Teaching Tagalog/Filipino (The Philippine National Language) in an Irish Home


From September 2017, Vanda Brady has been teaching her two children Tagalog/Filipino at her home in Long Meadow View, Co. Cavan.  She is echoing the topics being taught in their school in Mullahoran.  Here is a record of her lessons at home.

This section is an online resource to encourage parents to teach Filipino or Tagalog at home. Teaching another language to your children provides cultural education that is broader than that of mono-racial children, giving them a more well-rounded sense of the world and have an enhanced sense of self and identity. Here are some useful links:

How to Raise a Child Fluent in Filipino First: Tips From Teachers

Real Mom Advice: How to Help Kids Learn Two Languages

Learn Tagalog

Multimedia Approach to Learning Tagalog

Samut-Samot: Homemade Worksheets to Learn Tagalog

Filipino Homeschooler

I am Flippish

Mismo! A Filipino Board Game


Vanda Talks about the Philippines at Ciara’s Home from Home – “All About Community”

On April 2018, Vanda got invited to talk about the Philippines at her daughter Guia’s play school Ciara’s Home from Home for their class called “All About Community”.  Guia and Vanda taught the class about the Philippine Flag, Philippine Peso, rice – the staple food in the Philippines, the Filipino game “sungka,” “Mano po,” (bless the hand of elders) which is a sign of respect, our national costume called Balintawak, and our national transport vehicle Jeepney. They also introduced them to their Filipina doll.  After class, everyone was given Philippine luggage tags for when they visit the Philippines!




Author: Vanda Brady