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Your Learning, Streamlined – The New Lesson Interface

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Your Learning, Streamlined – The New Lesson Interface

Your learning is about to get a whole lot easier.

More than ever, learners are choosing mobile as the platform to study Filipino. Mobile has always been a part of our DNA. We began our life on your iPod, and have remained by your side ever since.

In our 11th year, we’re returning to our roots as a way to learn Filipino on-the-go. How? With a brand-new lesson interface just for you.

Hint: It will launch in beta later this month!

If you want to secure access to this brand new upgrade, take advantage of the upcoming All Access Pass Sale! Click Here to Get 25% OFF All FilipinoPod101 Subscriptions!

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It’s built from the ground-up to be a great experience on your phone, tablet, and computer.

You don’t have to compromise anymore.

Take the whole lesson experience with you wherever you go.

Our lessons are the heart of our learning system and now they’re the heart of the interface as well. Just tap the big play button to start learning right away.

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As you scroll through the lesson contents, the player sticks with you at the bottom of your screen.

Pause, rewind or adjust your speed and volume without losing your place.

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Navigation is also just a tap away.

Quickly jump to the dialogue, vocabulary, or lesson notes with our new lesson navigation bar. Available at the top of your screen wherever you are.

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And for the first time ever, you don’t need to download a PDF or jump between tabs to read the lesson notes and transcript. Read it all on your mobile browser as you listen.

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There are many more small improvements but the end result is this: a drastically improved lesson experience on mobile and desktop.

Spend less time squinting at your screen and more time reaching your Filipino goals.

The new lesson interface will launch in beta this month.

We can’t wait to hear what you think. Keep on studying!

Sneak peek! And if you take advantage of our upcoming 25% OFF All Access Pass Sale, you secure full access to this new update! You unlock our complete Filipino learning program – ALL Audio/Video Courses from Beginner to Advanced, Premium Study Tools, Bonus Apps and much more!

Click Here to Get 25% OFF All Plans until March 31st, 2017.

To your fluency,

Team FilipinoPod101

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FilipinoPod101 Free Lifetime Account: Is it really free?

You want to learn Filipino but you don’t want to spend a cent. You don’t want to lose time creating an account if they ask you for your credit card just after. For you Filipino learner, we tell you how you will access great resources for free for life and without card or having to pay. This is your unique path to fluency for free.

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FilipinoPod101 is not really free, is it?
Although there are paid plans, yes, it is FREE. Every single lesson that we have ever created has been free for a certain period of time. And every new audio and video lesson (we publish 3-5 lessons a week) is completely free to access for 3 weeks before going into our lesson library.

What’s a Free Lifetime Account?
A Free Lifetime Account is – simply put – a free membership at FilipinoPod101.

What do I get with this Free Account? How can I learn for free for life?
Here’s how you learn every day without paying a cent at FilipinoPod101. You have access to all of these features for life:

  • New audio and video lessons every week – 3-5 new, free lessons a week
  • The first 3 lessons of every single series – 100+ lessons in total
  • New Daily Dose of Filipino lessons – a new free lesson every day
  • Filipino Word of the Day lessons – a new free lesson every day
  • Throwback Thursday lessons – a free random lesson every Thursday
  • The Innovative Language 101 App for the Android, iPhone and iPad
  • The 100 Most Common Words List to get a head-start on learning vocabulary
  • Vocabulary and phrase lists for topics, themes and holidays
  • Bonus resources and mobile apps in the Filipino resources section

    Start speaking Filipino now!

    Do I need a credit card to sign up?
    No. All you need is a valid email address to join. The only times you’d require a credit card (or another payment method such as PayPal) is if you want to upgrade to a Basic, Premium or Premium PLUS subscription.

    To sum-up, you create a free account only with your email address, you’ll get a 7-day trial to experience Premium access to FilipinoPod101, and after this period you will stay on as a “Free” member accessing all our tool and resources mentioned before. So what are you waiting for?

    It will take you only 30 seconds and a valid email, no credit card, no money asked, to create your free lifetime account and get on the way to reach Filipino fluency!

  • Starts Now! Save Up to 45% with the 12-Month FilipinoPod101 Challenge

    Starts Now! Save Up to 45% with the 12-Month FilipinoPod101 Challenge<br />

    Welcome to 2016, listener!

