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Maria Theresa Savella

Senior Lecturer
Tagalog (Filipino) Language

(M.A., U. of the Philippines-Diliman; M.A., Cornell University)

330 Rockefeller Hall
(607) 255-7524

Maria Theresa Savella, an ABD (linguistics at Cornell), teaches all levels of Tagalog. She is co-author with John Wolff and Der-Hwa Rau: Filipino Through Self-Instruction (1991, revised 2005), a four-volume textbook that contains sufficient teaching materials for four semesters of semi-intensive Tagalog instruction from the beginning to the intermediate level. She and Professor Wolff also compiled reading materials in a Tagalog Reader for the intermediate and advanced levels. Two projects on supplementary pedagogical materials are also currently on-going.


  • Filipino Through Self-Instruction, with John Wolff and Der-Hwa Rau.
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  • Tagalog Language Classes
  • Updated 07/07/2016