Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Fees: Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks. Partial bursaries are available for SOAS students. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply
This course provides a thorough introduction to Filipino (Tagalog). It covers typical themes of grammar vocabulary and cultural contexts of the language. You will develop an understanding of the main standard features of pronunciation, how to read and write and to build up basic knowledge about the Filipino language as well as basic awareness of the culture, and society where the language is spoken. As the course progresses, it aims to provide you with further confidence and vocabulary to discuss more complex topics, write and read more challenging texts in the language.
The course is taught in Filipino (Tagalog) and English with coverage of the four key skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), and a good balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar. Students are encouraged to start speaking the language from the outset, and exercises are set that require pair work and group activities. You are expected to attend regularly, participate in class and complete homework regularly to ensure learning progress. You will receive regular feedback from your tutor.
This will be achieved through 20 hours of blended learning: this is composed of 15 hours of online structured lessons with the teacher. This is supplemented by a minimum of 5 hours of guided independent learning supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the 10-week course.
Online Course Requirements
Please ensure you have checked the Learner Support page for the Collaborate Session Preparation and Checklist, Required Equipment & Software.
The course will be based on the coursebook: Elementary Tagalog: Tara, Mag-Tagalog Tayo!
If you are a new student, you will receive a complimentary copy of the textbook.
Entry Requirements and Progression Route
For the first stage of Filipino Beginners (i.e. Beginners 1), no previous knowledge is required. To be able to join Beginners 2 or 3 you should have completed Beginners 1 and 2 respectively at SOAS Language Centre or have an equivalent knowledge of guided learning hours (20 hours per each sub-level). The progression route from Filipino Beginners 1 is to Filipino Beginners 2; from Beginners 2 to Beginners 3.
Timetable Information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/languagecentre/enrolment/
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See more information on the Filipino (Tagalog) language and courses in Filipino offered at SOAS Language Centre on the Filipino Language Homepage.
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