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Southeast Asian Language Workshop: (Tagalog-based) Filipino

April 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come to get an introduction to Filipino, the national language of the Philippines and the lingua franca among many Filipinos in the diaspora, with instructor Dr. Jayson Parba of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

Filipino is the national language of the Philippines, based on Tagalog but open to incorporating words and varieties from other Philippine languages. This workshop welcomes all language learners, no matter what their skill level, but will target those with no previous experience in Filipino. Dr. Parba will whet your appetite to learn more of the language by teaching key expressions and some linguistic features.

Dr. Jayson Parba has a wide range of research interests that reflect his commitment to social justice, multilingualism, and diversity. Prior to his teaching stint at the University of HawaiĘ»i at Manoa, Dr. Parba taught multilingual and multicultural students in the Philippines for eight years. Dr. Parba speaks English, (Tagalog-based) Filipino, and Cebuano — his native language — fluently; he also writes fiction in the latter.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held virtually over Zoom. Register to participate by clicking this link.


April 20, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Carolina Asia Center
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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