ATA Tamil Books

Avvai Tamil Center (ATC) follows American Tamil Academy (ATA) curriculum – http://www.amtaac.org

Teaching Tamil to students who mostly speak English requires a special format. The materials, teacher training, test format and overall guidance for the academic year is provided by ATA. A large number of schools in United States follow ATA syllabus making it easy for parents who might move around to different cities to continue their learning.

ACCREDITATION

ATA curriculum is developed to enable schools to get accredited by Higher Ed institutions in their respective state, which provides kids who get through necessary grades a state approved second language High School credit.

ATC is proud to announce that we are an accredited institute from May 2018.

GRADES

ATC offers the following grades for academic year.

PreK (பாலர்) – Materials for this class are custom developed by ATC, and designed to encourage young children to experience Tamil through singing and dancing.

.Pre K

Young kids get familiar with the language and structured study environment through singing and dancing. Age 4-5 is ideal to help them move up to Mazhalai the following year.

MAZHALAI

Mazhalai is the starting level to learn Tamil. No prior knowledge of language is required to join this level. Should be able to understand and participate in class discussions.

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NILAI 1

We recommend kids to have completed Mazhalai class or be familiar with Tamil Uyir Eluthu. Should be able to speak simple sentences. Age 6 or above is recommended.

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NILAI 2

Nizhai 2 completes all Tamil alphabets and kids should be able to start reading Tamil script. Kids will be expected to send more time outside class room to improve the speed of reading,

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Nilai 3

Age 7+ and able to read and write all Tamil letters

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Nilai 4

Age 8+ and able to start learning Tamil Grammar

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Nilai 5

Age 9+ and familiar with basic Tamil Grammar

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Nilai 6, 7 and 8

Nilai 6, 7 and 8 completes the final syllabus required to graduate in High School level Tamil and be eligible for Accreditation.

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