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Tagalog Grammar Lite How to Use this Book

The first lesson is on Pronunciation, and contains its own unique instructions. After that, all lessons have a similar format so the following applies to all of them.
First Pass
When beginning a lesson, I recommend you memorize the vocabulary before proceeding if you don’t know it yet. There are many methods for doing this; here is the one I normally use:
Listen to the audio of the word, note the English definition, pronounce the Tagalog. Repeat this 2 or 3 times, or until you feel you’re pronouncing the word correctly. Do this for 4 or so words in a row.
Cover the Tagalog column or select individual words to hide them, glance at the first English definition, recall and pronounce the Tagalog word. Repeat this until you’ve done all 4. If you had trouble recalling any of the Tagalog words, repeat until you are able to recall all 4.
Do the next group of 4 words and continue until you have finished the entire list
Cover the English side, glance at the Tagalog and try to recall the English definitions. Don’t pronounce the English. This should be much easier, so there’s no need to break the list into groups of 4
Next comes the grammar portion of the lesson. Read it for a short description of the grammar point. (Note - examples can be hidden by selecting to aid memorization)
I include additional notes or summary notes as bullet points in most lessons, which are meant to be summaries of the grammar rules. You may find these quite useful for quick reference, especially when you want to quickly repeat the lesson and minimize your reading.
At the end of the lesson there are 10 sample sentences. These are the bread and butter of the lesson. Read the English silently, produce the Tagalog sentence out loud, optionally show the Tagalog, listen to the audio and repeat out loud, trying to make it sound just like the audio. And that means not only hitting the right vowels and consonants, but having the right stress, glottal stops and prosody.
Optional Next Passes
I’ve found that it’s better to first learn and then periodically review grammar points than to try to learn all the grammar in a single spurt. These lessons were intentionally made short so that they can be repeated quickly. Revisit them to sharpen your grammar skills, but when you do, try to do the sample sentences only and see if you can glean the grammar off of them. If not, do the rest of the lesson too. Eventually you’ll get to the point where all you’ll need to do for a refresher are the sample sentences.

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Tagalog Grammar Lite How to Use this Book
The first lesson is on Pronunciation, and contains its own unique instructions. After that, all lessons have a similar format so the following applies to all of them.
First Pass
When beginning a lesson, I recommend you memorize the vocabulary before proceeding if you don’t know it yet. There are many methods for doing this; here is the one I normally use:
Listen to the audio of the word, note the English definition, pronounce the Tagalog. Repeat this 2 or 3 times, or until you feel you’re pronouncing the word correctly. Do this for 4 or so words in a row.
Cover the Tagalog column or select individual words to hide them, glance at the first English definition, recall and pronounce the Tagalog word. Repeat this until you’ve done all 4. If you had trouble recalling any of the Tagalog words, repeat until you are able to recall all 4.
Do the next group of 4 words and continue until you have finished the entire list
.
Cover the English side, glance at the Tagalog and try to recall the English definitions. Don’t pronounce the English. This should be much easier, so there’s no need to break the list into groups of 4
.
Next comes the grammar portion of the lesson. Read it for a short description of the grammar point
. ( Note note - examples to further aid memorization, example words and sentences can be hidden by selecting to aid memorization them ) .
I include additional notes or summary notes as bullet points in most lessons, which are meant to be summaries of the grammar rules. You may find these quite useful for quick reference, especially when you want to quickly repeat the lesson and minimize your reading.
At the end of the lesson there are 10 sample sentences. These are the bread and butter of the lesson. Cover the Tagalog
[note: looking through a few lessons today , I notice that each sample sentence requires the user to click on "Show Answer" below it first to display Tagalog], read the English silently, produce the Tagalog sentence out loud, listen to the audio and repeat out loud, trying to make it sound just like the audio. And that means not only hitting the right vowels and consonants, but having the right stress, glottal stops and prosody.
Optional Next Passes
I’ve found that it’s better to first learn and then periodically review grammar points than to try to learn all the grammar in a single spurt. These lessons were intentionally made short so that they can be repeated quickly. Revisit them to sharpen your grammar skills, but when you do, try to do the sample sentences only and see if you can glean the grammar
off of from them. If not, do the rest of the lesson too. Eventually you’ll get to the point where all you’ll need to do for a refresher are the sample sentences.
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