Suyomano, a homegrown digital learning platform offering cultural classes and courses on all things Filipino, has recently introduced new classes on Philippine regional languages including Kapampangan, Cebuano, Ilocano, and Hiligaynon/Ilonggo.
The classes are taught by native speakers and experts of the languages via online video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet. Schedules of the classes can be viewed on their website at www.Suyomano.com
You can also avail of a one-time free trial session by sitting in on one of the classes. Mechanics for joining a free class are as follows:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name, city and country, age
- Title of the class
- Batch and date you wish to join the class
- Reason for joining/interest
- How did you know about us?
- Use the subject: Free Trial Request – (Class title)
Note: By joining this free trial, you agree to post a short video clip of what you learned/liked best about the class on your social media pages.
Cebuano is the 2nd most used language in the Philippines, just behind Tagalog. This Beginners Course on Cebuano Language is a series of guided lessons which will help Non-Cebuano speakers learn and use common words, phrases and sentences spoken by Cebuanos in their day-to-day interactions. The Cebuano 101 covers the following topic:
- Week 1: Maayong buntag, higala!
- Learn the basic ways of greeting in Cebuano and vocabulary used to name the time of the day.
- Week 2: Kumusta, bay? Dayun lang.
- Learn ways how to welcome people into your home or how to respond in the same situation.
- Week 3: Otap kana. Danggit kini.
- Learn Visayan demonstrative words that help you point to specific objects.
- Week 4: Taga-Sugbo ako.
- Learn how to tell where you are and ask about someone’s location.
- Week 5: Unsa na?
- Learn the question words and how to use them appropriately.
- Week 6: Usa, Duha, Tulo, Ready na mo?
- Learn to count, name the year, days and seasons in the vernacular.⠀
Ilocano is the third most spoken native language in the Philippines. This 6-week beginner class emphasizes the learning or correct sounds and accent of the vocabulary-related lessons, as well as of simple sentence patterns. ⠀
- Week 1: Introduction to Ilocano Language, Social Introductions and Greetings⠀
- Week 2: Ilocano Sociological History – Phonics, Verbs, and Adjectives⠀
- Week 3: Answering and Asking Simple Questions – Nationality, Occupations, and Birth Date/Place⠀
- Week 4: Take and Give Messages – Directions and Ordinal and Counting Numbers⠀
- Week 5: Food Ordering and Buying⠀
- Week 6: Conversational Practice⠀
#DidYouKnow: If Tagalog has “Tao po” when entering a house, Kapampángans use “Dispû” or the polite formal “Dispung Máyap.”⠀
“Maayong ugto sa inyo nga tanan!”⠀
Ilonggo/Hiligaynon for Beginners is a 6-week beginner class series that will cover communication skills, vocabulary building, and cultural awareness. PLUS, additional sessions will be conducted on the Ilonggo way of life, values, and cultural importance.
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Other classes on Filipino language, traditional medicine, martial arts, ancient scriptwriting, and other cultural themes are available on their website. Visit Suyomano now!