Ilocano Language Intermediate Level 1 by Jason Oloroso
Ilocano Language Intermediate Level 1
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 emphasizes practical application of grammatical rules in oral communication, sentence construction, and interpersonal interactions using the regional language. At the end of the program, participants will acquire a more comprehensive set of language skills that will help them more easily communicate in a community of native Ilocano speakers or converse with their Ilocano-speaking relatives.
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
Sep 3, 10, 17, 24
Oct 1, 8, 15Manila
Sep 4, 11, 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
Nov 4, 11, 18Manila
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Nov 12, 19
Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Jan 6, 13Manila
Dec 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Jan 7, 14
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.