Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Anandakrishnan Balakrishnan


Assistant Professor of Instruction
Anandakrishnan Balakrishnan

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TAM 507 • First-Year Tamil II

33450 • Spring 2022
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM UTC 4.120

This course is the continuation of TAM 506 offered in the fall semester. The TAM 507 course offered this semester will help students achieve a significant proficiency in their speaking and writing abilities. At the end of this semester, students will be able to handle a variety of communicative tasks such as describing daily activities, interests, personal and social needs such as food, travel and lodging with ease and confidence. In addition, they will be capable of asking a variety of questions and participate in conversations involving a variety of tasks in Tamil language. Furthermore, they will be able to speak and write comfortably by linking sentences into a connected discourse of a paragraph length. They can reach Intermediate Low Level in Tamil language at the end of this semester. The class will have one of the following components each day, Viz- Quiz / Test Reading/Lesson, Textual Grammar, Oral Presentation, Vocabulary, Pronunciation practice, Conversation, Task Based Language presentation, Film Viewing/review and Casual conversation - depending on the requirement and need of the student and as assigned by the professor.



TAM 312L • Second-Year Tamil II

33455 • Spring 2022
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM UTC 1.136

This course is the continuation of TAM 312K offered in the fall semester. The TAM 312L course offered this semester will help students achieve a significant proficiency in their language and gain a good amount of knowledge on Tamil culture. Cultural activities, both in the class as well as outside of class, will be organized. This may include a couple of cooking classes or expressive culture elements such as Kolam, Maruthani, Pongal, etc., as well. At the end of this semester, students will be able to handle a variety of communicative tasks such as describing daily activities, interests, personal and social needs such as food, travel and lodging with ease and confidence. They will be able to speak in past, present and future tenses and be proficient in using impersonal, finite and non-finite verb form in their conversations. Moreover, a good control of Tamil case markers and post positions will be evident in their language. Furthermore, they will be able to generate complex sentences and connect them into creating a coherent discourse of a substantial length. They can reach Intermediate High Level in Tamil language at the end of this semester.



TAM 320L • Advanced Tamil II

33460 • Spring 2022
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:30PM UTC 1.136

Not open to native speakers of Tamil.  Prerequisite: Tamil 320K with a grade of at least C.

TAM 506 • First-Year Tamil I

33985 • Fall 2021
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM CAL 419

Not open to native speakers of Tamil.  Tamil 506 and 604 may not both be counted.

Objective/Goals:

At the end of the first semester, students would have mastered the Tamil syllabic writing system and would have learned the skills needed to exchange greetings, talk about their identity, name a number of familiar objects and be able to carry out day to day conversations in Tamil. They should be able to speak in past, present and future tenses and be proficient in using impersonal, finite and non-finite verb forms. Moreover, a good control of Tamil case markers and post positions will also be evident.

At the end of the second semester, they will display a good proficiency in their speaking and writing abilities. They will be able to handle a variety of communicative tasks such as describing daily activities, interests, personal and social needs such as food, travel and lodging with ease and confidence. In addition, they will also be capable of asking a variety of questions to obtain information to satisfy basic needs. They will be able to speak and write comfortably by linking sentences into a connected discourse of paragraph length. Their linguistic quality and quantity will be similar to the attributes described for Intermediate High Level speakers by ACTFL (American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages).

TAM 312K • Second-Year Tamil I

33990 • Fall 2021
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM PAR 10

Not open to native speakers of Tamil.  Tamil 612 and 312K may not both be counted.  Prerequisite: Tamil 507 with a grade of at least C.

Objective/Goals

The course is designed to bring to the students the joy of learning Tamil language with utmost ease and productivity. The carefully selected lessons lead them step by step, giving such information only as is positively required, at the stage at which they have arrived. It presents English speaking students with a few lessons in which they may commence Tamil, and gradually acquire a thorough knowledge of the colloquial dialect, and afterwards an introductory knowledge of the grammatical dialect. The aim of the course is to enable the students to improve their communication skills in various practical day-today life situations and in their interactions with others. The course will highlight the theories of communication, types of communication and language of communication so that they can avoid distortion in their communications and express clearly what they intend to convey. Their linguistic quality and quantity will be similar to the attributes described for Intermediate High Level speakers by ACTFL (American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages).

