4-Day Philippine Basic Languages Online Private Class | Tagalog, Cebuano, Ylocano, Ilonggo

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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.

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4-Day Private Philippine Basic Language Class
Day 1: Basic Tagalog
Day 2: Basic Cebuano
Day 3: Basic Ylocano
Day 4: Basic Ilonggo



Daily itinerary

Day 1
4-Day Philippine Basic Languages Online Private Class | Tagalog, Cebuano, Ylocano, Ilonggo - day 1

Day 1 - Day 1: Basic Tagalog

Along with English, Tagalog or Filipino is the official language of the Philippines and is especially useful when exploring Central and South Luzon. This class will teach you the basics, including how to say hello and introduce yourself.
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Day 2
4-Day Philippine Basic Languages Online Private Class | Tagalog, Cebuano, Ylocano, Ilonggo - day 2

Day 2 - Day 2: Basic Cebuano

Today, you'll learn basic Cebuano or Bisaya phrases. Cebuano is the most widely spoken local language in the Visayas Region, and knowing the basics will help you when you travel to the islands of Cebu and Bohol.
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Day 3
4-Day Philippine Basic Languages Online Private Class | Tagalog, Cebuano, Ylocano, Ilonggo - day 3

Day 3 - Day 3: Basic Ylocano

Also known as Iloko, Ylocano is the 3rd most spoken native language in the Philippines. In this class, you'll learn social introductions and simple phrases, as well as a brief introduction to the history and culture that shaped the language.
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Day 4
4-Day Philippine Basic Languages Online Private Class | Tagalog, Cebuano, Ylocano, Ilonggo - day 4

Day 4 - Day 4: Basic Ilonggo

Your last class will tackle the 2nd most spoken native language in the Visayas and the 4th in the country. Ilonggo is also referred to as Hiligaynon and is spoken in Iloilo, Capiz, Guimaras, and Antique. This class will not only teach you phrases you'll need for basic Ilonggo conversations, but it will also educate you about the Ilonggo culture.
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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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