I have now reached half way to my 90 day challenge studying Tagalog. Here are 6 things I have experienced since I started.
Tagalog is a very difficult language to pronounce when you are an English speaker. The words are very long and difficult to get your tongue to get used to.
Tagalog has a lot of Spanish words which makes it easier if you have knowledge of Spanish or are a native Spanish speaker.
It is difficult to find interesting and engaging content in Tagalog. I found lots of movies but I think 90% of them are love stories and I would love to get a good action or thriller. So far not having luck with that.
The Tagalog music I have found is very limited. There seems to not be a ton of music to pick from. The music I do find is mainly slow jams and I was hoping for other styles but I keep on the hunt. I have found a few artists that have a couple songs I like but it is still hard for me to find content I am into. One of the hardest things when learning a new language is to stay motivated. Having good music helps me stay motivated a lot.
I have the most fun learning when we make food and try new food. I am going to focus more on that to help me learn.
There is a larger online community than I originally thought there would be. This definitely helps learning. I can reach out to plenty of other learners and teachers online for free to clarify any questions I have. I have joined a bunch of Facebook groups.
So far the over all experience is very positive. I can hardly wait to leap over the beginner plateau and move into more engaging content.
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