Tamil

Basic Tamil

Taught by Professor Jagannathan, a native Tamil speaker and highly experienced language teacher, these private course aims to provide students with a basic foundation in Tamil script, grammar, and vocabulary. By the end of this course, students can expect to reach a proficiency level of A1 on the CEFR scale.

Dr. Jagannathan holds a Ph.D. in Hindi for which he conducted a comparative study of Periyalwar, a devotional poet of Tamil, and Surdas, a devotional poet of Hindi. He then shifted his academic focus to linguistics, specializing in areas of applied linguistics such as language teaching and lexicography. Along with several language learning textbooks and dictionaries, he is most recently the author of Hindi Self-Taught, a Hindi learner’s textbook for Tamil speakers, which is set to be published by the Central Hindi Directorate. He also recently created a program for learning the Tamil script online within a project called “Learn Indian Scripts” launched by Lingua Net.

 

Course Materials Designed by Prof Jagannathan
Prerequisite(s): None
Duration: 30 Hours
Options: Private Lessons 

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