TAM 320K • Advanced Tamil I

33995 • Fall 2021
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:30PM GAR 1.134

Not open to native speakers of Tamil.  Prerequisite: Tamil 312L with a grade of at least C.

Objective/Goals:

The primary objective of this course is to provide essential principles of Tamil grammar with prescriptive rules and exercises to bring the learner as quickly as possible to the point where he/she can understand the imperative features of forms and structures of words (morphology) with their customary arrangements in phrases and sentences and to serve as a reference for consolidating the grasp of the language. Functional grammar has a number of features which makes it suitable for studying language variation. It looks closely at the different contribution made by clause, phrase and word structure to a group.

Tamil program seeks to cover these key areas of study, i.e. historical and descriptive Study of the Tamil language; study of the language for specific purposes, such as Tamil Communication, Printing and Publication, Language in Film , Language in Advertisement, Language of speech, Official & Business Writing, Creative Writing, Autobiography, Translation, Journalistic Writing, Writing for New Media etc.; study of specific areas like Business Communication, Teaching Methodology etc.; study of the theories of literature and criticism; Literary Terms, and study of the history and important literary texts of Tamil Literature. This course will help to speak and write comfortably by linking sentences into a connected discourse of paragraph length. Their linguistic quality and quantity will be similar to the attributes described for Intermediate High Level speakers by ACTFL (American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages).

TAM 507 • First-Year Tamil II-Wb

33605 • Spring 2021
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

This course is the continuation of TAM 506 offered in the fall semester. The TAM 507 course offered this semester will help students achieve a significant proficiency in their speaking and writing abilities. At the end of this semester, students will be able to handle a variety of communicative tasks such as describing daily activities, interests, personal and social needs such as food, travel and lodging with ease and confidence. In addition, they will be capable of asking a variety of questions and participate in conversations involving a variety of tasks in Tamil language. Furthermore, they will be able to speak and write comfortably by linking sentences into a connected discourse of a paragraph length. They can reach Intermediate Low Level in Tamil language at the end of this semester. The class will have one of the following components each day, Viz- Quiz / Test Reading/Lesson, Textual Grammar, Oral Presentation, Vocabulary, Pronunciation practice, Conversation, Task Based Language presentation, Film Viewing/review and Casual conversation - depending on the requirement and need of the student and as assigned by the professor.



TAM 312L • Second-Year Tamil II-Wb

33610 • Spring 2021
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM
Internet; Synchronous

This course is the continuation of TAM 312K offered in the fall semester. The TAM 312L course offered this semester will help students achieve a significant proficiency in their language and gain a good amount of knowledge on Tamil culture. Cultural activities, both in the class as well as outside of class, will be organized. This may include a couple of cooking classes or expressive culture elements such as Kolam, Maruthani, Pongal, etc., as well. At the end of this semester, students will be able to handle a variety of communicative tasks such as describing daily activities, interests, personal and social needs such as food, travel and lodging with ease and confidence. They will be able to speak in past, present and future tenses and be proficient in using impersonal, finite and non-finite verb form in their conversations. Moreover, a good control of Tamil case markers and post positions will be evident in their language. Furthermore, they will be able to generate complex sentences and connect them into creating a coherent discourse of a substantial length. They can reach Intermediate High Level in Tamil language at the end of this semester.



TAM 320L • Advanced Tamil II-Wb

33615 • Spring 2021
Meets T 1:30PM-3:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Not open to native speakers of Tamil.  Prerequisite: Tamil 320K with a grade of at least C.

TAM 506 • First-Year Tamil I-Wb

32595 • Fall 2020
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Not open to native speakers of Tamil.  Tamil 506 and 604 may not both be counted.

Objective/Goals:

At the end of the first semester, students would have mastered the Tamil syllabic writing system and would have learned the skills needed to exchange greetings, talk about their identity, name a number of familiar objects and be able to carry out day to day conversations in Tamil. They should be able to speak in past, present and future tenses and be proficient in using impersonal, finite and non-finite verb forms. Moreover, a good control of Tamil case markers and post positions will also be evident.

