This 7-week intensive course covers the basics of elementary Tagalog/Filipino. Students are immersed in the target language using communicative methods of instruction and all four modalities of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The curriculum is thematic and provides students with enough language and cultural awareness to create with the language and be engaged in basic daily conversations, using simple sentence-level discourse. This course is student-centered and conducted almost exclusively in the target language. Often, the students are introduced to the learning material before class, with classroom time then being used to deepen understanding through the interaction with peers. Students are required to spend additional time completing assignments outside of class.
Duration: 5–8 weeks
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