Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Summer Tagalog Classes in June 2010

INTENSIVE Beginner Conversational Tagalog
San Francisco, CA

* designed for busy students who want to study / practice for a shorter time commitment and longer class hours *

4-week session in June
Mondays, 6:10-8:40 PM, June 7-28

The beginner 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.

INTENSIVE Advanced Beginner Conversational Tagalog

4-week session in June
Wednesdays, 6:10-8:40 PM, June 9-30

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):

INTENSIVE Beginner and Advanced Beginner Class:

$90 + 4 volunteer hours + $ 5 materials fee = $95
$110 + no volunteer hours needed + $ 5 materials fee = $115

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

thank you