One of two official languages of the Philippines, Tagalog has been shaped by generations of foreign trade and colonization. Its present-day form characterizes a historically complex, culturally rich community.
The Tagalog curriculum at the University of San Francisco provides students with a working knowledge of the written and spoken language as well as a cultural understanding of the Filipino community spread out across 120 countries around the world. Interested in earning a major or minor studying Filipino culture? Learn more about the USF’s Maria Elena G. Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program.
Three of the following Tagalog classes fulfill the USF foreign language requirement:
TAGL 101 - First Semester Filipino/Tagalog (4)
This first semester course offers an introduction to Filipino culture with an emphasis on speaking, listening, vocabulary and grammatical structures, basic conversational skills, reading and writing.
TAGL 102 - Second Semester Filipino/Tagalog (4)
This course is a continuation of TAGL 101. Students continue to study Filipino culture, vocabulary and grammar with an emphasis on speaking, listening, reading and writin. Prerequisite: TAGL 101 or equivalent competence as determined by the Department.
TAGL 201 - Third Semester Filipino/Tagalog (4)
This course is a review of basic grammar with an emphasis on speaking and listening skills given specific social-cultural situations, and reading and writing skills that center on cultural material. Prerequisite: TAGL 102 or equivalent competence as determined by the Department.
TAGL 202 - Fourth Semester Filipino/Tagalog (4)
A continuation of Tagl 201, this course emphasizes speaking and listening skills given specific social-cultural situations, and reading and writing skills given simple literary pieces. Prerequisite: TAGL 201 or equivalent competence as determined by the Department. For questions related to Filipino courses, please contact Professor Edith Borbon, email@example.com.