Tamil (TAML)

TAML 406 Beginning Tamil Part I

This course introduces students to colloquial Tamil and formal written Tamil. A balance between production skills, viz. writing and speaking, and comprehension skills, viz. 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 software made available at the MMETS Server. This software will be customized to the needs of students.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Renganathan

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TAML 407 Beginning Tamil Part II

This course introduces students to colloquial Tamil and formal written Tamil. A balance between production skills, viz. writing and speaking, and comprehension skills, viz. 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 software made available at the MMETS Server. This software will be customized to the needs of students.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Renganathan

Course usually offered in spring term

Prerequisites: Beginning Tamil Part I or equivalant ascertained through placement test or permission of instructor.

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

TAML 426 Intermediate Tamil Part I

This course develops the skills obtained either from the Beginning Tamil course or from students' prior exposure to Tamil. The emphasis will be on using the language in actual environments both in spoken medium and in written medium. Multimedia materials such as audio and video facilities will be used extensively to provide students an exposure to the Tamil culture and customs. Besides improving their speech and writing, students will also be introduced gradually to Tamil literature, which has two thousand years of literary history. The learning process in this course will be facilitated by appropriate software equipped with multimedia facilities.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Renganathan

Two terms. student must enter first term.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TAML 427 Intermediate Tamil Part II

This course develops the skills obtained either from the Beginning Tamil course or from students' prior exposure to Tamil. The emphasis will be on using the language in actual environments both in spoken medium and in written medium. Multimedia materials such as audio and video facilities will be used extensively to provide students an exposure to the Tamil culture and customs. Besides improving their speech and writing, students will also be introduced gradually to Tamil literature, which has two thousand years of literary history. The learning process in this course will be facilitated by appropriate software equipped with multimedia facilities.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Taught by: Renganathan

Course usually offered in spring term

Prerequisites: Intermediate Tamil Part II or equivalant ascertained through placement test or permission of instructor.

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit