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The best Tamil course available,
This review is from: Colloquial Tamil: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series) (Paperback)
Colloquial Tamil gives the learner a good introduction to spoken Tamil and exposes you to very natural, conversational usage. It is a must to get the book and the audio, otherwise you will not get a good feel for it.
The Routledge Colloquial series is not to everyone's liking. The emphasis being on practical conversational language as opposed to a comprehensive grammar coverage like the Hodder and Stoughton "Teach Yourself" series. However, there is no Teach Yourself Tamil course. I have come across a number of Tamil courses all of which are truly abysmal. Routledge's Colloquial Tamil is better than all of these by an infinite amount. It is the only Tamil course on the market worth getting, so while it may not give you as structured a coverage as Teach Yourself, there really is no other choice.
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Initial post: 19 Mar 2009 01:46:36 GMT
K. kaiser says:
hallo H Raz,
I found your review to Colloquial Tamil very helpful, thank you.
Since you mentioned the "audio" I want to ask you if there is any audio avaliable getting along with the book. Coldn't find any at amazon. It would be very nice of you if you could tell me where to get the audio.
Cheers from Berlin/Germany
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jul 2009 14:43:14 BDT
H Raz says:
Hi there K. kaiser,
I have just seen your comment. The CD seems to be available here: Colloquial Tamil: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series)
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