Beginning Filipino/Tagalog

Distance Learning Course

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY is offering an interactive Distance Tagalog/Filipino Learning Course. Tagalog is one of the major languages spoken in the Philippines. This course offers students the flexibility of studying the language from anywhere on the internet. All instruction will be live and conducted by an instructor, who is a native speaker of the language. The reference book for this course is Filipino Tapestry: Tagalog Language through Culture by Gallo-Crail & Hawkins (2011). All additional language tasks are available online.

NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE is needed to take this distance course. At the end of the course, students will be able to perform communicative tasks (speaking, reading, and writing) necessary to function in simple everyday conversations. The course will be taught both in Tagalog and English. Class is limited to 15 people. This is a NON - CREDIT COURSE, designed for students, professionals, or others interested in learning beginning Tagalog.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, please contact the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming Department at or 1-815-753-5200.