The Tamil language

Tamil is counted among the Dravidian languages. It is the native language of around 70 million people. It is primarily spoken in southern India and Sri Lanka. Tamil has the longest tradition of all modern Indian languages. It is therefore recognized as an ancient language in India. It is also one of the 22 official languages of the Indian subcontinent. The standard language is very different from the vernacular. Therefore, a different version of the language is used depending on the context of the situation. This strict separation is an important feature of Tamil. Many dialects are also typical for the language. Generally speaking, the dialects spoken in Sri Lanka are more conservative. Tamil is written with its own hybrid of an alphabet and syllabic writing. No one knows how exactly Tamil came to be. It is certain, however, that the language is more than 2000 years old. Thus, whoever learns Tamil learns a lot about India!

Learn Tamil from your native language with our method “book2” (books in 2 languages)

“Tamil for beginners” is a language course that we offer free of charge. Advanced students can also refresh and deepen their knowledge. No registration is required and you can learn anonymously. The course includes 100 clearly structured lessons. You can set your learning pace.First you will learn the basics of the language. Example dialogs help you speak the foreign language. No previous knowledge of Tamil grammar is required. You will learn commonly used Tamil sentences and can communicate immediately in various situations. Learn Tamil during your commute, lunch break or workout. You can start immediately and will quickly achieve your learning goals.

Learn Tamil with the Android and iPhone app «50 languages»

With these apps you can learn more than 50 languages on Android phones and tablets and iPhones and iPads. The apps include 100 free lessons to help you learn and communicate effectively in Tamil. Practice your language skills using the tests and games in the apps. Use our free «book2» audio files to listen to native speakers of Tamil and improve your pronunciation! You can easily download all audios in your native language and Tamil as MP3 files. After downloading you can also learn offline.

Text book - Tamil for beginners

If you prefer to learn Tamil using printed materials, you can buy the book Tamil for beginners. You can buy it in any bookstore or online at Amazon.

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