    Making New Year’s resolutions is easy. Keeping them? Well, that’s usually a lot harder, but if your resolution was to learn Filipino in the next year – then we’re about to make your resolution a LOT easier and more affordable thanks to:

    The 12-Month FilipinoPod101 Challenge!

    The “Challenge” is quite simple: Learn AND master Filipino in the next 12 months.

    How is this possible?

    Because we’re providing FULL ACCESS to our Premium or Premium PLUS plans at up to 45% OFF, so your dream of learning Filipino has never been more affordable

    But wait – we’re not done!

    To ensure you stay motivated and have the support you need to keep to your New Year’s Resolution and learn Filipino this year: We’re throwing in a BONUS for all Premium and Premium PLUS members who sign up for the Challenge by January 15th, 2015:

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    This special bonus includes: Monthly audio lessons with tips, tricks and tools to help you get motivated, stay on track and improve your Filipino all the way to December 2016. For Challenge subscribers only!

    This special bonus is in addition to the 80+ hours of high-resolution audio and video lessons by real teachers, learning tools and special resources available to both Premium AND Premium Plus members!

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    Ready to transform your resolution into reality and open up a new world of opportunities by learning Filipino in the next year? Then sign up now for Premium and gain 12 months of unlimited access to these tools and resources for less than $2.00 a week:

    Your Premium Plan Includes:

    • Exclusive! 12 Months of Free Access to the Inner Circle
    • Exclusive! App for the iPhone, iPad or Android
    • Full Lesson Library Access: 480+ Audio & Video Lessons
    • PDF Lesson Notes for Each Lesson to Read Along With
    • Instructor Feedback & Comments on Each Lesson
    • Progress Tracking: See Your Filipino Progress GROW
    • Learning Guidance: We Guide You Through the Lessons
    • Filipino ONLY Tracks & Line by Line Dialog Breakdown
    • Full Lesson Transcripts, Translations & Review Tracks
    • Lesson Review Quizzes for Extra Practice
    • Smart Flashcards To Master All The Filipino Words You Need
    • 2,000 Top Filipino Words List (enough for conversational fluency)
    • Word Bank to Store Your Key Vocab & Review
    • Voice Recording Tools to Perfect your Pronunciation
    • 24/7 Access via Any Media Device with Internet Access
    • Season Vocabulary Lists To Review All Vocab From Lessons
    • For Members! New Audio & Video Lessons EVERY WEEK!
    • Exclusive! Custom Lists App to Create Your Own Word Lists

    Click Here to Get 12 Months of Premium at a BIG 45% OFF!

    As great as our Premium plan is, however, nothing helps you learn and master Filipino faster than our uber-exclusive PLUS Plan.

    New! 1-on-1 Interaction with Your Own Filipino Teacher

    What’s so special about our Premium PLUS plan?
    Well, you know all the lessons, tools and resources in the Premium plan? You get those plus a few secret weapons to help you learn and master Filipino even faster, including:

    • 1-on-1 Interaction with Your Filipino Teacher: Learn directly with your teacher via Premium PLUS My Teacher. Get help with all your questions and problems.
    • Ongoing Professional Assessment: Get an assessment of your Filipino. Understand your strengths and weaknesses so you know what to study next.
    • Your Own Personalized Learning Program: Your teacher will create a study plan based on your needs. If speaking is your weak point, your teacher will work with you to get you speaking like a native speaker.
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    Plus, and exclusively for Premium PLUS members who sign up for the 12-Month Challenge:

    New! 1-on-1 Learning App: Take Premium PLUS with You Everywhere!

    For the first time ever, members of our Premium PLUS plan can access every tool, resource, AND 1-on-1 instruction with our new Innovative Language 101 App! This means you can learn with your very own teacher, anywhere, anytime!

    Click here to get 12 months of Premium PLUS for just $199.

    But hurry: We have VERY LIMITED slots available for Premium PLUS due to a limited number of available Filipino teachers.
    And you don’t risk a cent regardless of which plan you choose because joining is risk-free. Every purchase is backed by a 60-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not speaking Filipino as fast as you’d like, contact us for a full refund.

    No questions asked.

    With more than 500 million lesson downloads, 10,000s of success stories and the world’s most advanced language learning system, FilipinoPod101 can and WILL transform your new year’s resolution into reality and having you speaking Filipino from the very first lesson!

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    To Mastering Filipino,
    Team FilipinoPod101

    P.S. Remember, anyone who joins the 12-Month Challenge will also receive 12 months of free access to our exclusive Inner Circle. But hurry: Our 12-Month Challenge ends on January 15th, 2016 so ACT NOW!

