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Learn Tamil - Tamil Language Course in India

Quick Look at Tamil Language:

Origin: Tamil region
Language Family: Dravidian
Writing Script: Syllabic alphabet
Number of Speakers:  77 million
Official Status: Official language of Indian state of Tamil Nadu, has official status in Sri Lanka and Singapore and has constitutional recognition in South Africa, Mauritius and Malaysia.
Other: Tamil is the first legally recognized classical language of India


Tamil is one of the ancient languages of India and belongs to the Tamil region including present day Srilanka and Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It holds the status of official language in both Tamil Nadu and Srilanka as well. In Tamil Nadu alone, there are about 66 million people speak Tamil as their first language and another 8 million people who use it as second language. It is also official language of the union territories of Pondicherry and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in India and has constitutional recognition in South Africa, Mauritius and Malaysia. Outside India and Sriranka Tamil is also spoken in Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Mauritius, Bahrain, Fiji, Germany, Netherlands, Qatar, Reunion, Thailand, UAE, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. With more than 77 million speakers an ancient history, a rich and continuous literature, and an international and modern presence Tamil is today one of the major languages of the world. Tamil also has the honour to become first recognized classical language by the Government of India in 2004. The recognition was announced by the President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam, in a joint sitting of both houses of the Indian Parliament on June 6, 2004.

Tamil Language:

Tamil is an ancient Dravidian language that belongs to the Southern Dravidian subfamily. It is one of the five ancient languages of India, which is about 2,000 years old but preserves its originality. The earliest Tamil inscriptions date from 200 BC. The Tamil language has its own script descended from the southern Indian Pallava script and old Brahmi script. It uses syllabic alphabets written left to right in horizontal lines. There are several regional and caste dialects of Tamil that distinction between the literary and colloquial forms of the language. The main dialects include Sri Lanka, Northern, Western, Central, Eastern and Southern Tamil. Tamil is spoken differently in different regions but it follows the uniform style of writing. Like the other Dravidian languages, it is characterized by its use of retroflex consonants and by its agglutinative grammar, where suffixes are used to mark noun class, number, and case, verb tense and other grammatical categories. Tamil has gone through three different stages to reach its present form known as ancient (200 BC to 700), medieval (700 - 1500) and modern (1500 to the present) stage.

Our Tamil Language Course:

We, at Indo Vacations have designed a special course in Tamil Language Course that helps you to learn this wonderful language. While designing this course we have taken greatest care of the fact, that this course is intended for people or students who do not belong to the Tamil speaking regions. This course has planned in association with experienced instructors, who have expertise in teaching foreign students whose native language is not Tamil. This course has planned with enough flexibility in terms of duration that mainly depends on the interest of student and the availability of trainer. This course is an individual course, means you will get lessons by a personal trainer. You are free to ask questions, take your time at the exercises and practice the sentences as long as you and your teachers are satisfied with the pronunciation. Normally these classes run five days in a week with daily sessions of 5 hours. The daily classes are divided in two sessions pre lunch and post lunch session. However, the timing can be rearranged by your trainer with your consent. Our language program is an inclusive program that includes your accommodation also.

We normally arrange your accommodation within 10 minute reaching time to your teacher. This will facilitate better coordination between you and your trainer and safe your time and money as well. For accommodation, we provide you the different options; stay with an Indian family or choose a guesthouse or pain guest accommodation. We generally suggest you to stay with local family so that you get better environment for learning the language. You will learn a lot by listening and speaking to your host family. You will also get a chance to experience the Tamil culture and south Indian way of living. During your stay, you will be provided a personal room with bath and WC, round the clock cold & warm water, meals including breakfast, Lunch and dinner as well as Tea & coffee, facilities for laundry, internet etc. 

At present, we are conducting this Tamil Language Course in Tamil Nadu and other major cities of India. We would arrange your transfer from nearby international Airport, if wished so, on nominal charges. We could also plan tours to nearby places or any other destination in India and assist you for every other travel tour services needed by you. For any further information regarding Tamil Language Course or travel tour services, do write us and give us a pleasure to assist you.


Tamil Language Courses - some additional Information !

  1. We are offering private  language courses and normally these courses are done by the hobby students from different countries. There is no school and collage certificate is issued for these short term language courses. Courses for the beginners and advance learners are also organized. However you will get a teaching certificate from your teacher about the language lessons you have taken from her.

  2. We would accommodate you with a small Indian family and you would be provided a private room with batch and WC. The Room will be air- cooled. We need to have some details about you with a recent photograph to forward to the host family.

  3. You will be taught by an experienced private female teacher and the classes will take only 10 min. from the place where you will be staying.  Classes are normally for five days in two parts in total for five hours.

  4. Please note you will be taken care of by your teacher as well as by the family you would stay with and we do not expect you be out of the house in the late hours unless informed to the host family.

  5. As this is a private organized course you have the option of choosing the time you would like to be here and we would check with the teacher and confirm this by return to you.

  6. Please also note that most of the host families cook only vegetarian food in India so only vegetarian food will be served during the stay.

  7. You would be given the tel. numbers of the house as well as mobile of the host family so that you can be reached by your family any time.

For any further information Team of Indo Vacations will be glad to assist you.

The glossary that follows lists some important Tamil words with their English translations:



I Naan
He Avan
She Aval
You Nee
What is your name? Unga peru enna?
What should I do? Naan enna seyyanum?
Why did you come? Yean vantha ?
What are the questions? Enna kelvigal?
How did you come? Nee eppadi vanthe?
Where should I go? Naan enga poganum?
Whom should I contact? Yeara santhikanum?

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