Spoken Tamil for Absolute Beginners is the most comprehensive English guide for Tamil Language on the market for Absolute beginners: This book is a structured and systematic approach to teach yourself spoken Tamil. Written by a well-experienced teacher specialized in teaching Tamil to foreigners.
What is unique about this book? What makes it better than other Tamil language learning books?
This book is the best in the market because it contains:
• Fun and essential vocabulary and phrases.
• Speaking, listening and reading practice.
• Pronunciation, Cultural notes and Grammar explanation in very detailed manner.
• Provided vocabulary, verbs and verb conjugation in memrise application to make the learning experience more fun and intuitive.
• Support from the author will be provided at all times, and you can even take lessons from the author.
• Built using simple, easy to understand English with an elaborate explanation.
At the end of the book, you will be able to.
• Speak in Tamil, by making sentences using 3 - 6 words. This is the main and only goal of this book.
Whether you are a foreigner visiting places where Tamil is the main spoken language or you want to interact with a Tamil native speaker in your place or you want to learn a language which is centuries old with lots of cultural values. This book is for you.
Lots of Tamil-Learning Resources Available!
வணக்கம். I have recently begun learning Tamil with the author of *Spoken Tamil for Absolute Beginners*. We use the book in class and for homework, and I find it clearly written and easy to follow. A previous reviewer has already mentioned the most striking and important aspects of the book, and it should be said that, although the book focusses on the spoken variety of the language, the beautiful Tamil writing system is taught in the beginning of the book and is used throughout along with transcriptions in Roman letters (for most examples). Learning the script is necessary for most exercises and many charts in the book. The availability of audio and Memrise files for learning the letters, vocabulary, and more makes this course valuable to the modern Tamil learner.
A MUST have for every Tamil student! Very exciting that this has been published!
5 stars! Highly recommended! This book is a MUST have for every Tamil student. I've spent the last 8 years gathering Tamil language learning resources, a difficult task as there aren't a lot of resources compared to some of the other languages. Important features of this book include: 1) Lessons on writing the Tamil script should the reader decide to learn it (highly recommended); 2) The author uses Tamil script AND romanization (English letters to represent the sounds of the Tamil words) AND the English translation; 3) There are 30+ audio tracks provided; 4) Important vocabulary is provided and flashcards have been made available through the online Memrise website which correspond to the book; 5) The author describes the differences between spoken and written Tamil; 6) Sandhi rules (rules for suffixes), pronouns, verb conjugation, tenses, cases, adjectives, adverbs and negation are all taught; 7) The author provides the conjugation for the top 100 commonly used Tamil verbs by class (A GOLDMINE); 8) Important cultural notes are provided; 9) There are many exercises with an answer key for hands-on practice. This is a comprehensive, detailed, easy to understand book which is a MUST have for every student. The author also offers personal or group lessons. I have taken lessons with the author and he is an excellent, very encouraging, patient and personable teacher.