4-Day Philippine Basic Languages Online Private Class | Tagalog, Cebuano, Ylocano, Ilonggo
Learn the basics of 4 Philippine languages with this series of private online classes. You'll learn one language per session: basic Tagalog, basic Cebuano, basic Ylocano, and basic Ilonggo. This package comes with four 60-minute sessions, which can be taken on 4 consecutive days, every other day, or even once a week, as the schedule is flexible.
The Philippines is home to over 7,600 islands, and it's no wonder that there are at least 120 languages spoken across the archipelago. The unique history and influences of each region have also shaped not only the local culture but also the language. In this package, you will study the basics of 4 of the most widely spoken languages in the country, Tagalog, Cebuano, Ylocano, and Ilonggo. Your teachers will be language experts and native speakers of each language.
Before your classes start, you will be given a link to a Zoom online meeting room and will serve as the host of your private classes. Each session will teach you not only basic and useful phrases but also interesting facts about the 4 different cultures.
On day 1, you'll learn basic Tagalog. Officially, it is called the Filipino language and is one of the two official languages of the country, along with English. Most native speakers of Tagalog can be found in Central and South Luzon, including places like Metro Manila, Bulacan, Bataan, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal. It is estimated that almost 30% of the Filipino population consider it a native language.
Next, you'll learn about the Cebuano language. Locally known as Bisaya, it is mostly spoken in the Visayas islands, including top tourist destinations like the islands of Cebu, Bohol, and Negros, but it is also used in certain locations in Mindanao, including Davao City.
If you want to explore Northern Luzon, you'll probably find Ylocano (also spelled Ilocano and referred to as Iloko) useful, as most native speakers can be found in Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, and La Union, which recognizes it as an official language of the province. You’ll learn more about the language during your 3rd session.
Your fourth and last session will focus on the Ilonggo language. Also known as Hiligaynon, it is the 2nd most spoken language in the Visayas region, with over 9 million speakers, which you'll likely find in the provinces of Iloilo, Capiz, and Guimaras.
If you want to be fluent in a specific Philippine language, this class package offers a basic understanding of 4 languages that can help you decide which one to pursue even further.
Study basic Tagalog, basic Cebuano, basic Ylocano, and basic Ilonggo with this series of Philippine language classes. Check the availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Basic Tagalog
Day 2 - Day 2: Basic Cebuano
Day 3 - Day 3: Basic Ylocano
Day 4 - Day 4: Basic Ilonggo
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Once confirmed, our operator will be providing a Zoom link to you via e-mail. There, you will have your private class for an hour per sub-topic. You may choose to change your preferred schedule. It may be on 4 consecutive days, every other day, or once a week.
The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original schedule subject to approval.
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