Ilonggo for Beginners Level 1 (6 Weeks) by Rocelyn Estolloso (Apr 3)




This 6-session course will be focusing on basic grammatical structures and sentence patterns that will assist a new Ilonggo speaker communicate with the locals. In every session, learners will be unveiled to new vocabularies, phrases, local expressions, and proper pronunciation of words. 


Week 1: “Tuon ta Maayo nga Pamatasan”

Learn the greetings and introduction and courteous expression.


Week 2: “May ara kami salakyan diri”

Learn common nouns and pronouns.


Week 3: “Kapaspas sa imo magdalagan!

Learn verbs and adjectives.


Week 4: “Pila imo kuarta dira?

Learn numbers, days of the week, months of the year.


Week 5: “Diin puwede mabakal sang pagkaon diri?

Learn on how to order foods and ask for directions.


Week 6:” Testingan ta! (Let’s try)

Conversational Practice.


Date and Time of Class

This class runs 90 minutes per Session.


Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8


Rocelyn’s race can be tracked from Iloilo where hiligaynon was used as their colloquial. She earned her Bachelor of Elementary Education minor in Social Studies at University of Southern Mindanao, Kabacan, Cotabato. She pursued and graduated in her Master’s Degree in Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Administration in Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology, Doroluman, Arakan, Cotabato. She is a Professional Licensed Teacher and presently teaching under the Department of Education for thirteen (13) years now. She is handling grade six class for 5 years and fortunately can communicate with other languages like Cebuano, Maguindanaon, Ilonggo, Tagalog, and even English. Her advocacy in life is to produce and educate learners for the betterment of the new generation.