Colloquial Tamil: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Taylor & Francis, Aug 30, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 328 pages
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Colloquial Tamil is easy to use and completely up to date.

Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study and class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to spoken Tamil. While emphasis is placed on colloquial spoken Tamil, you are given a useful introduction to formal speech and the written language as well.

What makes Colloquial Tamil your best choice in personal language learning?

  • emphasis on authentic conversational language
  • clear explanations on how to pronounce and write the language
  • helpful grammar notes and reference grammar
  • comprehensive vocabulary lists (Tamil-English and English-Tamil)
  • lively illustrations and fascinating cultural insights throughout.

By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Tamil in a broad range of everyday situations.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CD/MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquials Pack. Recorded by native Tamil speakers, this material is designed to help improve pronunciation, listening and speaking skills.

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User Review  - bulbul-test - LibraryThing

Like most Colloquial textbooks, this one does not provide a comprehensive overview of morphology and syntax and the conversations that introduce the earlier lessons are far too complex for a beginner. All in all, it feels like a more detailed phrasebook than a textbook. Read full review

Review: Colloquial Tamil: The Complete Course for Beginners

User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

This is one of the resources I am using to learn the Tamil language. It is definitely focused on the spoken side, and does not always tell you when a word is totally different spoken and written. This book does not require that you learn the Tamil writing system. Read full review

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