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Learn Tamil through conversations

The Tamil culture is nestled amongst Southern India’s sprawling coastlines, lush mountain ranges, historic temples, and national parks. With the help of Mango Languages, you’ll be able to confidently inquire about where to catch a glimpse of Tamil’s famous tigers and rare wildlife, or ask about the best place to watch the sun rise in Tamil Nadu. Travel to Singapore and order a meal of mouthwatering Indian dishes, accompanied by one of the city’s notorious Tiger beers.

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 Tamil language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Tamil culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Tamil 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 Tamil language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Tamil

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1People
  • 2Travel
  • 3Activities
  • 4Places
  • Chapter 1 - Who Are You?
  • Chapter 2 - We are Family
  • Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You
  • Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home
  • Chapter 5 - Where did you go to College?
  • Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”
  • Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money
  • Chapter 3 - My Closet
  • Chapter 4 - Come, Let's go to a shop
  • Chapter 5 - The Guide
  • Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports
  • Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer
  • Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - I liked this Place
  • Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 2 - Let's Eat
  • 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

  • Frame questions
  • Identify subject pronouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - We are Family

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions regarding familial relationships.
  • Describe someone in relation to family members
  • Introduce someone else

Grammar Goals

  • Use simple present tense verbs
  • Understand how verb changes with subject

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You

Conversational Goals

  • Articulate feelings
  • Describe physical characteristics
  • Express interest
  • Inquire about a stranger

Grammar Goals

  • Familiarize yourself with simple future tense
  • Know how to make suggestions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home

Conversational Goals

  • Explain that you are a non-native speaker
  • Explain where you are from
  • Identify languages and countries
  • Inquire about someone’s ability to speak a language

Grammar Goals

  • Learn question formation
  • Understand usage of common adjectives

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where did you go to College?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the merits of a school
  • Inquire about programs

Grammar Goals

  • Express comparisons
  • Use simple prepositions

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

  • Frame simple questions
  • Make requests

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

  • Combine prepositions with nouns
  • Use the adverb 'only'

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - My Closet

Conversational Goals

  • Express future plans
  • Identify various articles of clothing
  • Question statements made by others

Grammar Goals

  • Know how to make suggestions
  • Use future tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Come, Let's go to a shop

Conversational Goals

  • Acquire necessities
  • Find places to shop
  • Gather information from a native speaker
  • Inquire about shops in the local area

Grammar Goals

  • Know how to form plurals
  • Know how to frame questions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - The Guide

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and receive directions
  • Describe the location of one object in relation to another

Grammar Goals

  • Understand usage of some more adjectives
  • Understand usage of some more prepositions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss sports and exercises.
  • Express time relationships.
  • Invite someone to join along.

Grammar Goals

  • Understand how verb changes depending on the person of the subject
  • Understand usage of simple past tenses

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer

Conversational Goals

  • Ask about vacations and seasonal opportunities
  • Discuss the four seasons
  • Discuss the months of the year

Grammar Goals

  • Understand how to express what one likes
  • Understand usage of some more prepositions

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

  • Express alternatives
  • Understand usage of future tenses

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make future plans
  • Tell time.

Grammar Goals

  • Express suggestions
  • Understand usage of third person pronoun 'it'

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I liked this Place

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a departure
  • Strengthen relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Say you like something
  • Understand how to use past tenses

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for medication
  • Describe symptoms
  • Speak to a pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • Understand how to form plurals
  • Understand how to use first person subjects

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Let's Eat

Conversational Goals

  • Identify items on the dinner table
  • Offer assistance
  • Order a meal
  • Understand the customs of local dining

Grammar Goals

  • Know how to express wishes
  • Understand how to use conjuctions

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

  • Know how to express exclamations
  • Understand more adjectives

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Help!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions
  • Declare that a problem exists
  • State that you do not know something

Grammar Goals

  • Know how to form negatives
  • Understand usage of adverbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer questions
  • Request emergency aid

Grammar Goals

  • Understand adjectives and adverbs
  • Use past tenses

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