Conversational Filipino Language For Beginners by Rona Co


This 6-week class series is a beginner’s level course, which will cover:

Session 1: Kumusta and other niceties. How to say hi and introduce yourself.

Session 2: Anong petsa na? Numbers, hours, months and days of the week.

Session 3: Guwapo ba? Ummm…Mabait! Commonly used adjectives to describe you, your friends, your crush, and this bar!

Session 4: Ano gawa mo? Commonly used verbs and adverbs to describe your daily activities.

Session 5: Isa pang Chickenjoy! Ordering food, asking for directions, getting around using Pinoy public transportation.

Session 6: Game na? Game na! Practice makes perfect!



Sep 23, 30
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28

Sep 24
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


Rona Co is a Philippine-based screenwriter by profession. She co-wrote some of the most talked-about ABS-CBN teleseryes you may have seen on iWant-TFC such as The Legal Wife, Forevermore, A Love To Last, and Ngayon at Kailanman. With her experience in writing for Philippine television, she was also able to crossover to the big screen, and co-wrote I Love You, Hater, First Love, and the massive hit Hello, Love, Goodbye, the Philippines’ current top grossing film of all time. 

Rona finished her Bachelor’s Degree major in Advertising Management at the De La Salle University, where she also took Master of Arts units in Applied Media Studies. Before becoming a screenwriter, she worked as a journalist, writing and curating stories that appeal to Filipinos living abroad. She was an Editor-in-Chief of One Philippines, a news magazine with distribution in several areas in North America; and also worked as an Editor for Silangan Shimbun, a newspaper for Pinoys in Japan. 

Since 2019, Rona has been taking improvisational theater workshops with Third World Improv, the Philippines’ premier improv school. With her mastery in writing sharp and snappy dialogues and her background in improv, Rona hopes to help her students learn useful conversational Filipino in a fun and engaging class.


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