Have you ever think of teaching foreigners to speak tagalog?

January 25, 2009 8:48am CST
There are so many sites out there which caters on teaching languages. What do you think of sharing what you know about tagalog to those interested to it? If you have done it before, will you share how did it go. Did it end up to a nice result? Did you encounter any problems? Do the learners have any concern regarding the grammar? Please feel free to post here.
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@rymebristol (1788)
• Philippines
31 Jan 09
[b]When I was studying in De La Salle DasmariƱas, there are lots of Korean who also study there (there is a community of Korean's near the University), I had one particular school mates who is native of Korean, and of course she doesn't understand Tagalog words but she speaks pretty good English in some way. Effortless, I can say compared to other Koreans. There was a time when we had been group into one and she was part of the group. It was hard at first explaining to her everything that's being discuss on meetings, so my friends and I find the time to teach her some basic Tagalog words and expressions for her to understand what we are trying to say. Sometimes to make things not so complicated to her, we try to communicate with her in English and sometimes she teaches us some Korean words and phrases. It was ages ago so I can't even remember what those words that she had shared with us LOL! Just hope that she's speaking good Tagalog now [/b]
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Hello 20021114476! My partner is american and he really wants to learn tagalog. I do teach him sometimes but well, I know it's not that easy especially they were not exposed to the language. Right now, he knows some tagalog words but it is slang his grammar is not yet right. Well, I will just teach him step by step and maybe 10 years from now..hehehe..he will be an expert..
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
26 Jan 09
I haven't met anyone who was seriously interested in learning Tagalog - I think only Mormons have any use of it (they use it to evangelize). Thinking about it, foreigners don't really feel the need to learn our language because most of the people they come across with here in our country know how to speak english. About learning Tagalog grammar however, it's very easy because the rules are simple (adding prefix, suffix to change tenses) unlike the complex english language. Thanks for the response on my discussion!
@lrglara (1343)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
i am not a teacher but being in another country, many foreigners / other nationalities find it interesting to learn Tagalog since filipinos are very gullible. other nationalities want to be included in the conversations especially the jokes. but it never occurred to me to teach them tagalog. why? basically, even if you teach them, if they dont practice it is worthless. you just find something to brag about. if other nationalities really want to learn, they need to practice tagalog.
@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
25 Jan 09
Learning other languages is very hard to do. I am not a good teacher but i am give the opportunity or chance to teach tagalog to a foreigner i will study also the attitude and the full background of my student before teaching them. my girlfriend is now in foreign land and she also studying their language their, she felt very difficult to learn but she said later on she will learn if you constant practice what you learn.