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Anybody know a really good language tutor in Banilad?

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softtouch

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Does anybody know a good language tutor, preferred Banilad area?

Should be a native speaker, and able to do home study in my house daily for an hour.

I gave up with all the "teacher" I found/had so far, they all knew the language, but none actually knew how to teach...

 

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LRK

Which language are you looking for

 

Bisaya or?

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Hamm

 

 

I gave up with all the "teacher" I found/had so far, they all knew the language, but none actually knew how to teach...  

 

That is the biggest problem in learning a new language. Why not find a qualified teacher over the net and learn via Skype? I did this for a couple years while I was in the US and my teacher was in Manila. Can give you a recommendation if you'd like to pursue that approach.

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softtouch

Heck, I forgot to mention the language :)

I only want to learn the spoken cebuano language, as spoken on the streets here, not the written "formal" cebuano.

I hate skype, I really want a physical teacher, but have no luck so far.

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I only want to learn the spoken cebuano language, as spoken on the streets here, not the written "formal" cebuano.
I think that would be rather difficult.  There's little structure to the street lingo so pretty much nouns and verbs would be all you'd need but it would be hard to teach.  If you first learned formal Cebuano you can then be well understood and you could understand other's street lingo.  Soon you'd know both.
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I think that would be rather difficult.  There's little structure to the street lingo so pretty much nouns and verbs would be all you'd need but it would be hard to teach.  If you first learned formal Cebuano you can then be well understood and you could understand other's street lingo.  Soon you'd know both.

 

I learned first some grammar etc., and some "formal" cebuano, but it was not what people speak here, I could not understand them, but could read a little the balita newspaper, so what I learned was not what I need for daily conversations, but more for reading.

Then, when I used this knowledge in a text message, they asked me if I am Korean, because that tourist cebuano is what Korean learn... so something definitely wasn't right.

Maybe I just got bad "teacher", no idea. 

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softtouch

Does anybody know how to contact the always mentioned "Sem Villar"? He seems to be the person I am looking for.

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