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by Paraluman Aspillera

  • ISBN: 0804800588
  • Category: Reference
  • Author: Paraluman Aspillera
  • Subcategory: Foreign Language Study & Reference
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (December 15, 1989)
  • Pages: 235 pages
  • FB2 size: 1458 kb
  • EPUB size: 1980 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 320
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Completely updated and expanded with new materials.

Completely updated and expanded with new materials. Learn how to communicate with them in fifty carefully planned, eminently practical lessons in this self-study guide.

Basic Tagalog for Foreigners Hardcover – December 15, 1989. by Paraluman Aspillera (Author). Most books with titles like the title of this one turn out to be Tagalog phrase books, . It actually starts with sample sentences, then breaks them down and describes different sentence structures, even going so far as to indicate the significance of each word or particle in the sentences.

Tagalog Basic Tagalog for Foreigners and Non-Tagalogs Aspillera, Paraluman . B001LNF41U. I have found this feature especially useful for listening while traveling or doing whatever. It's easy to follow along as the narrator speaks to actually understand the lesson and then hear a native Tagalog speaker pronounce the Tagalog words.

Her method has proven to be extremely effective for tens of thousands of foreigners and non–Tagalogs who have used this book to lean to learn Tagalog, including many who have successfully learned to speak Tagalog, read Tagalog and write Tagalog through self–study on their own without a teacher.

The lessons in Basic Tagalog are intended for a three-month period of intensive study followed by another three months of applied oral communication. In six months (or about 250 hours), it is expected that an average learner should be able to speak, write and understand simple, everyday, conversational Tagalog as spoken by most Filipinos. Highlights of this book include: Over 2,000 Tagalog words and expressions.

Tagalog (Filipino) words and phrases.

Categories: Linguistics\Foreign.

Aspillera's tried-and-true teaching method has proven to be extremely effective for tens of thousands of foreigners and non-Tagalogs, including many who have successfully learned to speak and write Tagalog through independent study without a teacher

Aspillera's tried-and-true teaching method has proven to be extremely effective for tens of thousands of foreigners and non-Tagalogs, including many who have successfully learned to speak and write Tagalog through independent study without a teacher. Each lesson uses a 2-step method:Step 1: Definition and examples of key Tagalog grammar concepts. Step 2: Exercises: an opportunity for you to practice the lesson's key points. The lessons are intended for a three-month period of intensive self study of at least two hours per day and another three months of applied oral communication.

The lessons are simple, clear, and easy to apply in your everyday conversations.

About Paraluman S. Aspillera: Paraluman Aspillera, author, teacher, and newspaper journalist, specialized in the teaching of English and Tagalog. See if your friends have read any of Paraluman S. Aspillera's books. Paraluman S. Aspillera’s Followers. None yet. Aspillera. Paraluman Aspillera, author, teacher, and newspaper journalist, specialized in the teaching of English and Tagalog.

Paraluman Aspillera, author, teacher, and newspaper journalist, specialized in the teaching of English and Tagalog.

Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, is spoken by millions of people. Learn how to communicate with them in fifty carefully planned, eminently practical lessons in this self-study guide. Basic Tagalog intends to teach Tagalog to English speakers with a minimum of time and effort. It includes a structured introduction of eight hundred words of vocabulary, sufficient to cover daily needs; common idioms; and offers hints and study methods suggested by previous students of this method. After a small investment of time, you'll find yourself prepared for everyday situations and have a glimpse of the lives and culture of Filipinos around the world.
Reviews about Basic Tagalog for Foreigners (7):
Mora
Most books with titles like the title of this one turn out to be Tagalog phrase books, i.e., not completely useless, but no way to learn a language as different from English as Tagalog is. This is not a phrase book. It actually starts with sample sentences, then breaks them down and describes different sentence structures, even going so far as to indicate the significance of each word or particle in the sentences. Hallelujah. Within the first 40 pages the student will be shown how to construct a sentence two different ways, what particles, i.e., pronouns, prepositions and markers, to place where, and why to place them there. I haven't got through the whole thing yet, but I've already found out why and how adjectives change spelling in mid-word under certain circumstances, and I look forward to finding out how verbs conjugate the same non-Indo-European way. If you've found Rosetta Stone frustrating (infuriating?) because of its lack of any grammar or translation support, this book should help solve the problem. The Rosetta Stone "immersion" model has its place, I suppose, in that someone who doesn't speak Tagalog but who found themselves plunked down in Manila for 20 years and forced to as it were Root Hog or Die linguistically without any backup materials...would, eventually, learn the language. Right. I don't have 20 years. I have maybe an hour or so per day, in the United States, to learn this language. I've paid for RS, so I'll use it for familiarization and drill, but this book, "Basic Tagalog", is, I think, what's going to enable me to speak, read, write, and understand Tagalog.
Modifyn
This could've book been better. For example I wish there was more audio accompaniment with the lessons. In addition some of the exercises weren't clear. I really wish they would've included a sample question and answer for each exercise. That being said for the price its not a bad book. It does teach basic taglog which is what it promises.
Chilldweller
Good for a beginner, but I wish it went more in depth. However, for someone just beginning to dabble in Tagalog, this is a perfect introduction. It's fairly simple to follow and builds upon itself quite well. But for more in-depth rules and syntax, consult a native speaker. A book can only do so much.
Gralmeena
This is a helpful introduction to Tagalog (the language of the Philippines), yet it seems to presuppose a prior introduction to the language. It has sentences in Tagalog (with English interpretation), but the reader has to deduce what grammatical principles are involved. I don't see a vocabulary list in the book. It introduces you to Tagalog, has good material on pronunciation, but there are more practical books, especially for a total beginner.
Swift Summer
This is by far the best overall book I've seen for learning Tagalog. This is probably the best thing for learning Tagalog next to Rosetta Stone. The 40 plus lessons covers the basics of learning Tagalog including grammar, not just memorizing expressions. After the lessons, there are appendices full of exercises and other references to further enhance your skills with Tagalog. Included in such appendices are Tagalog idioms and samples of everyday conversations a person may have. There's also a glossary of words in both languages for quick reference. But what really makes this book stand out for me is the included audio CD. All of the chapters are narrated on the audio CD, unlike some other books which may only have the foreign language word pronounced. I have found this feature especially useful for listening while traveling or doing whatever. It's easy to follow along as the narrator speaks to actually understand the lesson and then hear a native Tagalog speaker pronounce the Tagalog words. Great buy for anyone who is just starting to learn Tagalog or wants a thorough overview of the language. I would recommend this book to be followed up by "Modern Tagalog Grammar" by Teresa Ramos. This book is not for beginners but gets much deeper into Tagalog grammar and should help you to become truly fluent in this difficult language to learn.
caif
A great simple book to help you learn the intricate language of tagalog! I've read this twice so far and feel its helped me immensely.
Kahavor
This is a good book, but the 2nd edition is really good. Get the one with the CD, published in 2007. The 2nd edition provides in-depth explanations of language features such as the verb forms and ligatures. Topics are presented in chunks small enough to comprehend and master.
This edition has a good thing in its charts, for example, all of the personal pronouns grouped in one chart. We are actually using both editions.
Easy to read and understand for someone with no knowledge of Tagalog.

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