    What are you waiting for? Click here to get UNLIMITED Filipino lessons and be part of the exclusive Inner Circle!

    Cyber Monday 50% OFF! You’ll Learn Filipino for the Price of 1 Monthly Coffee

    Cyber Monday 50% OFF! You’ll Learn Filipino for the Price of 1 Monthly Coffee

    Greetings Listener!

    With the hustle of Black Friday behind us and tomorrow’s Cyber Monday looming…we thought we would offer you a sneak peek and a chance to treat yourself to a:

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    Start speaking Filipino with a PROVEN learning system: With 500 million+ lesson downloads, 10,000s of success stories, and 1,000s of current students, FilipinoPod101 is all you need to realize your dream of learning Filipino next year.

    FilipinoPod101 is already the fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn Filipino – but with your early access to our Cyber Monday pricing, it’s more affordable than ever!

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    What can $5 get you? A cup of coffee?
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    And you get brand new Filipino lessons every week…for as long as you’re with us!

    But that’s not all. You unlock our entire Filipino learning system with Premium. This includes these specially designed time-saving tools and resources:

    • Exclusive! App for the iPhone, iPad or Android
    • Full Lesson Library Access: 480+ Filipino Lessons
    • User Favorite! New Audio & Video Lessons EVERY WEEK!
    • PDF Lesson Notes for Each Lesson to Read Along With
    • Instructor Feedback & Comments on Each Lesson
    • Progress Tracking: See Your Filipino Progress Grow
    • Learning Guidance: We Guide You Through the Lessons
    • Filipino ONLY Tracks & Line by Line Dialog Breakdown
    • Full Lesson Transcripts, Translations & Review Tracks
    • Lesson Review Quizzes for Extra Practice
    • Smart Flashcards To Master All The Filipino Words You Need
    • 2,000 Top Filipino Words List (enough for conversational fluency)
    • Word Bank to Store & Review Your Key Vocab & Phrases
    • Voice Recording Tools to Perfect your Pronunciation
    • 24/7 Access via Any Media Device with Internet Access
    • Season Vocabulary Lists To Review All Vocab From Lessons
    • Exclusive! Custom Lists App to Create Your Own Word Lists

    Sneak Peek! Click here to learn Filipino for as low as $5/month or $0.16/day!

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    To Realizing Your Dreams,

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    Get 51% OFF to Master Filipino, Black-Friday Style! Only 101 Spots Open

    The First 101 Savvy Shoppers Save 51% To Master Filipino, Black Friday-Style

    Happy Black Friday!

    Black Friday is one of our favorite times of the year at FilipinoPod101. We planned on discounting all Basic and Premium plans by a massive 41% off to celebrate.

    But then we thought… How can we make this special day even better and really help everyone realize their dream of learning Filipino?

    By increasing the discount to a whopping 51% OFF for the First 101 Black Friday Warriors that sign up!

    Get 51% Off Basic or Premium. Hurry – Only 101 Spots Available!
    Get 51% OFF to Master Filipino, Black-Friday Style! Only 101 Spots Open

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    All members are guaranteed to start speaking Filipino from the first lesson – no matter which plan you select! With 80+ hours of audio and video lessons by Filipino teachers and loads of advanced learning tools and resources, we will help transform your dream of learning Filipino into reality FAST!

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    To put your dreams of learning Filipino on the fast track, be sure to sign up for our Premium plan. You get UNLIMITED access to our entire, easy-to-use learning system. There’s also an exclusive app included so you can learn anywhere, anytime – at your pace.

    And on top of the largest existing library of Filipino lessons in the world…

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    So, what do you get EXACTLY? With Premium, you unlock…

    • Exclusive! App for the iPhone, iPad or Android
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    • Premium Study Tools: 2,000 Filipino Words List, Smart Flashcards, Word Bank, Lesson Checklists and More!
    • Voice Recording Tools to Perfect your Filipino Pronunciation
    • Line-by-Line Dialog Translations & Review Quizzes
    • Progress Tracking: See Your Filipino Progress Grow
    • Learning Guidance: We Guide You Through the Lessons
    • Feedback & Comments From Our Filipino Teachers
    • 24/7 Access via Any Media Device with Internet Access
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    • Exclusive! Create Your Own Word Lists with the Custom Lists App
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    Want just the Basics of FilipinoPod101? Here’s what you gain access to for less than one cup of coffee per month with a Basic plan:

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    But regardless of which plan you choose, you have to HURRY!