At the end of the second semester, they will display a good proficiency in their speaking and writing abilities. They will be able to handle a variety of communicative tasks such as describing daily activities, interests, personal and social needs such as food, travel and lodging with ease and confidence. In addition, they will also be capable of asking a variety of questions to obtain information to satisfy basic needs. They will be able to speak and write comfortably by linking sentences into a connected discourse of paragraph length. Their linguistic quality and quantity will be similar to the attributes described for Intermediate High Level speakers by ACTFL (American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages).

TAM 312K • Second-Year Tamil I-Wb

32600 • Fall 2020
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM
Internet; Synchronous

Not open to native speakers of Tamil.  Tamil 612 and 312K may not both be counted.  Prerequisite: Tamil 507 with a grade of at least C.

Objective/Goals

The course is designed to bring to the students the joy of learning Tamil language with utmost ease and productivity. The carefully selected lessons lead them step by step, giving such information only as is positively required, at the stage at which they have arrived. It presents English speaking students with a few lessons in which they may commence Tamil, and gradually acquire a thorough knowledge of the colloquial dialect, and afterwards an introductory knowledge of the grammatical dialect. The aim of the course is to enable the students to improve their communication skills in various practical day-today life situations and in their interactions with others. The course will highlight the theories of communication, types of communication and language of communication so that they can avoid distortion in their communications and express clearly what they intend to convey. Their linguistic quality and quantity will be similar to the attributes described for Intermediate High Level speakers by ACTFL (American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages).

TAM 320K • Advanced Tamil I-Wb

32605 • Fall 2020
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:30PM
Internet; Synchronous

Not open to native speakers of Tamil.  Prerequisite: Tamil 312L with a grade of at least C.

Objective/Goals:

The primary objective of this course is to provide essential principles of Tamil grammar with prescriptive rules and exercises to bring the learner as quickly as possible to the point where he/she can understand the imperative features of forms and structures of words (morphology) with their customary arrangements in phrases and sentences and to serve as a reference for consolidating the grasp of the language. Functional grammar has a number of features which makes it suitable for studying language variation. It looks closely at the different contribution made by clause, phrase and word structure to a group.

Tamil program seeks to cover these key areas of study, i.e. historical and descriptive Study of the Tamil language; study of the language for specific purposes, such as Tamil Communication, Printing and Publication, Language in Film , Language in Advertisement, Language of speech, Official & Business Writing, Creative Writing, Autobiography, Translation, Journalistic Writing, Writing for New Media etc.; study of specific areas like Business Communication, Teaching Methodology etc.; study of the theories of literature and criticism; Literary Terms, and study of the history and important literary texts of Tamil Literature. This course will help to speak and write comfortably by linking sentences into a connected discourse of paragraph length. Their linguistic quality and quantity will be similar to the attributes described for Intermediate High Level speakers by ACTFL (American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages).

TAM 507 • First-Year Tamil II

33205 • Spring 2020
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM UTC 1.136

This course is the continuation of TAM 506 offered in the fall semester. The TAM 507 course offered this semester will help students achieve a significant proficiency in their speaking and writing abilities. At the end of this semester, students will be able to handle a variety of communicative tasks such as describing daily activities, interests, personal and social needs such as food, travel and lodging with ease and confidence. In addition, they will be capable of asking a variety of questions and participate in conversations involving a variety of tasks in Tamil language. Furthermore, they will be able to speak and write comfortably by linking sentences into a connected discourse of a paragraph length. They can reach Intermediate Low Level in Tamil language at the end of this semester. The class will have one of the following components each day, Viz- Quiz / Test Reading/Lesson, Textual Grammar, Oral Presentation, Vocabulary, Pronunciation practice, Conversation, Task Based Language presentation, Film Viewing/review and Casual conversation - depending on the requirement and need of the student and as assigned by the professor.



TAM 312L • Second-Year Tamil II

33210 • Spring 2020
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM UTC 1.136

This course is the continuation of TAM 312K offered in the fall semester. The TAM 312L course offered this semester will help students achieve a significant proficiency in their language and gain a good amount of knowledge on Tamil culture. Cultural activities, both in the class as well as outside of class, will be organized. This may include a couple of cooking classes or expressive culture elements such as Kolam, Maruthani, Pongal, etc., as well. At the end of this semester, students will be able to handle a variety of communicative tasks such as describing daily activities, interests, personal and social needs such as food, travel and lodging with ease and confidence. They will be able to speak in past, present and future tenses and be proficient in using impersonal, finite and non-finite verb form in their conversations. Moreover, a good control of Tamil case markers and post positions will be evident in their language. Furthermore, they will be able to generate complex sentences and connect them into creating a coherent discourse of a substantial length. They can reach Intermediate High Level in Tamil language at the end of this semester.



TAM 320L • Advanced Tamil II

33215 • Spring 2020
Meets MW 9:30AM-11:00AM UTC 1.136

Not open to native speakers of Tamil.  Prerequisite: Tamil 320K with a grade of at least C.

TAM 506 • First-Year Tamil I

32610 • Fall 2019
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM JES A205A

Not open to native speakers of Tamil.  Tamil 506 and 604 may not both be counted.

Objective/Goals:

At the end of the first semester, students would have mastered the Tamil syllabic writing system and would have learned the skills needed to exchange greetings, talk about their identity, name a number of familiar objects and be able to carry out day to day conversations in Tamil. They should be able to speak in past, present and future tenses and be proficient in using impersonal, finite and non-finite verb forms. Moreover, a good control of Tamil case markers and post positions will also be evident.

At the end of the second semester, they will display a good proficiency in their speaking and writing abilities. They will be able to handle a variety of communicative tasks such as describing daily activities, interests, personal and social needs such as food, travel and lodging with ease and confidence. In addition, they will also be capable of asking a variety of questions to obtain information to satisfy basic needs. They will be able to speak and write comfortably by linking sentences into a connected discourse of paragraph length. Their linguistic quality and quantity will be similar to the attributes described for Intermediate High Level speakers by ACTFL (American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages).

TAM 312K • Second-Year Tamil I

32615 • Fall 2019
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM PAR 310

Not open to native speakers of Tamil.  Tamil 612 and 312K may not both be counted.  Prerequisite: Tamil 507 with a grade of at least C.

Objective/Goals

The course is designed to bring to the students the joy of learning Tamil language with utmost ease and productivity. The carefully selected lessons lead them step by step, giving such information only as is positively required, at the stage at which they have arrived. It presents English speaking students with a few lessons in which they may commence Tamil, and gradually acquire a thorough knowledge of the colloquial dialect, and afterwards an introductory knowledge of the grammatical dialect. The aim of the course is to enable the students to improve their communication skills in various practical day-today life situations and in their interactions with others. The course will highlight the theories of communication, types of communication and language of communication so that they can avoid distortion in their communications and express clearly what they intend to convey. Their linguistic quality and quantity will be similar to the attributes described for Intermediate High Level speakers by ACTFL (American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages).

TAM 320K • Advanced Tamil I

32620 • Fall 2019
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:30PM UTC 1.136

Not open to native speakers of Tamil.  Prerequisite: Tamil 312L with a grade of at least C.

Objective/Goals:

The primary objective of this course is to provide essential principles of Tamil grammar with prescriptive rules and exercises to bring the learner as quickly as possible to the point where he/she can understand the imperative features of forms and structures of words (morphology) with their customary arrangements in phrases and sentences and to serve as a reference for consolidating the grasp of the language. Functional grammar has a number of features which makes it suitable for studying language variation. It looks closely at the different contribution made by clause, phrase and word structure to a group.

Tamil program seeks to cover these key areas of study, i.e. historical and descriptive Study of the Tamil language; study of the language for specific purposes, such as Tamil Communication, Printing and Publication, Language in Film , Language in Advertisement, Language of speech, Official & Business Writing, Creative Writing, Autobiography, Translation, Journalistic Writing, Writing for New Media etc.; study of specific areas like Business Communication, Teaching Methodology etc.; study of the theories of literature and criticism; Literary Terms, and study of the history and important literary texts of Tamil Literature. This course will help to speak and write comfortably by linking sentences into a connected discourse of paragraph length. Their linguistic quality and quantity will be similar to the attributes described for Intermediate High Level speakers by ACTFL (American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages).

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