Ilocano for Beginners (6 Weeks) by Jason Oloroso (Nov 7)


Ilocano Language for Beginners (6 Weeks)

Ilocano is the third most-spoken native language in the Philippines. It is spoken by approximately 11 million Filipinos mainly in Northern Luzon and several parts in Tarlac, Zambales, Aurora, and Nueva Ecija. It has slight mutual intelligibility with the Balangao language and the eastern dialects of the Bontoc language in the Mountain Province.

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. At the end of the program, the participants will acquire the language skills needed to survive and communicate in the community of native Ilocano speakers. It covers the short sociological history of Ilocanos, social introductions, answering and asking simple questions, give and take messages, and food ordering and buying.

What This Class Covers

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

Date and Time of Class

This class runs 90 minutes per Session.

Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11

Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
Dec 5, 12


Jason hails from Ilocos Sur and fluently speaks Ilocano, Filipino, and English. He earned his degree in Business Administration at De La Salle University – Dasmariñas. He is TESOL and TOEIC certified, enabling him to teach language to schools, universities, and professional students. Jason is currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as an English as Second Language (ESL) for more than 5 years.
He is affiliated with Christian Language Study Center (CLSC), the Philippine’s premier language institution in Filipino language study.