My fiance has a 7yo daughter who does not speak English yet ( she knows a little) and in order to interact with her I have been trying hard to learn Illokano which is her regional language. My fiance's native language is Ifugao, but they no longer live in that region, so the daughter doesn't know it much either. My fiance is pretty fluent in English, so we decided it wasn't too important for me to try to learn it (and there are almost no resources for Tuwali.)
Even though I know many words and was able to understand much of the conversations when I visited, I haven't reached a point where I can hold a full conversation. But for the sake of her daughter I am learning as best as I can.
BTW, I just got back from visiting last month and the daughter and I hit it off rather well.