Gift Ideas for Students of Tagalog

Do you know someone who's learning Tagalog?  Here are a few gift ideas:

1. Currently the most highly rated Tagalog course for beginners is Living Language's Complete Tagalog for Beginnersa coursebook with six audio CDs.

Tagalog Complete: Book and CDs


2. If the Tagalog learner hates the conventional way of studying that includes looking at lessons and is of the personality that just wants to learn naturally in an easy-going manner, get Pimsleur Tagalog. It's an audio-only program that focuses on listening comprehension and speaking 30 minutes a day. No books, no drills. 


The Conversational Tagalog version is about $35, while Basic Tagalog is about $20.

3.  For someone who's going to be visiting the Philippines, get the Berlitz Tagalog set that includes a phrasebook and CD. Berlitz is unbeatable when it comes to distilling into a portable pack the essential words and phrases you'll need for when traveling. 


4. As a reference book, a two-way English-Tagalog dictionary is indispensable. This bestseller includes a grammatical introduction to the language, a vocabulary appendix with numbers and menu terms, in addition to over 20,000 total dictionary entries, with idiomatic expressions, slang, loan words and derivations.

5. Personalized Tagalog items from Zazzle (bag, mug, underwear, shirts).  The more Tagalog words one is surrounded with, the more motivation there is.


6.  Filipino movies like The Road and OPM (Original Pilipino Music).


7. Pinoy food as a meal at a restaurant, bought from a Filipino grocery store, or snacks ordered online -- Nagaraya adobo cracker nuts, Jufran banana ketchup...


Cheer the person on with: KAYA MO 'YAN! (You can do it!) and ANG GALING MO! (You're awesome!).