Tamil 101

Top Resources for Learning Tamil

Learn Tamil with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Tamil.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Tamil with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Tamil language
Tamil Language In Context - General info about Tamil language and culture

Free Courses

Colloquial Tamil - The Complete Course for Beginners

Amazon - Tamil language learning materials

Phrases

Defense Language Institute - Tamil language survival kit basic guide
Wikivoyage - Tamil travel phrases (no audio)
Omniglot - Useful phrases in Tamil

Dictionaries and Translation

Google Translate - Translate to and from Tamil

Grammar and Vocabulary

Forvo - Collection of Tamil words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Tamil grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Tamil vocabulary
Verbix - Tamil verb conjugation tool

Video

TED - Watch TED talks with Tamil subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Tamil

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Books

Children's Library - Children's books in Tamil
Wikivoyage - Tamil travel phrases (no audio)

News

Other Resources

Articles and Opinion

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