Tamil is one of the longest surviving classical languages in the world. Recorded literary work history goes back to 500BC, suggesting that the language must have had a much longer history.
Language and literature can only survive if the culture continues to offer value to peaceful humanity. Today, there may be many languages and cultures that continue to mould its practitioners to be a good global citizen – Tamil being one of them.
A unique culture which derives its social laws from a text that is non-religious (Thirukkural) and is one among the most translated old scripts.
ATC is an initiative to offer insight into the Tamil language through which one could experience Tamil culture and hopefully shape their view of the world and make it a better place.
ATC was formed in 2012 in Frisco, Texas USA to provide a professional organizational structure to learn Tamil language. ATC follows curriculum maintained by American Tamil Academy (ATA) which is primarily geared for kids and young adults who live in United States of America and might have English as their primary language of education.
ATC is registered as a 501C non-profit educational organization and operated by volunteers. ATC is growing rapidly with the support of parent volunteers, student volunteers and our sponsors and has over 100+ students and 16+ teachers.
In addition to weekly Tamil language classes, ATC also provides exposure to Tamil cultural activities.
ATC also conducts an Annual Tamil Isai program at the Dallas-Ft Worth-Metro level, promoting Tamil language and cultural significance through music.