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DLI Filipino Language Course - Basic Course - Image This syllabus satisfies the basic course in Filipino given by the Defense Language Institute in the United Stats. A serious study and application of this syllabus will enable students to attain a proficiency level of 2+ to 3 in reading, writing, and listening, by the time they finish the course.

The following are the expected outcomes at the end of each semester.
Skill Semester I Semester II Semester III
Speaking 1 1+ - 2 2 - 2+
Listening 1 1+ - 2 2 - 2+ -3
Reading 1 1+ - 2 2 - 2+ -3

One should consider the type of students in the course. Given the same syllabus, some students will do well but others will not.
Tagalog is an Austronesian language spoken as a first language by a quarter of the population of the Philippines and as a second language by most of the rest. It is the first language of the Philippine region IV (CALABARZON and MIMAROPA), of Bulacan and of Metro Manila. Its standardized form, officially named Filipino, is the national language and one of two official languages of the Philippines, the other being English. It is related to other Philippine languages such as Ilokano, Bisayan, and Kapampangan. Tagalog is not a tonal language. The word Tagalog derived from tagailog, from tagá- meaning "native of" and ilog meaning "river". Thus, it means "river dweller". Very little is known about the history of the language.
Tagalog is spoken in: Philippines
Tagalog has no known alternate names.


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