Filipino

Magsalita ka ba ng Tagalog, pare?

March 17, 2015
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Here is an awesome video of the wonderful Moses McCormick speaking Tagalog with Damion, his student. “Kawiliwili” — I think this is Moses’ favourite Tagalog word!! And Damion, wow, this guy knows a lot already!! Talaga? Magaganda ang babae sa Pilipinas? Hahaha. Seriously, love love love Moses and his method, FLR. These guys are wonderful…

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My first italki-Skype chat with a Hungarian language partner

October 22, 2014
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My italki Notebook - my first entries! See the mistakes I made?

Last month, I signed up with italki because all my favourite polygots were talking about it. But I got overwhelmed by the sheer number of people in the site so I logged out and forgot about it. But this month, I was re-evaluating my language goals and thought I needed some more structure that can…

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90-day language challenge times three!

July 31, 2014
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90-day language challenge times three!

Whew! July flew by so fast and tomorrow is August 1st. Excuse the lack of updates as things have been so crazy this month. One, I moved to a new house. Yay! I am a homeowner! Two, I started teaching again. Three, things have been pretty busy at the office, but nothing the team can’t…

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French progress: week of 7-13 July 2014

July 14, 2014
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French progress: week of 7-13 July 2014

Earlier this month, I decided to intensify studying French and scale back on Japanese and Hungarian. I used to spend an equal amount of time and effort in all 3 languages. But the divide-and-conquer strategy wasn’t working too well for me, especially with my busy work schedule. I felt that I am making great progress…

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Language learning update – 8 May 2014

May 8, 2014
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Language learning update – 8 May 2014

A rundown of my language learning activities for the past few days: 1. Filipino – my boss will be back in Manila next week and I have a few more days to prepare for lessons. I’ve been meaning to make some more Brainscape decks for him and improve the existing one for adjectives to include…

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Language learning update

April 12, 2014
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Language learning update

Bonjour à tous! お元気ですか?Ako, keri lang Just a bit of an update from the language learning front. I know that I haven’t been writing much about the topic since quitting my Alliance Française classes. But I assure you that I have not stopped studying at all. 1. Filipino/Tagalog - My tutorial classes with my boss…

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Back to language teaching?

February 13, 2014
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Almost 3 months into my job as an economic specialist, I got an additional role at work: Tagalog teacher for my boss. As he will be based in Manila for 2 years, he is very keen on learning the language. He is married to a Filipina but she is from Cebu. I doubt she’d teach…

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