Thursday, February 14, 2013

Conversational Tagalog Classes - March - May 2013

Beginner Conversational Tagalog - San Francisco, CA
7-week session,  March 27  - May 8, 2013
7 Wednesdays, 6:10-7:45 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.

* class co-taught with Robin Estrada (bio here)

Advanced Beginner Conversational Tagalog
7-week session, March 27  - May 8, 2013
7 Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:30 PM (includes a cooking session)

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.

* class co-taught with Robin Estrada (bio here)

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

* Tagalog for Beginners by Joi Barrios (Tuttle)

* Basic Tagalog by Paraluman Aspillera (2007, Tuttle Publishing)  (optional)

* Available at the Arkipelago Bookstore, located in the same building on 6th and Mission, SF. These books are also available online and in most public libraries.

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:
7-weeks, Beginner and Advanced Beginner Conversational Tagalog, SF:
$140 (inclusive of materials and hand-out fees)

Please register online here:

or email karen_llagas at yahoo if you have any questions.

thank you!