December 27, 2016

List of schools offering Filipino language courses in Manila

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  • If you’re an expat currently staying in the Philippines, learning the Filipino language may be helpful for you to communicate with locals and better understand the Filipino culture. To help you find the best place to learn the language, here are some of the schools offering Filipino language courses in Manila:

    Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU)

    ADMU offers the “Filipino for Non-Filipino Speakers Program” (NFPS), a track offered by the Kagawaran ng Filipino of the School of Humanities in lieu of the regular Filipino classes taken by all freshmen and sophomore students. It is a three-course program (Filipino 11.1, 12.1 and 14.1) designed to teach Filipino as a second language to students who have no conversational nor academic background in the use of the language.


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    Students eligible for the program are(a) Foreign or Filipino student who attended a foreign high school; (b) Foreign or Filipino student who attended an accredited international school in the Philippines with no Filipino program; or (c) Foreign student (or in special cases, Filipino student) who attended a certified Special Filipino program in a local school.

    For application inquiries, visit

    Address: Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights Campus, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City


    Enderun Colleges-The Study

    Enderun Colleges-The Study offers Foreign Language Tutorials including Filipino where students learn through the Rosetta Stone and Pearson interactive software.


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    Students eligible for the program must submit a scanned copy of their passport’s information page and copy of the visa they currently hold. There are classes offered on a group and one-on-one basis for a time period of 50 hours up to 500 hours.

    For application inquiries, visit

    Address: The Study, 4th Floor, The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City



    Berlitz offers Foreign Language Course that includes Tagalog. It uses picture books for beginners and other media for more advanced students ensure accurate understanding. There are also audio CDs to practice at home.


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    Once successfully completed a Berlitz Level, you will receive an internationally recognized Berlitz Language Certificate.

    For application inquiries, visit

    Address: 2F Peninsula Court Building 8735 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City


    The Bridge

    The Bridge Language Center offers Filipino classes year round on a group basis, as well as private and semi-private instruction. Here, students need to undergo pop up quizzes, weekly tests, and a final exam in order for them to proceed to the next level.


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    Each level is 32 hours of effective learning wherein students will receive The Bridge Certificate upon the successful completion of each level.

    For application inquiries, visit

    Address: 17N Burgundy Corporate Tower, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. Makati City


    International Language Makati

    International Language Makati offers Tagalog as a Foreign Language program which is specifically designed for those who intend to stay in the Philippines for a certain period of time and would like to communicate with the locals using the Tagalog language.


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    For application inquiries, visit

    Address: G2/F Creekside Mall Bldg. Amorsolo, Makati City




    Read also: Learning the Filipino Language

    Recent Comments

    There are many other options for learning Tagalog. For example, there are a number of private tutors who are much more reasonably priced. While I can’t speak to the quality of all of them, Eriza’s Language School has an excellent reputation and a number of great student reviews. Her website is

    2 years ago

    I have never met anyone who was conversationally fluent from these schools. Berlitz full program is 10 thousand US dollars! I know someone who worked for Enderan at the highest level to fix the school and even he wanted to learn Filipino. He never mentioned their classes.

    2 years ago

    Good info. Thanks

    2 years ago

    Is this really all information about learning Tagalog in Manila?
    I cannot believe that.

    4 years ago
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