Teach Yourself Filipino (Tagalog) teaches Tagalog, the main language of the Philippines. Filipino, the national language, is based on Tagalog but also contains elements of other languages of the Philippines
The course supplies the beginner with a simple and well-selected stock of words in easy-to-understand lessons.
The 20 units are graded in complexity and each includes a dialogue, a vocabulary listing, a comprehensive grammar explanation, exercises, practice tests and plenty of cultural tips.
Each unit has a theme and will teach you the everyday vocabulary and grammar you will need for a business trip or holiday to the Philippines.
The phonetic transcription used throughout the book to help you with your pronunciation are specifically designed for native English speakers and follow standard English pronunciation.
The two 60-minute CDs to accompany the course are available separately (ISBN 9780340871034) or with the book in a pack (ISBN 9780340871027).
Cora Salvacion Castle is an author, writer, translator, examiner and teacher of Tagalog. She has been teaching the language for 23 years in the UK and is also the Tagalog editor of a Filipino newspaper in London.
Laurence McGonnell is a member of St. Joseph's Missionary Society and spent six years living and working in the Philippines before returning to the UK to become Director of Studies at a north London College. He currently lives and teaches in the Philippines.