CALA Tamil Lessons - Level 1

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 9:00am CDT

Nathana Vaiyapuri teaches Tamil in this series intended to provide language training fast! This session of intense, focused, specialized language instruction provides some basic communicative tools in the Tamil language. The program is engineered to provided rapid gains in basic communication in Tamil, so the focus is on high-frequency vocabulary to train the language learner to recognize, understand, and use the vocabulary and grammar that he or she is likely to encounter in day-to-day life.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:00am CDT

Students move from speaking and reading the Tamil language to writing the language. This new aspect of it leads to conversations about syntax.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 11:00am CDT

The travel games return! New locations and new characters emerge as students keep up!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:00pm CDT

This episode starts off addressing questions students have and shows culture surrounding the Tamil language.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 9:00am CDT

Travel games continue and a role-playing story is told!

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:00am CDT

This episode continues the role-playing story with a new character added!

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:00am CDT

This episode concludes the role-playing story and challenges students to pair spoken and written Tamil from the story. One of the students has a surprise for the rest of the class!

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:00pm CDT

Nathana shares a song from Bharathiyar (Tamil writer, journalist, activist) and performs a dance for the class. Afterwards, the class attempts a difficult balancing technique.

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 10:00am CDT

Nathana talks about her attire and the class combines everything they have learned with travel games and group writing about the stories told in class.

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:00am CDT

This series finale shows students reading aloud using their personal summaries about the story told in class. A poem "I am a Villager" tells about the life in India with beautiful imagery; and what language class is complete without a little math?

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:00am CDT

The journey continues in this episode as students continue learning the Tamil language with more interaction and games. Repetition reinforces the introductory lessons and new games of speed challenge the students to keep up on their way towards mastering the language.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:00am CDT

This lesson has a focus on the area where Tamil is used and students ask questions about the cultures of India and Sri Lanka.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 12:00pm CDT

The journey continues in this episode as students continue learning the Tamil language with more interaction and games.
This lesson introduces new foods to the class activities.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 9:00am CDT

This episode showcases moving from listening to instruction to speaking the language as students have to pair their counting vocabulary with a multiple choice game.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:00am CDT

This episode introduces a new matching game challenging students to test these skills in memory and numeric vocabulary. They also learn how to take possession of objects with new phrases.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:00am CDT

The games continue with the return of the matching game and an easier game of speed and skill. Student learn how to indicate location as they work together to migrate from one location to the next in this next stage.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:00pm CDT

The language games continue as students pantomime secret phrases. Nathana covers new words and students gain a deeper understanding of the language syntax.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 9:00am CDT

After a refresher of applying bonds between words, phrases and movements - the students gather in a new game of speed.

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