2The Power of LanguageLanguage allows us to get distance on ourselves so we can enjoy our selves and others. It helps us take a step back from the intensity of life to laugh. Language presents us with almost endless possibilities for humor. Almost every situation has the potential for humor. Thanks to language!
3Tagalog Puns Q: Why didn't the man walk across the puddle of water? A: Because it was too big. ("Tubig" is "water" in Tagalog.)
4Someone was drowning in a swimming pool, so he screamed for help Someone was drowning in a swimming pool, so he screamed for help. The lifeguard on-duty quickly grabbed a rope and threw it to him. Unfortunately, the rope didn't help because it wasn't too long. ("Tulong" is "help" in Tagalog.)
5At 1:00 PM, I took some ice cream out of the freezer, but then I forgot about it. That was one hour ago, and I just realized that it's 2 now. ("Tunaw" is "melted" in Tagalog.)
6Q: Do you know any languages that are spoken in India? A: Hindi ("Hindi" is Tagalog for "No". Hindi is also a language in India.)
7Q: Why can't you eat salt on Sunday? A: Because it would be a sin. ("Asin" is "salt" in Tagalog.)
8Alphabet/Word Exercise Without using your books or notes, brainstorm a list of at least 15 terms associated with the Tagalog language and the Philippines.Use 3-4 words from your list to write a Limerick. Basic Limerick form has 5 lines. The 1st and 2nd lines rhyme as well as 3rd and 4th lines. The 5th line rhymes with the first 2.
9Halimbawa ng Limerick Mabait ang mga Pilipino. Kapareho ng mga kano. Masaya ang buong bayan.Kapag hindi napabayaan.Kano at Pilipino sa mundo namumuno.(Filipinos are goodSimilar to AmericansThe country is happyIf it is not neglectedAmericans and Filipinos lead the world.)
10Not only language give us distance from ourselves, but language can be used to analyze itself. Often, when we are talking with another person and do not understand them, we will say, “did you mean x or y?” In so doing, we are asking them to reflect on their prior use of certain words or phrase and to be more precise. This process also includes linguistic inference- when we understand what another person is intending to communicate by how they say something as well as by what they actually say.
11Experiment the level of meaning you can experience through poetry Ang lahat ng bagay, may pakpak na lihim,pakpak na nag-akyat sa ating layunin,pakpak ang nagtaas ng gintong mithiin,pakpak ang nagbigay ng ilaw sa atin,pakpak ang naghatid sa tao sa hangin,at pakpak din naman ang taklob sa libing.Verses from PAKPAKBy Jose Corazon de Jesus 1928All things have secret wings,Wings to achieve our purpose,Wings to reach our highest ambitions,Wings to give us light,Wings to carry us on the wind,Wings to protect us in death.(English Translation)
12Verses from PAKPAK By Jose Corazon de Jesus 1928 Ang lahat ng bagay,may pakpak na lihim,pakpak na nag-akyat sa ating layunin,pakpak ang nagtaas ng gintong mithiin,pakpak ang nagbigay ng ilaw sa atin,pakpak ang naghatid sa tao sa hangin,at pakpak din naman ang taklob sa libing.
13Small Group Activity: Read the poem in the following ways. As if it were a script in a comedy clubAs if the reader just had a fight with someone he/she lovesAs if the reader were speaking to an infantAs it the reader were speaking as HamletAs if the reader were totally boredDiscuss: what happened to the poem? What did you notice about the activity?Substitute the word “pakpak” with a different word and see what it does to the poem.
14Rationale of the Course This is an intensive 5 credit course offered on a 50 minute daily class.Students are expected to exemplify autonomous learning outside of the classroom to keep up with the fast-paced classroom learning.Students in this class are expected to have read the grammatical structures, thematic lessons, and vocabulary words before each class period.
15Student ProfileUnderstand short, learned utterances, particularly where context strongly supports understanding and speech is clearly audible.Comprehend some words and phrases from simple questions, statements, high-frequency commands and courtesy formulae about topics that refer to basic personal information or the immediate physical setting.Handle simple vocabulary, and express simple needs and basic courtesies; i.e verbally used more than two or three words and show frequent long pauses and repetition of interlocutor's words.Read and recognize simple vocabularyIdentify an increasing number of contextualized words and/or phrases including cognates and borrowed words.
