COMPLETE COURSE, which includes: Course Books 1-3, Workbooks 1-3, Essential Tagalog Grammar (a comprehensive grammar reference) and the Course Audio as MP3 downloads (also available separately as a set of 7 CDs). Together, this fully integrated suite of learning materials provides all the essential elements you need to learn Tagalog in a fast, fun and easy way and to speak Tagalog fluently. At a pace of 15-30 minutes a day, you'll progress very quickly. In just 6 months (roughly 70 hours), you'll be able to understand and participate in everyday Tagalog conversations.
--- Lively Stories, Literal and Natural Translations, Pronunciation Marks ---
Through lively stories and dialogues taken from everyday life in the Philippines, you'll learn useful Tagalog sentences from day one. In the dialogues, every Tagalog sentence is broken down into manageable chunks. Every word has a literal translation, and every sentence has a natural translation, showing you what each word means and how the sentence fits together. This will greatly help you understand how Tagalog works. It will also save you a lot of time, because you don't need to look up words.
All Tagalog words and sentences in the learning materials have translations and pronunciation marks, so you'll know what every word means and how to pronounce it.
--- "Whole" Language Learning ---
The dialogues are also an ideal way to learn the "whole" language intuitively, with all its nuances, emotions, typical expressions and choice of words. By learning vocabulary and expressions in a meaningful context, you'll remember them more easily and you'll be able to use them in the right situations.
--- Comprehensive Grammar Reference, Lesson Notes ---
The cultural and grammatical notes in the lessons, paired with the comprehensive grammar reference, will give you an in-depth understanding of the language, using short, simple explanations and plenty of practical examples. You'll find the grammar reference a valuable resource, even long after you have reached fluency.
--- Course Audio ---
By listening to the audio tracks and repeating them out loud, you'll learn the correct Tagalog pronunciation and natural intonation. Doing this will also help you memorize the sentences.
--- Workbooks ---
The exercises in the workbooks are very effective at reinforcing the vocabulary and sentence patterns you have learned in the lessons. They are also a great way to test your progress. You can check your answers against the answer key provided at the end of each workbook.
--- Well-thought-out Structure, Learner's Perspective ---
The course has a well-thought-out structure that introduces useful material early on while still being easy to follow. It has been co-authored by a non-native speaker and carefully designed from the perspective of the learner.
--- Level ---
Learning Tagalog: Fluency Made Fast and Easy is suitable for beginners as well as intermediate learners. Advanced learners can take it as a refresher.
--- Free videos and downloads ---
For free videos, free downloads and more information, visit LearningTagalog.com.