Formal Language Training

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FilipinoWifey
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It's interesting... I can go to any book store or college campus and am guaranteed to find audio books/classes on the spanish, french, german languages. Although more seldom, I still can find classes on korean, chinese, japanese language. I honestly have not been able to find one single physical class to teach me Tagalog (language of the Philippines). I have looked in two separate states without any luck. I've found a book here and there, but I want a physical class. I have also, on rare occassion, found an independent instructor without any formal credentials willing to teach via webcam for a fee. The filipino community is not so small within the U.S. that finding a class to teach the language should be this difficult, especially considering I looked in major cities within the two states I searched. Just a vent and observation.

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kakuya
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I had the same problem when I

I had the same problem when I decided to learn. Basically, I had to buy a couple of books/CDs on Amazon, make some Filipino friends and watch movies in Tagalog. Still learning though. If you want to be friends, we can share resources. :-)

PS: There are facebook groups and podcasts that can help too, if you aren't willing to shell out the money for Rosetta Stone. A lot of language exchange sites don't offer Filipino, but a lot of members are willing to pitch in... obviously, you'd want to something more official, but they can help with some stuff. Just choose someone who seems pretty smart and types in complete sentences with full words.

FilipinoWifey
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Thanks, I'm thinking

Thanks, I'm thinking RosettaStone may be the best route.

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I understand your sentiment

I understand your sentiment but I don't think Tagalog is a very popular language so there's not much of anything on it. Same with African languages.

www.edufire.com

That website might be useful if haven't already checked it out. You might be able on the forums inquire about materials for the study of the language although I think it's kinda one of those languages you just gotta learn from total immersion.

FilipinoWifey
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Thanks, I'll check out the

Thanks, I'll check out the site

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Well I have looked and

Well I have looked and Googled... only found courses are the history and culture of Philippines and not the language. I have a similar experience in finding classes for Chinese Cantonese; everywhere I go it is Chinese Mandarin.

Good news though, I did find that Rosetta Stone has the language of Tagalog. The link below will take you right to it.

http://www.rosettastone.com/holqb1?pc=sehol10&cid=se-gg&gclid=CObXwMa626...

It is kind of pricey, but if you have the money, they are pretty good.