Easy Tagalog(9780804851596)

Current Stock:
Tuttle Publishing
Date Published:
online audio; manga-style comic strips and illustrations
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Trim Size:
6 X 9

Easy Tagalog brings the Tagalog language and culture of the Philippines alive, giving you all the basics you need to start speaking Tagalog immediately.

This invaluable guide introduces all the basics of the Tagalog language, as well as vocabulary and tips for practical daily conversation. All dialogues are highly practical and authentic and illustrated with manga illustrations for easy memorization. There is also a glossary of commonly used words and phrases, useful notes, pronunciation, greetings, sentence structure, idiomatic expressions, etiquette, and cultural dos and don'ts included throughout.

A complete language course and pocket dictionary in one, Easy Tagalog includes:
  • Native speaker audio recordings
  • Useful notes on pronunciation and accents
  • Focus on daily communications
  • Structured, progressive lessons

Let Filipino experts Barrios and Camagong teach you how to enjoy this beautiful language. Start learning Tagalog on the plane and begin communicating effectively the moment you land!

About the Author:
Joi Barrios serves as a Lecturer teaching Filipino and Philippine Literature at the University of California, Berkeley after having served as an Associate Professor from the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD). She has also taught at the Osaka University of Foreign Studies, UCLA, and UCI. She has won fourteen national literary awards and for her contributions to literature Barrios was among the 100 women chosen as Weavers of History for the Philippine Centennial Celebration. In 2004, she also received the TOWNS (Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service) Award.

Julia Camagong teaches Filipino at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York, and is the Co-Executive Director of Philippine Forum, a non-profit community organization based in New York City. She is also Vice President for Programs of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), a U.S.-wide alliance of community organizations and institutions working for the rights and welfare of Filipinos.