Hello, everyone. I used to post on these forums way back when I used to study Tagalog extensively. I kind of stopped due to many reasons, one of them being the lack of resources to learn from. I've studied the basic and intermediate grammar, and I feel like I can speak the language at a basic level. One of the things that holds me back is my inability to say certain expressions in English that I can't directly translate to Tagalog (as with any language.) I feel like at my level, I just need to be exposed to more and more content so I can learn more vocabulary and speak the language more comfortably. Of course, this isn't easy for me because I feel like I'm at the level where I can understand BASIC Tagalog (i.e. "Kumain ako" -- I ate) but when there are more complicated sentences, I'm stuck because I do not know the words (and at that point, I'm using a dictionary). I've been told to watch TFC, and I have tried to watch it, but the speakers speak too fast for me to understand, even though I'm 100% Filipino and hear the language almost every day. I don't have enough vocabulary to be able to derive words I don't know from context. I tried to read articles in Tagalog, but they were old articles, and used vocabulary that my mother and father couldn't even understand (they speak the language fluently and speak it colloquially). I felt that these articles wouldn't be a good source of learning as I would be speaking like an older person.So, my question is, how do I get over this plateau in my learning? I can hold a basic conversation if I incorporate English into my Tagalog, but I want to take my knowledge further than this. Any suggestions? Thanks in advanced!