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Dear DuoLingo, will you ever offer Tagalog (Filipino) lessons?

In a couple of popular internet communities I frequent a lot of people speak Tagalog or a mix of Tagalog and English. I wanted to learn a bit of the language, so I can eavesdrop a bit as it's a good way to practice. There are just no good resources for learning Tagalog. My ex was half Filipino, wanted to learn the language, and could't find any resources for it, either. I hope you will consider adding it to your selection in the future.

December 25, 2012



Yes.. I already applied to the incubator to offer Tagalog and let just hope they accept it. It's really just easy to learn especially if you know Spanish/Latin cause their words are mostly the same (meaning and pronounciation) just differs in spelling a bit. The most common used sentence structure is verb-subject-object. E.g: E: "I can do this." T: "Kaya(can do) ko(I) ito(this)." So it'll be "Kaya ko ito."


To help with Tagalog-for-English course

If you speak Tagalog and you want to help create a Tagalog course, please apply to become a contributor by following these steps. Maraming Salamat :)

(1) Click "Help" https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us

(2) Under the heading "Incubator" Click "How can I suggest a new language course?" https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204979660-How-can-I-suggest-a-new-language-course-

You will see these 2 paragraphs: "If you are bilingual and want to help teach others, you may also apply to contribute to a new course. Proposed language courses are considered when there are enough great candidates to build them and learners and testers to help improve them." - "We have a long list of courses we intend to release, and also monitor the forums and applications for new potential language directions. If you want to make a suggestion, we encourage you to visit the forums and making a search for suggestions that have been made in the past, and adding your vote and comments to those existing posts. That will make the request more popular and make it stand out more, encouraging more people to add their votes. :)"

(3) Click "apply to contribute" https://incubator.duolingo.com/apply

(4) On that page, fill in the form: "Apply to become a Course Contributor" "Which course would you like to contribute to?" "Tagalog for English speakers"

I am learning Tagalog from lessons on YouTube, Google Translator, and from chatting with filipina friends. I wish Duolingo had a Tagalog course and a Visaya/Cebuano course, but currently they don't so I am learning on my own. Hopefully they will add those courses soon.


I hope you will offer Tagalog soon! :)


Great program!!! Would love Tagalog as well!


I'd love to help as a contributor to a Filipino course, if ever, but there doesn't seem to be any Filipino language developments in the DuoLingo incubator. Any idea how to suggest Filipino as an option in the incubator?


I have no idea but if anyone knows I hope they suggest it. There are no good resources for learning Filipino on the internet.


I'm a native speaker and I applied to the incubator. I would love to help develop the course. Hopefully, I get accepted


kumusta ang aplikasyon mo? nakapasa ka na ba? Nais ko rin sanang subukan mag-apply bilang tagapag-ambag.


hindi sila sumagot


Sana naman matangap casi merong mga tao dito na gustong matuto ang salita natin.


Really sad that people are willing to contribute Tagalog 5 years ago but duolingo still has not added it. Thank you for offering @mao223!


I would really love to see Tagalog offered here.


Please bring Tagalog. Would love to do a course on it!


While waiting for Tagalog course, you may check out this online resource. IMHO this is the best one out there



Salamat for this resource. I want to learn Tagalog so I will try it out. Just took a quick look. Very cool! Thank you so much !!!


Walang Anuman (You're welcome)


I found a series of Tagalog lessons on YouTube that are very helpful. "Tagalog Made Easy" - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdFRzYqqz3Fn2fmf0Ljq36Q


I would love to learn this language, my best friend is from there.


Or any dialogue? I agree, I would love to learn Filipino.I don't think it's that hard to learn.


Some people find it hard to learn our language some they find it easy. I don't know about you.


DuoLingo Tagalog por favor


anu ba yan? ang tagal masyado ng tagalog sa duolingo. palibhasa may bahasa na, may vietnamese na wika sa duolingo tapos tagalog wala?


I would very much love for Tagalog to be added!!!


Agree! I need to learn Tagalog. I wish Duolingo had this.


Yes! Please offer tagalog on duolingo! I've been trying to find a good source to learn from


I also would love to see a Tagalog course! Please Duolingo <3

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