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5-Week Adult Conversational Filipino, Level I

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The Filipino School of New York & New Jersey in partnership with FANHS Metro NY will offer a 5-week program for Adult Conversational Filipino, Level I.


MANHATTAN: Beginning on February 25, 2015 and ending on April 1 (no class on March 18), the classes will meet once a week every Wednesday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at TBD in Manhattan, NY.

*Deadline for enrollment is Friday, February 20.

This is the perfect class for those planning a trip to the Philippines or wanting to brush up on their Filipino. Open to Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike, learn more about the Philippine national language and culture through this introductory class.

The course covers the basic rules of grammar, verbs, and common vocabulary to get you by everyday situations in the Philippines or while in the company of Filipino speakers. Learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases. Introduce yourself and others. Ask and answer questions about yourself and have simple conversations such as where you live, people you know, and things you possess. Learn to interact with others at a beginner level. There are also discussions on the history, culture, and business practices of Filipinos.

This course will be taught by Agnes “Bing” Magtoto, known in the Filipino community of NY for her expertise in Philippine language and culture and for teaching this course to many students over the years. She is currently Adjunct Professor teaching Elementary Filipino I & II, a language and culture course at NYU. Bing is also an awardee of the 2012 The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York award in Education, Research and Technology and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient from FANHS-NY!

Bing has developed training modules using creative processes as a participatory and experiential approach to learning, organizing and programming. She is creative pedagogy facilitator who has conducted cultural and people’s theater workshops throughout the Philippines, US, Canada Europe and Asia. Bing is also a stage and film actor. (More information on Bing can be found here:

Tuition for the 5-week course is $250.00/person plus an additional $50 registration fee to cover administrative costs (a total of $300). (This is much lower than the average cost of similar programs in the area.) Enrollment is limited to ten (10) students per class, so applicants are requested to sign up early. Registration will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. A diagnostic test will be given to registered students prior to the start of class.

Required reading material must be purchased in advance before classes begin. This includes Conversational Tagalog: A Functional Situational Approach by Teresita Ramos (University of Hawai'i Press) which can be purchased at almost any major bookstores or online through Additional reference materials and hand-outs will be provided by the instructor during class.


For more information or to request an enrollment form, please contact Venessa Manzano, School Director, at (774) 257-4669 /  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit our website at

The Filipino Express

2711 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07306 USA.

Phone: 201 434-1114
Fax: 201 434-0880

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