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Beginners’ Tamil: a taster course

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This free course, Beginners’ Tamil: a taster course, provides a brief introduction to the Tamil language and its scripts and sounds. You will learn how to greet people and introduce yourself, as well as how to count from one to ten. You will also be introduced to Tamil society and culture and will learn about the food and music popular in Tamil-speaking societies.

This introductory course offers you a chance to start an exciting new learning experience and learn a new language, with a range of activities.  

Watch the video below to get a taste of the course. 

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Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of the Tamil alphabet and sound, and a basic understanding of the Tamil language
  • count up to 10 in Tamil
  • name some of the traditional musical instruments used by Tamils
  • name some of the fruits grown in Tamil Nadu
  • greet a person in Tamil, and say simple phrases related to numbers, musical instruments and fruits with confidence.

First Published: 12/07/2021

Updated: 12/07/2021

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