Beginning Tamil I
TAML 5100 680
Offered through Penn Language Center. This is a two-semester course.
This course introduces students to colloquial Tamil and formal written Tamil.
A balance between production skills, namely writing and speaking, and
comprehension skills, namely reading and listening, will be maintained
throughout the course. Reading materials will introduce students to customs
and habits of the Tamil speakers in Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and
Singapore. Lessons in the class will be based on a set of Tamil learning
lessons and videos made available at http://www.southasia.upenn.edu/tamil and
the book by the Instructor titled "Tamil Language in Context", information
available at http://www.thetamillanguage.com. By the end of the semester,
students will have a working knowledge in reading Tamil text with a basic
skill to write and speak the language at ACTFL's Beginner mid level.
Subject Area Vocab