How funny (unfortunate, really) that Tagalog classes are having to be offered to Filipinos who live in The Philippines!
Here is an interesting article on GMAnetwork.com on the proliferation of Tagalog Classes as summer activities for upper and middle class Filipino children who are living in The Philippines who cannot speak Tagalog. It reports:
" ...These problems arise when families decide to emphasize one language over the other, fearful that even two languages might be too many. Between Filipino and English, preference is given to the latter, sometimes even banning the use of Filipino in some homes and schools. When one language dominates, it can affect the way the second language is learned, for example, children growing up with English as the dominant language will have problems learning to read in Filipino, despite what seems to be a simpler arrangement of consonants and vowels...."
Read more here