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Learn Malayalam through conversations

Malayalam is one of the hundreds of languages of India. Each city in Kerala is a unique wonder! Whether you are in Trivandrum on a sandy tropical beach, or visiting Cochin, a city known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea,” you will be amazed by incredible palaces, colorful temples, and endless vistas of natural wonders. From the contemporary movies showing at “Mollywood” to the domesticated elephants you will find in the cities, you will discover that for more than 3,000 years the people of India have been creating a rich culture unlike anything else on earth.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Malayalam language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Malayalam culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Malayalam culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.

Course Overview

Learn Malayalam language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Malayalam

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Introductions
  • 2Travel
  • 3Activities
  • 4Places
  • Chapter 1 - Who are you?
  • Chapter 2 - Family Relationships
  • Chapter 3 - Striking Up a Conversation
  • Chapter 4 - Where are you from....?
  • Chapter 5 - When Entering a Home
  • Chapter 1 - How do you say….?
  • Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money
  • Chapter 3 - What shall I wear....?
  • Chapter 4 - Where shall I buy....?
  • Chapter 5 - Directions
  • Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports
  • Chapter 2 - Going to a Movie
  • Chapter 3 - What are you doing this weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - Memories
  • Chapter 1 - At the Pharmacy
  • Chapter 2 - At the Restaurant
  • Chapter 3 - I can’t eat that!
  • Chapter 4 - Help!
  • Chapter 5 - What is your emergency?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Who are you?

Conversational Goals

  • Greet Others and Bid Them Farewell
  • Introduce Yourself Formally
  • Meet New People

Grammar Goals

  • Identify the Subject Pronouns - "I" and "You"
  • Use the Possessive Pronouns "My" and "Your"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Family Relationships

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Questions Regarding Familial Relationships
  • Describe Someone in Relation to Family Members
  • Introduce Someone

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Grammatical Gender in Malayalam
  • Learn the Indefinite Article
  • Learn the Verb "Is"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Striking Up a Conversation

Conversational Goals

  • Articulate Feelings
  • Describe Physical Characteristics
  • Express Interest
  • Inquire About a Stranger

Grammar Goals

  • Recognize Word Order of Sentences
  • Use Verbs in the Present Progressive Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Where are you from....?

Conversational Goals

  • Explain That You are a Non-Native Speaker
  • Identify Languages and Countries
  • Inquire About Someone’s Ability to Speak a Language
  • Say Where You are From

Grammar Goals

  • Form Compound Words
  • Form Questions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - When Entering a Home

Conversational Goals

  • Invite Someone Home
  • Respond Appropriately

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Some Basics of the Malayalam Alphabet
  • Use Respectful and Informal Words

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - How do you say….?

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Clarification
  • Provide and Obtain New Information
  • Request New Vocabulary

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Singular and Plural Words
  • Use Verbs in the Infinitive

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the Price for Something
  • Buy a Ticket for Travel
  • Count
  • Negotiate

Grammar Goals

  • Practice Word Order
  • Use Adverbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - What shall I wear....?

Conversational Goals

  • Express Future Plans
  • Identify Various Articles of Clothing
  • Question Statements Made by Others

Grammar Goals

  • Understand Conjunct Consonants
  • Use Verbs in the Future Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Where shall I buy....?

Conversational Goals

  • Acquire Necessities
  • Find Places to Shop
  • Gather Information From a Native Speaker
  • Inquire About Shops in the Local Area

Grammar Goals

  • Practice More With Compound Words
  • Use the Verb "To Be"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Directions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask For and Receive Directions
  • Describe the Location of One Object in Relation to Another

Grammar Goals

  • Understand Conjunct Consonants
  • Use Conjunct Consonants

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss Sports and Exercises
  • Express Time Relationships
  • Invite Someone to Join

Grammar Goals

  • Understand Tenses - Past, Present, Future
  • Use Negation

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Going to a Movie

Conversational Goals

  • Refuse an Invitation
  • Request Money as Loan
  • Request the Company To Go to a Movie

Grammar Goals

  • Form Negations
  • Use 1st and 2nd Person Pronouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - What are you doing this weekend?

Conversational Goals

  • Converse About the Days of the Week
  • Make Plans for the Weekend
  • Talk About Age and Birthdays
  • Use the Terms Weekday and Weekend

Grammar Goals

  • Lear the Different Forms of the Pronoun "We"
  • Practice More Compound Words

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make Future Plans
  • Talk About Time

Grammar Goals

  • Use Imperative Constructions
  • Use More Pronouns - "He," "She," "They"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Memories

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a Departure
  • Strengthen Relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Express "in" With Respect to a Location
  • Form Expressions of Time

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - At the Pharmacy

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Medication
  • Describe Symptoms
  • Speak to a Pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • Use the Verb "To Have"
  • Use the Verb "To Need"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - At the Restaurant

Conversational Goals

  • Identify Items on the Dinner Table
  • Offer Assistance
  • Order a Meal
  • Understand the Customs of Local Dining

Grammar Goals

  • Use Interrogative Forms
  • Use Plural Words

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - I can’t eat that!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Whether a Dish Contains Certain Ingredients
  • Explain That You Require a Special Diet
  • Give Compliments
  • Reference Senses

Grammar Goals

  • Use Predicate Adjectives
  • Use Stative Verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Help!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Help
  • Declare That a Problem Exists
  • Say That You Don't Know Something

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Forms: We (People) vs. We (Will Do Something)
  • Learn the Use of "Towards" in Different Situations

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What is your emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer Questions
  • Request Emergency Aid

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Grammar Rules for Saying "No"
  • Learn Grammar Rules for Saying "Not"

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