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Intermediate Tagalog : Learn to Speak Fluent Tagalog (Filipino), the National Language of the Philippines [With CDROM]
by Joi Barrios


Overview - At last, a way to improve your Tagalog

Written by Joi Barrios as the continuation of her best-selling Tagalog for Beginners book, Intermediate Tagalog is the first intermediate-level book designed specifically for people who already speak or understand some basic Tagalog and now wish to achieve greater fluency in speaking, reading and writing standard Filipino--the national language of the Philippines.  Read more...


 
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Overview
At last, a way to improve your Tagalog

Written by Joi Barrios as the continuation of her best-selling Tagalog for Beginners book, Intermediate Tagalog is the first intermediate-level book designed specifically for people who already speak or understand some basic Tagalog and now wish to achieve greater fluency in speaking, reading and writing standard Filipino--the national language of the Philippines.

The carefully-constructed lessons in this book point out common grammatical errors that English speakers make when speaking Tagalog, and present "real-life" conversations demonstrating how the language is spoken in Manila today. Extensive cultural notes are provided, along with exercises and activities that introduce the use of the Tagalog language in a wide range of everyday situations.

The 20 lessons give you all the basic skills needed to speak Tagalog fluently: paglalarawan (the ability to describe people, places and feelings); pagsasalaysay (the ability to tell a story--whether a news story, a folktale, or an anecdote); paglalahad (how to explain something--for example, a custom or tradition, or how to cook a dish); and pangangatuwiran (reasoning and abstract thinking).

Each lesson is carefully structured in six key parts:

  • A "real-life" dialogue providing valuable conversational skills.
  • A vocabulary list to expand your familiarity with common, everyday Tagalog words and expressions.
  • A grammar review section (for example, on the correct uses of affixes in various sentence constructions).
  • Insightful cultural notes presenting aspects of the Philippines that may seem "odd" to outsiders, to explain how Filipino culture shapes the way people speak.
  • A reading passage from a story or newspaper article, with comprehension questions.
  • A writing exercise designed to teach a specific writing skill.
Using Intermediate Tagalog, you'll be able to talk about yourself, your family and your daily experiences using grammatically correct sentences and a native-speaker level vocabulary.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780804842624
  • ISBN-10: 0804842620
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publish Date: April 2015
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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