Pangasinan Language for Beginners by Cindyrella Ferrer – Pontawe (May 14)


Pangasinan Beginners

“Learn one of the most difficult languages in the Philippines”..

Pangasinan (Pangasinense) is an Austronesian language, and one of the eight major languages of the Philippines. It is the primary and predominant language of the entire province of Pangasinan and northern Tarlac, on the northern part of Luzon‘s central plains geographic region, most of whom belong to the Pangasinan ethnic group.

But you’ll be surprised that Pangasinan and Pangasinense are not the way you think!

Learning Pangasinan as a language is tough especially if you’re not a native speaker of the language. However, it is considered to be one of the richest languages in the Philippines, for it reflects the culture and history of the province. It is a must to learn this language for you to experience the heritage brought by the cities and municipalities of the place. The language is interesting because it has different dialects which you can easily distinguish through how the words are used. Learning the language is one way of connecting to its people. Mastering it could help you understand and explore more about its nature and value.

Session 1: Istorya a Pangasinan

        *Learn the amazing history of Pangasinan, the legends and see various destinations.

        *Basic greetings and social introductions.

Session 2: Kansyunan tan literatura ed Pangasinan.

        *Learn the different folk songs and known literature.

        *Familiarized with the different kinds of food in Pangasinan, and exotic products

Session 3: Sakey, dwara, talura man bilang tayo !

        *Learn to count in Pangasinan, name the year, days and seasons in vernacular.

Session 4: Anto man? 

        *How to ask questions and how to use them accordingly.

Session 5: Antoy pakalikas mo? 

         *Learning the different senses in Pangasinan.

Session 6: Anto tan?

           *Describing a person, place, things, animals and events in Pangasinan. (Conversational practice.)



May 13, 20, 27
Jun 3, 10, 17

May 14, 21, 28
Jun 4, 11, 18


Cindyrella is a native speaker of the Pangasinan language hailing from Dagupan City, Pangasinan. She earned her degree in Education at the University of Luzon, then went on to pursue her Masters of Education Major in Educational Leadership at Colegio de Dagupan. She has attended the training workshops at the Pedagogy of the Pangasinan Orthography and has been teaching for 3 years. Along with her non profit organization, she’s also active and passionate in helping the blind children to read around her region.


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