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Everyday Tagalog for Parents

Are you a parent of Filipino descent who either:

  • Learned zero Tagalog
  • Learned little Tagalog (some basic words and/or phrases)
  • OR who learned enough Tagalog to comprehend almost all of basic conversation, but who find it challenging to converse back fluently?

Do you ever wish you knew more Tagalog for your own self or to be able to share your ancestral language with your own children?

What's holding you back?

  • Limited access to Tagalog resources
  • People to practice with
  • The feeling of self-consciousness speaking aloud around family and friends.
  • Not feeling confident enough to teach your own child?
  • Time or cost

I get it. It can feel pretty intimidating trying to speak a language that is not in your native tongue. 

You may fear others will laugh at you or think you’re not “Filipino enough.”

Or on the flipside, maybe you are ready and confident enough to give it a shot, but just don’t know where to begin?

 There may be Filipino schools or courses out there, but maybe they’re not close enough in proximity or possibly out of your budget.

As busy parents, it can be challenging to find a program or resource that is: effective, cost-friendly, and easily accessible.

Did you know that parents are the most effective language teachers?

Our children learned how to speak from us, their parents. We didn’t need to teach formal grammar lessons to teach them their native language. We just did the natural act of speaking, daily, regularly. And they picked it up. 

I have been dreaming of creating a resource to help my own family and to share with the Fil-Am/Filipino community out there, for parents of young children who are ready or are thinking about learning and implementing Tagalog in their daily lives with their kids, and who need accessibility at their fingertips.

I want to help YOU, the busy parent, like myself, to have the resources to learn Tagalog phrases at your own pace, at your own convenience, and have it tailored to include everyday language.

I know there are Tagalog programs, books, and YouTube videos out there to teach Tagalog, but many times the content is very broad. It can include a wide range of topics. But maybe only a small section would be relevant to a parent’s daily experience.

When it comes to learning, we usually retain what is most relevant and significant to us right now. Therefore, I wanted to have content specifically targeted for parents of young children  to learn conversational phrases that moms and dads say to their kids. Because this is our everyday life.

In collaboration with a native Tagalog speaker, we created “Everyday Tagalog for Parents.” 

It is a membership library of Tagalog phrases for parents of young children to use on a routinely basis. It includes many common phrases that you may use on a daily basis. New themes will be added, and the phrase list grows throughout the year. 

Components of the Program:

Themed phrases

Phrases are grouped by concept. Some examples include family, mealtime, getting dressed, playtime, and going out.

english to tagalog translations from a native speaker

Phrases are available to members and will continually be added.

audio playlists of tagalog phrases

Top-quality recorded Tagalog phrases done by a native Filipina speaker.

downloadable Flash cards/guides of phrases by theme

Colored flash cards and/or guides will be available per theme to download and/or print.

What it is:

  • A huge and growing resource audio library of English/Tagalog conversational phrases to use with your child/children
  • From the parent's conversational perspective
  • A way to implement Tagalog daily.
  • Self-paced
  • Flexible

What it is NOT:

  • A comprehensive Tagalog course to achieve fluency of a native speaker
  • Tagalog grammar lessons
  • A program with assessments/evaluations

Why Choose this Program?

Parents are the first and primary language teachers for their children. Parents communicate with them from the very beginning and children pick up the vocabulary and nuances of the sounds naturally. It is a natural process. No formal grammar lessons or breakdown of sentence structure. Think about it— we do not typically sit down with our toddler and explain how nouns and verbs are placed in sentences. They learned through the repetition and exposure and hearing how words are strung together. 

That is not to say the rules of sentence structure are not important. That can come with deeper academic learning. But for the purposes of learning and introducing some basic vocabulary and phrases, this is a good starting point and foundation to be using Tagalog that is relevant to your family.

Everyday Tagalog for Parents is a way for you to pick up phrases to implement regularly and that are meaningful to the context of your daily life.

What makes this program unique as well is that it is a collection of Tagalog phrases that parents may use with their young children. They are grouped by theme and geared for parents with children ranging from toddler through elementary age. (However, this would work just as well for expectant parents or parents with babies because we do talk to our babies from the get go and it doesn’t hurt to get a jumpstart).

The phrases will be added in increments to not overwhelm you and so you can focus on a small batch at a time, for more realistic, attainable goals. You can choose either a monthly or a semi-annual plan, depending on what feels right to you.

“Everyday Tagalog for Parents” provides you with a toolbox of phrases you can incorporate seamlessly throughout your day.

Ready to start implementing Tagalog in your home?

Are you ready to learn Tagalog that you can implement today with your family? Are you ready to improve your Tagalog so that you can help pass on the language to your own children and to help be a part of the movement for Tagalog to continue for future generations?

Choose the plan that works for you!

The "Merienda" Plan
(Snack-sized Content delivered)


Per month

  • Access to 1 new theme of Tagalog phrases online, released each month
  • Quality audio Tagalog phrases from a native speaker
  • Access to corresponding supplemental PDF Guides & resources per theme

The "Handaan" Plan
(Feast-sized Content)


Per 6 months

  • Access to 6 Tagalog themes of phrases, with new theme releases each renewal
  • Quality audio Tagalog phrases from a native speaker
  • Access to the growing library of supplemental PDF guides & resources

If you are already a subscriber to our e-mail newsletter (Fil-Am Learners free resources OR the Everyday Tagalog for Parents newsletter, you will be receiving our launch promotion discount code in your e-mail inbox soon!) Yay!So you don’t need to opt in below unless you haven’t yet subscribed in the past. 

Still thinking if this is right for you?

Frequently asked questions

It’s never too early to speak to your child, as we naturally communicate to babies. If you are an expectant parent, you can even get a head start to prepare yourself. Overall, the context for many of the phrases so far in Everday Tagalog for Parents would be toddler through upper elementary. You can apply the phrases that are most suitable for their language and comprehension level. 

 Some of the themes to look forward to include daily greetings, meal time, going out, bedtime routines, clean-up, feelings, and much more! The main goal is to include phrases that are applicable to the context of parenting life. 

We have a 10-day money back guarantee. If you join and find the content isn’t suitable for you, you can contact us at hello@filamlearners.com to get a full refund. You are welcome to review our Terms and Conditions policy here.

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