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English for Filipino Speakers?

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What do you think? Should Duolingo make an English for Filipino course? I know that we Filipinos know English as our second language, but do we have to make this? I know that it is not necessary to some, but it may help us expand our knowledge in translating Filipino to English, cause Filipino is hard to translate to English. Let's admit it.

Ano sa tingin ninyo? Kailangan bang gumawa ang Duolingo ng kursong Ingles para sa mga Pilipino? Alam kong ginagamit natin ang ingles bilang ikalawang lingwahe, pero kailangan ba? Alam kong hindi na ito kailangan para sa iba, pero para sa akin, ito ay makakatulong na mapalawak ang ating kaalaman sa pagsalin ng wikang Filipino sa Ingles. Ano sa tingin ninyo?

3 years ago

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/davidvdb
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Did you apply to be a course contributor in the Incubator? You seem to know both languages very good!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FJProenza
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Such a course would be very beneficial for Filipinos living in the provinces. All of them understand a little bit of English, but the majority do not. This is very important for a country where overseas work and call centers are significant and growing sources of employment.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UDUBBER
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I showed my wife that English for Tagalog speakers was incubating. Medyo nagalit siya. She found it insulting that Filipinos would need to take an English course outside of what they learned in school. I have a more positive outlook and think that this course will lay a foundation for the eventual Tagalog for English speakers course.

Forgive my ignorance but I am under the impression that anyone in the Philippines that is literate would have taken some form of education, and therefore should have passable English skills. Since Duolingo is a heavily text based medium for language learning, it would be catered to one who is literate. Filipinos who would use the English course, could probably use it to brush up skills, but not learn from scratch. Still, this incubated course may be weird. From accounts I heard, English classes in the Philippines are conducted in English.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FJProenza
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If you spend some time in the provinces you will see that most people do not speak English fluently. They know some elements, but cannot think in English. A Duolingo course would be great help for them.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NatalieGib18

I teach many students who do not speak English and only speak Tagalog. I don't know why, I just know DuoLingo could help and I would appreciate they cater to all levels of fluency

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NatalieGib18

It would be very helpful, as an educator, for DuoLingo to create an english course for Tagalog speakers. Does anyone know of a good app right now that can help students learn English if they do not speak any at all. The primary language is Tagalog.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nogaleast
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Bumping this post

English for Filipino speakers will be a great tool in the classroom. I think that reason alone is more than enough to warrant consideration of the creation of a new course

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SalasLudy

Yes, English for Filipino speakers. I've been searching for it for my granddaughter. I haven't found , so there's none yet. Many Filipinos will benefit from English for Filipinos if there will be. It's easier to learn a language from Duolingo. I'm now 34% fluent in Spanish and I'm happy.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CARicePuff

I think it is discriminatory to say provincial Filipinos are less proficient in English than city dwellers. People from the remote Cordilleras are conversant in English.

Meanwhile, I've encountered many urban Filipinos who cannot properly express themselves in English.

Such comments reek of Manila imperialism.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Greg403681

Yes. I think that would be very helpful, Not just Filipino (Tagalog) but also Cebuano (widely spoken in Visayas and Mindanao)

(FILIPINO/ TAGALOG ): Oo. Sa tingin ko ito ay malaking tulong, Hindi lamang Filipino (Tagalog pero pati narin Cebuano (kalakhang ginagamit sa pagsasalita sa Visayas at Mindanao)

( CEBUANO/ BISAYA ): O. Sa akong tan-aw dako kaayo ni nga tabang, Dili lang Filipino (Tagalog) pero apil napud ang Cebuano (Ginagamit kasagara sa pag istorya sa Visayas ug Mindanao)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/--Twilight--

Yes I agree.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/acole733

When you refer to the "Filipino" language, are you referring to Tagalog, or Bisayan, or something else? Either way, I would take the course if it were available!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/madprogrammer

Filipino language is Tagalog-based but may include some words from other Philippine languages such as Ilonggo, Cebuano, Ilocano, etc and loanwords from the English language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/acole733

So can someone who speaks cebuano also speak tagalog? is it like portuguese and spanish, similar yet different?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/madprogrammer

Yes, they can because Filipino is taught in schools and is spoken in National TV, though some would find English easier to speak because of regular use. So, native Tagalog speakers might speak to a Cebuano in Tagalog/Filipino but the Cebuano might reply in English/Taglish. The grammar's almost the same, yes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CARicePuff

Is is different. The mutual intelligibility is low. It's more comparable to English and German, and that there are lots of "false friends"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Subalzero
Subalzero
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No, its English for Tagalog course. Not the opposite.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HuDragonCriminal

I think you should apply for it in the incubator

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EireneMaladaga

Not really necessary considering that the country of the Philippines' national language is Filipino, which Tagalog based

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FJProenza
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As far as I know you cannot use Duolingo to learn English from either Filipino or Tagalog. If you know otherwise, please let us know.

2 years ago