Intermediate Tagalog
AMES 286-680
Mondays & Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.

Instructor: Professor Erlinda Juliano (Ginang Juliano)
Office: Rm. B-31 GSE Building
Tel: (215) 898-6455 (O) (609) 616-2896 (H)
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15-6 p.m. Others by appointment.

Course Objectives:
At the end of the course, each student should demonstrate competence in the following communicative skills:

    1. Speaking:
      *initiating and closing a conversation.
      *handling limited communicative tasks and social situations.
      *handling connected discourse particularly for simple narration and/or description.
    2. Listening:
      *understanding sentence-length expressions which consist of recombinations of learned utterances or a variety of topics.
      *sustaining somewhat long stretches of connected discourse on a number of topics.
    3. Reading:
      *getting main ideas and information.
      *reading simple connected texts with full understanding.
      *interpreting and inferring from simple connected text.
    4. Writing:
      *Composing materials used for common social interactions, journals and short essays.
Required Books:
    Ramos, Teresita V. 1981. Intermediate Tagalog: Developing Cultural Awaremess Through Languages.
Reference Books:
    Ramos, Teresita V. 1990. Modern Tagalog. Grammatical Explanations and Exercises for Non-Native Speakers.
    English Tagalog Dictionary by English
    (Available for sale at the University of Pennsylvania Bookstore and on reserve at the van Pelt Library.)
    Lecture-discussion, role-playing, oral reading and workshops. Use of audio and visual aids,a nd electronic message (e-mail) is also included. Tagalog will be the primary medium of communication, using limited English for grammatical explanations.
    Students at the University of Pennsylvania, who satisfactorily passed Tagalog Courses: Elementary I and II and other students who already acquired competence in the basic skills may attend this course. Before acceptance to the class, students who did not take Beginning I and II are required to take a preliminary test. Auditors or observers are permitted with prior approval by the instructor.
Grading Policy:
    30%: Attendance and participation. Two unexcused absences will affect the course grade.
    20%: Graded homework, tests, and audio exercises
    20%: Midterm and Final Examinations
    30%: Group Project- Creation and Maintenance of Tagalog Webpage