Tagalog 101

Top Resources for Learning Tagalog

Learn Tagalog with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Tagalog.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Tagalog with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Tagalog language

Free Courses

Amazon - Tagalog language learning materials
Tagalog Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Tagalog course based on the Pimseleur method

Phrases

Defense Language Institute - Tagalog language survival kit basic guide
Surface Languages - Basic Tagalog phrases with audio
Wikivoyage - Filipino travel phrases (no audio)

Dictionaries and Translation

Google Translate - Translate to and from Filipino

Grammar and Vocabulary

Forvo - Collection of Tagalog words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Tagalog grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Tagalog vocabulary

Video

Easy Languages - Learn Tagalog from authentic street interviews
Tagalog Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
TED - Watch TED talks with Filipino subtitles and transcripts
TED - Watch TED talks with Tagalog subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Tagalog

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Meetup - List of Tagalog language meetups worldwide
Reddit - /r/Tagalog subreddit for learning Tagalog

Books

Children's Library - Children's books in Tagalog
Project Gutenberg - Download or read Tagalog language books online for free
Wikivoyage - Filipino travel phrases (no audio)

News

Other Resources

Articles and Opinion

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  • samin

    hello there

    i don’t know how to pronounce the word Qahal in standard Hebrew pronunciation. does anybody help me?

    my email is s.amin.mousavi1989@gmail.com
    thank you