Complete Filipino (Tagalog) Beginner to Intermediate Course

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Complete Filipino (Tagalog) Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself by Corazon Castle & Laurence McGonnell

384-page book (with 40 illustrations) and double CD.

Are you looking for a complete course in Filipino (Tagalog) which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Filipino (Tagalog) will guarantee success!

Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work.

By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:


One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.


Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.


Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.


Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.


Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.


Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.


Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.


Extra online articles at: to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of the Philippines.


  • Comprehensive - all you need for speaking and understanding, reading and writing Tagalog.
  • Practical - learn the words and grammar you will need to be able to communicate in everyday situations when you are in the Philippines.
  • Accessible - simple explanations and delightful line drawings will make learning both easy and enjoyable.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Pronunciation guide
  • At the airport
  • What time is breakfast?
  • This gift is for you
  • Where's the post office?
  • Money
  • Where do you live?
  • My family
  • At the restaurant
  • At the pharmacy
  • Need help?
  • I want a haircut
  • Does this suit me?
  • At the bus station
  • At the beach
  • At church
  • Could I ask a favour of you?
  • A wedding
  • At a town fiesta
  • Life in the barrio
  • Goodbye
  • Key to the exercises
  • Verb list
  • Tagalog-English glossary
  • English-Tagalog glossary

Complete Filipino (Tagalog) Book/CD Pack: Teach Yourself - About the Author(s):

Cora Salvacion Castle is an author, writer, translator, examiner and teacher of Tagalog. She has been teaching the language for 23 years in the UK and is also the Tagalog editor of a Filipino newspaper in London.


Beginners in Filipino (Tagalog) who want to progress quickly beyond the basics to a level where they can communicate with confidence.

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