Tagalog Resources

We will be updating this page with our Facebook posts that contain books, videos, websites and materials you can use in learning Tagalog with us or as you study independently. Stay tuned and check back often, and follow us on Facebook !

Do you know how to ask for simple directions in Tagalog?

What about order your favorite meryenda in a Filipino restaurant?

Would you know how to say Good Evening or I'm hungry in Tagalog?

Can you understand some of what your Tagalog-speaking friends and family are saying? Do you want to participate more in their conversations?

If you answer yes to at least one question above, the Continuing Beginner - Conversational Tagalog Classes is perfect for you!

Register now!

Tip to teachers & parents: make Tagalog learning fun, while incorporating vocabulary learned in class!

One the optional homework we gave our students in our Tagalog for Kids classes this past weekend is to play "tumbang preso" with a “lata” (empty can) & tsinelas (“slipper”). You can see how the game is played in the video (and ask help with words you need).

Prompts: How did you feel while playing it? Masaya (happy) ? Nagagalak (excited)? Were you panalo (winner)? Did you lose (natalo)?

Laro na! (Let's play!)

What are some books we've found effective in our Tagalog classes? Tuttle Publishing has a few of them!

Joi Barrios' Tagalog for Beginners & Intermediate Tagalog
Nenita Pambid's Elementary Tagalog
Paraluman Aspillera's Basic Tagalog (with the latest edition updated and revised by our teacher, Karen Llagas. Available in Amazon and Tuttle's website)


Our students learn Tagalog through stories, songs and games, and many aspects of Filipino culture!

Here's a favorite story/shadow puppet play written by an award-winning Filipino children's book author, Rene O. Villanueva. Tagalog audio with Tagalog & English subtitles.

Storytelling is a powerful tool to teach and learn Tagalog and Philippine society & culture