Last weekend, I wrote an article about My Recent TV Interview, which happened when I was getting my haircut in the barbershop. Basically, what the article was about was that a TV news crew was in the barber shop and wound up interviewing me. They asked me a question in English, and I replied in Bisaya, the local language where I live. It was a lot of fun, and both the film crew and I enjoyed it. They were caught by surprise, because they did not know that I was able to speak Bisaya.
As part of the article, Queeniebee left a comment:
Knowing the local language is a real coup though, isn’t it?
Queeniebee can also speak Bisaya, like I do. Her comment is so correct! Knowing how to speak the local language where you live is something that really makes your life more enjoyable. I know that I enjoy life in the Philippines a lot more since I learned how to speak the language.
Because of my experience, and my desire to help others achieve the same thing, I have come out with two new language courses that can help you learn to speak Tagalog or Bisaya/Cebuano. Both courses are for use on your computer, mostly. I truly believe that with either course you can get a good start on learning the language, even before you live here. Of course, living here will improve your language skills a lot – being surrounded by the language is an import part of immersion. Immersing yourself in the language is a sure way to learn it well.
Basically, both language that I am offering include a combination of text based learning, audio that you can listen to and electronic flash cards that you can do on your computer, for learning vocabulary. I know that the courses are effective, because this is what I used to learn how to speak Cebuano, and it worked for me. Let me say, I am no expert at learning languages, in fact I can only speak English and my recently learned Cebuano. I can speak a very small amount of Spanish – the parts that I still remember from High School, but very little. So, what I am thinking is that if I can learn it… anybody can. It just takes a commitment to do it.. spend the time necessary and don’t give up.
The materials that I have in the courses are the materials you need to make it happen. The courses are comprehensive and if you learn the materials offered, you will be able to speak either language and get by on the street. Of course, you will continue learning by interaction with those whom you encounter on the street, but that is just normal.
Either course is $149. But, as an introductory offer for my LiP readers, I am going to offer a special price of $109. The special is good only for the next week, after that the price will again go to $149 for all buyers. To get the special price, when you are going through the checkout, enter the discount code: LiP109 – Enter the code, then click on the button that says “update cart” for the discount to be applied. Payment is through Paypal, but if you don’t like Paypal or prefer another method, please just contact me, and we can work out an alternative for you.
Learn more about the Tagalog Course here. Or, click the button below to purchase it right now (don’t forget the discount code!)
Learn more about the Bisaya/Cebuano course here. Or click the button below to purchase it right now (don’t forget the discount code)
Of course, as with all products that I offer, if you purchase the item and find that you need help, have questions or whatever, please contact me anytime, and I’ll gladly assist you.
Learning the language will make for a better life in the Philippines, let me help you achieve that!
Visit my new language site: Learn a Philippine Language – I think you will be glad that you did!
Bob Martin is the Publisher & Editor in Chief of the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine. Bob is an Internet Entrepreneur who is based in Davao. Bob is an American who has lived permanently in Mindanao since May 2000. Here in Mindanao, Bob has resided in General Santos City, and now in Davao City. Bob is the owner of this website and many others.