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Learn Telugu through conversations

Explore the state of Andhra Pradesh in Southern India and become enchanted by the rich Carnatic music accompanied by a performance of the classical Kuchipudi dance. These expressive art forms emerge from the natural rhythms of Telugu language, and seem to be set perfectly against the network of ornate temples and natural wonders of the region. Whether you are visiting the Thousand Pillar Temple or a beautiful shrine in a welcoming village, knowing the language will unlock the fullest beauty of this amazing culture.

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 Telugu language structure.

Culture Notes

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

Telugu

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1About me. About you.
  • 2Travel
  • 3Activities
  • 4Places
  • Chapter 1 - Greetings
  • Chapter 2 - Our Family
  • Chapter 3 - Getting to Know someone
  • Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home
  • Chapter 5 - Where did you go to school?
  • Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”
  • Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money
  • Chapter 3 - In My Closet
  • Chapter 4 - Going shopping
  • Chapter 5 - Ask directions
  • 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’ll Miss 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 - Greetings

Conversational Goals

  • Greet others and bid them farewell
  • Introduce yourself formally
  • Meet new people

Grammar Goals

  • Identify subject pronouns
  • Identify subordinate clauses
  • Identify the occurrence of main verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Our Family

Conversational Goals

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

Grammar Goals

  • Differentiate between masculine and feminine verbs
  • Understand the agreement of the verb with the noun
  • Use singular verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Getting to Know someone

Conversational Goals

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

Grammar Goals

  • Learn how to make an interrogative sentence
  • Understand the structure of a simple sentence

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

  • Differentiate between second person singular and plural pronouns
  • Use the preposition 'in'
  • Use the second person plural pronoun

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where did you go to school?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the merits of a school

Grammar Goals

  • Learn to extensively use the preposition ' లో
  • Understand that auxilary verbs are absent in Telugu
  • Use comparative and superlative forms

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

  • Identify the occurrence of prepositions
  • Use pronouns

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

  • Use interrogative determiners
  • Use personal pronouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - In My Closet

Conversational Goals

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

Grammar Goals

  • Identify interrogative forms
  • Use some adverbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Going shopping

Conversational Goals

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

Grammar Goals

  • Form interrogative sentences
  • Identify interrogative forms

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Ask directions

Conversational Goals

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

Grammar Goals

  • Construct interrogative sentences
  • Recognize questions

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 the absence of auxilary verb in Telugu
  • Understand word formations

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

  • Get tips to learn new vocabulary
  • Identify compound words
  • Understand compound words in Telugu

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

  • Use 'and'
  • Use the personal pronoun 'we'

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make future plans
  • Tell time

Grammar Goals

  • Understand how time is expressed
  • Use pronouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a departure
  • Strengthen relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Understand adverbs
  • Use suffixes in creating adverbs

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 the occurence of prepositions
  • Use suffixes
  • Use the prepositions 'with' and 'to'

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

  • Identify compound words
  • Use the prepositions 'to' and 'for'

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

  • Identify nouns and adverbs
  • Use suffixes in creating adverbs

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

  • Use 'and'
  • Use compound words

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer questions
  • Request emergency aid

Grammar Goals

  • Form interrogative sentences
  • Use suffixes

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