Filipinos have been in America since the 17th century and comprise one of the fastest growing Asian-American communities in the United States. According to census data, Tagalog, a version of Filipino, is the fourth most commonly spoken non-English language in the United States. Tagalog’s standardized version, Filipino, is the national language of the Philippines, a Southeast Asian country with a population of nearly 100 million, rich in cultural and linguistic diversity. It is used among more than 10 million Filipinos in over 30 countries worldwide.


Department of Asian Languages and Cultures


Rachel Weiss,

Intro Class:

LCA LANG 305: First Semester Filipino

Study the Southeast Asian language also during the summer through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute.