Table of Contents:
- A Quick Overview of the Tagalog Language
- Why Learn Tagalog Online
- Why Learn From a Tagalog Tutor?
- Why Choose Teacher Eriza
- The Goals of Our Tagalog Lessons
- 6 Reasons to Learn Tagalog Now
A Quick Overview of the Tagalog Language
Learning Tagalog, the native the native language of more than 100 million Filipinos across the world can be easy and fun with Teacher Eriza.
While of Austronesian origins, a significant amount of Tagalog has Spanish roots. The Spanish influence is of course because the Philippines was a Spanish colony for 333 years.
In addition, Filipino, a slightly modified and standardized version of Tagalog, is the official language of the Philippines.
While Tagalog is the dominant language in the Philippines, it is also sometimes spoken in countries with a significant Filipino community, such as in Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, and Thailand.
Why Learn Tagalog Online
I’m sure that anyone who’s ever heard it spoken will agree that Tagalog is a beautiful and fascinating language. And the preferred way of learning this language has always been through a tutor.
In fact, a Tagalog tutor is widely considered the best way to learn Tagalog. The only real downside to learning Tagalog from a tutor is that not every area has a good Tagalog teacher.
And even if you are lucky enough to live in an area with a good teacher, you have to travel for your Tagalog lessons or pay extra to have your Tagalog tutor travel to you.
But with advances in technology, you can now learn Tagalog over the Internet. You are no longer limited to having to deal with in-person learning. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can now learn Tagalog from a Tagalog tutor online, from any Tagalog teacher with a reliable Internet connection.
Why Learn Tagalog Through a Tagalog Tutor?
The effectiveness of having your tutor online to teach you in real time can’t be matched by apps like Rosetta Stone or Mondly that have limited interactive features.
A lesson will still include things like topics, phrases, grammar, pronunciation and proper word usage, roots, examples, practice conversations, and everything else crucial to language learning.
The difference is that you will have your own private language coach to help you in real-time. So if you need to focus on particular topics or interests, we can devote more time to these areas.
You will also learn more quickly. And you won’t pick up any bad habits like mispronouncing a word because your tutor will be with you every step of the way.
This is why the best way to learn any language, whether it be Tagalog, Spanish, French, or any of the over 7,000 languages spoken in the world, is a private language course from an expert tutor.
The convenience of having your Tagalog tutor online makes things much more convenient. And the experience is unmatched by apps like Rosetta Stone or Mondly that have limited interactive features.
Learning the Tagalog language is one of the best ways to learn about Filipino culture as well. And while there are many courses and apps that teach Tagalog, an online tutor will help you learn faster than any pre-packaged course or app.
Why Choose Teacher Eriza?
Since the best way to learn Tagalog is with a tutor, it makes sense to learn Tagalog from an expert, experienced Tagalog tutor.
But how do you find one?
Fortunately, having taught Tagalog to hundreds of students from 31 different countries, Teacher Eriza is such an expert. And she’s available to teach you the many nuances of Tagalog in a way that’s easy to understand.
So if you have been looking for the best way to learn Tagalog, then you’ve come to the right place.
While learning Tagalog from an online Tagalog tutor is probably something most of you have never done, Teacher Eriza has been helping students learn Tagalog over the Internet for over three years.
In this time, she’s helped students from 31 different countries learn Tagalog. Canadian and American students.
Students from Europe, including students from the United Kingdom, France, and Poland and Spanish students.
Students from the Mideast, including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates.
And of course, students from Asia as well. With many of her students in this region being ex-pat students in the Philippines.
Teacher Eriza has been teaching students to learn Tagalog online over Skype from the start.
However, Zoom is now the primary lesson platform because it is an even better platform than Skype for students to learn Tagalog.
But the process remains the same. Helping students with their language learning, regardless of their location.
But regardless of whether the learning experience is over Zoom or Skype, most students find that learning the Tagalog language from a Tagalog tutor is more effective than a less interactive language course like Rosetta Stone or apps like Mondly.
Teacher Eriza does everything possible to make your learning fun, too. (Or at least not painful like traditional language classes!) Focusing on teaching learners the things that will help them in their day-to-day life.
There will be all of the things you associate with language learning, such as phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation of words, and the proper way to structure sentences. And of course, plenty of practice conversations.
