner Conversational Tagalog
8-week session February 22 - April 12 2010
8 Mondays, 6:15-8:00 PM (includes a cooking session)

Not sure if you're ready to take the Intermediate class? This Advanced Beginner class allows you to practice and review, as well as build on the lessons from the Beginner session. Also perfect for those with a lot of previous knowledge but needs a refresher course. I call and assess all prospective students to make sure that their level is a good fit for this class. You can also send me an email with your questions/concerns.

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 and Advanced 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!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Small Group Tagalog for Kids Class (6-10 yr olds) @ El Cerrito

We have a couple of spots left for an ongoing small group Tagalog class for Kids in El Cerrito every Wednesday from 4-5 PM. The class is for 6-10 year old children, and we do the sessions in 4 class increments, to allow for more scheduling flexibility.

The first group of dates are:
4 Wednesdays, 4-5 PM,
Feb 17, 24, March 4 & 11.
Price is $60 for 4, or $17/class prorated
to be held at a home in El Cerrito--location TBA

If you're interested, you can register online (right hand side).

Note: New parents / students must contact me first if they haven't taken a class with me before.

Regular Tagalog for Kids group classes on Saturday mornings planned for the spring and If you'd like to organize your own group, I can help you coordinate.

salamat !