Hello and welcome! I am a 2nd generation Filipina-American who was born and raised in the U.S. Growing up, it was believed to preferably mainstream us in the American culture by teaching and speaking to us in English, and conforming to the American ways. Although English is my first and primary language, I was able to pick up Tagalog from my Lola (grandma) helped raise me as a child and had limited English. I learned Tagalog from my parents who also spoke it fluently, but who encouraged English mostly in our mainstream community. Tagalog was a language I would hear in Filipino movies playing in the background and at relatives’ and friends.’ Being able to understand some basic Tagalog is a part of the Filipino roots I have kept these years.
As a mother of 3rd generation Filipino children, I hope to pass on our heritage and values to continue our legacy as Filipinos and Filipino-Americans. It is my plan to use Fil-Am Learners as a vessel to do so and to share the knowledge with you.
Please note, our tagline states, “A Taglish discovery of our cultural roots.” With that said, we will include resources primarily written in English, with Tagalog embedded throughout to introduce basic vocabulary and phrases.
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Thank you so much for joining us on this path to preserve our cultural heritage and to carry on our traditions.
Maraming salamat po!
~ Fil-Am Teacher/Mommy
You can also visit my homeschooling blog, Fil-Am Teacher Mommy