Learning Tagalog

Yes, I am having a hard time teaching my youngest daughter to understand Tagalog or speak our mother tongue. I guess it is my fault because I let her speak in English when she was a little and did not give any attention that somehow it can affect her study. I just realized it now when I transferred her to this school.

Unlike in her previous school, the teachers in Filipino will just translate the question during the exam to her. However, with this school since it is a standard school, they will not adjust for their students. They need to understand and at least answer it in Tagalog the best that they can. My youngest daughter was not able to understand anything on their essay question and so she wrote, “I could not understand the question”. When I learned about it, I was so pissed since we did our best to study the night before. She was able to answer with multiple choice and fill in the blank except the essay and their exam is almost essay.

Thus, last 2 nights we were doing extra effort with it. I let her read “Ang pagdating ni Magellan sa Pilipinas”. Of course, since she could not understand every word of it, she resisted everything. I explained but it was not enough, I need help! I already speak Tagalog to her, there are words that she was able to understand but still could not speak to it.

I research online what are the best ways to teach the kids in speaking Tagalog and I was able to find this video:


I’ll be checking this one later, I might be downloading some tutorial in you tube. I hope this could help.

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