Learning to speak conversational Tamil and communicating with my Tamil family and friends has been a goal of mine for many years since marrying my husband who is Tamil. The tailored and truly customized ilearntamil classes have made a huge difference in my understanding of the sound, structure and vocabulary of the language. My teacher (Mahalalakshmi) is highly qualified and shows an immense passion for the Tamil language and teaching me so that I absorb and understand. She prompts me to speak Tamil and asks me many questions along the way to encourage participation. She is able to show me how the words form properly in sentences, how to understand the tenses and construction, and she provides clear examples that build upon the lessons so that I can more easily relate and practice. She also brings a great deal of cultural references into our conversations which make me feel more connected to the traditions of Tamil Nadu. The website also offers a vast array of materials from which to read and practice. I would recommend ilearntamil to anyone eager to learn this beautiful language.
Stephanie Wilcox Kandasamy