From United StatesLiving in San Francisco, United States (10:20 UTC-07:00)
italki teacher since Sep 12, 2023
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Hello! Kumusta? I'm Zen, a Filipino language enthusiast born and raised in the Philippines, now residing in California. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication and have had the wonderful opportunity to teach Tagalog to foreigners. My multicultural background allows me to bridge the gap between cultures, making language learning not only informative but also culturally immersive. I have a deep passion for sharing the beauty and richness of the Tagalog language with learners from all walks of life.
Me as a Teacher
As a Tagalog teacher, I strive to create a nurturing and supportive environment where my students feel comfortable and motivated to learn. I believe that learning a language should be an enjoyable and interactive experience. With my teaching experience, I have honed my skills in adapting to different learning styles and catering to individual needs. I am dedicated to helping my students achieve their language goals, providing personalized guidance and constructive feedback throughout their language learning journey.
My lessons & teaching style
My Tagalog lessons are carefully crafted to ensure a well-rounded language acquisition. From basic greetings and conversational skills to advanced grammar and vocabulary, I cover a wide range of topics. Each lesson is designed to be engaging, practical, and culturally relevant, incorporating authentic materials such as songs, movies, and literature. I encourage active participation, fostering a dynamic learning environment that promotes both confidence and fluency. Through interactive exercises, dialogues, and role plays, I aim to enhance my students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Tagalog.
Filipino (Tagalog) Lessons
1 lessons completed
Tagalog for Beginners
A1 - A2General1 lessons completed
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1 Filipino (Tagalog) lesson
Zen did not disappoint! She is a really great teacher and she knows her stuff well. I booked an instant lesson with her since I am travelling to the Philippines soon and I needed someone to have practice conversation with. Zen is the one! I felt very connected with her and she does not rush things and the flow of our conversation was really fun. I can't wait until our next class!
Sep 20, 2023
1 Filipino (Tagalog) lesson
Zen is a fantastic teacher! She gets to understand your level and your goals first, then caters the lesson to your needs perfectly. The 30 min lesson time flew and I felt I learnt a lot and had so much fun! I am looking forward to more lessons with her that I've already booked a 5x package Tagalog lessons in. Zen is patient and encouraging, and I have no hesitations recommending her.