Filipino 101B. Advanced Filipino. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites. Two years of Filipino/Tagalog or consent of instructor. Have you successfully completed Filipino 100 A and B (Intermediate Filipino)? Are you a heritage learner who may have left the Philippines during your middle school or early high school years, and would like to master the language? Are you looking to be able to use the language to enhance reading and writing skills?

The class focuses on developing the following: reading skills for texts containing abstract vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and complex sentences; listening skills for advanced authentic texts; and writing skills in exposition and argumentation. In this class, we will: read short articles, opinion columns, literary texts and excerpts from academic essays; watch/listen to authentic video/audio texts to develop listening comprehension; and write and translate short essays and creative work. Additionally, we will work with examples of the Filipino language through texts written in 19th-century Tagalog, Commonwealth-era Pilipino, and contemporary Filipino.

Discussions shall be guided by the following questions: In terms of orthography and vocabulary, how has the language changed from Tagalog to Pilipino to Filipino? What strategies and techniques can we use in writing and translation work? How can we use the Filipino language to best understand Philippine history, culture, and society?