- a basic introduction to Tamil. Includes dialogues,
exercises, games, tests and notes in many different languages. Introduces
a fairly limited amount of vocabulary and phrases, but does so in an effective
and fun way.
- an introduction to spoken and written Tamil. Includes a course book
containing dialogues, grammatical notes, exercises and cultural information.
Two audio cassettes or CDs with recordings of some of the dialogues and exercises
are also available.
Tamil Language in Context: A Comprehensive Approach to Learning Tamil
by Vasu Renganathan
- a companion resource for making use of the contents of the
two websites: www.thetamillanguage.com and
(a site for Tamil Proficiency tests) in their fullest extent possible. This
book accompanies a DVD with all of the multimedia contents (videos and audio)
from this website, arranged in a pedagogically organized format. The text is
carefully designed to progress the readers sequentially through graded
glossaries, readings, grammar, dialogues, and cultural information. A
detailed grammar of Tamil in an ordered fashion from simple to complex
forms, a concise discussion on Tamils' customs and habits,
illustrations on the diglossic nature of Tamil, discussion on foreign
language influences in Tamil, agglutinative property of Tamil words
etc., are some of the sections that are covered in this book in a
A distinction between formal and informal
variety of Taml is maintained througout the book so as to learn both
the written and spoken forms of Tamil in a systematic manner. The
videos that are included in the Dvd comprise of a set of dialogues
filmed in appropriate speech contexts in Tamil nadu. Importantly, this
book is not only meant for Tamil language learners of both heritage
and non-native speakers, it can also be used by native speakers of
Tamil and Tamil researchers as a resource for learning about Tamil
language and culture.
- a grammar of colloquial Tamil designed to be accessible to students
studying the modern spoken language at all levels as well as to linguists
and other specialists. Not really suitable for beginners.
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