Ilocano Language for Beginners Part 2 by Jason Oloroso June 11/12


Ilocano Language for Beginners Part 2

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 8-week program is the continuation of the first Ilocano beginner program. It includes emphasis and practice on grammar patterns, vocabulary expressions in oral communication, sentence construction and student interactions. At the end of the program, the participants will acquire more language skills needed to survive and communicate in the community of native Ilocano speakers.

What This Class Covers

Week 1:    Basic Parts of Speech

Week 2:    Visiting Friends and Setting Appointments

Week 3:    Making Requests

Week 4:    Describing What One Observes Part 1:

Adding Prefixes, Superlatives, Prepositions and Conjunctions

Week 5:    Describing What One Observes Part 2:

Actual Conversations using Pictures and Nouns

Week 6:    Describing Feeling and Opinions Part 1: Anatomy

Week 7:    Describing Feeling and Opinions Part 2: Psychology

Week 8:    Conversational Practice


Batch 1
Manila Schedule
Every Saturday
10:30AM – 12:00 NN
Jun 12, 19, 26,
Jul 3, 17, 24, 31 and Aug 7
*note July 10 skip, T.Jason not available.
California Schedule
Every Friday
7:30PM – 9:00PM
Jun 11, 18, 25
Jul 2, 16, 23, 31 and Aug 6
*note July 9 skip, T.Jason not available.


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.