Intermediate Filipino

Meet the Faculty

Maria Barrios-Leblanc

Maria Barrios-Leblanc has a Ph.D. in Filipino from the University in the Philippines. She is the author of more than a dozen books, among them, Tagalog for Beginners (Tuttle, 2011) and Intermediate Tagalog (Tuttle, 2015). 

Karen Llagas

Karen Llagas is the lead intermediate teacher at UC Berkeley. Karen is co-author of 500 Tagalog Verbs, forthcoming at Tuttle. Before coming to Berkeley, Karen worked as a community language teacher at the Bayanihan Center. As a certified Tagalog interpreter, translator and linguist, she was lead Tagalog specialist for LinkedIn and Pinterest localization. Additionally, she is a highly trained and provisionally certified CA Court Interpreter. 

Created by Maria Barrios-Leblanc

Intermediate Filipino

Winter/Spring 2018
UC Berkeley, FILIPN W100B
7.5 quarter units/5 semester units

Second half of the intermediate class series with emphasis on four skills in the effective use of Filipino: describing people, places, and feelings; narrating a story or incident; defining and explaining; and reasoning. Vocabulary is expanded through dialogues and authentic texts. At the end of the class, students should have a firm grasp of grammatical structures, write short texts, and converse with fluency. Combines real-time meetings using Adobe Connect and online learning.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Nov 27, 2017 
Registration ends: Jan 15, 2018
First day of instruction: Jan 16, 2018
Last day of instruction: May 4, 2018


Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

Additional course fees: 

Online proctoring by ProctorU: Costs vary; average cost is between $20 and $60 per course.

Course meeting requirements: 
Meets Fridays 4:00 - 5:59 PM
Filipino W100A or consent of instructor.

Karen Llagas