Tagalog for Beginners

  • About the Book
  • Tagalog is an Austronesian language. It is the language of Manila and the surrounding provinces of Bataan, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite Laguna, Quezon, Batangas, and Marinduque. It is also spoken widely throughout the Philippines as a second language, with an estimated sixty percent of the population now being able to communicate in this language. Tagalog is the basis of the Philippine national language, Pilipino, and as such is taught in schools throughout the country.

    In addition to the lessons in this text, there are extensive notes to the teacher, supplementary vocabulary lists, pronunciation drills, and songs.

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