As part of the board for FANHS, I’m helping spread the word about this Filipino class.  Please contact Lorial Crowder at lecrowder@gmail.com for registration form and diagnostic test.


Manigong Bagong Taon sa lahat = Happy New Year to all!

It is hard to believe that we are a month an a half away to the beginning of the Filipino Language Class for Beginners | February 2011, sponsored by the Center for Babaylan Studies and Filipino American National Historical Society Metro New York (FANHS-MNY)

Do pass this on to folks that would be interested in participating!

CfBS wishes you to join us in an exploration and illumination of Babaylan indigenous wisdom and spirit that can empower us in our daily lives and our communities and enable the healing and evolution of Filipino soul. Part of the journey is to re-educate ourselves of our mother tongue.

The instructor, Ms. Bing Magtoto (Adjunct Professor teaching Elementary Filipino I & II at New York University) uses interactive sessions to build your confidence in expressing yourself in the Filipino language and to establish a framework for further study.

*Please be sure to fill out the diagnostic test and email it to lecrowder@gmail.com no later than January 15th if not earlier.

Registration must be received by January 31, 2011 if not earlier!


Thursday February 10th | Thursday February 17th
Thursday February 24th | Thursday March 3rd
Thursday March 10th


5 sessions 2 hours per session
(10 hours total)

Sliding scale $150-$200
* we strongly encourage folks to register for ALL the sessions!
* does not cover expenses for books
* we will consider financial needs on a case by case basis

Please be advised – cash preferred

2-3 sessions will be hosted at John Jay College thanks to Professor Nadal

899 10 Avenue, New York
1/A/C/B/D train to 59th Room TBA

* The location for the other 2 sessions will be announced asap.

Specific location will be announced once we know the number of registered participants

BYOB – Bring your own Baon!

Suggested Books:
We have asked students to purchase the following books so as to keep the overall cost affordable and to utilize the books for future classes! If you have your own Filipino dictionary feel free to bring it!

Both books are available on Amazon.com with combined cost of estimated $25 – for used copies.

Conversational Tagalog: A Functional-Situational Approach, Teresita V. Ramos (as low as $4.39 for used copy)

English-Tagalog, Tagalog-English Dictionary, Carl Galvez Rubino, ed. Pub: Hippocrene Books (as low as $11.94 for used copy)

Maximum enrollment is 10 although will need at least 4 students to consider continuing class.

We look forward to your participation!