I Want to Learn Tagalog!

matuto
to learn

mag-Tagalog
‘do’ Tagalog

matutong mag-Tagalog
learn to use/speak Tagalog

Gusto kong matutong magsalita ng Tagalog.
I want to learn to speak Tagalog.
I’d like to learn to speak Tagalog.

Rosetta Stone Filipino is a popular program for learning Tagalog. It consists of CD-ROM software for Windows or Mac, a user’s guide and a free headset microphone. There are different bundles, and buying the comprehensive set (Levels 1, 2 & 3) can save you up to a hundred dollars.

Rosetta Stone

There are more affordable, arguably better options than Rosetta Stone for learning Tagalog, depending on which style of learning is effective for you.

A highly rated course is the Living Language Complete Tagalog Course for Beginners — it’s a handy book with six audio CDs.

Pimsleur has an audio-only program that focuses on listening comprehension and speaking without any drills or books.

Book with MP3 Audio CD

For a more academic approach, especially for a high-school or college classroom setting, Elementary Tagalog is becoming the most widely used textbook with CD; it also has a workbook that is sold separately.