Chavacano Beginners (6 Weeks) by Sheena Marie Sebastian (May 14)


Chavacano or Chabacano [tʃaβaˈkano] is a group of Spanish-based creole language varieties spoken in the Philippines. The variety spoken in Zamboanga City, located in the southern Philippine island group of Mindanao, has the highest concentration of speakers. 

Other currently existing varieties are found in Cavite City and Ternate, located in the Cavite province on the island of Luzon.Chavacano is the only Spanish-based creole in Asia. (Source: Wikipedia)

This program covers…..

Week 1: Introduction to Chavacano Language

                Brief History , Social Introductions and Greetings

Week 2: Chavacano Sociological History – 

                Phonics, Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, and Adjectives

Week 3:   Answering and Asking Simple Questions – 

                Nationality, Occupations, and Birth Date/Place

Week 4: Simple sentences – 

    – Constructing simple sentences using nouns, pronouns, verbs and adjectives learned

               –  Reading short stories and identify nouns., pronouns,verbs and adjectives

Week 5: Take and Give Messages – 

                 Directions and Ordinal and Counting Numbers

Week 6: Conversational Practice



May 13, 20, 27
Jun 3, 10, 17

May 14, 21, 28
Jun 4, 11, 18



Sheena earned her degree in General Education at Western Mindanao State University, where she also took Master of Arts major in English units and Bachelor of Laws units. Before becoming an English teacher in Vietnam, she worked as a teacher in the Philippines for 6 years, teaching grade school learners in the public Schools. She loves watching action, political, courtroom dramas, and legal films. 

Sheena hopes to help her students learn Chavacano, its history and background in a conventional but fun way of learning. She also aims to impart her culture to people willing to learn in ways that are easy and engaging.


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