And the Filipino Alphabet. Which is conveniently is based on the Latin alphabet.
So if you speak English or a Romance language like Spanish, you already have a head start.
If you wish, you can even learn a bit about the history and culture of the Philippines.
Like the fact that being a Spanish colony for over 330 years has resulted in over 25% of the Tagalog language being based on Spanish.
And while you learn Tagalog, she will teach you grammar rules, but she will only be teaching you what you really need. Not parts you don’t need or will never use. It works so much better that way.
The Goals of Our Tagalog Lessons
The whole goal here is to make sure you will have an easier time fitting in and getting around in the Philippines. Or to make it easier to talk to and understand your Filipina partner better.
There are so many ways your life will be improved when you learn to speak Tagalog. Whether you already live here in the Philippines or are planning to move here soon.
That’s right; if you learn how to speak Tagalog, it can even be helpful if you don’t live on one of the approximately 7641 islands in the Philippines.
It can help you communicate with your partner or other Filipinos who may not speak your language very well.
And now, you can learn to speak Tagalog in the comfort of your home. So, if you are looking, she can get you up to speed to learn Tagalog online quickly and easily.
Eriza knew from the start that most of her students would not want or need language lessons designed like a Filipino language class for native speakers.
She realized that she needed to develop Tagalog lessons for foreigners who just want to speak and understand Tagalog.
That is why she focuses on teaching Tagalog as a second language. And since you won’t be getting overloaded with a bunch of things you don’t need in the language learning process, you will see that you can learn Tagalog online quickly.
Her lessons are taught using PowerPoint. She developed them herself because she could not find a Tagalog course that met her standards.
And she has constantly been refining the content, too, in over three years of online teaching. Thousands of times. To hundreds of students of all ages and from all walks of life. And from over 31 different countries.
And these lessons have proven quite popular with learners. Even students that only live a few minutes away have determined learning online was just as effective for them as learning in person.
And since it was much more convenient for them to sit in their living room, learning Filipino online, than to make the trip to learn in person, it was an easy decision.
People everywhere are shifting in-person activities to online interactions. And this is a perfect time to embrace online learning to improve your life.
That is why now is a great time to consider the many advantages of learning a language over the Internet, specifically learning Tagalog online.
5 REASONS TO LEARN TAGALOG NOW
It’s the Native Language
While it’s true that both Filipino (which is a standardized version of Tagalog) and English are national languages of the Philippines, many Filipinos are not fluent in English. Also, most are more comfortable speaking Tagalog than English. This is especially true outside of Manila. And in many service-related positions (taxi driver, delivery person, etc.) English is often barely spoken at all. This is where being able to speak Tagalog can make the difference between getting lost and getting home.
Filipinos will Appreciate Your Efforts
The Filipino people are some of the kindest and friendliest people in the world. Even if they cannot speak your language, they will often go out of their way to communicate with you in some form. However, if you can speak Tagalog, even if you are not fluent or if your pronunciation isn’t perfect, it will be greatly appreciated by most any Filipino you meet. And speaking Tagalog can open up so many possibilities that otherwise wouldn’t exist.
You will Know How Someone Really Feels
Filipinos don’t only appreciate a foreigner who can speak Tagalog. It’s a great way to know how someone really feels about you. You will be in a better position to understand the message someone is trying to convey to you.
And you will even be able to understand what is being said about you by other people, who may not realize you can understand what they are saying in their conversations with each other. Needless to say, there are many situations where this can be very helpful.
You Will fit in Better
With the Philippines being a country of such warm, friendly people, you will undoubtedly make friends here. And you will find it much easier to communicate and even influence your Filipino friends if you speak Tagalog. This will be especially true if you are with a group of Filipino friends. Even though they undoubtedly speak at least English, they will often be speaking Tagalog as a group.
Regardless of what country you are from, with each session, you will learn a bit more of your target language – Tagalog. Which will help you fit in better and become closer friends.
You Will Save Money
There will be many times when you will be better positioned to bargain if you speak Tagalog. And vendors will often be more likely to accept your offer if you can speak their language. This can save you many thousands of Pesos during your time in The Philippines.
Teacher Eriza will make learning Tagalog fun and easy. Yes, learning to speak Tagalog can be easy. And you can have fun learning it. And even more fun using it!
So contact us below and see how easy learning Tagalog can be.