16Course ObjectivesAt the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following skills:Speaking:initiate conversationask and answer questions in simple complete sentencesparticipate in oral language activities
17Listening: understand and follow directions comprehend narratives during listening tasksunderstand commonly used expressions
18Reading: get main ideas and important details infer meanings of words and phrases based on content and background knowledgesummarize classroom narratives and other reading materials
19Writing: write personal and descriptive narratives take down dictation and simple notes
20Grammar:be familiar with the main grammar structure (e.g. verbal focus and aspect) of the languageuse the appropriate grammar structure in speaking and writing
21Course Requirements:Participate actively in all classroom and other Philippine related activitiesDemonstrate proficient use of the language both in oral and written discourseComplete weekly exercises from textbooks and websitesCollaborate with other students in a group presentationKeep a Three-Ring Binder for Lecture Notes, Vocabulary Words and for Homework. Regular Spring Notebook is unacceptable.Keep track of language learning progress by using the accountability chart
22Course Requirements Attendance and Participation 73 pts. (15 weeks x 5 = 75 days – 1 holiday and 1 Reading Day)Homework70 pts. (14 weeks x 5)Quizzes300 ptsFinal Written Exam150 pts.Small Group Presentation100 pts.Cultural Participation/Presentation at the PSA Sponsored Cultural Event27 pts.Total Points720 pts.
23Grading 662-720 = A 590-661 = B 518-589 = C 468-517 = D Below 468 = F For Extra Points up to 30 pts., students can participate in several lectures and cultural events sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies. One lecture or cultural event is worth 10 pts.
24Grading Requirements Attendance and Participation Everyone is expected to attend classes on Monday to Friday and actively participate in all the activities. Students arriving later than 2:10 p.m. will be considered absent. Five (5) or more unexcused absences will automatically give you an “0” under Attendance category and will greatly affect the course grade.Illness and death of immediate family are the only consideration for excused absences. A doctor’s note should be presented if absence is due to illness and a “Memorial Card” from the funeral in case of death.
25Students are expected to do the following to catch up with missed work: Meet with the instructor or Teaching Assistant,Visit related class notes in the website atSubmit homework due
26A. Attendance and Participation On any day, everyone is expected to visit the websites :www2.seasite.niu.edu/tagvocablisten to dialogs using the listening tapes available at the language center or the website.do at least 3 hours of Language Lab work per week. If you are to use other computer facilities for the regular website (www.seasite.niu.edu/tagalog), please make a note in your accountability chart and write the pages you visited in the chart.
27B. Homework: You are required to have a separate section with index tabs in your three-ring binder. Do not write your homework in your book. Homework is due on the day indicated in the weekly lessons plan. Hand-in worksheets and exercises to Ate Michelle or Ate Marvs during the first few minutes of class time. Homework submitted at the end of class will not be accepted. Points will not be given to students doing homework in class or in the hallway.
28C. Small Group Presentation and Meetings Small groups will be assigned during the second week of classes. If you have problems with your assigned small group, please see the instructor ASAP so we can make other arrangements.
29Each group will Roleplay a Filipino Folk. Groups will do the following: Write dialog lines based on the chosen Folk Story and submit a type written narrative (4-5 pages double spaces). The narrative should be a detailed description of the presentation and a written account of how the group prepared for the actual presentation.Create costumes and other propsGroup members should be given a role to act and lines to memorize and participate in all group meetings and preparationEvery group member should memorize all linesPresent on the scheduled date of presentationPresentations that are not memorized will automatically be given an “F” grade under “Group Presentation”, which is 100 pts. of the total grade.
30Meet with your group at least once a week beginning on the 3rd week of class to discuss, brainstorm, and work on your presentation.PREPARE AND MEET WITH YOUR GROUP EARLY IN THE SEMESTER. DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF CLASSES TO DO THIS. Remember, you have to memorize your presentation.
31NO make-up quizzes will be allowed. D. Weekly QuizzesVocabulary quizzes are short quizzes based on the weekly vocabulary words and grammar discussions. You are expected to review for these quizzes on your own using the website at www2.seasite.niu.edu/tagvocab or other helpful resources (e.g. class notes, notes given at the beginning of each week). This short quiz is given every Friday.NO make-up quizzes will be allowed.
32E. Final ExaminationThe final exam will be comprehensive. It will cover all the grammar and vocabulary lessons during the semester. The exam will consist of reading, vocabulary, writing, and listening, and grammar.The best way to review for the exam is to do all the above requirements (homework, websites activities (thematic lessons, grammar pages, and vocabulary website), listen to dialogs/and other audios, do all reading and writing exercises) during the semester.
33Hindi magigiba Ako* ang sandigan Hindi magigiba TAGALOG PROUNOUNSAko* ang sandiganHindi magigiba Ako* ang sandigan Hindi magigibaKasintatag ng kabundukanHindi Magigiba*siya, *sila, * kami
34Hindi magigiba Ako* ang sandigan Hindi magigiba Kasintatag ng kabundukanHindi MagigibaI am the foundationI will not fall to the ground.I am as strong as the mountainI will not fall on the ground.