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There are relatively few materials for learning Tamil, so this page includes all the ones that I've found online.

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Courses

Tamil for Beginners

Tamil for Beginners

by Kausalya Hart

- consists of a series of lessons which include conversations and stories, vocabulary lists and exercises, a grammar reference section, and a guide to the Tamil alphabet.

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Talk Now! Learn Tamil

Talk Now! Learn Tamil

by Eurotalk

- a basic introduction to Tamil. Includes dialogues, exercises, games, tests and notes in many different languages. Introduces a fairly limited amount of vocabulary and phrases, but does so in an effective and fun way.

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Talk More Tamil

Talk More Tamil

by Eurotalk

- builds on Talk Now! Learn Tamil and uses videos, quizzes and tests to teach you more Tamil phrases and conversation.

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Colloquial Tamil

Colloquial Tamil: A Complete Language Course

by Ron Asher, E. Annamalai

- an introduction to spoken and written Tamil. Includes a course book containing dialogues, grammatical notes, exercises and cultural information. Two audio cassettes or CDs with recordings of some of the dialogues and exercises are also available.

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Tamil Language in Context: A Comprehensive Approach to Learning Tamil

Tamil Language in Context: A Comprehensive Approach to Learning Tamil

by Vasu Renganathan

- a companion resource for making use of the contents of the two websites: www.thetamillanguage.com and http://rewardzone.thetamillanguage.com (a site for Tamil Proficiency tests) in their fullest extent possible. This book accompanies a DVD with all of the multimedia contents (videos and audio) from this website, arranged in a pedagogically organized format. The text is carefully designed to progress the readers sequentially through graded glossaries, readings, grammar, dialogues, and cultural information. A detailed grammar of Tamil in an ordered fashion from simple to complex forms, a concise discussion on Tamils' customs and habits, illustrations on the diglossic nature of Tamil, discussion on foreign language influences in Tamil, agglutinative property of Tamil words etc., are some of the sections that are covered in this book in a comprehensive manner.

A distinction between formal and informal variety of Taml is maintained througout the book so as to learn both the written and spoken forms of Tamil in a systematic manner. The videos that are included in the Dvd comprise of a set of dialogues filmed in appropriate speech contexts in Tamil nadu. Importantly, this book is not only meant for Tamil language learners of both heritage and non-native speakers, it can also be used by native speakers of Tamil and Tamil researchers as a resource for learning about Tamil language and culture.

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Dictionaries

Tamil - English Dictionary

Tamil - English Dictionary

by P. Parcival

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Tamil-English Dictionary and Phrasebook

Tamil-English Dictionary and Phrasebook: Romanized

by Clement J. Victor

- a small dictionary/phrasebook containing a range of useful Tamil words and phrases all written in the Latin alphabet.

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Grammars

A Reference Grammar of Spoken Tamil

A Reference Grammar of Spoken Tamil

by Harold F. Schiffman

- a grammar of colloquial Tamil designed to be accessible to students studying the modern spoken language at all levels as well as to linguists and other specialists. Not really suitable for beginners.

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A Grammar of the Tamil Language

A Grammar of the Tamil Language

by Charles Theophilus Ewald Rhenius

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