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



Mar 4, 11, 18, 25
Apr 1, 8, 15, 22

Mar 5, 12

Mar 19, 26
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23


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.