Weekly Syllabus for Beginning Tamil
(For the month of November)
Week of November 2nd to 6th: (Class days: 2nd and 11th)
Class work: Review midterm; do writing exercises; Midterm exam on 11th: covering sandhi, noun-noun sentences, imperative/negation; present tense and negation.
Week of November 9th to 13th: (Class days: 9th and 11th)
Class work: a) Sentences with future tense markers v and pp, b) Reading from the reader and d) Spoken Tamil practice involving future tense markers - talk about habits; future actions.
Homework: Assignment No. 1. -Translating sentences with future tense markers
Reading for next week: HyperCard software lessons on future tense
Week of November 16th to 20th (Class days: 16th and 18th)
Class work: a) Sentences with neutur future forms; b) sentences involving dative subjects c) use of the verbs teriyum, puriyum etc. c) reading from reader and d) Spoken Tamil practice involving neuture future and impersonal form of verbs- talk about languages you know, understand etc.
Homework: Assignment No. 2 - Writing exercise practicing neuter future forms and impersonal verbs.
Reading for next week: Hypercard stack focusing on neuter future and impersonal forms.
Week of November 23rd to 27th (Class days: 23rd and 25st)
Class work: a) Use of infinitive form of verb and making imperative and existential verbs. Practice more verbs.
Wednesday Quiz (21st): (45 minutes) covering future and impersonal verbs (both affirmative and negative)
Assignment: Sentences covering future and impersonal verbs.
Reading: Hypercard stack concentrating on infinitive and modal forms.
Week of November 30th (Class day 30th)
Class work: a) Working on modal expressions - necessity, probability and capability modal.
Assignment: Working on sentences involving modal expressions.
Reading: Reading from the reader and more modal expressions.