This is the best course for learning to speak Philipino/Tagalog quickly. Conversation, dialogues and practical vocabulary are the focus of this course. The illustrated book includes course materials and a cultural guide. Each unit of the 13 CDs has different activities, including conversation and notes, exercises, and a self-evaluation quiz. Unit by unit objectives for each module are stated at the start of the module, and each module has a vocabulary at the end. This course was developed by the Defense Language Institute for use in its own renowned language school. With 13 hours of audio in MP3 and an useful PDF book.