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    Don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions.

    To learning Filipino with the best Black Friday Deal,

    Team FilipinoPod101

    P.S. This special Black Friday promotion is for today and today only! But remember: We only have 101 spots in total and we HOPE that they last until midnight…but we can’t guarantee they will! So don’t delay and lock in your 51% instant discount – act now!

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    Your Last Chance! 30% Savings & Filipino Thanksgiving Gifts for ALL Our Members

    Ends Tonight! Get 30% OFF, Learn Filipino with Our Fast, Easy Lessons!

    Hello Listener,

    We’re one day away from Thanksgiving, our favorite American holiday of the year! In the spirit of the holiday, we’re giving you three Thanksgiving gifts: a FREE video lesson that will teach you to say “Thank You” in 31 languages, a Thanksgiving Vocab Lesson and 30% OFF ALL of our subscriptions so you can learn MORE Filipino for LESS! Keep reading to learn more!

    Inside this month’s newsletter:

    1. Last Chance! Learn Filipino with 30% Savings. Up to $72% OFF!
    2. Free Video Lesson! 31 Ways to Say “Thank You” for Thanksgiving
    3. Free Thanksgiving Vocab Lesson for Filipino Learners


    1. Ends Tonight! Get 30% OFF, Learn with Our Fast, Easy Lessons!
    Ready to start speaking Filipino with lessons made by real teachers? Now’s your chance to get 30% OFF and start learning! Save on any subscription before we end the sale tonight! Unlock 80+ hours of audio and video lessons, lesson notes, exclusive apps, study tools and more. As low as $2.80/month and up to $72 OFF! Ends 11/25/2015!

    Ends Tonight! Click Here to Save Up to $72 & Learn Filipino!

    2. Your Free Video Lesson: 31 Ways To Say “Thank You”
    It doesn’t take long to learn to say “Thank You” in 31 languages. In fact, it takes about 3 minutes! And anywhere you are in the world, saying this crucial phrase is always appreciated. In this special video lesson, you’ll learn how to say “thank you,” in 31 languages…from Arabic to Vietnamese. Sit back, listen and repeat. It’s our gift to you just in time for Thanksgiving.

    Click Here To View Your Thanksgiving Video Lesson!

    3. Free Vocab Lesson: The Must-Know Filipino Thanksgiving Words
    Thanksgiving will be celebrated tomorrow in the United States, and there’s no excuse for skipping your Filipino Thanksgiving vocab practice. If you want to talk about Thanksgiving in Filipino, these words are a must-know! Review the words, listen to the audio pronunciation and see how they’re used in sample sentences.

    Click Here to Get Your FREE Filipino Vocab Lesson Now!

    Happy (upcoming) Thanksgiving,
    Team FilipinoPod101

    P.S. Final Day! Get 30% OFF, Learn Filipino with Our Fast, Easy Lessons!
    Get a BIG 30% OFF before our Thank You Sale ends, tonight, 11/25/2015. Get an instant discount and start speaking Filipino with our fast, easy lessons made by real teachers. You unlock 80+ hours of audio and video lessons, ALL lesson notes, exclusive apps, study tools and more! Just $7/month and $72 OFF with unlimited Premium access!

    Click Here to Get 30% OFF & Learn Filipino with our Fast, Easy Lessons!

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    3 Ways to Fully Master Filipino Conversations. It’ll Feel Like Cheating

    Click Here to See 3 Ways to Fully Master Filipino Conversations!

    Hello Listener,

    Today, we have 3 ways to help you FULLY understand Filipino conversations…simply by listening and reading along. In fact, it works so well, it’s almost like cheating.

    Imagine listening to a new Filipino conversation: Oh! A word you know! Tons of words you don’t know. And…you’re lost. But, what if you had the lines and translations – everything that’s being said – to read along with? Simply by listening and reading along…

    • You understand 100% of the Filipino that you hear.
    • You stay laser-focused. It’s easy to get distracted with reading or listening alone. Here, you’re much more engaged by 2 senses at the same time.
    • Result: You learn Filipino faster. New words. New phrases. They’re all translated for you. Your listening improves. If you read out loud, your speaking improves.

    How can you do this at FilipinoPod101? There are 3 ways…
    You already learn conversations with every lesson. But here’s how you apply this “listen and read” strategy to truly improve your Filipino. If you’re a Basic or Premium user, check these 3 methods out! If not, take advantage of the 31% OFF extension on ALL Premium plans by Nov. 2nd.

    1) Brand New Feature! Get Your Lessons in Writing with Lesson Transcripts.
    This is a simple but powerful tool. You get the entire transcript of a lesson, word for word. It’s our newest feature. Everything teachers say – dialogues, explanations, tips – from beginning to end, is here for you to read. Find it in the Download PDFs section of any lesson.

    Print it out or save it and read along with a lesson!
    Click here to check out the new Lesson Transcripts.

    Get Your Lessons in Writing with Lesson Transcripts.

    2) Read in Filipino or with English translations!
    This breaks the conversation down so you can hear each line as much as you want. However, it’s just as useful for reading and understanding everything 100% with translations.

    Find the Line-by-Line Audio inside the Lesson Materials section.

    Read in Filipino, with transliterations or with English translations!

    3) Read along with the In-Depth PDF Lesson Notes
    Your lesson notes also carry the conversation in Filipino and English. Find them in the Download PDFs section of any lesson. On top of this, you also get in-depth notes on grammar, culture and bonus sample sentences.

    Read along with the In-Depth PDF Lesson Notes

    4) Sneak Peek Bonus! Captions for Your Video Lessons!
    Surprise! There’s a fourth tool, but it’s not quite ready yet. Soon, you’ll be able to read along directly on the screen as you watch your favorite video lessons. Currently, this feature is being tested on several SpanishPod101 video lessons.

    Read along with the In-Depth PDF Lesson Notes

    Simply by listening and reading along, you’ll master all of the Filipino conversations you hear. You’ll never miss a word. You’ll understand everything with instant translations. It’s almost like cheating! Try it out for yourself.

    If you’re a Basic or Premium user, start mastering Filipino conversations with these 3 study tools. If not, take advantage of the 31% OFF extension on ALL Premium plans by November 2nd and unlock our entire Filipino learning system.

    Stay tuned for even more great learning tools, strategies and features to come!

    To your fluency,

    Team FilipinoPod101

    P.S. Get Up to 53% OFF on Apps, Subscriptions, Audiobooks & more!
    Our 10-Year Anniversary Countdown is 10 days of the BEST Filipino deals of 2015. Want to learn Filipino for the price of a coffee? Each deal lasts only 24 hours, then it’s gone FOREVER! Grab the best Filipino deals of the year before the Countdown ends December 18th, 2015!

    Click Here To See Today’s Offer – Ends Midnight (EST)!

    Click Here To See Today’s Offer – Ends Midnight (EST)!

    5 Ways To Never Forget Filipino Words with the NEW Word Bank

    Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

    Hello Listener,

    How easy is it to forget new Filipino words and phrases?

    First you learn ‘em. Two days later, you forget ‘em.

    Stopping to note them down takes a lot of time. You can write every word down on 100s of flashcards or in a notebook. That’s the time-consuming part of the battle. But wait! You STILL have to review them all!

    So here are 5 ways to never forget new Filipino words with the Word Bank.
    It’s your personal, ever-growing collection of vocab. Come across a new word in a FilipinoPod101 lesson? Want to master specific vocab list? Save ‘em with 1 click and review ‘em in 1 spot – the Word Bank.

    And it’s just been updated with new features! If you’re a Premium user, be sure to check it out! If not, take advantage of our upcoming 500 Million Celebration Sale and get 30% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS (click here) with this sneak peek.

    1) Never Forget New Words from Lessons. You’re listening (or watching) a FilipinoPod101 lesson. And you come across a new word. But hearing it once isn’t enough. Find the word in the lesson’s vocabulary review list and click on “Add to Word Bank” to save it.

    Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

    Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!
    (You must be a Premium user and logged in to access this feature.)

    2) Save New Words or Phrases from Vocab Lists. Know those “Free Filipino Bonus” word and phrase lessons we send out? You can save these to your Word Bank as well for future review. Select your words, click on “Add Selected Words” and choose “Word Bank.” Done!

    Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

    3) New! Review Quickly and Easily. Ready to review? You’ll find all your saved words in the Word Bank. We’ve updated it so it’s a lot cleaner and easier on the eyes. Review the words and meanings at a glance. You can also hear the native audio pronunciation.

    And, you can even enlarge the words as you hover over them.

    Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

    4) New! Organize and Label your Words. Maybe you want to see just the adjectives. Or just the questions. Or…the words you learned this past month. Just add a custom label of your choice to a set of words. Then, review just the ones you’re interested in.

    Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!

    5) Bonus! Print out your Word Lists as Physical Study Sheets! Want to have your words and phrases down on paper? This tactic is a favorite for some of our users. Just export your Word Bank entries into a PDF file and then print it as a physical study sheet. Add notes, create a notebook of word lists and much more!

    Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!
    (You must be a Premium user and logged in to access this feature.)

    With the FilipinoPod101 Word Bank, a Premium Study Tool available for our Premium and Premium PLUS learners, you can…

    • Save words from any lesson or vocab list with 1 click
    • Review all of your words quickly in 1 spot
    • Organize them by custom labels and see the words you want
    • Send your words to Flashcards to drill and master them fast
    • Access the relevant audio and video lessons that introduce the word
    • Export your words to PDF and print them out as physical study sheets
    • Export your words to Excel or CSV files (for advanced users)

    Click here to visit the newly updated Word Bank!
    (You must be a Premium user and logged in to access this feature.)

    This is your personal, ever-growing collection of words. Save with 1 click, review them all in 1 spot and never forget Filipino words again.

    Stay tuned for even more great learning tools and features to come!

    To your fluency,

    Team FilipinoPod101

    P.S. Get Up to 53% OFF on Apps, Subscriptions, Audiobooks & more!
    Our 10-Year Anniversary Countdown is 10 days of the BEST Filipino deals of 2015. Want to learn Filipino for the price of a coffee? Each deal lasts only 24 hours, then it’s gone FOREVER! Grab the best Filipino deals of the year before the Countdown ends December 18th, 2015!

    Click Here To See Today’s Offer – Ends Midnight (EST)!

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    5 Ways To Improve Your Filipino Speaking Skills

    5 Ways To Improve Your Filipino Speaking Skills

    Speaking is usually the #1 weakness for all Filipino learners. This is a common issue among language learners everywhere. The reason for this is obvious: When language learners first start learning a language, they usually start with reading. They read online articles, books, information on apps and so on. If they take a class, they spend 20% of their time repeating words, and 80% of the time reading the textbook, doing homework or just listening to a teacher. So, if you spend most of your time reading instead of speaking, you might get better at reading but your speaking skills never grow. You get better at what you focus on.

    So if you want to improve you speaking skills, you need to spend more of your study time on speaking. Here are five tips to help you get started:

    1. Read out loud
    If you’re listening to a lesson and reading along, read out loud. Then re-read and speed up your tempo. Do this again and again until you can speak faster. Try your best to pronounce the words correctly, but don’t obsess about it. Read swiftly, emote and put some inflection on the sentences. Reading aloud helps to train the muscles of your mouth and diaphragm to produce unfamiliar words and sounds.

    Read out loud!

    2. Prepare things to say ahead of time.
    As you may know from experience, most learners run out of things to say. But, if you prepare lines ahead of time, you won’t be at a loss for words in conversations. This will help you not only to learn how to say the words, but how to say them in the right context. A good way to prepare yourself before conversations is with our Top 25 Questions Series, which teaches you how to ask the most common conversational questions, and how to answer them, in Filipino:

    Click here to learn the top 25 Filipino questions you need to know.

    3. Use shadowing (repeat the dialogues as you hear them).
    Shadowing is an extremely useful tool for increasing fluency as well as improving your accent and ability to be understood. Shadowing helps create all the neural connections in your brain to produce those words and sentences quickly and accurately without having to think about it. Also, as mentioned in tip #1, shadowing helps develop the muscle memory in all the physical parts responsible for the production of those sounds. Depending on what your primary and target languages are, it’s quite likely that there are a lot of sounds your mouth just isn’t used to producing. Shadowing can be done, for example, when watching TV shows or movies or listening to music.

    Each one of our lessons begins with a dialogue. Try to shadow the conversation line by line, and you’ll be mastering it in no time.

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    4. Review again and again.
    This is the key to perfection, and we can’t emphasize it enough. Most learners don’t review! If you review and repeat lines again and again, you’ll be speaking better, faster and with more confidence.

    Review again and again

    5. DON’T BE AFRAID TO MAKE MISTAKES!
    You’d be surprised by how many people try to avoid talking! The more you speak, the faster you learn – and that is why you’re learning Filipino. Practice speaking every chance you get: whether it’s ordering coffee, shopping or asking for directions.

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