Peace Corps - Tagalog Language Correspondence

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COURSE OVERVIEW
This guide is designed for Tagalog language training of Peace Corps workers in the Philippines and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of 21 learning modules to be used in independent study. Each module contains a list of the targeted language competencies and related phrases, a dialogue or text, vocabulary list, grammar notes, usage, vocabulary and grammar exercises, a cultural activity, and an answer key. Module topics include: greetings and introductions, explaining work assignments in conversational contexts, making and responding to offers of help, invitations, small talk, sharing news and expressing feelings, giving and receiving compliments, clarifying communication, controlling conversation, focusing communication, food, locating sources for needed items, obtaining special or custom-ordered items, and making and arranging repairs or service.

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Philippines: 1961-1990; 1992-present

PROGRAM SECTORS
Philippines: Education, Youth Development, Coastal Resource Management.

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 taga- meaning "native of" and ?log 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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